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June 26th, 2020
'I will not be bullied!' Skelton-Cline accuses Governor of probing his Gov't contract

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - In explosive allegation towards a Sitting Governor from a private citizen, outspoken ZBVI 780 AM 'Honestly Speaking' radio host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has accused H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert of investigating him and his consultancy contract with the aim of silencing him.

June 17th, 2020
Are boycotters the greater danger to the VI?

Alred C. Frett

You may have heard of guests on a talk show trying to personally insult me for taking a stand for the Freedom of Speech and refusing to be controlled by persons who do not have the greater interest of BV-Islanders at heart… You may wish me to retaliate in shouting matches but I see no need to stoop that low when we can first try to educate and uplift those who may have lost their way.

June 17th, 2020
VINO's Cartoon 'a representation of what I see'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Man of the Cloth and ZBVI 'Honestly Speaking' radio moderator Claude O. Skelton-Cline has broken his silence regarding a Monday, June 15, 2020, cartoon published by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) that ties directly into social commentary made by him on the Tuesday, June 9, 2020, edition of his popular radio show.

May 5th, 2020
COVID-19… Too close for comfort

Alred C. Frett

Are we wiser than we look?

Most of us share a common wish; that the actions of all Governments are based on whatever is in the best Intentions for their People… Unfortunately, we sometimes lose sight of this when faced with Trumpism designed to make us doubt our own eyes and ears… However, the Coronavirus is a real and present danger, requiring true leadership in the way it is approach and the decisions are made.

November 25th, 2019
Britain & the Overseas Territories: Toward soft colonialism or modern partnership?

By E. Benito Wheatley

As the United Kingdom (UK) General Election approaches, the country’s ongoing political turmoil over Brexit continues to overshadow the strained relationship between the Overseas Territories’ (OTs) and UK.

August 19th, 2019
For better or worst- The deal breaker

By Kenneth G. Gladstone

The NDP administration may never recover from the fatal blow delivered to them by the Virgin Islands’ electorate. The full-blown dissatisfaction of the territory was unreservedly expressed at the polls, and everyone including those who had no interest in local politics, ensured that the handsome gentlemen above will never be allowed to sit in the House of Assembly as government heads again.

May 6th, 2019
Premier Fahie attends UN meeting on 'eradicating colonialism'

SAINT GEORGE‘S, Grenada – With external regulatory pressures mounting on the Caribbean region and especially on British Overseas Territories (OTs), Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said he had a productive meeting when regional and other global leaders met at a UN Special Committee on Decolonisation seminar held in Saint George’s, Grenada.

May 24th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part V: Up yea mighty people

Thomas C. Famous

“Didn’t my people before me slave for this country?” Bob Marley

Over the course of the last 500 years of European colonial oppression, persons throughout the Caribbean have taken up arms or more recently, placards, against unjust and inhumane policies.

May 8th, 2018
They who do no evil should fear no evil – If only this was true

Alred C. Frett

The Wicked flee when no one pursues:

My last Article was a teachable moment for Ms Jane and Mr What – This Article returns to our Bi-monthly Schedule at a time when the prospect of natural and man-made disasters rest heavy on our minds… The Hurricane Season is barely a month away, Government has not started their own recovery and the state of our Economy appears to be under direct threat from inside and outside.

May 8th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part IV

Thomas C. Famous

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”

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