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August 29th, 2017
'Time to pick up the ball!': VI Male Call resuscitated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We have the ability to affect the next generation and we cannot afford to drop the ball anymore. We have dropped the ball and what our parents passed along to us, we have not been able to effectively pass along to our sons and our daughters and I think we have that responsibility if we drop the ball to pick it back up and let’s go.”

July 18th, 2017
The VI has become ‘desensitised’ to violence- Frank Mahoney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “For me I ask this question, where is this crime coming from? You have to look at the history. The Virgin Islands (VI) was an agrarian community and everybody knew each other as one village. Then came tourism and finance and the colony shifted from agrarian to service and we had a lot of migration coming into the community and that village dynamic disappeared.”

June 12th, 2017
Education Ministry lacks ‘vision & vocabulary’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Not enough is being done for education in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands and the responsible Minister, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), and government by extension seem to lack the vocabulary to speak to the rich Belongers to solicit their support. This is according to former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

June 1st, 2017
'We need leadership that loves its people'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “All that we need is right here, but we need leadership that believes in its people. We need leadership that loves his people. You can’t lead people you don’t love. You can control and manipulate them but you can’t lead them. And what is needed in this country right now above all else is leadership and there is a deficit of leadership.”

January 4th, 2017
CoP Michael Matthews suggests dogs for security @ home

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Taking into consideration the need for increased security at one’s home against burglars, Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews has suggested the use of dogs at homes, in addition to other modes, including motion detectors, security cameras, and alarm systems.

November 28th, 2016
Gov’t’s tax breaks miniscule; unrecognisable- John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tax structure is something local preacher and businessman Bishop John I. Cline says the BVI Chambers of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) should be looking into, especially as it relates to protecting and building locals in business.

November 21st, 2016
‘I am not in favour of airport expansion’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Yet another prominent personality in the Virgin Islands is speaking against the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government’s aggression to spend millions of dollars to expand the Terrance B. International Airport on Beef Island.

July 23rd, 2016
Julian Willock calls for divisive politics to stop!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Advance Marketing and Professional Services, Julian Willock, has called on the “political class” to end the divisive politics and stop the rhetoric that is causing the country to be divided.

July 15th, 2016
Debate needed on airport extension project- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Describing the proposed extension project for the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island as one that warrants debates, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Mr Julian Willock says the bottom line is that something must be done about air-lift in the territory.

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