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October 24th, 2020
‘We are not so much expecting an apology’ - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says he no longer expects that the outgoing Governor, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert will apologise for statements made regarding paying reparations to the VI, however, he will continue to hold his ‘feet to the fire’ on behalf of the territory’s ancestors.

October 23rd, 2020
Gov Jaspert to deliver final Speech from the Throne Nov 5, 2020

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Outgoing Governor, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert will deliver his final Speech from the Throne when the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) commences at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

October 13th, 2020
‘It’s not only about the apology’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It has been over a month since Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert irked some descendants of slaves in the Virgin Islands when he unartfully said the Virgin Islands can expect no reparations for slavery from the United Kingdom and that the Territory should not necessarily get rid of names of landmarks named after slave owners and perpetrators of slavery and brutal acts against humanity.

October 9th, 2020
Skelton-Cline urges Gov’t to pre-engage incoming Governor Rankin

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has thrown down the gauntlet for the Andrew A. Fahie administration to start making moves to engage incoming Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG, ahead of him taking up the post in the Virgin Islands.

October 5th, 2020
Skelton-Cline calls for 12-month suspension of NHI & Social Security

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Commentator and clergyman, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on the Virgin Islands (VI) Government to let various local institutions offer a '3-month break' to citizens in the territory who continue to suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 30th, 2020
HMS Medway returns against wishes of VI Gov’t

WEST END, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom (UK) navy vessel, HMS Medway, has returned to the Virgin Islands to assist with border security, even though against the wishes of the Virgin Islands Government who had insisted that the UK’s assistance could have been channeled to another aspect of border surveillance.

September 16th, 2020
Augustus J. U. Jaspert Out! John J. Rankin In! as VI Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the controversial Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert continues to come under fire for what has been termed as callous and racist statements regarding reparations for slavery in the Virgin Islands (VI), a new Governor of the VI has been announced.

September 1st, 2020
Immediate $100 & $1000 fines for breaking COVID-19 guidelines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is adopting a zero-tolerance approach to those who break COVID-19 guidelines and has announced immediate fines for persons and businesses in violation, both Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Governor Augustus J.U Jaspert stated today, September 1, 2020.

September 1st, 2020
No 24hr lockdown in VI amidst COVID-19 spike- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With many eager to hear whether the Territory will be proceeding on a 24-hour lockdown for the next two weeks, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has disclosed that this will not be the case; however, there will be a revised 14-day curfew.

August 26th, 2020
UK seems to be ‘itching to put military’ in VI jurisdiction- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the United Kingdom (UK) always refusing to offer substantial help financially to the Virgin Islands in its greatest time of need but always willing to send troops into the jurisdiction, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) seems intent on showing the mother country that its military presence is not needed at this time and that the Virgin Islands can handle its current border security issues.


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