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July 8th, 2020
Too many press conferences from unelected Governor- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Saying it is concerning the number of press conferences the current Governor H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert is having, commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has pointed out that previous Governors serving in the Virgin Islands have never injected themselves into public life and politics to the extent of Mr Jaspert.

July 4th, 2020
UK wants financial protocols upheld but 'will agree to flexibility'- Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands, H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert at his June 30, 2020, press conference has indicated that the UK will not be relaxing the Protocols for Effective Financial Management, however, will maintain its position where the Virgin Islands can 'temporarily breach' the protocols to borrow money.

June 30th, 2020
'Completely false!'- Governor denies probing Skelton-Cline's Gov't contract

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI), His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has denied allegations he is probing the Government contracts issued to outspoken radio commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline, with the aim of silencing him.

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
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.

June 13th, 2020
Premier calls for elimination of racism 'in all forms & places'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) joining world leaders and global protesters in a demand to end to racism in all forms; especially against people of African heritage, says in the Virgin Islands, its people have similar issues to confront and overcome.

June 13th, 2020
UK & Governor have 'knees on VI's collective neck'- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Calling on all Virgin Islanders to get on the bandwagon and fight against injustices faced by people of colour following the George P. Floyd Jr killing in the USA, ZBVI 780am radio Moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline said closer to home, the United Kingdom and Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert have their 'knees on VI's collective neck.'

June 10th, 2020
'Ask yourself why we never had a black Governor here' - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - On the heels of the George P. Floyd Jr killing, which sparked widespread civil unrest in the United States and around the world, Honestly Speaking moderator and social commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline said the remnants of institutional racism and colonial powers against people of colour are still present in the Virgin Islands (VI), starting with the Governor's Office.

June 10th, 2020
Independent investigators hired in BVI Airways probe - Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), led by Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews, has enlisted the services of independent financial investigation experts to 'set the wheels in motion' for the criminal investigation into the failed BVI Airways deal.

June 9th, 2020
Gov Jaspert blames COVID-19 for late tabling of BVI Airways report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency, Augustus J.U. Jaspert has finally broken his silence surrounding the late tabling of the controversial BVI Airways audit report in the House of Assembly, casting the blame on COVID-19 and the handling of the pandemic locally.

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