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‘If we were a white country UK would have helped already’- John I. Cline

- The Religious Leader lashed out at the United Kingdom for not giving its Overseas Territory the VI financial help as yet!
According to Bishop John I. Cline (left) the Virgin Islands would have preferred financial help instead of a visit by Prince of Wales Charles P. A. George (right). Photo: Facebook/Internet Source
Bishop John I. Cline has warned against the Virgin Islands taking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Photo: Photo: Internet Source
Bishop John I. Cline has warned against the Virgin Islands taking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Photo: Photo: Internet Source
Religious leader Bishop John I. Cline said he had a successful 2017 Power Plus- a week of nightly religious activities at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom- and was happy to have included local preachers, something that was not a tradition. Photo: Facebook
Religious leader Bishop John I. Cline said he had a successful 2017 Power Plus- a week of nightly religious activities at the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom- and was happy to have included local preachers, something that was not a tradition. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Never shy to speak his mind on any issue in the Virgin Islands (VI), Bishop John I. Cline of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff’s Bottom on Tortola has implied that the British are racist in the way they are dealing with funding of its British Overseas Territory post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The man of the cloth was at the time being interviewed on Fresh Radio Vybz, the online radio station hosted by Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz’. Mr Cline told the host on Monday November 20, 2017 “they have no interest in seeing the prosperity of people of colour in the Caribbean.”

Race matters

He said he does not trust the genuineness of Britain, the mother country, to help us “or else they would just helped us…we have been hit with the most devastating storm in the history of recording storms and you going say to us, that we have to think about how we help you, we have to think about giving you money, and you call us your Territory?”

The founder of the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Mr Cline also said, “if it was a white country they would have been in there pouring money, fixing roads, already helping them to get their infrastructure back up. You cannot convince me that they have not held back their hands because we are people of African descendent and their attitude towards people of African descent has always been one of domination.”

Like many other voices in the VI, the Bishop has warned against taking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  He said they will lead to multinational companies coming in to do business in your country and “it will crush every local business in the BVI.” We need to stand up and say we will accept your help but not under certain conditions, Mr Cline told the host of the former Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM. “We are not going to sell our souls and leave our children in slavery again,” the passionate preacher stated.

The Prince & the Bishop

Speaking on the November 18, 2017 visit to the VI by the Prince of Wales Charles P. A. George, Bishop Cline said: “What we need is tangible help not a visit” for people who have no insurance to fix back their homes. He said he does not support dancing in the streets for the Prince and he preferred financial help over the cost of hosting Prince Charles.

Bishop Cline also told Mr Peart that he had a successful 2017 Power Plus- a week of nightly religious activities- and was happy to have included local preachers, something that was not a tradition. Mr Cline further stated that he left the week feeling “encouraged, and as a man of God, I have been given a mandate to speak truth to power.”

70 Responses to “‘If we were a white country UK would have helped already’- John I. Cline”

  • Ajic (26/11/2017, 09:26) Like (117) Dislike (9) Reply
    Pastor don't play the race card. The blame lies with our foolish politicians. They are the ones who went public and told the world we were OK. We don't need no help and we were open for business. So the world ignored us and went to the other countries who were crying that their country was devastated and their people need help.
    • @ Stupid Alice (26/11/2017, 16:58) Like (17) Dislike (54) Reply
      @Ajic. You are one stupid idiot who knows nothing about our history as African people and the slave trade, or you wouldn’t be so stupid to say blame it on our politicians alone. Whether they said we did not need help or not, any sensible and caring mother country would know what devastation we have gone through and would have been here ASAP if we were White people. The mere fact that this is a busy tourist destination that people love coming to hasn’t even been considered because the main people, Africans, who live here are considered only to be 3/4 of a human being, whom they don’t give a rats behind about. The race card needs to be mentioned because it is a fact. READ and know your history and anyone who says differently is a ignorant lying moron.
      • Hmph (26/11/2017, 21:38) Like (32) Dislike (5) Reply
        The self appointed Bishop seems to have racist undertones that come out every now and again. I remember the ever increasing racism in his sermons - it was mostly directed at the financial services industry - it stopped instantly when they started to boycott his photocopier business. Maybe another boycott will shock him back to sense!
        PS - the Falkland Islands Government pays it politicians low salaries, does not permit them to fly first class or stay in expensive hotels, fires people who fail to perform in the public sector, does not continually insult the UK Government, does not insist that Falkland Islanders can do everything as well as experts (eg building roads) and does not squander its assets. It has enough money in the bank to pay its bills for 36 months even if it receives no income.
        • Backoff (30/11/2017, 16:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          A@HMPH FYI his copier business has never been boycotted by any government department or the financial Services industry. Do your research before you come on here talking nonsense. His business is one of the few businesses that is still doing business with government despite the outstanding amount owed to the business. So Wheel and come again.
      • True (28/11/2017, 14:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        and your the idiot who follows a pastor who perpetuates the doctrine of the bible given by the slave masters to keep everyone i line
        • Tellitlikeitis!! (04/12/2017, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Kunta Kente, The story must be told and confound the lies of the Europeans and the slave masters. Our great people of colour created this spiritual system that the Europeans and King James call Christianity. The evidence is all around us and in all the research houses, the Slave Masters gave us a religion to subdue us. Before Christianity was, Before the Bible was, there was African Spirituality the foundation of the Jewish and Christian religions. Greeks wrote nothing in the Bible. Europeans stole the history of the True Israelites and grandfathered a group of white long plait men with "coffie hats" on their heads parading the world that they are Jews. Shut the hell up, thiefing Europeans, no "J" existed when there was the great Exodus of Black people as recorded in the book of Exodus in order that the present day people called Jews lay claim as being a group of people who gave birth to the Jewish nation. Let the evidence flow. It's out there.
      • 54-dunsieheaded (04/12/2017, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Look you see, 54 persons who dislike what @stupid Alice stated. It is a fact, because 90% of our people do not know their history, they write against and dislike when a brother or sister comes out and speak the truth. Europe underdeveloped Africa; the Monarchy was involved in the slave trade for profits; the Monarchy is loaded with precious stones stolen from Africa and Europe gives itself credit for a religion again stolen from Africans. People this is the crux of the world's problems whites against blacks. Pastor John Cline is 110% percent right. If Isle of Man or Gibraltar was broken, the British would have been in their country pledging to give them 400 million in grant, but because its a set of black people, they don't care a piddle about us, instead they want to see us suffer so that they can come to take back what our ancestors worked and died for. Let them stay in UK and solve their problem of why they are becoming a minority in their own land. Karma will catch them al one day, America included.
  • BE VI (26/11/2017, 09:36) Like (20) Dislike (43) Reply
    Again pastor this is nothing new they all for the most part a bunch of racist!
  • Agree.. We gave them reasons (26/11/2017, 09:44) Like (42) Dislike (4) Reply
    . Look how they helped the Falkland Islands after the War. They basically build that island back...(Black people is black people biggest problem especially those that have a little power and money)..., Then again we gave them more reasons or good reasons not to want to help us..1/ they look at our wealth.. 2/ they looked at how we waste up our wealth..3/ they looked at our accountabiliry and our ability to manage..With all those things, It will be fair to say we cannot make a credible case that their refusal to help us with plenty and quickly is base on race.. The truth is there are good blacks and bad blacks...There are goood whites and they are bad whites..(Haycraft is a good white) Harecraft would never had laid off a single person he would have find away make away to keep all of his staff the governnent would be the beneficiary their taxes and other income will not have been decrease.. Let me show you the times of trouble and disaster black people turn on each other but the whites cling together...
  • See (26/11/2017, 09:45) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    huh ???
  • belonger (26/11/2017, 09:48) Like (9) Dislike (41) Reply
    I must commend the good Bishop, he is correct not pandering like our government ministers. Britain owes the Caribbean for the enslavement of our ancestors, they made billions of dollars from the back of slaves and they remain racist ever since. Reparation and blood is on the hands of the British Monarchy. If it was Bermuda or the Caymanas Islands they would have gotten their financial help already, but the Virgin islands are a black inherited country with our black Caribbean brothers and sisters, so a white Governor will be the one to us in check. They need to give us our reparation money that is owed to us now.
    • WTH? (27/11/2017, 01:06) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
      Its comments like these that make black people like me look bad. What u need, a free first-class British Airways flight back to Africa? You know who owned the very successful east/west Indian slave trade company? The Dutch! Although the shareholders of this company included other nations. The Dutch met the Spanish here and was ultimately overthrown by the British. Yes there were evil people but what led to emancipation? A train of events all over the world did. However, if we're focusing on the UK, read the somerset v Stewart case (1772) where Lord Mansfield confirmed that slavery was not supported by English common law and freed a slave in UK. What about the 1807 Slave Trade Act that sought to criminalise the trading of slaves (although somewhat unsuccessfully) followed by later Acts, passed in parliament, to abolish slavery altogether. Right now there are anti-discrimination legislation in the UK and its not just about race but also gender, religion, disabilities, etc. When BVI politicians blatantly talking about who born here and who aint born here, what do you call that?? In the words of Lucky Dube, not every black man is my brother, not every white is my enemy. Judge people for their individual characters and stop all this white/black racist rubbish talk! Bleeding heck what century are we in?
      • Royal Priestess (27/11/2017, 12:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        Thank you WTH? (With Thankful Heart)?
        Yes, you are on point... evils were committed, still are, but give Jack his jacket..William Wilberforce, a white Christian, English Politician spent the most of his political career championing the cause of abolition of the slave trade...his efforts eventually paid off, after a long struggle...race was not the motivating factor, but righteousness.
        • WTH? (27/11/2017, 21:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          Actually WTH? means What The Heck? I'm sure most of the contributions that led to the end of slavery were based on what is moral and right, the UK being a predominantly Christian-based territory, whether it was the efforts of individuals such as the Lords within the judicial system and the individual you mention or whether it was the efforts of a combined body such as the British Parliament. The point is people need to get over this sob story about racism connected to slavery and learn the facts about what was really going on behind the scenes and the contributions by some of the same individuals that are being classed as racist, which led to the ultimate emancipation of slaves.
      • josiahbay (27/11/2017, 21:15) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
        Whites tend to operate as a collective while a lot of Blacks feel compel to operate as individuals. We tend to see every thing from a white perpective. When will we learn? We admire, praise and glorify our opressors hence we don't feel the need to get out from under their oppresion. A lot of us welcooe it. Face the facts, Europeans dominate the globe and will fight to keep it that way. Just consider the amount of money they pour into theiir military. They claim that it will be a safer world if certain nations didn't have nuclear weapons but they never talk about getting rid of theirs.
        • Please! (28/11/2017, 11:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          I wasn't even around during the time of slavery but at the same time I cannot imagine what my life would be like right now if I was born in Africa. The only damn oppressor I know is the NDP government who can't even offer me good medical care and a steady supply of basic items after a serious hurricane, when I paying all my damn taxes every month!
          • josiahbay (01/12/2017, 22:37) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            You didn't has to be around during slavery to understand its impact now. Too many of us make statements without understanding historical contect . Life is a continum and to understand your current position you must examine your past. When you don't know much you should study more, learn more, listen more and talk less.
        • Royal Priestess (28/11/2017, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Surely, no institutional wrong can be 'rigthed' by any one single individual, as you correctly stated... at some point there must be widespread (or at least a majority vote) in support of any change to the system. Individuals do play a major part, however, and sometimes at great sacrifice...someone has to stick their neck out...and it has nothing to do with race, but with moral principles...besides Wilberforce, we Ghandi, Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr... among others...but we must be careful not to compare outlaws with non-violent freedom fighters... although they may claim to be fighting for the same justice, their methods are different, and their outcomes are usually different as well.
          Rebellious revolutions tend to be short-lived, and include rendering evil for evil...
          But when it comes to fighting a righeous cause, it has to be done with righteous faith...fighting against spiritual wickedness in high places, and not fighting against flesh and blood... racism has no place in a righeous war... so men of the cloth who instigate racism are definitely questionable. Maybe athey are misguided by popular demand... but they should know that God has the final say.
  • One good thing (26/11/2017, 09:53) Like (8) Dislike (23) Reply
    I like your courage. Thats whats missing from our polititians . they afraid of the unpopular issues..They are a afraid to offend and lose benefits and friends. So. They all quick to jump on what they think is popular..When the unpopular issues are the real issues that keeping us
    • @ one good thing (26/11/2017, 11:10) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      I also give thumps up to VINO they also have always been courageous to post things others are fearful of reporting on
  • pat (26/11/2017, 09:57) Like (44) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I agree with john who vex vex we cannot also trust the ndp with the aid money they too thief!!!
  • Health. (26/11/2017, 10:13) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mr Clyne If u had set up nurses and Doctors and those medical profsssionals properly like how the police are set up. U would had have enough votes from them their Friends and Families to win an at large seat. U would have had such a beautiful legacy and history would have recorded u as the man that set up the health professionals properly. U R a good man..Maybe that wasnt on your mind. Because if there was one person that could have get it done was u. U have the detrrmination and u r brave and wize. Like I say maybe that wasnt on your mimd. Or u didnt see it necessary.."Live for yourself u live in vain, live for others u live again" All people in authority treat people good do all u can do to help them because ond day you going to need those people...
  • wize up (26/11/2017, 10:15) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    The British Soldiers was here to assist and we run them
  • Oh Hush (26/11/2017, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The BVI was in worse shape than it is now and that was just yesterday. With their innate strength of character, hard work and grit, bonafide Tolians made it a more modern paradise. The beauty of it all was no debt or obligation or favours we owed to foreign entities,banks or nations. Now along with the efforts prior Hurricaine to destabilise the Gov and efforts to destroy our economy some are becoming more visible with their clandestine partnership with the enemy. One,quite noticeably, has become eerily silent and visibly shaken hmmmm.

    Pay Attention Folks!!! Prepare for the tsunami, figuratively, no joke. Pay Attention!,
  • Not Quite (26/11/2017, 10:44) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's look at it this and prestige sometimes give people spunks. If the bishop was not an accomplished and successful business man, or the founder of a large and popular congregation, if he was a struggling business man and struggling congregation, would he be so vocal and critical? Think about it a moment.
    • @ Not quite..Bob Marley (26/11/2017, 13:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      U R right... That's why my biggest heroe is Bob Marley, a poor Ghetto youth get in studio and on stage and tell the world of its wrong without fear. Tell the world of his faith Without fear...which other Caribbean artist sell a playnum record. Which other caribbean fill up outside and inside stadiums when he shows up? Bob Marley) So with his message that most people grasp, If u don't think they kill him to shut him up. Hmmmm. That's a true heroe. The real deal. Don't even the amount of money he had. He wasn't about the money and the fame. He wss about the people..Bob once said in an interview " if I can't use my voice, my money and my life to help people I don't need them they are no use to me". How great.. Which or who one liner could compare to that
  • Alter (26/11/2017, 10:56) Like (35) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr Cline really? What have u tested your theory against? Could u show me which white country that had a diaster and England poured money in? You are not a geniune person have become too big for the "cloth" .
    • @ after (26/11/2017, 12:53) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      The Falkland islands..
      • @After (26/11/2017, 15:22) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
        You are soo wrong..check again. England and Argentina fought over those Islands as both laid claim to them. There were no "pouring in of money" because the population was white.
  • Online Now (26/11/2017, 11:01) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    I don’t think you are correct pastor and your words will not get you any support from those you are complaining about.

    Also, if this were a white country, more of the income would have been pumped back into the infrastructure so it would have fared better and less would be in crooked people’s pockets!
    • wize up (26/11/2017, 13:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ on line now: great point; my goodness the roads !!!
      We might have lots of money on paper but actual cash is questionable!!!!!
    • support (26/11/2017, 13:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
  • JACK BE STILL (26/11/2017, 11:08) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    well he is really speaking truth to power yall
    • church (26/11/2017, 16:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I also enjoyed power plus this year but not sure about the local preachers
  • Curious George (26/11/2017, 11:10) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    That’s funny. Someone should tell him that if he were a white pastor the NDP would listen to him.
  • Strups (26/11/2017, 11:10) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Usually he has a point,but it's not just a race thing
    Britain helps many UK countries that aren't white. The problem is the premier said the BVI was ok, and open for business while knowing full and he'll well that wasn't true. STRUPS he messed up that help which could've come in when he said that.
  • justice (26/11/2017, 11:39) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    We are our own slaves. Evil thinking oppressive malicious sickening minded people reaping all the benefits spewing garbage boiling up hatred and division squeezing our legacy 10-20 years your dead from old age while our children have to redo every bad filth and progress made. Chatting more politics in the news than turning the people faith to god. More of the good bible please cause that's what needed to turn your brothers faith to god. Not this unrighteous controversial filth.
  • You cannot be serious (26/11/2017, 11:46) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    Pastor Cline, I'm sorry but you have lost your grip on reality. If it was not for the UK that swooped in here in literal days after the disaster and restore a sense of security and hope in this place we all would have been up crap street right now. You are ungrateful to speak those words.

    Why don't you attack those greedy politicians that has bankrupted the country with their greed and corruption, the same corruption that caused them to fire you. The BVI Government is the reason why the UK is hesitant in injecting funding into the country because they know there will be no oversight or accountability for that money and we will still be suffering at the end of it all.

    Why don’t you cime forward and fight your durty Government and stop talking crap before UK really abandons us because of your ungratefull self... STUPZ!!!!
  • support (26/11/2017, 11:56) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
    I totally agree, this helps bring this topic to the forefront. Racism is real, talk what you want. Unequal pay wages, White senior directors in trust companies. Thank God for the hurricane, s lot of these issues need to be brought to the forefront. SHUT DOWN VIRRGIN in December. End of story, the locals will suffer if the Government does not shut it down.
    • LMAOO (26/11/2017, 13:20) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shut down VIRRGIN? You do realize that the fees paid through VIRRGIN go to FSC, i.e. Govt right? Wow! You want the Govt to help but at the same time want to stop one of the only revenue streams. WTF?
      • @LMAOO (28/11/2017, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I think that comment by support was made to mean shut down international access to VIRRGIN, as since the hurricane access was granted worldwide and now most of the financial services work by those firms are being done overseas. There is a question on the table as to when to close that access off.
  • just wrong (26/11/2017, 12:57) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    It's this type of idiotic dribble that just keeps driving the races further apart.
  • OMG! (26/11/2017, 13:04) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    I feel so ashamed. Is this the level of thinking and intelligence? At a time when we should be thinking of love and unity as Christians we are attacking our leaders and now the UK? Where is the spiritual revelation in what is being said? It is all carnal. I love BVI, I love UK. But BVI will never be strong with this kind of backward mentality and backward leadership, both in its government and now obviously in its Christian community. Thank goodness many have sense to know that it is the bvi government's own lack of transparency and accountability that have caused this delay and genuine concern. Also, the question is yet to be answered as to where all my tax money went! They did tell the UK that BVI had food for months. They sent back aid. They screwed up. Please just stop adding insult to injury!
  • Honestly. (26/11/2017, 13:21) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Cline is Cline Rich or poor. I think if Cline had a government Job who would have said the same thing. I see Cline as one of the few who embraces and cherishes the freedom of speech.
  • Fern (26/11/2017, 14:52) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The U.K. Wanted to put £26million into the BVI but the European Union prevented it say the BVI was not a poor country I believe this has been lifted but I think you need and deserve more.
    Get your Goverment together and pressure the UK to take its responsibility seriously
  • If we ? (26/11/2017, 15:19) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    If we were a white country, you would be broke and cast out from the church. They won’t have tolerate your sinful nature and you won’t have that big church. If you were filled with the Holy Ghost Power you would have know how to pick this fight... rules are rules we are to rich for aid, but they are changing the law. So be still and know God.
    • Poormankind (04/12/2017, 12:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is the nonsense the Europeans put in their book, Holy Ghost. What is a Holy Ghost? God gave us power within us when we were fashioned in his image. We do not need no spookey Holy Ghost to be resident in one's lives. Learn to read where this notion of Holy Ghost came from. John got his own ancesteral revelation power. He needs no Holy Ghost.
  • VG (26/11/2017, 16:13) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Boy the TRUTH hurts
  • Josh Christ (26/11/2017, 16:35) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not every thing is a race issue. This for certain isn't one. Also if the UK wasn't "helping", why did they send their milatary? They also sent them after the flood but was rejected by our very own BLACK premier. I don't even know why I wasted time responding to this fraud pastor anyways.
  • voiceofthevoiceless (26/11/2017, 17:37) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well first of all for those who mention reparation is different to what the Bishop is asking for. Reparation is long overdue and it is not just for us alone but all Caribbean and Latin American territories that have descendants of slaves. The truth is if we were to get reparations how will it be managed? We cannot trust our leadership to do it? Will it get to each individual family in the BVI?

    I say that to say this we have been our own worst enemy. We lack accountability and transparency with our finances and that has left us broken even before the great flood and Irmaria we were struggling to pay our bills as our leaders did not see the need for financial accountability. UK seems to be tardy in assisting us but maybe because they do not trust our leaders to manage the recovery. The truth is most of us don't trust them either. Where is the recovery plan? Has a recovery plan been presented to the people? Millions have been wasted on pie in the sky ideas and capital projects and you expect potential donors to just turn a blind eye to this? It does not work that way.

    Another issue is can we afford to pick and choose when we need help? How can you at one time turn back a UK ship and then now cry Mayday?

    Bottom line is I do not think this is a white/black thing but more a trust issue. Not that if we can trust you because of your color but because of your record in handling your financial affairs.
  • Hmmm (26/11/2017, 18:26) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You talking about the UK why are you all going on this man radio show who got up and left us high and dry and using our news to build fame. What is wrong with you all. How can the UK respect people who have no self respect. They are alot of Local radio shows.
  • bojan (26/11/2017, 20:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    if you want to see them give money ask for money to build a JAIL say no more money coming The new HMP. all the like their name on is more prisons.
  • Hmmm (26/11/2017, 21:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Socrates (27/11/2017, 02:52) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Of course, there is a racial tinge to the treatment of the VI. Would the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, British Overseas Territories or Jersey Island and the Island of Man, crown dependencies, be treated the same way as the VI that was devasted by Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes in recorded history? On the other hand, though, the VI is not blameless. Its performance in recent times, may have given the UK a reason to justify its pause. Its lack of transparency and accountability will cause the UK and other donors to take pause.
  • Laura (27/11/2017, 03:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Utter rubbish! I expected better from the likes of you Cline. Speak on the issues and facts, stop trying to be popular with controversial issues.
  • Really? (27/11/2017, 07:54) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sure, the discrimination BVIslanders have for expats from down island and outsiders in general is not racism at all, right? Why should anyone be willing to help someone who you know is going to waste aid? Look how a lot of outside supplies ended up in selected hands.
  • poo (27/11/2017, 08:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    soldiers should be here for six months
  • Poor BVI (27/11/2017, 08:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    it is not about getting helped, it is about helping ourselves! problem with this country is that self interest gets in the way in our rebuilding and development.
  • Ya me born (27/11/2017, 08:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Puerto Ricans who are of Spanish descent are expressing the same sentiments so I think the Pastor's statement has some validity...the struggle is real and we have to unite and do what needs to be done..we're capable of doing it
  • hmmmmmm (27/11/2017, 08:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    "IF WE WERE A WHITE COUNTRY UK WOULD HAVE HELPED ALREADY" I am a Virgin Islander/ West Indian. This statement is that of a professional victim who cannot organize themselves and live carelessly and when things get tough they pull the race card. Cline you are your group are bury so deep in Europeans and Americans Butt they don't even have room to pass gas. You should be the conduit from them to us to get things done and the help for the real people of the Virgin Islands. You and Your Group of Coupon Virgin Islanders need to stop and tell the truth. You all did nothing to prepare the Virgin Islands to support itself in times of difficulties. Because you think if the real Virgin Islands get messed up you all will be ok because you think you can retreat to your villas in North Sound and other parts. IRMA Touched up everything. It is sickening. Tall Boy there but he giving away his salary and think people so dumb that we don't know it coming another way. He lie so much and played people and now calling on the same people to volunteer to fix his schools. The only one who seems to have any kind of sense in your group is Ronnie Skelton. He don't be all over the news like the nonsense of some of you all. The UK is our parent country. They should have come and stayed and do their jobs to rebuild the place like any other responsible leader does. Not to be subjected by your group but we don't need help our rich friends can help us. Well it is their rich friends not ours and the UK need to come back and get this thing done properly and give your group some classes on Government and it's responsibility to the people. I AM SURE THE COST OF ONE PAIR OF YOUR SHOES CAN PUT ON A ROOF ON A HOUSE OF A REAL VIRGIN ISLANDER. DO BETTER AND STOP THE BS WITH PEOPLE LIVES.
  • True (28/11/2017, 14:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I read this article with dismay, a Pastor who follows doctrine laid down by slave owners to keep slaves in line, perpetuates racism by his actions and words.

    The british did arrive and help to secure the islands. If the LOCAL politicians hadn;t pilfered the money then the island would be better nothing to do with the color of a persons skin.
  • Boo (28/11/2017, 23:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    John you clown. Please go sit on one of Riteway's eggs and see if it hatches. What a stupid thing to say. Please take your American Passport and cart your tail. Why no talk about the looting in the treasury from way before Irma.
  • Pathetic Cline. (29/11/2017, 08:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry, 300 million pound in loan guarantees have been agreed to help the BVI rebuild. 300 million pounds! The army and navy were here as quickly as possible and did an incredible job in restoring order and offering vital supplies. What more do you need Bishop Cline! I would suggest some travel to heal that pathetic racist stance you have- get out of the dark ages. I'm embarrassed for you. I doubt very much that our Premier would say such stupid things following his successful trip to the UK- perhaps that is why he is the Premier and you are a racist bishop.
  • Windy (29/11/2017, 15:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Almost 200 years & you still want to play the race card. What a pity. Never get my vote for anything. How do you explain your views to your parishioners, being a racist? .
  • wize up (29/11/2017, 23:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ hmmmm: some people believing in blaming others for their own demise(child performing badly at school we blame the teachers and so on)....if you seriously sit and examine the GDP of the BVI then look at our daily infrastructure you simply sit and cry for our country(where the money going: where the money gone)...with all of the current loan payments the next administration will have some serious issues so we need to stop playing daily partisan politics then look at the bigger picture which is our country's future and i development for all and not just our political affiliates
  • B Savage (30/11/2017, 02:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Like I said a million times on this site ......YOU ALL GOING LEARN. A lot of self hate complexion hate amongst BVI who yearn to be accepted by and AS Edomite whites.
  • @HMMM and Boo (30/11/2017, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @HMMMMMMM you would know what one pair of his shoes cost. Jealous are we? @ Boo for your Information he has two maroon passports. Not one but two and none of them are blue. What color is yours. He is a born and bred BVI Islander again what color is yours.
  • UK lagging (01/12/2017, 15:36) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    The minute Cline speaks out everybody ready to crucify him. He is only talking what some of us are thinking bur afraid to speak fearing lash back. As he often says you can't kill a dead horse.

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