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NDP caused UK to infringe on rights of Territory – Skelton-Cline

-Says never more has UK been more involved as they are now
“Nevermore has the United Kingdom infringed upon constitutional and other rights of the BVI as it is now, never more has they been more involved as they are now,” he said on the Tuesday, January 29, 2019, edition of his radio show. Photo: Facebook
Mr Skelton-Cline further said that the RDA—which many consider an alternative government set up by the UK—is here because the overarching powers cannot trust the Dr Smith led NDP 1 government to manage the territory’s affairs and recovery efforts. Photo: Facebook
Mr Skelton-Cline further said that the RDA—which many consider an alternative government set up by the UK—is here because the overarching powers cannot trust the Dr Smith led NDP 1 government to manage the territory’s affairs and recovery efforts. Photo: Facebook
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Claude O. Skelton-Cline, the ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking” host now Virgin Islands Party (VIP) supporter is continuing his vicious tirade against the Premier D. Orlando Smith (AL), now Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) over its lackluster performance as government over the past 8 years.

Right on the heels of him hitting back at Hon Walwyn over some comments made about he Skelton-Cline ‘frothing at the month,’ the Pastor and ZBVI host is saying that the NDP government has directly caused the United Kingdom (UK) to infringe upon the constitution and other rights of the territory.

Rights infringed

“Nevermore has the United Kingdom infringed upon constitutional and other rights of the BVI as it is now, never more have they been more involved as they are now,” he said on the Tuesday, January 29, 2019, edition of his radio show.

He continued, “And it is a direct result of the National Democratic Party government that [has] been sitting in power for almost 8 years now… there are more UK persons here with more authority and more decisions being directed, that we have had in the last 40 years,” Mr Skelton-Cline uttered.

According to the man of the cloth, “There has been a complete breach of the public’s trust, a complete breakdown of good governance, a lack of transparency, a lack of accountability to divide and conquer in this territory.”

Political Games

“They think that this is just politics as usual, and people are playing with them and that this is a game… our lives are at stake,” he warned.

Mr Skelton-Cline further said that the RDA—which many consider an alternative government set up by the UK—is here because the overarching powers cannot trust the Dr Smith led NDP 1 government to manage the territory’s affairs and recovery efforts.

“The Recovery and Development Agency is not simply here because of what happened at Irma, the Recovery and Development Agency is here because of the poor financial stewardship of this National Democratic Party Government,” he said.

14 Responses to “NDP caused UK to infringe on rights of Territory – Skelton-Cline ”

  • Crooked Clergyman (31/01/2019, 11:47) Like (29) Dislike (16) Reply
    Claude Go Siddung from talking Froth!
    • Hrmph (31/01/2019, 14:48) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Mr Skeleton Cline needs to understand that it was complete and utter failures like his management of the Pier Port costs that persuaded the uK Govt that could not trust funds to the local Govt.
      I would vote VIP but I am really worried about the association between the VIP and Skelton Cline. Why does Mr Fahie allow Skelton Cline to share a platform - it would be much easier to vote for the VIP if they ditched Skelton Cline.
      Has Skeletons cline forgotton what happened on his watch? And then he was ignorant enough to claim that his contract should have been renewed.
  • HIPPO-crite (31/01/2019, 11:55) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply
    The RDA is here because you purloined the funds at the port
  • Bird in the tree (31/01/2019, 12:36) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    So weren’t you Mr Skeleton a part of the NDP at the time they did what you are now talking about?
  • feel N Sad .. (31/01/2019, 12:38) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Whenever I drive passing by Brandy Wine Bay Beach and see the horrible condition its in and the hundred of thousands Wasted on it I'm hurting.... Brandy Wine cannot and wlll not become a good beach. U can spend millions u will be just wasting money Beef Island Development would have been a better investment ...We can only hope that the next government listen to the people and spend tax payers money wisely .....
  • wize up (31/01/2019, 14:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was a young man when our territory came out from grant in aid: it was around 1975: I am personally pondering how in 2019 we right back under financial rule by Great Britain(it is mind blowing)...
  • bay (31/01/2019, 14:35) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I want to be head of port cause who ever was head and aint had house/Restaurant have them now lol lol Jokes!!!!
    • Really? (02/02/2019, 02:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Point of information: the restaurant owner previously owned a very popular hotel in Town and also owned a much larger restaurant and bar before he worked at Port. Get your scandal factual and stick with CLAUDE!!!!
  • pat (31/01/2019, 14:49) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    NDP need to be locked up bottom line
  • Picard (31/01/2019, 16:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Virgin Islanders monitor this election from the start. Candidates bring your mother, father and grandparents birth certificates to nomination.
    We are not playing this election 2019.

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    the Virgin Islands or by virtue of descent from a father or mother who was born in the Virgin Islands; (b) born in the Virgin Islands of a father or mother who at the time of the birth belonged to the Virgin Islands by birth or descent; or (c) born outside the Virgin Islands of a father or mother who at the time of the birth belonged to the Virgin Islands by birth or descent. (3) A person born outside the Virgin Islands who belongs to the Virgin Islands by descent shall not be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Assembly unless one of his or her grandparents belonged to the Virgin Islands by birth. (4) A person, whether born in or outside the Virgin Islands, who would otherwise be qualified to be elected as an elected member of the House of Assembly by virtue of subsection (1)(b) shall not be so qualified unless— (a) where that person has never been domiciled in the Virgin Islands, he or she has resided in the Virgin Islands for at least five years immediately before the date of his or her nomination for election; or (b) where that person was formerly domiciled in the Virgin Islands but has lived outside the Virgin Islands for a continuous period of at least ten years (excluding periods related to medical or educational purposes), he or she has resided in the Virgin Islands for at least three years immediately before the date of his or her nomination for election and is domiciled in the Virgin Islands at that date
  • yikes (31/01/2019, 17:46) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    The NDP made lots of mistakes agreed? One of them was to hire an opportunist, hypocrite and a snake like the pastor to run the PA. Clearly something went awry and he believes he can shed whatever skin and be seen as new brand or brand new, whichever befits. Ah hhaaah ha ha ha.
  • musa (03/02/2019, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it take smart team to run a country ,not a fake preacher
  • cline (03/02/2019, 17:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go take a permanent seat guy, we tired of hearing you.


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