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NDP resignations vindicates Opposition Leader no confidence motion

-as Skelton-Cline calls for early General Elections instead of By-Elections
November 14th, 2018 | Tags: Honestly Speaking Claude O. Skelton-Cline
Honestly Speaking’s Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, during his radio broadcast on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, when he hosted guest, businessman Carvin Malone. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The recent plethora of resignations from the National Democratic Party (NDP) has vindicated the call by Opposition Leader, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), when he sought to move a motion of no-confidence against the ruling NDP administration.

This was pointed out by Honestly Speaking’s Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, during his radio broadcast on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, when he hosted guest, businessman Carvin Malone.

He used the occasion to make reference to the fact that the very same issues for which Hon Fahie had premised his motion of no-confidence are the same issues that the government members are now making moves to undermine their own administration.

He posited, “if it was true then, it is true now, it will be true tomorrow.”

Early Elections

The radio host and man of the cloth used the occasion to also make a strident call for elections saying “why sit and allow the country to go through this level of divisiveness.”

Speaking to the issue of By-Elections to be held on January 7, 2019, Mr Skelton-Cline said he has gotten the permission of Hon Fahie, to publicly state his opposition to such given the state of the country and called for General Elections to be held instead.

“If there is going to be an election then let there be an (general) election now……why procrastinate and put the country further through this debacle.”

According to Skelton Cline, it is time to make a decision and let the people vote a mandate for a next government, “that can move this country forward.”

Make the Calls

He said it is time for people the people of the Territory to begin making calls to their representatives demanding that the people be allowed to vote for a renewed mandate and chose new leaders since the NDP cannot be allowed to stay in Office.

According to Skelton-Cline, based on conversations the Opposition Leader would have had with members in government, they are also in favour of early elections given the political turmoil with which the country finds itself in.

Meanwhile businessman, Carvin Malone in supporting the call for early elections, instead of by-elections, questioned why the people of the VI would sit back in silence and not be more vocal on the issue calling it, morally wrong.

9 Responses to “NDP resignations vindicates Opposition Leader no confidence motion ”

  • ccc (14/11/2018, 10:16) Like (28) Dislike (19) Reply
    on point cavin
  • Heje (14/11/2018, 10:17) Like (14) Dislike (28) Reply
    VIP biggest problem in Nov, mps never again Ronnie team all the way
  • wize up (14/11/2018, 10:30) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    the fact of the matter; those folks have resigned from the political party: Christian is the only elected official that resigned from his political party: he did not cross the floor and still associated with the 11 blind mice: the oppersition need to influence the disgruntled 11 to cross the floor: the oppersition also have their own issues because there is no solidarity in that camp: those 2 members are establishing their own political party.....the truth be told all the political grandstanding will a negative impact upon our country: we voted that 13 into electoral office for the betterment of the territory(what you buy is what you wear)
  • -------------------- (14/11/2018, 10:45) Like (12) Dislike (21) Reply
    Kye better win the run off then we will see what VIP is made of
  • watching (14/11/2018, 11:01) Like (29) Dislike (32) Reply
    Carvin need to go sit down, the Malone's have raped the country for decades and still not satisfied. Same goes for Skeltons, Clines etc. Give other people of the territory a chance.
    • ??? (14/11/2018, 13:23) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
      For clarity, do you mean give other people the chance to rape the country as well or just a chance???
    • wize up (14/11/2018, 16:15) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ watching: some of you think this territory was always what they see: Mr Mose Malone assisted the people of this territory with building materials back in the 60s & 70s and Mr Malone did so with our without payment: which local businesses man have a yatch company up in here: those yatching folks rakes in millions per annum using our costal waters (leave that for now)..The Malone family contributed to progress of this country and the people of our country(keep the faith)some of we find great delight of speaking poorly about our own race while others up in here milking our country and every man mouth shut!!!
  • watching (14/11/2018, 16:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @??? To lead not rape!!!
  • Political Observer (PO) (14/11/2018, 22:11) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Time and the unfolding events indicate that the Hon Fahie’s, D-1 and Leader of Opposition, motion of no confidence may have had some merit. However, it was no surprise that no member of government seconded the motion but the lone other opposition member was conveniently not available. Due to the lack of a second, the motion fail to come to floor for debate. That is water under the bridge, spilled milk. Now, it is time to call a general election. The government is OBE (Overcome by Events) and is beyond the point repair. Call election now.

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