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Reassignment an 'opportunity' for Jr Ministers to build portfolios - Skelton-Cline

- says reassignment will allow Jr Ministers to expand skills & build capacity
Honourable Shereen D. Flax Charles (AL), right, has now been appointed the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development while Honourable Sharie B. deCastro (AL), left, has been appointed Junior Minister for Tourism. Photo: VINO/File
With the reassignment of the Junior Minister portfolios effective November 25, 2019, causing some amoung of public controversy, ZBVI 780am Honestly Speaking moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reassignment now provides an opportunity for both ministers to expand their portfolios. Photo: Facebook
With the reassignment of the Junior Minister portfolios effective November 25, 2019, causing some amoung of public controversy, ZBVI 780am Honestly Speaking moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reassignment now provides an opportunity for both ministers to expand their portfolios. Photo: Facebook
According to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the reassignment of the Junior Ministers' portfolios comes at an opportune time when 'unconventional approaches' are needed to push the legislative agenda of the government. Photo: VINO/File
According to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the reassignment of the Junior Ministers' portfolios comes at an opportune time when 'unconventional approaches' are needed to push the legislative agenda of the government. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - With the reassignment of the Junior Minister portfolios causing some amount of public controversy, ZBVI 780am Honestly Speaking moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says the reassignment now provides an opportunity for both ministers to expand their portfolios.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a statement yesterday, November 26, 2019, noted that
Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has now been appointed the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development while Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) has been appointed Junior Minister for Tourism, effective November 25, 2019.

"Indeed, I continue to see the benefits and merit in capacity building among elected Members. This is evident in the stellar performance of each Minister who performed in the role of Deputy Premier, albeit on a rotational basis," Hon Fahie said as part of his official media statement. 

Capacity Building 

He said the reassignment of the portfolios came an opportune time when "unconventional approaches" are needed to push the legislative agenda of the government and the decision comes after Premier Fahie made all his Ministers serve as Deputy Premier. 

"It’s is always good to move away from what is familiar, as I am building capacity across my Government. There is an opportunity to get tourism expertise at this time within the trade and economic agenda," Hon Fahie further went on to say. 

Skelton-Cline in his radio commentary noted, "We trust that both Junior ministers, they too, will find this as an opportunity in building their own portfolios and their capacities and helping to advance this territory for the good of all of us"

"We continue to celebrate the only two women in government and we trust that will be a wonderful opportunity for them," he said.

10 Responses to “Reassignment an 'opportunity' for Jr Ministers to build portfolios - Skelton-Cline ”

  • Strupes (27/11/2019, 12:18) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    BULL SHIGIDDY
  • Wow (27/11/2019, 12:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We all know that’s none sense. However Shereen need to
    Learn to conduct herself properly in HOA. She at times seems angry. Angry and passion are very different while Sheree is the golden goose in VIP. Watch thing
  • Funky Chicken (27/11/2019, 13:34) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude Skelton please stop talking piss. I believe in this saying here - Jack of All Trades, Master of NONE!! Omit Jack and insert Jane- same damn meaning still. Build what portfolio!? You see the problem here people? These people think we are all stupid and that’s why they come on the airwaves spewing crap.
  • nonsense (27/11/2019, 14:51) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought in order to build our portfolio you have to have some form of knowledge and expand on it our years of experience. Why is hour Premier micromanaging. These are two new member to the HOA and are giving such portfolio's to build on What have they done thus far in these areas for the pass nine month really Hon. Premier com on. What is happening here I smell a stinking rat and its bad. Please give these lady the opportunity to do at least start something in their Jr. Minister position before moving them. smh
    • Its called Transparency! (27/11/2019, 16:32) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      I can't seem to get it outa my head; the repetition of the words Transparency and Accountability, (so much so that I sometimes woke up in the wee hours repeating those same words, transparency, accountability) Hon Fahie often used in his utterances while he was leader of the Opposition. Another term was about "Policing ourselves b4 we are policed by others in ways we wouldn't like".
      Well, the time has come Hon Fahie, for you to Practice exactly what you have been preaching. Here we have our Junior Minister of Trade attending a parliamentary Trade event in the UK, while at the same time she is junior Minister of Tourism; while the former Junior Minister of Tourism sits in the Junior Minister of Trade seat. Some things are just not adding up Hon premier. Thanks to the working of the Internet, we are all becoming geniuses.
  • miss (27/11/2019, 15:49) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why do Claude always have gave an opinion or his views on everything. Is he the Premier of the BVI? Sometimes, he needs to be quite and let the Premier do his job.
    • lodger (27/11/2019, 17:38) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      When will Claude give us a report on his huge consultancy contract?
      • Slim Jim (28/11/2019, 10:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        You don't get it... THIS is his report on the consultancy project. The "consultancy" was just a reward for him playing the game and being a talking head for the benefit of the government on the opinion talk show circuit. THIS is his JOB.
  • Women Stay strong (27/11/2019, 16:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    One day the Women of the BVI will rise like Pheonix Rising . to much dirty back handed things is going on in the BVI to keep women down. Stop making excuses and sugar coating things. Your friend did that to hurt and silence Mrs.Flax.
  • ... (27/11/2019, 22:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude is right


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