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Religious leaders get clarion call to speak out against Hon Walwyn

The clarion call was made by a man of the cloth himself, Honestly Speaking’s Claude O. Skelton Cline during his radio program on September 25, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Claude O. Skelton Cline was at the time discussing the local political climate with guests, Dr Karl Dawson and eminent Attorney-at-Law, Carvin Malone. Photo: VINO/File
Claude O. Skelton Cline was at the time discussing the local political climate with guests, Dr Karl Dawson and eminent Attorney-at-Law, Carvin Malone. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Religious leaders in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being called on, to speak out against the divisive politics being employed by co leader of government business in the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

The clarion call was made by a man of the cloth himself, Honestly Speaking’s Claude O. Skelton Cline during his radio programme on September 25, 2018.

He was at the time discussing the local political climate with guests, Dr Karl Dawson and eminent businessman, Carvin Malone.

Skelton Cline in his appeal said, “we cannot sit on the sidelines and allow politicians from any group to divide the people who have lived and love together we must speak out from our pulpit…..say we are in this boat together.”

Dog Whistle Politics

Speaking to the coded language being employed by Hon Walywn, the radio host called it ‘dog whistle’ politics, saying the minister and his cohorts would rather destroy the VI, than to allow the people of the Territory, the right to chose their elected officials.

The hot button issue at the time was the eligibility of persons to be elected to office—a matter Skelton Cline said, was raised during the recent National Democratic Party (NDP) Congress where Hon Walwyn was elected Leader

According to Skelton Cline, it is the intention of some to divide and conquer in the VI.

He conceded there is a need for a review of the Constitutional provisions on eligibility saying, “yes, we have to come to legality of the matter, there is certainly a need for review to bring clarity.”

He was adamant however the matter should not be used to divide the people of the VI.


Mr Malone reminded the panel that during the last review of the VI Constitution which began in 2004 and came into force in 2007, the protection of indigenous Virgin Islanders to be elected to office was a matter that came under a specific term of reference.

On the immigration front, Mr Malone used the occasion to remind that it was the NDP government which increased the requirements for Belonger status and have in fact handed out more.

He reminded that that as the NDP announces a visa waiver for Chinese it was the same NDP that imposed visa restrictions for Haitians, Jamaicans and Guyanese and asked rhetorically, “where is the love.”

22 Responses to “Religious leaders get clarion call to speak out against Hon Walwyn”

  • Danny Spivey (09/10/2018, 10:19) Like (18) Dislike (34) Reply
    yes Myron is like Sadam divisive voters will not go for it
  • GayleJ (09/10/2018, 10:57) Like (40) Dislike (24) Reply
    Myron has killed the NDP now he wants to do the same to the country
  • Billy (09/10/2018, 11:38) Like (24) Dislike (32) Reply
    MYRON don’t study them
    Who God bless no man course.
    Them to badmind..
    • The Hooded Claw (09/10/2018, 13:13) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
      The very pastor whom never has a positive message on his show is talking about divisiveness. The bible speaks to these type of synthetic prophets.
  • chad (09/10/2018, 12:38) Like (19) Dislike (32) Reply
    Myron is a DIVIDER!
    • Hmmmm. The Truth.. (09/10/2018, 14:24) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
      Myron is responsible for all NDP at Large seats..All. No apology. No exception. They should all thank Myron.. Ungrateful bunch.. Next election they will see..
  • 9th District (09/10/2018, 12:47) Like (52) Dislike (9) Reply
    Wait, wait, wait....the people that Skelton Cline links with are the same ones who claim Walwyn is not suppose to sit as Premier and leader of this territory. WHAT FART is Claude talking!!!??? Sick and tired of this political bashing with who from here... I think the NDP Radio was about people are against him because of where his parents are from. Walwyn BORN HERE and that settles my VOTE for him. His parentage could be from China I DONT CARE.
    • NDP Team.. (09/10/2018, 14:52) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      True that NDP implemented Visa on Caribbean people.. Attack NDP collectively for their bad hateful decisions. Don't pick on one person. The one you hate most..Myron is not blameless. He didn't oppose these convenient, reactive rushed decisions like Mitch always say..
    • Thanks so much (09/10/2018, 14:59) Like (41) Dislike (9) Reply
      1000000% correct. If I could cast 100 votes at the same time for Myron, I would. Does Cline want the Premier seat? Maybe? But it is not happening. The only person that is going to be sitting in that seat when Doc steps down is Myron. Just watch.
  • Me (09/10/2018, 13:12) Like (42) Dislike (1) Reply
    mr.vlaude are u a true man of the flock/cloth? I'm not politocallyl incline but to be honest u mist remember when u lie in bed with dog with flees u.know what.Pls remember these communique are heard around the world.It's not u vs myron /ndp or whoever these vibes can reach Detroiit or further.Now let me hear from FROM AN HONEST SPEAKING MIND UR PAST IN AMERICA before I take u seriously.No fan of Myron u they say is a man of the cloth come clean.When the lord said those of u who has not sinned throw the first stone ,what happen CLAUDE?
  • Beware (09/10/2018, 13:44) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    What I would say, and I make absolutely no apologies for writing it, is that I WILL NOT vote for anyone who creates endless chaos and disharmony, the like of which I have never heard before, especially in the House of Assembly.
    Call no name, bear no blame.
    I will also go as far as to write, BVIslanders, BEWARE!!! Our future is at stake.
  • what the? (09/10/2018, 13:50) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    How the flying f**k someone would want to destroy his/ her Country. For what Cline, for what. Cline, it is time to just simply stop. You got your piece of pie, you good, do you and leave S**T alone.
    • Hmmm (09/10/2018, 23:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why? Good question
      But with the devil at work what do you think or expect ?
      • @hmmm (10/10/2018, 06:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        I guess you are one of the devils then, it always takes one to know one.
  • Lord o (09/10/2018, 14:19) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    These people are infected with hate and are dying of hateful infection slowly.. To disagree and dislike is natural but to take this hate this far to ask others to speak I'll of a person you dislike hmmm. Ur Cubical in health waiting.. Myron has beliefs, positions and conviction like everyone else that everyone isn't agreed with.. Why are hateful people always trying to paint white black because they don't want people to see white because White is good and black is bad..
  • Homer (09/10/2018, 15:31) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's rate this back and forth hot air by the boy Claude with a episode of Tom/Jerry/Bull dog.Now give CLAUDE his match Tom/Jerry/or the Bull dog.Claude again keep from that pulpit
  • wize up (09/10/2018, 16:24) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    cline have a bone to pick with myron going back to the renewal of his ports position: do you know there are beaches in this territory that some of we can not visit(every man mout shut on such coversations) Millions still not accounted for but during all the conversations no one tells you what happened with the pax money: if we intend to hold conversation and point fingers let’s talk all(don’t you think this territory can do well with those missing funds) look at our school....just saying!!!!
  • 8 mile (09/10/2018, 16:54) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Guess the time has come for me to pay the BVI a little visit.
  • Talawah (09/10/2018, 17:17) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    If the MoE is a divider what say you of the Pastor/Preacher/Bishop/DeaCON. Smh! While people from all over the world sits in his pew all he and his cohorts do is spew bad mindedeness/selfishness/insularity and HATE. He has been talking this chit to this migrants who wishes to get a hand out no doubt so they sit and listen his VENOMOUS rant then lap it up like poodles that just got kicked in the gut. Man of the cloth my foot!
  • one eye (10/10/2018, 04:47) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply

    Myron is bad news bottom line
  • detroit (10/10/2018, 06:45) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good will always outshine bad. The same way he is plotting on Myron, there are people in "DETROIT" that know things. Just waiting to see how far this man is going to take this mess before he get shutdown. Yes pastor, the Motor CIty knows everything that is going on in the BVI.
  • Hmmm (10/10/2018, 08:11) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    you just say Myron is bad news, what about claude cline he always on his talk show calling Myron name talking all kind of foolishness,cline don't forget you have skeleton in your closet,is like you still upset that you not apart of the ndp any more or over the pair park project,you get ur piece of the pie and you want more hmmm,thats the problem,one of these days you should let the listen people know why did u leave usa and come back home must people don't know inlight them and you talking about Myron you need to stop

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