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Skelton-Cline gets new $144K consultancy contract

- Cabinet waives tender process given successful performance of first contract
ZBVI radio host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has been given another 12 months of consultancy under the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration through his consultancy firm, Grace Consultants. Photo: VINO/File
According to a release on his first contract, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline through Grace Consultants was tasked with negotiating for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements and overseeing the local planning and execution of the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative. VINO/File
According to a release on his first contract, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline through Grace Consultants was tasked with negotiating for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements and overseeing the local planning and execution of the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative. VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - ZBVI radio host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has been given another 12 months of consultancy under the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration through his consultancy firm, Grace Consultants.

Skelton-Cline, a strong supporter of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, has been given the contract through the waiver of the tender process which, according to Cabinet, was done given past successful performance under his previous 6-month contract.

According to the Cabinet statement of November 22, 2019, Cabinet, "Decided on a new contract between Grace Consulting and the Government of the Virgin Islands for twelve (12) months with effect from 18th September 2019 to 17th August 2020 and approved."

It said, "the request for waiver of the tender process in favour of Grace Consulting, that is deemed to be a suitable company having successfully executed deliverables in a just-concluded contract and provided evidence of the same."

$144K per annum 

Further, they said the fee of the consultancy is set at $12,000 per month in accordance with the draft contract, and to be payable periodically upon presentation of invoices, and accompanied with status reports of the deliverables under the consultancy

While the details of the contract were not made public, this is the second consultancy given to Mr Skelton-Cline, the first one was valued at $98,000 and spanned a period of 6 months.

According to a release on that contract, Skelton-Cline through Grace Consultants was tasked with negotiating for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements and overseeing the local planning and execution of the 1000 jobs in 1000 days initiative.

Included in the contract were also plans to assist small business development and advice on the development and implementation of initiatives designed to empower youth. 

 

22 Responses to “Skelton-Cline gets new $144K consultancy contract”

  • Sue (03/12/2019, 11:20) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Increment please
  • Wow (03/12/2019, 11:34) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah
  • Outsider (03/12/2019, 12:41) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    No raise for retiree and we talking working for government 25yrs plus. And still no increment. Where the hell Claude was when I was marching for the queen in1966. What ah ting to tell dah king!!
  • opposition (03/12/2019, 12:52) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our treasury is hemorrhaging and gasping..........My god!!!
  • Hmmmmmmm (03/12/2019, 13:02) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    $12K a month. Wow
  • Quiet Rebel (03/12/2019, 13:45) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    To the victor goes the spoil. In opposition, people criticize the encumbent government for certain behaviors, ie, favoring and showing preference for supporters but when the shoe is on the other foot, exhibit the same behaviour. In the Caribbean universe of politics, political patronage and tribal politics is a way of life. Whatever government is in power there supporters feed at the trough and suck on the government’s nipple. That said cows feed where they are pastured and ties. Thus, qualified Virgin Islanders should first preference for available opportunities. As such, I’m not averse to CSC getting a$12K per month contract if he is qualified, it is the going rate, and will it provide the taxpayers value for money. By the way, what was the deliverables for the first contracts for $90K+ contract? The taxpayers have a right to know?
  • Mr Worldwide (03/12/2019, 13:56) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Governor Jaspert - when are the troops arriving to clean up this corrupt mess?
    • @ mr worldwide (04/12/2019, 07:15) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      They did not come for ndp corruption and wide spread thieving
  • Mama Sue (03/12/2019, 14:05) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo government is just the best...So did the $90,000 money he was given for the last assignment under this new administration finished. What sort of consultancy is this? Why can't BVI government properly put stuff through procurement procedures?
  • Cookie Jar (03/12/2019, 17:31) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did the first 6 month, $16,000 a month contract satisfy the purpose for which it was granted? Kindly show us the evidence of the functionality and success of this lucrative consultancy. Now another contract granted and this time for a year? What is that quote again?? If we don’t govern ourselves someone will govern us, steal... I mean can as much as you can while you can. I would prefer locals be granted contracts instead of the money flying out of the country, HOWEVER, don’t be playing with my money!!!
  • concern (03/12/2019, 18:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this well justified? Mr. Governor please stop up from damaging ourselves.
  • Law Abiding citizen (03/12/2019, 20:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    What a flippin cr***. Money is his savior.

  • Dear God (04/12/2019, 06:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    We need help in the BVI when the corruption is so blatant. A group of college students at H Lavity Stoutt could have done this very consultancy as a project. Whatever deal }>>> made with the devil he paying alot for it.

  • musa (04/12/2019, 07:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very sad news vip on the way out ,come on old leaders don't sit back and look for change be part of the change .
  • jack (04/12/2019, 07:17) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
    Jump high jump low VIP IS STILL THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN THEY ARE GOING NO WHERE SOON
  • musa (04/12/2019, 15:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok Jack your name say it all
  • RDA (04/12/2019, 17:01) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    Did you comment when the RDA CEO is being paid $360, a man is never loved in his own country. Lots of expats running laughing to the bank while you stay stuck hating your own. Tunnel vision thinking.
  • Dr cool (04/12/2019, 17:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The same people who was against the Nip for firing this man campaign on it look at them now offer him thousands to do what same on we politicians
  • Diplomatic Don (04/12/2019, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude making less money per month. Andrew trying to save money o wa? Jokes
  • P (08/12/2019, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And i cant get my Retirement money.. a little over what he is gatting a month.


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