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Skelton-Cline goes green, joins VIP

Claude O. Skelton-Cline. Photo: VINO/File
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has announced that he is now a member of the Opposition VIP. Photo: VINO/File
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has announced that he is now a member of the Opposition VIP. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Speaking to our news desk, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude O. Skelton Cline, has announced that he is now a member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

He noted, “last week, I completed the requisite membership form and paid the annual dues to become a member of the VIP”.

The man who ran with the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) in 2011, for district two said, “ I have joined the VIP because what I see emerging from the team, in terms of the people, the policies and the principles, represents what the Territory needs and where it ought to be going.”

Skelton-Cline had a fall out with the NDP and has sued them when his contract was not renewed at the Ports Authority.  The case decision is still pending. 

VIP loves its people-Skelton-Cline

Defending his decision to join the 40 year old VIP, the man of the cloth also stated, “I have joined the VIP because they have a history of trusting and believing in the competency and character of Virgin Islanders…and because of the spirit of leadership and the rank and file is opened and willing to listen” according to him.

Mr Skelton-Cline went on to state that the, “VIP listens to the voices of women and men of god and the people who do not have a title or a certain last name.”

Concluding his conversation with our newsroom,  the newest VIP Member stated, “for our democracy and Territory the NDP of which I use to be apart are hundreds of miles adrift from some of their fundamental values including a government in the sunshine.”

32 Responses to “Skelton-Cline goes green, joins VIP ”

  • bbc (11/07/2018, 14:54) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lmao and he think he going win over there ? Lol anywhere he go he will NOT win
  • The Reaper (11/07/2018, 14:56) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    No way
  • tola (11/07/2018, 14:56) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was always VIP he only hoin NDP because his uncle was there and to see whar he could get whike they are the government
  • O Lawd (11/07/2018, 15:02) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    Send help. I don't trust this man at all. He alone could sink VIP ship if they might've had a chance.
  • SICK MAN (11/07/2018, 16:02) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ran from The USA to here playing catch up he is a waste of time. I could remember the first time I put him in his place because he think he better than other people
  • general (11/07/2018, 16:04) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    We just lost the war!!!
  • ausar (11/07/2018, 16:27) Like (2) Dislike (17) Reply
    Young man, you've done well.

    For you will realize that all of the current members of various parties were at one point members of other parties.

    Do your best for the country!
  • VIP Delegate (11/07/2018, 16:43) Like (44) Dislike (3) Reply
    We are trying to put a solid team together. This is no time to gamble with no one caught up in the PORT investigations. Mr Skelton Cline candidacy will contradict our campaign about transparency and accountability. We must face the facts!
  • The Vatican (11/07/2018, 16:53) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    We weary of the false prophets and so call men of the froth
  • Judas (11/07/2018, 16:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    WOW Claude! I'm speechless
  • 123 (11/07/2018, 17:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah
  • Curious (11/07/2018, 18:38) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is such a bad start for VIP, this guy is a loser and should not be trusted one second....am so disappointed.....
    • me again (11/07/2018, 20:13) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      He would NOT be nominated / endorsed by the Committee

      He could get “ tune up /. Wheel alignment “ and what ever else but NOT ALINED in the Party ; by / with / behind BUT NOT _in
  • wize up (11/07/2018, 18:39) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    pier park!!!(remix & rewind)....pull-up selector!!!
  • For Real? (11/07/2018, 19:07) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    "Skelton-Cline had a fall out with the NDP and has sued them when his contract was not renewed at the Ports Authority. The case decision is still pending. " ........ Did not know it was the NDP he sued. This is breaking news.
  • musa (11/07/2018, 20:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    This guy just did his best ndp all the way
  • Note to self (11/07/2018, 20:37) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    It is very important to comprehend whatever you read. No where in the article did it state that the individual is seeking political office. He simply said that he “joined” the party.
  • Not my X (11/07/2018, 20:56) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Transparency and accountability gone straight through the door. Fahie your leadership decision matters on this one. Stay away from Cline if you plan to run on a transparency agenda. Well sah.
  • concern (11/07/2018, 21:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another soldier to do battle with
  • Well (11/07/2018, 21:51) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    If he wants to sit in on a few meets that may be alright. Just don’t let him run for election, don’t follow any suggestions he makes, and check on him, ‘he may be a spy’.
  • Winston (11/07/2018, 22:05) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Too bad.....VIP just lost my vote !
  • Weaker than yesterday (12/07/2018, 08:06) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't care what political party they are affiliated with, they are all cut from the same bale of cheap polyester material. Liars, flip floppers, schemers and menopausal men trying to be reverlant. They were all in bed together plotting on the people of this Country backs. They are the ones who is taking this Country down with the greed and blame game bull**it. Power and greed will destroy eventually.
  • Please Man (12/07/2018, 08:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess he is bitter because he got tossed out of the California King size bed with the high thread sheet count.
  • Seriously (12/07/2018, 08:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude you want tot do good, Come Clean about the Pier Park Project. Tell All, who did what and When. We need the truth about the $83 million spent. Otherwise you will just be another Edmond Maduro. Andrew you were on a good track. Like you have the Public NDP, Thise who make a lot of Noise and the Real NDP, Those who run things from behind the scene like the IC, Keep things in that order.
    • wize up (12/07/2018, 11:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ seriously: can you recall that press conference well standby for an update: all aspects of the tax payers 83 million will be broken down: (accountability)..
  • ""%#$$$ (12/07/2018, 10:21) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude needs to come off that high horse he is on both in the church and personally. To succeed in politics you need to get to the level of the people you looking to for votes. You up there sitting on this high horse, with the fake smile always pretending and passing people straight ain"t going get you to parliament as a minister. I know your mother brought you up to be humble.
  • oops (12/07/2018, 14:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another reason to not vote VIP.
  • Joker (12/07/2018, 21:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now tell me the truth. He don't look like tge JOKER?? LOL.
  • musa (13/07/2018, 05:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    top cop need to call him in
    • wize up (13/07/2018, 12:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ musa: and use a rubber hose on him!! were is tax payers money: it’s so funny that same of the very ones on the accountability bandwagon are some of same folks that have place the people of this Territory in a very bad position(83 millions dollars) are you willing to loose another 83 million next election !!!!!!
  • Virgin Islander (18/07/2018, 02:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And it continues..Virgin Islander continue to fight each other rather than supporting each other. I don’t know why I thought Irma would change the hearts and minds of our people. Instead it appears that many of our people have gotten worst. Sad to say the least. When will be ever learn? Together we stand divided we fall. Mr. Skelton has a right to join which ever Political party he feels will look out for the best interest of the people. It’s his right just like it is the right of those who criticize him.


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