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Skelton-Cline lambastes Governor Jaspert over UK 'kindness' remarks

Honestly Speaking’s, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has lambasted Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, over the United Kingdom’s (UK) government’s representative, who recently saw it fitting to remind Virgin Islanders, of the UK’s “ kindness to the people,” in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Photo: VINO/File
Boats piled high in the BVI after Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO/File
Boats piled high in the BVI after Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honestly Speaking’s, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, has lambasted Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, over the United Kingdom (UK) government’s representative, who recently saw it fitting to remind Virgin Islanders, of the UK’s “ kindness to the people,” in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Mr Skelton-Cline’s critical commentary came during his radio show aired on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. According to the Honestly Speaking host, “while we are grateful for all kindnesses extended to us, post hurricanes, the Governor should also be mindful of the UK’s obligations to the Territory.” 

Mr Cline reminded radio listeners, it was a failure to have “not declared a state of emergency” in the aftermath of the devastating 2017 hurricanes.

Honestly Speaking Invite

The former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority said “there was a failure of the police force that gave rise to the looting.”

He said too, the Governor should note that these are policy areas that fall under his portfolio as Governor.

In his radio show aired live yesterday on ZBVI 780 AM, the man of the cloth noted also,  “the most critical question that yet loom is our state of preparedness, as we are at the genesis of another hurricane season.”

He questioned “in what way are we any more prepared now than we were a year ago? What is the status of Disaster Management apparatus, both in terms of their facility and equipment to adequately and accurately alert the population?”

Mr Skelton-Cline at the time invited Governor Jaspert, to appear on his show, “so as to drill down on these issues   for the benefit of the people.”

Jaspert a hero!

Following the two powerful Hurricanes that destroyed the VI in September of 2017, Governor Jaspert was hailed as a hero in the UK and American media as Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith (AL) and his government, went silent for three weeks after the storm.

Jaspert an hero

13 Responses to “Skelton-Cline lambastes Governor Jaspert over UK 'kindness' remarks ”

  • Socrates (13/06/2018, 18:15) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Is it true that the NDP was MIA up to 3 weeks after the storm? Is the territory prepared and ready for the 2018 hurricane season? Is the government better prepared this year than last year? Was the the government ill-prepared in 2017 for Irmaria?
    • Donald (13/06/2018, 21:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not just missing in action, the main man jumped on a private plane with one of the island owners and went skiing in Colorado whilst the UK made sure the people were loooed after!
    • ReX FeRal (14/06/2018, 03:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Socrates you always have questions, good ones but where are your solutions? What do you fecund?
  • Are we ? (13/06/2018, 18:24) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Politics aside, that's a great question. "In what way are we any more prepared now than we were a year ago?" Hmmm.
    • kkk (13/06/2018, 20:30) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      say one say two Claude is the man. Very good issues raised. But I will not say the governor is racist
  • NICK (13/06/2018, 19:14) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    The Governor needs to step out of his shell.
  • upset (13/06/2018, 22:43) Like (60) Dislike (5) Reply
    Let it be known Claude is speaking for himself by bashing the Governors comment. Mr Governor we the people of the BVI are most grateful for all the support and the continued support we received from the U.K. Post Irma. Don't make the likes of Claude deter you from making decisions to benefit the Territory. Just ignore Claude Skelton Cline. He is just disgruntled.
  • Concerned (14/06/2018, 03:00) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    This was the biggest hurricane in the history of the Caribbean. The U.K. government helped us well. We were all shell shocked. We will learn from this and not repeat our mistakes! (I hope)
  • Boo (14/06/2018, 06:43) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr Detroit needs to take several seats. We are still waiting to hear the other 95% and what happened at the Pier Park project. Where is the COI?
  • bvi (14/06/2018, 07:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why some people who can't help but speak with eager angry out of turnness dont predicate everything they say with I IN MY FOOLISH THINKING BELIEVE THAT .....?
  • Outsider (14/06/2018, 11:28) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr. Detroit needs to take a back seat. He hasn't learned from what happened in Detroit because he got away. He thinks that because he is a Cline and a Skelton in BVI he is above the law. Remember that the chickens always come home to roost.
  • want to know (14/06/2018, 11:58) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    God save the Queen. Madam Queen, These people here say they love us and are treating us like criminals. Please send some strangers who do not know us to run our country we might get a little better treatment
  • English humor (14/06/2018, 21:26) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    We all know, world wide, how funny and honest and ethical the British and their Monarchy are. HA HA HA HA HA....


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