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Skelton-Cline wants zero tolerance on crime

- “We cannot have a territory where locals and visitors don’t feel safe, that’s unacceptable,” he says
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) and Social Commentator of the radio show Honestly Speaking, Claude O. Skelton-Cline is calling for zero tolerance on crime. Photo: Facebook
 The territory was recently rocked by two separate murders within a 24hr period. 24-year-old Kareem Ettienne (Right) and local resident Tyrone Thomas aka ‘Jarmon’(Left). Photo: Team of Reporters
The territory was recently rocked by two separate murders within a 24hr period. 24-year-old Kareem Ettienne (Right) and local resident Tyrone Thomas aka ‘Jarmon’(Left). Photo: Team of Reporters
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI: On the latest episodes of ‘Honestly Speaking,’ dated October 30 2018, host Claude O. Skelton-Cline in his opening commentary called for citizens, law enforcement and other decision makers to have a zero tolerance on crime.

“God is not going to do this for us”, “some things we have to do for ourselves,” he says. The popular radio host was at the time interviewing guests, U.S Virgin Island Candidates for Governor Adlah A. Donastorg, Jr., aka ‘Foncie’ and Moleto A. Smith Jr. during a regular and special edition episode of his weekly radio show on ZBVI 780 AM.

Community effort

“We need the Police to do its work, we need the governmental agencies to resource these Police departments properly, we need properly trained persons and sometimes we need the overwhelming force… But we also need the community to do their part in keeping their eyes and ears to the ground,” he said

The radio host spoke about the recent spate of murders which rocked the territory within a 24hr period, “We’ve had a couple of crimes in this territory, unusual in a 24hr period… we need to have a zero tolerance policy on this issue of violent crimes. We need persons who are aware of what’s taking place to always be forward,” he said.  

Police must do job

The radio host also reinforced Police vigilance saying that it must be a community effort, “We want the police to do their job but we as the community… I’m calling for all of us to be responsible citizens, there’s no shortcut to a healthy life… we want to encourage all of us, young and old and in-between alike, it is in our best interest to have a safe territory for all of us,” Skelton-Cline said.

 “We all have a responsibility to create a safe space for us to live, and for us to develop this country so we all can prosper,” he said. 

7 Responses to “Skelton-Cline wants zero tolerance on crime ”

  • 2018 (31/10/2018, 19:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with he bossie
  • vip (01/11/2018, 05:23) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Lol they still not going vote for he in congress
  • HAHA (01/11/2018, 08:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    why would anyone want a non-zero tolerance on crime?
  • Concerned (01/11/2018, 09:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I womder what kwame kilpatrick would think oc thst.
  • Street reporter (01/11/2018, 09:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Claude is a very intelligent caring Virginia Islander. He need to accept that he has no political future. I do think he will make a good permanent secretary in Education. Or tourisn.He is very verse, very informed, speaks well.. His chances in this election is nil.. As a matter a fact. These are the Five candidates in play.
    Any four from this 5 is a good 4. ....
    I will take out Neville, I think the 8 district
    Is more appropriate. Not at Large..
    Now me and my two friends disagree on which one to take out. I say Neville.. One friend says Willock. Another friend says Shareen..
    It means the two certainty are Carvin and DeCastro.
  • Law Abiding citizen (01/11/2018, 15:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He’s right. We should start with him.

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