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‘Spirit of death still hovers over the Territory’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

- said there are way too many funerals
Local commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has remarked that prayers are needed to stop the trend of deaths in the Territory. Photo: Facebook/File
While the actual figure of deaths is unclear six months following hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, it is a fact that the number keeps rapidly counting, with no less than two funerals almost every week. Photo: VINO/File
While the actual figure of deaths is unclear six months following hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, it is a fact that the number keeps rapidly counting, with no less than two funerals almost every week. Photo: VINO/File
Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R1) had said in December 2017 that he was strongly of the opinion that 90% of the deaths (70 at the time) in the Virgin Islands since September 6, 2017 is as a result of Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO/File
Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA (R1) had said in December 2017 that he was strongly of the opinion that 90% of the deaths (70 at the time) in the Virgin Islands since September 6, 2017 is as a result of Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Since December 2017 it was stated in the House of Assembly that there were some 70 deaths since the September 2017 hurricanes and legislators had blamed the unprecedented numbers as an indirect result of the monster storms.

While the actual figure of deaths is unclear another three months on, it is a fact that the number keeps rapidly counting, with no less than two funerals almost every week.

This prompted local commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline to remark that prayers are needed to stop the trend.

“There are so many loss of loved ones and we want you to know that we are in prayer for and with you. We need to continue intercessors and those of you who know how to pray to lift the spirit of death that still hovers over this Territory,” Mr Skelton-Cline stated on his show Honestly Speaking streamed live on Facebook on March 27, 2018.

Among the notable deaths recently are Virgin Gorda businessman, father, grandfather and pioneer, Edwin Allen George aka ‘Speedy’, who died on March 28, 2018; centenarian and devout Christian Mrs Christalia Gibbs-Hodge who died on Monday, March 26, 2018 and retired civil servant and sports enthusiast Mr David E. Fahie aka 'Lover Boy' and ‘Cannon’, who died on March 23, 2018 at Peebles Hospital.

“We must rid ourselves of that. We are attending far too many funerals and we ought to pray against that spirit,” Mr Skelton-Cline commented.

6 persons were killed as a direct result of hurricanes Irma (4) and Maria (2).

32 Responses to “‘Spirit of death still hovers over the Territory’- Claude O. Skelton-Cline”

  • @ @ @ @ (01/04/2018, 12:16) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Death will come
    • But for some (01/04/2018, 15:11) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      it can come too soon if we don’t take care...keep living and learning, growth in inner-standing is a good thing.
  • spirit (01/04/2018, 12:19) Like (31) Dislike (21) Reply
    Tolians must leave their spirit of envy , badmind and wickedness .
    • FoRBiddenTFoRBiddenTruth. (01/04/2018, 14:51) Like (25) Dislike (22) Reply
      I resent your twisted opinion. Where the he'll are you from? I know badminded, wicked and envious people down the dam Caribbean train. But persons like you who hate bvislanders and the bvi are some of the most dangerous and desperate people around. Funny you stay around here after those storms. Come vaca pues.
    • are you sure? (01/04/2018, 17:26) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Spirit, there are envy, wickedness and badminded people in every corner of the world.
    • Hmmm (01/04/2018, 18:03) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      In those other Islands they simply kill each other daily. No waiting for Spirit of Death, They take lives with their own hands.
    • @spirit (03/04/2018, 07:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      You clearly have not traveled much or lived in different countries.
  • In denial (01/04/2018, 12:26) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    We (BVI) don’t like hearing the truth.
  • Good Point (01/04/2018, 12:44) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Unhealthy stress kills way after the effects of trauma if not treated through counseling, even children are affected in varying ways that exposes the effects, if not treated, later on in their lives to cope in certain situations. I do pray that our people take proactive approaches to illeviate the pains of unhealthy stress due to the devistating trauma that we have experienced. PREVENTION= Being Proactive, Not Reactive.
  • The TRUTH (01/04/2018, 14:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    When we ready to face reality we can be told what's happening ...until then it's a waste of time.
  • voter (01/04/2018, 14:19) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    The politicians love to much obeah
  • watch and pray (01/04/2018, 14:23) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is a death we all owe but that doesnt mean we must give up on life just like that stay positive at all times. No matter what you may be going thru trust God He will see you thru in the good times and in the bad times. As we celebrate this Lenten season let us remember why HE died.Remember salvation is the greatest give we can recieve and believe.Repent redemption draweth nigh.
  • foxy (01/04/2018, 14:38) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    There's got to be a catalyst that will start a movement to reduce the power of the NDP
  • ABC (01/04/2018, 14:42) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    I'm afraid that without a lot of money to back up the rightful outrage, the voters simply won't do anything of any significance to change the current government
  • welsir (01/04/2018, 15:19) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need prayers for sure; however, we must also make sure it’s to “The Almighty God” and not the fallen angels (devils) who also pronounced themselves as gods, or else our path will remain the same or get worse.
  • @ soo true (01/04/2018, 15:31) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    At one point this man publicly announced that scammers internationally was using his name to collect millions of dollars from our devastation; he said that he was investigating. Whatever happened to the findings, if any? And how much were he abled to collect from his international donors to be put towards our recovery? Or was it for his self-serving publicity and his personal advancements as usual? Wouldn’t it be interesting to know from whom our $400m loan is coming from? But of course, this will be held a secret for as long as it can be kept as one.
    • who? (01/04/2018, 17:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      @@so true. Who are you talking about? CSC or the billionaire on Nicker? Who?
  • wize up (01/04/2018, 15:45) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    what about the ports and missing tax payers money.....
  • just asking.. (01/04/2018, 16:02) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    what's up with those old glasses
  • Unclean Hearts (01/04/2018, 16:57) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Of course death will continue to hover over our islands...there's too many wicked and unclean hearts that live among us including thieves and murderers who prey on the innocent. And I strongly believe where innocent blood is shed....vengeance of the Lord will be soon to follow.
  • Nod killed him (01/04/2018, 17:55) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    You think it's hurricane Irma alone what about the stress of these wicked ministers just ask o w hodge
    • balance (02/04/2018, 12:19) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol, that is a funny one, Nod. But I believe that every event in a grown person's life is somehow related to past decisions he or she or their relatives made.

      In owh case, if he is innocent then the universe will correct whatever wrong was done to him, and his relatives will gain the benefit of that correction.
  • wize up (01/04/2018, 18:22) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    well my goodness: people been dying for years: one thing for sure is death and the reason why we must continue to give God the glorry
  • Street reporter (01/04/2018, 23:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another Hurricane season is upon us.. We better get our act tigether fast... We aint looking good rite now. Too many buildings still very vanurable. Too much people still without work.. Another bad storm God forbid..
  • Arcade (02/04/2018, 00:47) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Does this guy EVER shut up?
  • Boo (02/04/2018, 12:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    The spirit of Detroit and the Pier Park hovers over this guy
  • Ol Dog (02/04/2018, 12:35) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    tola life stressful buddy
  • church (02/04/2018, 19:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of you all need to pray
  • open wide (02/04/2018, 22:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Remember Jesus paid it all
  • what (04/04/2018, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My muther tell me If you aint got nothing good to say then shut up..cline
  • Queef (05/04/2018, 14:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's not the shadow of death, It's the NDP


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