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UPDATE: Claude Skelton-Cline approved to head BVI Ports Authority!

- Expected to start next month in the post, no contract to be signed today
Claude Skelton-Cline, now a consultant to the Minister for Communications and Works on Ports matters among other things, has been approved to be the Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority. The cabinet paper, according to this news site sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was brought before the Executive Branch by Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool. However, it was falsely reported by a pro-government online news site that a contract will be inked by Skelton-Cline today, November 23, 2012. Photo: Facebook
The BVI Ports Authority is one of the few lucrative statutory bodies and does not depend on Central Government for any of its revenue. The Authority was established by the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Act, No. 12 of 1990 (the Act), as a separate corporate entity, solely owned by the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Ports Authority is governed by a Board comprised of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, five members, and three ex-officio members. Photo: BVI Ports Authority
The BVI Ports Authority is one of the few lucrative statutory bodies and does not depend on Central Government for any of its revenue. The Authority was established by the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Act, No. 12 of 1990 (the Act), as a separate corporate entity, solely owned by the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Ports Authority is governed by a Board comprised of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, five members, and three ex-officio members. Photo: BVI Ports Authority
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As was firstly and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online some two weeks ago, Claude Skelton-Cline has been earlier this week approved by the Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith’s Cabinet to become the Managing Director of the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority.

The cabinet paper, according to this news site's sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was brought before the Executive Branch by Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark Vanterpool.

However, it was falsely reported by a pro-government online news site on November 23, 2012, that a contract will be inked by Skelton-Cline today. This is not so, as Mr. Skelton-Cline, the nephew of Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton, still holds a contract with government as a consultant to Minister for Communications and Works Vanterpool on ports matter. 

According to the same NDP source who spoke to this news site, “Claude contract will end next month and that is when he will start so do not believe all you read on Platinum.”

See previous story posted on Nov. 12, 2012:

Claude Skelton-Cline tipped to be Ports Authority MD!

- He is currently a consultant to the Minister for Communications and Works on Ports matters

Word just reaching this news site from our team of reporters around the Virgin Islands is that Ports Consultant to the Minister for Communications and Works Claude Skelton-Cline has been tipped to become the Managing Director (MD) of the BVI Ports Authority.

According to a National Democratic Party (NDP) source, Mr. Skelton-Cline has been one of several candidates who applied for the vacant post of Managing Director and were interviewed.  According to the same source, Mr. Skelton-Cline has the support of the Communications and Works Minister Mark Vanterpool as well as allegedly members of the NDP caucus.

It is unclear if the BVI Ports Authority’s Board of Directors have made a recommendation to the subject Minister for onward transmission to Cabinet.

It is also this news site’s understanding that the former Managing Director, Vincent ‘Old Father’ O’Neal, has reapplied and has been interviewed for the post.  The BVI Ports Authority Board did not renew his contract when it expired in July of this year.  Currently, Gene Creque is holding the Authority’s top job until a new MD is named.

Newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ports Authority, Edward J. de Castro, could not be reached for comments up to press time.

Claude Skelton-Cline

Claude Skelton-Cline, an indigenous Virgin Islander, was a NDP candidate in the 2011 elections for the seat in the second district.  He was defeated by political veteran, now in his fifth consecutive four year term in office, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher who ran under the Virgin Islands Party banner.

In December of last year following the elections, Mr. Skelton-Cline received a $96,000 a year plus consultancy contract with the NDP Government assigned to the Minister for Communications and Works to advise him on Ports matters among other things.

Before returning home to the Virgin Islands a few years ago Mr. Skelton-Cline, who is also a preacher, had worked for the former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick as the Director of Faith-Based Affairs.

Earlier this year, Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Vanterpool praised Skelton-Cline for the work he was doing as a consultant on the Ports. Minister Vanterpool said Mr. Skelton-Cline was doing a great job in getting information as a liaison between the Ports Authority Managing Director and his team at the Ministry.

It appears that Skelton-Cline played a vital role in the controversial $75M Ports Development Project which included the extension of the cruise ship pier and development of its surroundings.  The project was stopped a few months ago by the Minister of Finance Dr.  the Honourable D. Orlando Smith in order for it to go out on public tender.

Mr. Skelton-Cline, who holds Bachelor and Master’s Degrees, is unlikely to commence work before his one year consultancy contract ends next month if he gets the Ports Authority top job.

The BVI Ports Authority

The BVI Ports Authority remains one of the most lucrative statutory bodies with some 6 years of surplus and does not rely on central government for any of its revenue.  Its mission includes the provision and maintenance of the required sea transportation infrastructure for the Virgin Islands, and the efficient and effective handling of the related cargo and passenger operations.

The BVI Ports Authority (The Authority) was established by the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Act, No. 12 of 1990 (the Act), as a separate corporate entity, solely owned by the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Authority began its operations under the Act in January 1991. Prior to the establishment of the Authority, most of its functions were carried out by the Ports and Marine Services Department of the Government.

The Ports and Marine Services regulations (the regulations) and the related Tariff were saved under the Act and together they govern the operations of the Authority. The Ports Authority is governed by a Board comprised of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, five members, and three ex-officio members.

90 Responses to “UPDATE: Claude Skelton-Cline approved to head BVI Ports Authority!”

  • qc (12/11/2012, 08:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seriously????!!!!!!!!!!!! This has got to be a year end joke. ....
    • long look me come from (12/11/2012, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He gets a pass from me because he is of us. Too many of our local people are catching hell in their own homeland. My prayers for your success Mr. Cline…
      • @ LONG LOOK ME COME FROM (12/11/2012, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Good point.....
      • pat (12/11/2012, 11:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        he worked for a corrupt mayor in Detroit. Does he know anything about PA and if the authority is that well off, will he force the NDP agenda and build oversized inappropriate ferry terminals?
        • 1 (12/11/2012, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Hello world, heads up, this is how they do things in the BVI. Stay away!!!
        • TO: pat (25/11/2012, 19:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      • island man (13/11/2012, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Here's what I heard "long look me come from" ...blah blah to more stress in from here....blah blah blah..and you bloggers should say nice things..".
    • @@@@@@ (12/11/2012, 16:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      How true honest and openly evident you are QC!!!
  • yellow (12/11/2012, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I can say is, you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. Not in the wildest fiction novel, would anyone imagine that what is currently playing out in BVI, would ever happen in real life as it relates to how the NDP is rewarding all of these loosers!!!!
  • in the news (12/11/2012, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This all seems like a good selection he is a bight man, but I hope it does not come around to bite us in the behind
  • Ridic (12/11/2012, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so wrong. This kind of behaviour must stop. The people need to do something about what is going on in this country. Does Clause meet the criteria for this job? No... It is sickening now what is happening in this country.
    • Look in the mirror (12/11/2012, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Ridic

      The last MD was related to the last Premeir. Do you have any comments about that?
    • fmp (12/11/2012, 10:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do you know what Claude, not "Clause" criteria is or his educational background and work experiences? If not, hush your jealous backside. You dont even know how to spell his name must less anything else. Schupes.
      • sin doc (12/11/2012, 19:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Nah Boy!.Some Tola ppl always putting their own spin to situations...
    • @ Ridic (13/11/2012, 01:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why is our society so biased when it comes to locals?
    • take and give (13/11/2012, 08:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I know truth hurts right? Take it like a man. Or take it like just an NDP supporter. Your choice.

  • Ning (12/11/2012, 09:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just one question I saw the reuirements for the job - and if memory serves me correctly Mr. CLine does not even have the bachelors degree in marine transport/surveying; neither has he a master's degree in management (marine/ports) OR even relative work experience in this field/sector! I am not against him holding this post but what message are we sending to our younger generations about education (higher) and not having avenues available when croynisim is rampant in our society? This is going to be the proverbial nail in this political party coffin!
    • egg face (12/11/2012, 09:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      he is more qilify than old father so go suck an egg Ning
    • LB (12/11/2012, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Neither did O'neal who was the previous MD! And he was the then Premier's nephew! What do you have to say about that?
      • Really????? (12/11/2012, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop talking nonsense, he was put there in 2006. What does that have to do with the former Premier?
      • Facts (12/11/2012, 15:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yes ONeal is the previous Premier's nephew but it was the same NDP give him the job. So what's your point.
        • Ragga (12/11/2012, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          The point is, you guys didn't behave this way when Oneal was appointed. You only acting concerned now because it's Claude. Obviously they see something in him and thinks he can contribute. How about letting him try, give him a chance and see how it goes? This thing about political appointments is just rubbish. Every government has a right to hire people who the TRUSTTTTTTTTTTTT and who can get the job done.
        • bow tie (13/11/2012, 01:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You need to keep quiet.
      • real talk (23/11/2012, 21:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You have no point because you are comparing apples to apples as Claude is Ronnie Nephew so your point is?
  • RealTalk (12/11/2012, 09:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP Strikes again. No wonder they can't find money to do anything. So iI guess he going from making 80 plus thousand to six figures now. Poor people fed up with ayo nonsense now man.
  • tell it like it is (12/11/2012, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If he comes with a different attitude from the one he had on the campaign trail he might make it.. but if not...................................
    • Janet Williams (13/11/2012, 01:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What is the difference between the Ray G (VIP) and Skelton-Cline (NDP)? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

  • Why Not? (12/11/2012, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Since we put a doctor in charge of Finance and Tourism, another doctor in charge of Natural Resources and Labour, a grocer in charge of communications and public works, a businessman in charge of Public Health and Social Development and a lawyer/restaurateur in charge of Culture and Education, why wouldn’t we put a preacher in charge of Ports?

    They all have one thing in common ... none of them have suitable qualifications for the job! It's a perfect fit!
    • haha (12/11/2012, 20:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ralph did not have a degree in tourism. Neither did Omar in Environmental issues. Dancia had a law degree and is not a doctor of medicine. What is your point really??????????????????
  • h (12/11/2012, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the man is uniquely qualified for this job and for the political atmosphere in the bvi. after all he avoided jail time in the scandal and corruption involving his former boss/sugar-daddy.

    congrats claude, you'll do well here and you will never have to run away from here cause we don't jail our indigenous crooks.
    • Vex (12/11/2012, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      some of you nasty people are just sick and jealous to see locals moving on up...GO PASTOR god is on your side
      • facts man (12/11/2012, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Here we go again ndp government have a feeding frenzy going on with tax payers money these statutory boards are like sesspool toxic for politics
    • TO "H" (13/11/2012, 02:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is a cruel and heartless thing to b said.
      • h (13/11/2012, 09:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        a well known former legislator was caught red-handed accepting a bribe and NOTHING happened to him.
        you can describe my comments with any adjectives u like, but u cannot deny their veracity.
    • Boo (25/11/2012, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      lol! belly nearly buss with laugh
  • stupiness (12/11/2012, 10:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh Snap Curise Ship Project Aprrove Now Hands Down
  • bigger picture (12/11/2012, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fox is head of the hen house. there goes the push for Pier Park and West End ferry terminal and beef island terminals to outer islands. big and flashy- just like what he is used to in Detroit. He has been Americanized in several ways which don't fit here- but does with NDP who wants to puff up their chest and look modern at the detriment of the BVI. And DON'T let Vincent get back in. His Ego alone will swamp de place. He wanted the "biggest project PA was undertaking", west end ferry dock.
  • Ok Then (12/11/2012, 12:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well if he can do the job, then why not. He is home and he need a job just like anyone of us. What pisses me off is the only time we Virgin Islanders can get together is at a Funeral or joining with someone outside to kill our own. He have his issues but he from here. What pisses me off is the political side of things. The Government need to stop publicizing political appointees. This type of cycle will cause another Government to remove this man when they get in office. This American style politicking is not us and we don't it here. We have to look out for our people and put them in places to run the country and businesses for generations to come. If he can do it gave it to him. If he is not doing a good job then remove him. Its business. WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH.
    • Crank Shaft (12/11/2012, 12:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you, couldn't say it better. Then they wonder why we can't get by. If they brought a UK guy to run it then they will cry even harder. Jesus himself could come down for the job and they will say he's an expat so don't give it to him.
  • ausar (12/11/2012, 13:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Bigger Picture", I have to disagree. We must all agree that our entry ports are in the dumps. If this man can assist in upgrading our ports of entry, what's the big issue about that?

    We should all want for the betterment of this territory.

    If such a plan is in the books, good way to go there now Skelly!

    "OK", I agree with you ten thousand percent! Too much of us Virgin Islanders(British) are willing to put down our own in their own land and praise foreigners in ours. That we must learn to stop.

    Always remember, "Why Not", one's college degree does not always have to fit the bill for a job. Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter and Bush did not have job descriptions that ever prepared them to be leaders of America.
    Most Fortune 500 CEO's education didn't prepare them for their job description. Neither did Branson's.

    It seems to me that when it comes to Virgin Islanders(B), the hammer should drop if they're one step out of line. But for foreigners, any old dawg off the street is, by default, qualified to lead, especially if they're white.

    Soooooo, for the rest of the moo-moo them out there, Skelly is here to stay and as such, if dawg, cat , skunk, and porcupine could crawl out of nowhere and become something in this country, dog gone damneth, our Skelly should be able to achieve similiarly.

    Always remember, "Why Not", if honey is in the rock, Virgin Islanders(B) MUST get their share!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Why Not (12/11/2012, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well "ausar", you couldn't be more wrong. All of the people you mentioned were imminently qualified and prepared for the job of President!

      Bill Clinton decided upon a life of public service at the age of 16 and set about educating himself for just such a life. Barrack Obama also knew at an early age that politics and public service would be his life's work. His education was entirely geared towards a career in politics and ultimately the presidency.

      Jimmy Carter joined the navy straight out of high school. Through the Naval Academy, Carter took courses in Nuclear Physics. He worked on various major developmental projects including nuclear submarine propulsion, etc. When his father died, he was forced to leave his navy career behind in order to run his family's peanut farm. Once that was in hand, he embarked upon his political career in early 1950's.

      For the next 30 some years, he spent his life in public service in the senate, as Governor of Georgia and ultimately the President.

      George Bush was probably the least qualified to become President of those you have mentioned. His main qualification was that he grew up around politics and politicians. He earned an MBA at Harvard Business School. His (official) political career began in 1978 when he ran for the House of Representatives. He was Governor of Texas and then of course, President.

      So, with just a cursory investigation into those you have mentioned, I can safely say that each of those mentioned were certainly qualified for the job of President.

      The difference between our political representatives and the U.S. representatives you mentioned is that all of the U.S. representatives spent a good amount of time in the political arena before ascending to a position of authority or any position that could have a major impact upon the finances or future of their country.
    • @ ausar (13/11/2012, 12:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess we should just forget about qualifications then. We should just give individuals a chance to do a job because they are Virgin Islanders. That is past ridiculous! Just say you support the NDP, and you will defend anything they do no matter what it is. Sad
  • sing like a bird (12/11/2012, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I ask again how did VINO get priviledged information? dem NDP man dem talk too much.
  • Eagle and Buffalo (12/11/2012, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Political is a rewards-based system, ie, most political party(s) supporters anticipate getting rewarded for their support. Further, it is customary that the party in power takes care of it supporters so the NDP behaviour is not unique. Elections have consequences, meaning that when a party wins it gets to call the shots. To use a cricket analogy, the team winning the toss gets the choice of whether to bat or field.

    But electioneering politics aside, why should Claude Skelton-Kline not serve as the BVIPA MD? Unless there is some other disqualifying argument other than hands-on marine port management experience, he should be afforded the opportunity to serve as MD. Though it would be advantageous if he direct, hands-on port management experience, it is not a show stopper. The MD is responsible and accountable for operating the port effectively and efficiently to attain the port's vision/mission, and to deliver high quality services at the least cost.

    Nonetheless, the MD does not have to be steeped in technical skills to be effective. In the the supervisory/management triangle, technical skills are highly required at the base and midlevel. However, at the apex, administrative skills are a core requirement. Any potential MD needs to be skilled in problem-solving, interpersonal and administrative skills.

    • Biggs (12/11/2012, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mark has heaped praises on this man for his works thus far so I'm not surprised that they're considering him for this position. The problem in BVI and other places is that we make too much fuss over 'fluff'. People are being paid to perform not simply because they have a certain degree. Performance, productivity etc. is what counts in the end. If he's getting the job done I say give the man a try!
    • FM (13/11/2012, 14:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I really don't see your point ' Eagle and Buffalo' other than showing off that you have an opinon lol
      • Eagle and Buffalo (13/11/2012, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        The point is that an effective professional manager can produce positive outcomes. Second that there is a difference between managerial and technical skills;managers and technicians serve difference roles in either public or private organizations to deliver high quality value to customers. And thirdly if Virgin Islanders are not given opportunities in the Virgin Islands, their homeland, where will they be afforded the opportunity? We need to shed the crab in the bucket syndrome; self-hatred is dividing and slaughtering us. Lets put a stop to the Willie Lynch's divide and rule practice. In its place lets celebrate each other's success.
  • shop till you drop (12/11/2012, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    some body wll have $$$$ for XMAS shopping...
  • Jack (12/11/2012, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I can name 100 reason why he should not serve at the Managing Director. He does not qualify in any shape form or fashion! While reading this article I was looking for what education or experience in Marine/Ports he had to qualify him. What he does have is a very dark past with one of the most corrupt politician in the united states. We are known by the company we keep. If the BVI had a federal government this could and would not happen. The 4th arm of government in the US is the investigative reporters who make careers on stories like this. Has he ever managed a crew of 100 plus persons successfully???

    We will pay for the poor decisions that we make, maybe not today but tomorrow with interest.
    • read (12/11/2012, 19:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      people doe read back what they does be writing awha...
    • he has a right (12/11/2012, 19:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What is the fact that an indigenous Virgin Islander getting a job in his place of his birth as well as his ancestors have to do with the price of bread?
    • first time (13/11/2012, 01:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Alyuh anit have lil babies or a job or need to go liming till 4am from being on VINO bloging ????jeez um bread man....
    • Dr. James Wells (13/11/2012, 14:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jack I should hasten to admit that your hypothesis seems (and maybe is) theoretically robust however as is often sadly the case, it betrays evidence of the ramblings yet another academician whose perception of reality is disassociated from what occurs in the real world.
  • God Bless You (12/11/2012, 20:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Skelton Cline, as an employee of the Ports, I have watch how you have carried yourself over the past 8 to 9 months, I am very impressed with your leadership and communication style. You know how to get things done. We need leadership and I believe you can get the job done. So don't mind the noise. BVI is never pleased with their own or an expat. Some are just jealous of who you are. Remember if God be for you, who can be against you. Just know I am for you. God Bless!
  • @ A Eagle and Buffalo (13/11/2012, 12:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You say managing experience or managing qualifications are not a show stopper to be a MANAGING DIRECTOR!!! Politics is really killing this place. Next thing you going to tell me surgeons don't need experience or qualification in surgery. This is how we pissing tax payers money down the pipe, and nothing can be done properly here. sigh...
  • Eagle and Buffalo (13/11/2012, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    True, certain professions demand specific training, education and experience, ie, doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants.....etc. But in the realm of genrral professional management what is needed to make things happened is the knowledge, skill, ability and talent to plan, organize, direct and control resources to achieve an organization's mission. There is a difference between a manager and a technician. A manager does not necessarily need to know the details or the nuts and bolts about an activity(s) to attain positive results. He/she must have have the managerial skill sets to coordinate and marshal resources to do the right things productively. Lets give Claude the opportunity to excel. Why not? We bring a lot of paper tigers who demonstrate that they do not know pullet from fowl.
  • hit the ground running (13/11/2012, 18:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Skelton-Cline your first order of business will be to address the inefficent, bloated, overstaffed, under performing. BVIPA....

  • ABC (13/11/2012, 19:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Cline as Managing Director of the Ports Authority?? I assumed that we had bottomed out when they appointed Miss P. Scatliffe as CEO at Water and Sewage and pushed aside Mr. Grant who spent years training for that Post. Now Claud and tomorrow the appointment of Mr. Henley from Cane Garden Bay as the Deputy Managing Director for the Port. It is obvious that Mark believes that the port is limited to the Cruise Ship Dock. This has to be the epitome of corruption since over quater of a million dollars which was made available to these people under the Neighbourhood Watch Program is still not accounted for. Trust me, Mark knows exactly what he is doing. Fortunately, he does not hold the future.

    • @ ABC (14/11/2012, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So despicable of ABC. Using a normal appointment to try to score cheap political point.
  • 700 club (14/11/2012, 12:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank God for Christmas when peace and goodwill to ALL men are truly experienced.
    • NDP all the way (14/11/2012, 16:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i was a bit taken back by many of the negative comments.
      • NUMBER (23/11/2012, 23:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • good man (14/11/2012, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Although me and Claude ent no big set ah fren, ayo blogers shouldn't attack the man like a demented dharoo-mai....
    • watch it (23/11/2012, 19:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hellooooo? It doesn't take Einstein to see the NDP just taking care of dem suportes only all day and night!!!
  • Position (16/11/2012, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So my question is this why did we need a ports consultant in the first place? was this sole created for him and will that position be filled? because as shady as it may seems it is his right to apply for any position that is available.
  • Wow (23/11/2012, 15:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    His campaign manager next - Al Henley BVI Ports Deputy Managing Director...
  • bigger picture (23/11/2012, 19:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this appointment is amazingly nepotistic. Of course, most everyone is related to everyone else. But I fail to see how a preacher is qualified to make decisions over maritime issues when he was a go-between for Mark and PA. That does not make him qualified.
    More damning is the fact that he obviously supports the Cruise Ship extension and pier park without really considering what the people have said. NDP are feathering their nest with "yes" people so they have more power in their developing. Kelton's nephew is padding the government with go-along people.
  • DarkVader (24/11/2012, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All of you who blah blah negatively, go do the job then..let me see what you are made of. Time you all stop bringing down your own people. No wonder some of us are how we are today. Can never speak a positive word into the lives of our brothers or sisters. Thats why the white man going to always be on top of us. Stop killing the progress of your own man..tired of it...
    • Speak the truth (26/11/2012, 10:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is not about hate what people are expressing, it simple. A job is advertised with certain qualifications, is Mr. Skelton qualified in any shape form or fashion!!! If the answer is No then why is he being hired. Make the simple case for why he should be hired based on his qualifications.
  • A Fahie (24/11/2012, 11:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply


  • turst and obey (24/11/2012, 23:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG. Are these NDP running a govt or a rum shop???
  • insider (25/11/2012, 12:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    leave the man alone he born here and can do the work!
  • ABC (25/11/2012, 14:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No one hates Cline Skelton, the real issue is with these Miinisters who are misusing and abusing their powers. If they wished to help Cline in some form or shape they could have created a unit with responsibility for counselling civil servants and whom ever. Everone has to be upset when our resources are used in a manner like this. Lets face it Claud is just as guilty as the Ministers who are hell bent in making good in this four years.
  • nice (26/11/2012, 12:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    must be nice on a trip to france first class
  • will (26/11/2012, 23:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree that you are all about business alright...monkey business!
  • job (28/11/2012, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    my son got a job at the port hope the pasor do ot mess with he!
  • buy (29/11/2012, 01:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you Mark for making this wise appointment.

  • day (29/11/2012, 11:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The next govt will have a field day with the ways of the NDP govt

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