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'Where is the passion?' - Bishop John I. Cline on environment

- says local stakeholders lack drive for sector
Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church, Mr John I. Cline. Photo: VINO/File
Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. According to Mr John I. Cline, there needs to be more passion for the environment from stakeholders. Photo: VINO
Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. According to Mr John I. Cline, there needs to be more passion for the environment from stakeholders. Photo: VINO
The recent closure of the Cane Garden Bay Beach has sparked conversations surrounding the need to protect and conserve the environment. Photo: VINO
The recent closure of the Cane Garden Bay Beach has sparked conversations surrounding the need to protect and conserve the environment. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outspoken pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has accused stakeholders of lacking passion regarding environmental conservation, which ties into tourism and other sectors like fishing.

Mr Cline made the comments while criticising the closure of the Cane Garden Bay Beach on the October 1, 2019 edition of My BVI radio show with host Angelle A. Cameron.

Fishing as an Economic Pillar 

"We need some champions for our marine life and our environment... our environment is not just marine alone, but its such a significant part of our livelihood. Fishing can be one of the main suppliers of food and also an economic pillar," he said. 

According to Mr Cline, several industries tie into the environment and it needs keen attention and passion.

"We got to do everything we can and hold the people we elect accountable for delivering and where they can't see we will be their eyes," he said.

"And then of course tourism which relies heavily on our blue waters and beaches and so on... all of these [are] their things but where is the passion?" Mr Cline further asked.   

Host Ms Cameron, in agreeing with Mr Cline, said "I've realised that we need to have people with passion, we do have some very educated people within our system already, but I realised that they are not the right people to champion the cause.

7 Responses to “'Where is the passion?' - Bishop John I. Cline on environment ”

  • Fan (07/10/2019, 15:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will attend power plus man relax
  • Jim Jones (07/10/2019, 16:06) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Looking for a new flock?
  • focus (07/10/2019, 20:14) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Focus on leading we to christ, don't be distracted
  • Asking .... (07/10/2019, 20:31) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    What passion? We built our big houses on the hillside. Now we look down the Bay and are dismayed by the muddy sea and the filled in ponds. Did we wonder where our dirt and runoff would go?
  • voter (07/10/2019, 22:44) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    He has a point bishop is a great man
  • Environment Warrior (07/10/2019, 23:22) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Smart looking suit, not sure about the slippery man inside the suit is good for the environment.
  • Outsider (08/10/2019, 05:05) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Church must be going broke or he tired of that. There is more money and prestige now for him in the environment! I wonder who funding him?


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