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'You can't pee there!'- Skelton-Cline lambasts men for public urination

- says 'pissy' smelling Crafts Alive Village in need of urgent cleaning
Urging authorities to embark on a clean-up campaign of the Virgin Islands (VI), ZBVI 780am radio moderator and social commentation, Mr Claudo O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted local men for using public areas as restrooms. Photo: Internet Source
As a result of public urination, Claude O. Skelton-Cline said prominent local areas such as the Crafts Alive Village now stink with the smell of urine. Photo: VINO/File
As a result of public urination, Claude O. Skelton-Cline said prominent local areas such as the Crafts Alive Village now stink with the smell of urine. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says public urinating is not of the Virgin Islands culture. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says public urinating is not of the Virgin Islands culture. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Urging authorities to embark on a clean-up campaign of the Virgin Islands (VI), ZBVI 780am radio moderator and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has lambasted local men for using public areas as restrooms, leading to unpleasant urine smells in those areas.

As a result of the activity, he said prominent local areas such as the Crafts Alive Village now stinks with the smell of urine.

"You've heard me said before, we have to clean up this place, walking through Crafts Alive, the place is rank with urine, looking across the market place, [there] continues to be these old raggedy tents," he said on the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of the 'Honestly Speaking' radio show. 

Men singled out as culprits 

Skelton-Cline continued, "You cannot use every space you meet as a bathroom, a public restroom, you can't be whipping your stuff all over the place and peeing all over the place, it's unacceptable... that's not how we conduct ourselves here."

While public urination has somehow become a norm not just in the Virgin Islands but across the Caribbean, the man of the cloth noted that the activity is one that is unacceptable and should be frowned upon at all levels. 

"It is an unacceptable behaviour that you feel free to just pee everywhere... we have a collective responsibility to hold each other accountable, to clean up this place and to keep the place clean."

Call them out! - Skelton-Cline 

Urging his listening audience to call out public urinators for their unacceptable actions, he said, "The next time you see somebody else all over the place in some corner, against a wall, against a building, shout it out, expose it... You can't pee there!" 

According to Skelton-Cline, the culture of public urination is not of the people of the Virgin Islands and a stop must but put to the activity, whether it is through vigilante actions or the laws.

33 Responses to “'You can't pee there!'- Skelton-Cline lambasts men for public urination”

  • Mr.detroit (13/02/2020, 15:26) Like (17) Dislike (19) Reply
    Oh yeah? Call them out and shout at them? You better be careful they dont fire 2 shots behind you. People please dont follow this fool and shout out at anymore.
    • ////// (13/02/2020, 18:32) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sorry but, I am not going to say anything to call out anyone I see wizzing in the street. I have two kids at home that needs me. People is crazy out here and it takes nothing these days for people to cut you down in the street.
    • Greg (14/02/2020, 07:36) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is a job for the Police and Superman. LOL
  • nonsense (13/02/2020, 15:38) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    set a nasty wagga buns why they don't piss in their floors at home
  • ... (13/02/2020, 15:50) Like (31) Dislike (6) Reply
    love him or hate him Claude is the only one in the BVI talking a....bout the issues
  • Ghost (13/02/2020, 16:00) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr. Cline first I want to applaud you for not being afraid to raise certain issues that others may be afraid to tackle.. and yes I agree with you.. this practice is sickening to see them.. however, I still must admit that there aren’t public restrooms especially in Road Town for them to use so though I despise it what choice do they really have?.. so my suggestion is that government find a way to install public restrooms discreetly some place .. also in their defense a lot of the businesses that do have restrooms at times they don’t permit you to use them and even those at times are so filthy..
    • Toilets (13/02/2020, 17:14) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
      Very well said, public restrooms are a necessity in a modern country!
      • jack (14/02/2020, 11:14) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Public restrooms are necessary, but they need to be cleaned and re-stocked daily. The one in Noel Lloyd park stinks.
  • Well (13/02/2020, 16:09) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    It's legal anyways, unless there's an 'indecent exposure' law.
  • son of the soil (13/02/2020, 16:20) Like (16) Dislike (23) Reply
    Its these nastiass islandman
    • WHAT!!! (13/02/2020, 19:23) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      “Son of the soil” Sorry this time you are wrong, this dirtyness been going on since I was a boy and that was many years ago
      • Come on son of the soil (14/02/2020, 12:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Everyone is doing it . A son of the soil neighbor whip out his wanker and start spraying on the side of a building in Road Town while I was walking with my daughter. I jump in his A** and let him know that he should not be doing things like that while people is walking around with there children and how unsanitary it was in a nice calm voice. He said sorry to me and my daughter. You don’t have to yell and scream at a person for them to get it. If I had approach him yelling and screaming, it would have gotten real nasty.
    • @son of the soil (14/02/2020, 11:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @son of the soil.

      I cannot set read this and don't comment. This is an inclusion of all men and surprisingly a lot of women too.
      Please Mr. Skelton, the problem is we need to get public bathrooms in the city.

      Mr. Skelton,

      Thank you for bring out the issues of the land but we have bigger ones. Many of our people are going through very stressful times and it is time for you "man of the cloth" get a program on to help win souls. We are in perilous times , please try to win souls and if this is done all those issues will fall in place.
    • power (14/02/2020, 13:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol you never lie
  • NezRez (13/02/2020, 19:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is the truth that I have seen with my own eyes. After peeing, they see a friend and shake their hand and pat on the back...ewwwwwww This is how so many germs are transported.I will not ever shake hands out in public, especially when I am eating. Just the thought of this makes me nauseous.
    • Sorry (14/02/2020, 12:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hit DISLIKE by error. I do like the comment !
    • Peaches (14/02/2020, 12:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don't shake the man dem hands. I give them my wrist. (UNSUSPECTING) Yes, my wrist!

      It is no excuse! Yes, they need to stop it. I have seen men all up on the highways jam up on a pole peeing! It's disgusting!! How come you don't see women doing that? These men have no excuse. when I see them I have to turn my head away quickly. No pride! They can find themselves in a restaurant and use the bathroom there. Do you think someone of high esteem would do that? the Premier? any of his ministers, pastors? You BVI men needed to be shamed long time ago.

      STOP IT!!! WHERE IS YOUR PRIDE! BREAK THE CYCLE!

      KEEP SPEAKING HONESTLY, CLAUDE!
  • See (13/02/2020, 20:11) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    No different than an animal . And we are supposed to be civilized
  • Hodgie (13/02/2020, 21:00) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Can we first have the list of all public restrooms please?
  • Diaspora (13/02/2020, 22:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Chalkdust (Chalkie) In no Toilet in Town song says “ No toilet in town (Port of Spain)for a man to spit.” Well, there are not enough public restrooms in town (Road Town) for men to spit either . Agree that men should not be whipping their penis out and urinating any and every where. Nonetheless, when one has to go one has to go to avoid having an accident. The same goes for women but it is more challenging and more privacy is needed. There are not enough public rest rooms around Road Town. As an example, where are the public restrooms around the Market? None. This is an actionable item for the City Manager and MWTU (Hon Rymer). Further, rest stops are needed around Tortola for tourists to use while on tour.
    • Kaiso Maestro (16/02/2020, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dr. Hollis Urban Lester Liverpool ( Chalkdust, Chalkie) indeed did sing, “ No toilet in town for a man to spit.” The Noel Lloyd Park.....etc is becoming a major event centre the area definitely needs public restrooms for a man to spit. Lol. It also needs a quality place where women can go.
  • voter (13/02/2020, 22:43) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Claude is the man
  • Fran (14/02/2020, 07:45) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    We women know of all bathrooms to use because we cannot go in a bush to pee. We all have a special spot in every area. We have the Admin Complex bathrooms, Pier Park, Noel Lloyd Park, All Supermarket Stores we are shopping in, Craft Alive, Flow, CCT, Immigration, and the list goes on. Why can't men do the same thing?
    • Exactly Fran (14/02/2020, 15:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      There are plenty of spots that women can go the bathroom around town. The men can do the same instead of being lazy and nasty.
    • Say it again Fran (15/02/2020, 06:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Straight FACTS!
  • Wizz (14/02/2020, 08:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nature’s little secret.
  • Eagle Eye (14/02/2020, 09:26) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    So it's ok to pee in swimming pools the sea etc? Just asking.
  • Easy! (14/02/2020, 10:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are open air urinals that could be set up! Granted they would only be for men but at least it would be a start!
  • Reply to Ghost (14/02/2020, 11:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even if we had more public restrooms, they would still do the same thing. And might I add, these restrooms would be kept aweful!! The bums would live in them and do all kinds of nasty things in there. Also, we have a set of people that government will hire to clean these facilities, and guess what, they won`t get cleaned. We have a set of lazy people working in our government that just want pay and do nothing. They need to make the prisoners come out and clean-up town and cut the bush....
  • just (14/02/2020, 15:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Install some pay toilets on the street. Every time you have to use the toilet you put a quarter in a slot to access the toilet.
  • LCS (15/02/2020, 07:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Invest in public toilet facilities that clean themselves automatically after each use. These you find in France. You pay but is clean and handy. Businesses in RT have denied me using the restroom while shopping there and I will never shop there again. Establishments should allow customers to use bathrooms. Environmental Health Department told me that there is no public health policy in the BVI, addressing this when I went to complain. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
  • Quiet Rebel (15/02/2020, 14:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    As part of trade license process and TCP criteria most businesses should have at least a unisex bathroom. During my visits to the US, it is my observation that most businesses, even the small ones, have a restroom. Road Town is the business, financial, entertainment/sports centre of the VI and it is also the seat of government . Therefore, it should have more strategically placed,convenient, well operated and maintained restroom facilities. Residents already paid for the provision of restroom facilities so they should have to pay again to use public restrooms. Indeed, they should exercise some pride and help to keep them clean. Further, as people aged, they develop an urgency and frequency to pee. And as another blogger noted, when you have to go, you have to go. A territory-state with a $414M operations and maintenance budget and a $1B gross domestic product (GDP) can adequately meet this need when nature calls. If we cannot do the small things/projects effectively, how can we attack the large and more complex projects?
  • Jane (18/02/2020, 12:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Pissing in public is a public order offence, but like many issues (illegal parking, not wearing helmets) the police led by ...... do nothing. That man is useless, and he proudly speaks publically to tell us that criminals are stupid. This is because the only criminals he catches are the stupid ones. Policing BVI is simple, but ....... makes heavy weather of it. He cannot even control something as simple as people not whipping out their penis in public and taking a piss.



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