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‘August 2027 is Independence Day in this country’- Skelton-Cline reiterates

- Clergyman added that decisions made in 2022 will guide VI’s future for next 8 years
Returning from a hiatus over the festive Season, ‘Honestly Speaking’ on ZBVI 780 AM returned with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline prophesying that in August 2027, the Virgin Islands (VI) would be celebrating its independence from the United Kingdom (UK). Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands is an Overseas Territory of colonial power, the United Kingdom. Photo: VINO/File
The Virgin Islands is an Overseas Territory of colonial power, the United Kingdom. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Returning from a hiatus over the festive Season, ‘Honestly Speaking’ on ZBVI 780 AM returned with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline prophesying that in August 2027, the Virgin Islands (VI) would be celebrating its independence from the United Kingdom (UK).

“I told you all, some of you all don’t believe me. August 2027 is independence day in this country,” he said on the Tuesday, January 11, 2022 edition of the show.

“You all don’t believe me, but you will after a while,” he added while reiterating as a clergyman, his prophecy will come to reality.

Back in 2021, Skelton Cline announced on his show that the VI must leave the cusps of the United Kingdom (UK) and head on the path of self-determination through independence by 2027.

"I am a strong advocate of an independent and self-determined path, I believe we ought to set a time, a date in place when we can achieve that," Skelton-Cline said on the Thursday, July 8, 2020, edition of his show, Honestly Speaking, on ZBVI 780 AM. 

"I certainly have declared out there [that] by August 1st of 2027, I believe and I am working towards us becoming an independent country," he added.

'This is the year of the crossroads'- Skelton-Cline

However, in the latest episode, he warned that the decisions of 2022 will guide the future and the next 8 years in the territory not just for the Government, but its citizens.

“The decisions we make this year… is going to determine the next 8 years of the first decade of the 21st century”

“We don’t have until 2023 to make no decisions, this is the year of the crossroad,” he added in reference to the upcoming election year. 

Skelton-Cline also called on Virgin Islanders to apply his message to their life, family, business, and more areas, “If you make the wrong decisions in 2022 you’re screwed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said in the past that it will be up to the VI people to decide when to seek independence from the UK.

33 Responses to “‘August 2027 is Independence Day in this country’- Skelton-Cline reiterates”

  • bvibuzz (12/01/2022, 09:02) Like (18) Dislike (57) Reply
    I with you we must take of the chains of white supremacy and colonialism once and for all
    • Comment (12/01/2022, 10:37) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      With your character, if this information is truth, I do not believe these words were told to you by the Lord. I believe that you hijacked revelation revealed to a true prophetic voice of Jesus Christ.
    • BuzzBvi (12/01/2022, 12:48) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can the last person to leave please help C.O. S-C turn the light off.
    • JON (13/01/2022, 19:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pause before take anything off and think carefully about what you will put on. Claude needs to correct his double negatives in his message before he starts prophesying. Oh perhaps hi trying to confuse our people, AS USUAL.
  • GOHWT (12/01/2022, 09:08) Like (64) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stuuuuppppeeeessss!!! Independent for who to run? Not you behind the shadows...lots of hot air if you ask me.
  • Tolan (12/01/2022, 09:14) Like (75) Dislike (2) Reply
    let me prepare to migrate one time , thanks for the heads up
    • Yeah CSC (12/01/2022, 12:24) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thanks for the heads up. My family and I will be prepping for the move out of this place.I am not living in a independent Country where criminals will be running wild.
  • sir (12/01/2022, 09:14) Like (92) Dislike (45) Reply
    That decision will be made by the people and the people only. I am guessing you know something that the people don’t or is unaware of. I for one will vote for non independence. There is no way the BVI WILL BE READY FOR INDEPENDENCE in 2077.
  • SMH (12/01/2022, 09:39) Like (57) Dislike (1) Reply
    This Person going make me Swear up in here. Why the heck he don't crawl back in his hole.
  • don (12/01/2022, 09:43) Like (70) Dislike (1) Reply
    This dude must be out of his mind!
    • To Don (12/01/2022, 11:11) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes indeed
    • What a thing. (13/01/2022, 15:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He needs to check the processes you have to go through first.1. Statehood from Britan first for three years, then Independence. You have to get your own national anthem like all the other ex-overseas territories had to do. And your own flag.
  • Citizen (12/01/2022, 09:43) Like (53) Dislike (2) Reply
    Happy new year sir. Which one of the covid variant infect your brain.
  • for real (12/01/2022, 10:20) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy talks too much and that tells me he's not wise, probably crooked yeah but definitely not a wise guy...
  • Referendum (12/01/2022, 10:27) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Cut the chase, organize THIS YEAR a referendum and honor the wish of the people!
  • great (12/01/2022, 10:28) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Give me time to get my affairs in order, sell the house and high tail it out of dodge. Who is going to protect the law abiding citizens of the Country who will be sitting in their homes behind steel bars and steel doors like sitting ducks from the criminals who is going to be running things.
    • Exactly! (12/01/2022, 11:28) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      There is a great decline in law and order. His failure to address this issue strongly demonstrates his concern is likely power. If the ‘prophecy’ comes to pass and crime and uncivil conduct are not fixed, woe is the BVI! On another note, how can someone that constantly chats so much nonsense continually secure government contracts? Excuse my dialect but this ain’t it!
  • jack (12/01/2022, 10:34) Like (1) Dislike (19) Reply
    Independence is a much we the people support
  • Mr Speaker (12/01/2022, 11:57) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    i rise to second the motion and reserve my comments until such time
  • WOW (12/01/2022, 12:52) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    He must have gotten a clear prophecy. I know for sure God don't tell lies and if he God has spoken then so shall it come to pass.
  • Mr PSYCHOLOGY (12/01/2022, 12:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    CSC , BOY , YOU REALLY GOT A WAY WITH WORDS , ARE YOU RELATED TO HOUDINI , OR IS IT JUST SPECIAL EFFECTS FROM HOLLYWOOD ?
  • The Real Judge (12/01/2022, 14:07) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why are people afraid of independence? Only unwise people remains a colony. That's the reason that our parents send us to school. We suppose to turn things around. Stop looking to your slave masters to save you. They have robbed you for generations and still don't want to reimburse you. It's the slavery mentality that still tell us that we can't govern ourselves. If the bandits could govern their own country, why is it that we can't govern ours. It's easy brothers and sisters. We need laws to police ourselves. Don't mind those friends of our slave masters. They still have not given us any loan since hurricane Irma. They are a road block to our potential prosperity. We have to carve our own destiny. They are not your Saviours, they are your oppressor. Independence is a must. We have to step away from Babylon.
  • United Kingdom (12/01/2022, 14:14) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    bother, whatever you've been smoking i could use some.
  • No Brainer (12/01/2022, 15:14) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Prophecy or talking b*ll**ks
  • Candiva (12/01/2022, 16:23) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Babylon must fall. Don't mind the bloggers, we will drop the queen and move on.
  • Well Sir (12/01/2022, 16:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you are prophesying the BVI is going to get independence August 2027, well I am prophesying I will be the first Woman in the BVI to give birth to Quintuplets.
  • @exactly (12/01/2022, 16:44) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    We are not criminals. Before the invasion we didnot have steel bars on our windows and doors. We left our doors unlocked and leave the island for months and came back and met everything the way we left it.
    • @@exactly (12/01/2022, 18:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We the true Islanders is not criminals. Yes, we use to sleep with our windows and doors open, go anywhere on the Island and leave our doors unlocked. Now with the influx of invaders we have to battle down everything and put extra locks on our doors.
  • musa (12/01/2022, 20:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We all need to be careful with our languages some of us talking about suppress others ....tell the truth how many employers in the bvi follow the labour code by paying there staff vacation/ overtime/ national holidays/ sick days off and most importantly on time . Don't be fool by fools we know what we have now and if you want better life be part of the change be your own leader not some one follower. I speak with experience and I know the feelings of having nothing.
  • Medusa (14/01/2022, 08:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God help the Virgin Islands when independence from the UK comes. Then the politicians will have no-one to answer to for their actions and the islands will suffer even more.


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