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Challenge of leadership will prevent re-election of main political parties– Skelton-Cline

Talk show Host, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has posited that a challenge of leadership in the Virgin Islands will prevent leaders in VI’s main political parties from getting re-elected to form the new Government of the VI. Photo: Facebook/File
He said as such, more persons need to be recruited in the VI in leadership positions such as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Dame Janice M. Pereira. Photo: Internet Source
He said as such, more persons need to be recruited in the VI in leadership positions such as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Dame Janice M. Pereira. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has posited that a challenge of leadership in the Virgin Islands (VI) will prevent leaders from main political parties from getting re-elected to form the new Government of the VI.

“One of the main reasons why I believe the people of this country, humbly are not going to wholeheartedly vote any of these parties into power, the main parties, is because of the leadership that has presented itself,” he said on the Tuesday, November 22, 2022, edition of his Honestly Speaking show on ZBVI 780am. 

“I think we have a challenge of leadership in this county, but it’s not unique to this country… because I think they got the same problem in the USA, UK,” he added. 

Skelton-Cline added that the leadership issues in the VI are related to the persons who sit directly at the helm of the party. 

“We are facing an issue of leadership in this country and specifically who sits at the head of these tickets, because the truth of the matter is that is how a party succeeds or not,” he added. 

More new people in Leadership 

Skelton-Cline said as such, more persons need to be recruited for leadership positions, such as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Dame Janice M. Pereira. 

He said Justice Pereira has the characteristics and qualities of a good leader, including someone with vision, not beholding to class, political groups, corporate allegiance, and more.

Further, Skelton-Cline named the Director of the Virgin Islands Water & Sewage Department (W&SD), Mrs Perline Scatiffe-Leonard, as another possible leader in the VI.

“This woman has risen to the top even after being adversely put in a situation [that] was outside of her sphere and in spite of it [she] has been able to do some amazing things,” he added.

19 Responses to “Challenge of leadership will prevent re-election of main political parties– Skelton-Cline ”

  • justin (28/11/2022, 12:52) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    who will stand up for the west side
  • street reporter. (28/11/2022, 12:57) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    CSC is making sure whoever wins he is in good favour with them, so he cutting on all four sides. I don't believe there will be election until all the COI recommendations are met to the satisfaction of Britain . hence, I do believe elections will be put off, if I'm wrong, most the people are for Ronnie...
  • questions (28/11/2022, 13:08) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who monitors these governors? Who holds them accountable? How can they have power to hold us accountable, but we have no power to do the same to them? How can this be democracy? How can this be freedom? How can this be transparent? Why is this being allowed in the 21st century? Why is he allowed to be absent and thereby disrespect such a meaningful holiday celebration in the history of the Virgin Islands without consequences? Why are only our elected officials held accountable for which I agree, but why? If the Governor is one of our leaders, then why is he above the other leaders and allowed to fly under the radar?
    • @ question (28/11/2022, 14:32) Like (12) Dislike (13) Reply
      Come on we know the answers the governors are white and the rest of you all are black
      • @@ question (28/11/2022, 16:47) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        and the church said Amen !!!!

        A++ call the way
        your answer is on point

        who vex vex
    • justin (28/11/2022, 14:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ questions: a small group of us over 60 meets sometimes and some of the questions listed we wonder why those we placed in political office do not have enough ball to stand up and ask during live sitting of house of assembly

      crime is up in the territory had the head of law enforcement been locals we might even had another commission of inquiry

      it is shameful but when you ask questions on given matters some among us suddenly assume we have an issue
  • Pretty obvious (28/11/2022, 15:35) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Any country that does not invest in education will have a shortage of ethical and just leaders. Ditto for any country that operates on corruption, nepotism, discrimination, and wholesale drug running.
  • E. Leonard (28/11/2022, 15:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Westminster system and the First Past the Post(FPTP) election process promotes the party system.. The party system will survive and re-emerge with new leaders unless the CRC is successful negotiating a proportional representation system.
  • WEW (28/11/2022, 17:47) Like (35) Dislike (18) Reply
    Can't wait until UK takes over and all these crooks are made irrelevant, useless, and in jail.
  • not nice (28/11/2022, 19:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    You is an @$$***£

  • resident (28/11/2022, 20:59) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    anyone that hires or would associate with fraud s c won't get my vote
    • @resident (29/11/2022, 10:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am with you! People should observe that every Political Parties this man was involved with spiral down the ghut. He doesn't mean well for NOTHING except getting the $$$ no matter the dilemma.
  • lol (28/11/2022, 21:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need our funds back in the Treasury big man
  • Just saying (29/11/2022, 01:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    It is amazing how the bias, racist and trash news site bvi news on line and their few bloggers who blog over and over and over again has pronounced Myron innocent until proven guilty but pronouncing fahie guilty with no chance of being innocent. A set of hypocrites.

    Myron case is tight becuse we the people knew what went down with the wall we know nothing about fahie and the set up operations so mark my words cry for funny man not the boxn bummer
  • Come on Y’all (29/11/2022, 09:34) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    CSC is looking for his spot. I would highly agree, anyone that is trying to get elected and you are SEEN WITH CSC WILL NOT GET MY VOTE. CSC IS PART OF THE OLD GUARD AKA THE ANDREW FAHIE DAYS.
    • @come on y’all (29/11/2022, 15:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you, CSC is to damn ITCHY ITCHY. I’m giving you advance warning dude, if a woman is running for office, don’t try to cozy up to worm your way into that circle because you shall receive several BUSS CHEST AND DUMP ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
  • Putting things in perspective (29/11/2022, 11:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Missions to enslave us over the years is a continuous plan:
    1) Give us an At Large system that never worked anywhere but they implemented it in the BVI knowing it is a failure but make us accept it without a choice and have us fighting over it to this day hoping we fail.
    2) A loan guarantee, not a loan nor a grant, in time of need after the worse hurricane in the world their help to us is a loan guarantee with conditions that were geared to enslave us to take us over while we were vulnerable. While giving other islands grant.
    3) Send ships with body bags to help us after Irma thinking the worse for us as usual.
    4) Allow the public service under the Governor to fail hoping that the country will fail and then today turn around and blame the elected government for their failure.
    5) Help build prisons but never help build schools.
    6) Make us feel as if they really care about us and have some of us believing this and now have us, once again, divided so they can have an easier time trying to take us over as we have been made to believe that we can do nothing good and whatever happens to us by them is our fault as we left them no choice.
    7) Try to kill our financial services industry and our country by putting the EU and using another order in council as their front and demanding we make beneficial ownership public although the courts now rule in the same position the BVI has been taking but what they want they want, and they are above the law. However, they insist that we must not do what they do but follow the law or they will deal with us.
    8) In the middle of the worse pandemic in over 100 years give us a COI while we and our economy were dying where they hired the Commissioner, paid him, called it transparent, used the same staff from their organization to assist the commissioner, used no transparent process in the entire set up and process including the selection of the Commissioner for the COI, get a report saying what they were saying before the COI started(who pays the piper calls the tune), issued an order in council to suspend the constitution if the measures from their apparent pre-authored one man COI is not implemented and call this democracy and good governance while the biggest failure was all the subjects under the governor and police but they get to tell and validate their own story and get to fix their major issues and lack of transparency themselves without consequences. Now, most likely left the country to plan the next move in a time when we are recognizing an important time in our history, but the elites see nothing wrong with this picture. Yes, I agree we have to make some adjustments, but we have done well in the BVI and need to stop letting these people make us think differently because they are worse than us if you examine them, but they can look into us, but we cannot look into them. SMDH

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