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COVID-19 lockdown 'has sidelined all side chicks'- Skelton-Cline

- says virus forcing men & women to end infidelity & break off outside relationships
Even as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has killed thousands worldwide, disrupted lives and virtually brought the Virgin Islands economy to a standstill, Pastor and Social Commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says a benefit of the virus is that it is forcing people to end infidelity and bad relationships. Photo: VINO/File
He encouraged families to engage in activities with children such as board games and other home recreational activities. Photo: Internet Source
He encouraged families to engage in activities with children such as board games and other home recreational activities. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has killed thousands worldwide, disrupted lives and virtually brought the Virgin Islands economy to a standstill, pastor and commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline says a benefit of the virus is it is forcing people to end infidelity and 'bad relationships'.

"One of the good things about COVID-19 and being under lockdown is that it has sidelined all the side chicks and all the side kicks, the side kicks referring to the guys... which is what needs to happen anyway."

People forced apart 

The pastor was speaking on the Monday, April 6, 2020, edition of his 'Honestly Speaking' radio show on ZBVI 780 AM.

"Now, whereas you weren't doing right on your own, you're just having to do right now, and this is a good time to really practice some social distancing," Skelton-Cline detailed.

On the topic of infidelity, he said the 24/7 curfew associated with the virus has now forced people to spend time apart, "there's people you need to get away from, habits you needed to have broken and relationships that needed to be cut off."

The man of the cloth then moved to encourage those affected to keep spending time at home and with the family.

More family time

'We are having to learn how to live with each other all over again... husbands and wives," Skelton-Cline said in referencing the busy work lifestyle of modern couples.

He encouraged families to engage in activities with children such as board games and other home recreational activities.

'I hope these last 6 days and these next 14 days will be the catalyst for you breaking off some of these relationships," he said in relation to infidelity, while promising to go deeper into the relationship dynamics of couples in the coming weeks.

The Virgin Islands is currently under a 24/7 lockdown until April 16, 2020, as a protective measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.

69 Responses to “COVID-19 lockdown 'has sidelined all side chicks'- Skelton-Cline”

  • lol (07/04/2020, 15:20) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
    He ain’t lie but I do miss my side chick from rock tho
    • Ms wize (07/04/2020, 16:38) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
      Absence makes the heart grows fonder
    • LOOL (08/04/2020, 09:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Them had need to be with them sidekicks for this lockdown because them just killing the positive vibes in the home....
  • lol (07/04/2020, 15:20) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Something’s not adding up (07/04/2020, 15:27) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
  • Never trust your enemies (07/04/2020, 15:28) Like (31) Dislike (14) Reply
    This PLan-demic has taught me one thing thus far: Governments Control Their People With MEDIA
  • Trust NOBODY (07/04/2020, 15:30) Like (41) Dislike (33) Reply
    Anyone who believes the government has our best interest at heart in 2020 is insaneeee
    • Foolish (07/04/2020, 16:12) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
      So then business should continue as usual? sounding like a true ndp coon.
  • QUES. (07/04/2020, 15:39) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    But there are other concerns. Where are the law enforcement officers? Scooter riders still very active around the One mart , Purcell Methodist chuch hill area. Looks questionable.
    • wish I had a pass too (09/04/2020, 02:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Rudy's the new area for traffic. Scooters, pickups, cars every few.
  • tell me (07/04/2020, 15:48) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    This man not thied he come in like LIAT now all over the place
  • Strupes (07/04/2020, 15:53) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Does this make any sense. When lockdown remove what will happen????? Them back with their games.......
  • mouth piece for vip (07/04/2020, 15:57) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is his government who have we here on the shelf
  • Longing for (07/04/2020, 16:21) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now beloved we all know when something we yearn for is being withheld from us we only want it even more. As we are let out the gates the infidelity will double if not triple. But wishful thinking on your part. I’m sure your sideCHICKS miss you dearly.
  • Right! (07/04/2020, 16:34) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Really! Says the man who has been up and down with his like cool breeze on a Saturday morning! Ok "Pastor".
  • nope (07/04/2020, 16:35) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Have you not heard of FaceTime / what’s app or any other message service?? Everyone got some from their side bit during the 3 day break and if one of them is an essential worker or government they will still be getting their side in during curfew..
    • Talk something with Substznce (07/04/2020, 19:23) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      How does this topic protect people, pay people bills or put food on prople's table..
  • BS (07/04/2020, 16:53) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply

    Now now people dying out of work and this the bs comes out his mouth ms people need work money and food I done sick of them.

  • Hmmm (07/04/2020, 16:56) Like (17) Dislike (9) Reply
    I have more money in my pocket now. Can t go church. So I can save now. No collection plate passing around these times. As soon as this thing is over. I heading to the rum bar. More money to spend on my (2) side chicks too.
  • My Spanish thing (07/04/2020, 16:57) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    He is right I try thieving away but it ruff
  • Sassy (07/04/2020, 17:00) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply

    But u hv sidechick too? (fact)

  • His (07/04/2020, 17:09) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply

    Maybe he miss his....

  • CS (07/04/2020, 17:15) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply

    He talking about his own self?

  • The TRUTH (07/04/2020, 17:16) Like (37) Dislike (5) Reply
    Just by reading the topic alone coming from a pastor made me want to vomit my day three quarantine dinner. These dam so call pastors need to get some help.
  • Pass the Cuchie (07/04/2020, 17:29) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply

    Pastor sounds like he missing...

  • Sidechick (07/04/2020, 17:42) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    And how long you think this lockdown going to be. The lock down still ain't stopping the sidekick and sidechick to hook up. Although the husband is home with his wife, he's still jerking off and having phone sex with his sidechick.
  • Umm (07/04/2020, 17:49) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    How would it be work out if we out her marrying ppl for the wrong reason??
  • .... (07/04/2020, 17:56) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    I miss mines too rass red thing for life.
  • VIP lock down Agenda (07/04/2020, 19:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is just pushing and.trying to justify this lockdown... Time for the people to go yo work... Claude big consultant and other government checks still coming to him...its in his and lot more interest to push and encourage us been lock down... We want to get out and work... its hard mentally for a working man or woman to be home just sitting down.. Claude doing his thing and getting his money... As for infidelity.. The internet is there.. its hotter..
  • Ghost (07/04/2020, 19:25) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    In reading these comments; smh.. I guess realistically speaking if one wants to be with a side chick they will be, but why not let us look at this lock down as a way that God is stopping all the unfaithfulness going on.. as sad as this virus has sickened and killed many, some good things are coming out of it- more people are praying, families are forced to spend time together, more persons are getting some much needed rest; the world isn’t so busy anymore forgetting all about God; some of the wickedness that we’re going on all over the world see if God didn’t put a stop to all that.. persons continuing in wickedness are those that don’t fear God, but The Word says, “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”.. so when lock down end who want to continue with lawless behavior by all means continue .. l’ve said many times on here that God doesn’t sleep and He sees All.. we need to repent and turn our eyes on God ..
    • Wrong Mindset (08/04/2020, 09:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's unfortunate that people already making plans to meet up with their extra woman, hit up the bar and clubs etc... look where their heads at...all that wuk up gospel music that one DJ does be playing doing nothing for them before they go read their Bible and pray.
  • before (07/04/2020, 20:17) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Before he encourage people to seek God. I see how fake youre calling yoursekf christian talking about side chick. Strupes
  • NICK (07/04/2020, 20:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is not talking about domestic violence,who is also the result of this lockdown.
  • on the job (07/04/2020, 20:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Cline is simply carrying out his contractual obligations
  • Disgusting (07/04/2020, 20:36) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply

    Honestly, now that we are on lock down, I can’t stand the sight of my husband. Maybe because I have been binge watching Wives with knives on HULU. My husband have his side chick/booty call for the past couple of months and he seems to think I don’t know. He can continue to have his fun because when this is over, his behind will be lucky if he is left with a pair of socks. The worse thing a man can do is think he can $%^& with a woman’s head and believe the woman don’t know what is going on.

    • @Disgusting (08/04/2020, 07:58) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I feel you, I can’t stand the sight of my husband also now that he is at home, I wish he would leave the house and go live with his side piece and her husband. I sit and look at my husband and feel this rage building up inside where I feel like attacking him. He could have his street dog but once his street dog start messing with my home, it’s a rap. I am going to handle him and his street dog real soon.
      • Disgusted Too (16/04/2020, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Me too. Mine makes the dog sick. Now I'm hearing the side piece may be pregnant. I'm about to bust out of this madness. I wish he would go live with her and her mother and leave me and my children the hell alone.
  • yeah (07/04/2020, 23:11) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those men is slick. They will be sitting right next to you texting the other woman. I am single and I love it. I always hear my grandmother saying, never trust a man or think you are secure in your marriage. A man will always cheat or find a way to cheat. Here in Tortola, when your man cheat or cheating on their wives, the whole Island knows about it.
  • So (07/04/2020, 23:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    All you women, keeping it real, who think that you got your man on lock down, he is stuck in the house, they are still texting and finding a way to talk to their outside THING E THING.
  • SideGal (08/04/2020, 00:51) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Babe if you seeing this, it’s me, I miss you baby..... my sweet handsome vincy guy DW
  • Warned (08/04/2020, 01:39) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    From some of the comments it is sad that some are persistent in continuing adultery. It might look exciting and you think you have the best of both worlds but it will not end well for anyone. You have given that outside person access to you and your family, even if they have never met. . Because of that access they can literally destroy you, your family, career if they choose to. These are bad seeds you are planting and if you have children especially daughters would you like to see them go through that?
    How are so sure the side pieces are faithful to you? You are exposing yourself to diseases. This is not the te and season to be playing around. The person you are taking for granted cheating on you might not stick around forever and don't expect the side thing to be there when you get sick or broke. Either work on your marriages or leave amicably but thinking you can have two, you or your children will be the losers in the end.
    • Top Comment (08/04/2020, 11:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Most sensible comment I’ve read here all day. Why are you married to someone you don’t like it can’t stand? Crazy. If you can’t make the marriage work, get out and stay single until you find the right person for you. Be happy with yourself!!!
  • Tired of terrible news (08/04/2020, 02:27) Like (11) Dislike (44) Reply
    Does this man ever shut up?
  • warning (08/04/2020, 03:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    women hand them husbands or their man as well but woman are far better liars then men. your woman will be watching you eye to eye while telling you lies and the poor man believes ever word. A set of woman in our country have some men fool off that the man living in the house with her is her brother or family.
  • Rubber Duck (08/04/2020, 04:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is he speaking from experience?
  • whitey (08/04/2020, 06:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now we just need the lockdown to silence you !
  • Ghost (08/04/2020, 08:51) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Addition to what I said earlier..some of you are in here making joke out of sin..are you forgetting the Goodness of God in all that’s around us??.: God in His Great Mercy let all 17 suspected cases of CV-19 be negative and for us to ONLY have 3 known case and none of them required hospitalization.. C’mon where is your Gratitude to God for His Abundant Mercy, Love and Grace .. Where is it?? Are we so foolish a people to not recognize God’s Favor on Us?? SHAMEFUL!!..those of you that are in here talking nonsense, do you all believe that God was Merciful because of you all??.: it was because persons were praying asking God for Mercy and if He could find a few faithful to spare the earth..we say our home is a Christian society so where is our Gratitude to say Father Thank you for your Mercy.. where is it???...
    • @ghost (09/04/2020, 11:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh please stop. You Christians are the worst offenders. And your so-called leaders are the SHAMEFUL ones. Why aren't you calling them out? Furthermore, I wish you would just leave your Euro-centric God out of it and take some sort of responsibility for the state of our "christian society." Perhaps if you as a collective group had stepped in when the sh%t was all going south instead of hiding behind prayers and pious behaviour, things may have been different. From where I stand, you are a bunch of cowardly, greedy, self-righteous, hypocrites.
  • reality (08/04/2020, 09:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Plenty people marry for financial reasons and stay together for the children's sake when it only hurts themselves and the children in the long run with the negative vibes in the relationship.

    A lot of people only staying in marriages because of the mortgage and bills. A number of them sleeping in separate rooms or living with the extra woman some nights a week.

    • Women (09/04/2020, 07:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ reality) you realize that women out there having extra marital affairs especially in issues where they are not getting enough money from one child father....women have side d!ck while men have side ch!cks but the women keeps her mouth shut while man have to go around showing off themselves about how woman they can get...
  • Poll (08/04/2020, 09:24) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hit like if you are still in love with your mate (husband or wife)

    Hit Dislike if you are if you are in love with your extra woman

    If you hit Dislike GO REPENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE.
    • jokes (08/04/2020, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      You forgot something - " hit dislike if you no longer love your spouse" - LOL
  • Experience (08/04/2020, 10:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So a Man thinketh so is he
  • Yes (08/04/2020, 10:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see it is going to be a busy season for divorce lawyers when this is all over. I am filing for divorce from my husband. I know longer want to be in a marriage, now that I am home it gives me more time to reflect on the 10 years I have been married to this man. I am tired of his cheating and the lies. Cheaters and liars cannot be trusted. I just want out of the marriage.
  • No Suh (08/04/2020, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nope. They still finding ways to keep in touch. Video calling and ish.
  • hello (08/04/2020, 10:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    The insu.... man on pins and needles since he can’t see his side chicks.

  • The cloth (08/04/2020, 11:00) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man will say anything just to be heard! Even when he speaks the truth I kinda get turned off. Good message. Wrong messenger.
  • reality (08/04/2020, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This virus is going to make people deal with issues they were running from like couples living together but can't stand each other they had work bars, strpclubs , friends? Sidechick ,and sidedick so now it's no where they can run from it call them what kid side you want most these men and women have much love from the sided because they are being treated way better than thier real partner on the other hand these woman who cook up the man them head to control and have them like fools they are home now so you can get to do your wicked deeds so guest what this lock down is going to to set him free that's were a lot you going to get licks like rain I condone domestic violence but that's happened once he gets away a lot couple is going to realize it ain't worth it and do the true be told a lot men and women has not leave because they more care about what family has to say friend has to say and society as a whole have to say but guess what after this Longdown is over it wouldn't matter any more ever one to his and own order
  • Raw power (08/04/2020, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about the upsoars in prizes . Plus there are lotß of persons who had desides rents or food .
    Landlords still deponding and throwing persons out and charging late fees , government stated that no payment of water bills for month because it includes in it yet landlords still not complying .. i know person who did and the landlord still takes it without a word thinking that persons are not aware , these are things you need to be talking about , are you shore that you are not speaking about yourself regarding the chicks on the side , don't make it some like your so innocents, but the bottle belongs to the Lord and he will revenge
    • Well (09/04/2020, 04:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      So you want to tell me a crisis just hit and you all using this opportunity to not pay rent?its not even two months yet to say you can understand yiu may have difficulties in doi g so. Ironically though the same oeople complaining about rent were the same one sending moneu to their country when the curfew wss lifted. You all to damn wicked pay yourvrent
  • musa (09/04/2020, 14:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good advice for your wife
  • OK Then (11/04/2020, 04:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I often wonder why these men don't turn their side chicks to wives since they "love" them so much?

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