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November 4th, 2021
Speaker only wanted CoI lawyers to follow VI’s law - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Radio Talk show host, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has defended the post of Speaker held by Hon Julian Willock under the constitution of the Virgin Islands (VI) as one who ultimately has a right to defend the laws of the territory as the presiding head of the House of Assembly.

October 19th, 2021
American actress defends man who damaged Columbus statue in Bahamas

ATLANTA, USA- When a man in the Bahamas took a sledgehammer and damaged a statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on October 9, 2021, many took to social media to condemn the act; however, the man, who was subsequently arrested and threatened with prosecution, has also received support, including from American actress and comedian Amanda I. Seales.

October 12th, 2021
VI Premier speaks up for Caribbean people violated by UK

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI- Pointing out the hypocrisy of the United Kingdom (UK) regarding their treatment of particularly Caribbean people, Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has painted a grim but all too true picture of the atrocities that the people of the Virgin Islands and the rest of the region have faced at the hands of the United Kingdom (UK), including via slavery and the more recent Windrush Scandal.

June 24th, 2021
'He was not being rude' – Skelton-Cline defends Speaker's banter before CoI

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Host of the Honestly Speaking Radio Programme on 780 AM ZBVI Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has defended the Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), Honourable Julian Willock, who appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) last Friday, June 18, 2021.

April 14th, 2020
Tasing incidents: Video clips not enough evidence- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The recent and widely shared video clips of two residents on Tortola being tased by police is not enough to conclude that the police officers involved acted unjustifiably, says Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews.

January 21st, 2018
USVI Senators refute notion of being inactive after Irma & Maria

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Gathering at the Earl B. Ottley Legislative Hall on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) on January 18, 2018, senators who make up the majority caucus, led by leader Neville A. James, forcefully refuted the notion that they were inactive after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, a belief held by many residents throughout the territory, who say the lawmakers weren’t visible with their efforts after the storms, if they were active at all.

December 21st, 2017
'I strongly detest & disagree' with attack in HoA on Hon Turnbull- Deputy Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- 'Madam Speaker, I sat here the other night and listened to the attack on one of my colleagues sitting on the Backbench. And it would be almost remiss of me, Madam Speaker, as a senior Member if I was not to lend my voice to that particular issue and to say that I strongly detest and disagree with that kind of behaviour."


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