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Skelton-Cline produces his list of 'good' female political candidates

- Janice A. Stoutt, Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard, Arline T. Smith-Penn & Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith on list
Some of the women commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline believes would make good candidates for the 2023 general elections in the Virgin Islands. From Top left: Janice A. Stoutt and Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard. From bottom left: Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith and Arline T. Smith-Penn. Photo: VINO/Facebook/GIS/File
Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said men should now stand back and take on a supporting role to women in leadership positions in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said men should now stand back and take on a supporting role to women in leadership positions in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Facebook
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– The Host of the Honestly Speaking radio show Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has named several women he considers to be good political candidates worthy of consideration for the 2023 general elections in the [British] Virgin Islands.

“That’s the kind of person that I believe is worthy of consideration, serious consideration, in the next upcoming election. I believe that Perline Scatliffe is a good potential candidate, that meaningful consideration should be given to a person like her,” he said during the September 28, 2022, edition of his show on ZBVI 780 AM. 

He further named Janice A. Stoutt and Arline T. Smith-Penn as other potential candidates for office, as well as former Fourth District candidate in the 2019 election, Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith.

Skelton-Cline had previously named Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) Dame Janice M. George-Creque Pereira as a potential candidate for the office of Premier.

No conversations with Justice Pereira - Skelton-Cline 

Skelton-Cline further detailed, “I have not had one single conversation with the Justice. I understand that she is scheduled to retire sometime this month from that post,” he said while indicating that he has no idea if Justice Pereira would have an interest in the job.

“This is the season for women and I am calling on you [women] to begin to roar not like a lion, like a lioness. We men have had this thing now for the last seven years,” he said.

He added that the men should now stand back and take on a supporting role to women in leadership positions.

Further, Skelton-Cline added that the women he named are good potential candidates.

He also noted that Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) and Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) still have a bright future for leadership; however, he reiterated that women should come forward to give birth to a new democracy in the VI.

55 Responses to “Skelton-Cline produces his list of 'good' female political candidates”

  • weed man (29/09/2022, 09:29) Like (87) Dislike (2) Reply
    This dude playing god.

    You need to smoke a lower grade of weed bro. What happened to your wife. She off the weed. Why didn’t you name her?
    • Sammy (29/09/2022, 14:27) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      My vote is for Yellow.
      • controversial (30/09/2022, 13:39) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        Understand the humour in your comment, but despite the messenger (and he is a bad messenger), there are some good candidates mentioned.
        Include also Sharon Flax-Brutus, Sheila George. Lorna Smith would be the best female candidate for Premier.
        It is not about likeability or popularity, it is about competence.
        • tell me (01/10/2022, 14:02) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
          What have any of those mentioned accomplished for their time in the Public Service besides a degree! Rubish, we want people who have real balls for this time. not a good show.
    • virgin gorda (29/09/2022, 14:57) Like (11) Dislike (21) Reply
      Once a seat is reserved for HON SHEREEN FLAX CHARLES, we good!
  • time will tell (29/09/2022, 09:32) Like (56) Dislike (0) Reply
    So now you're pandering to the female voters with this new point of view. While nothing is wrong with females in politics, why do you think we need you to tell us? Why do you feel we need you guidance on this point? The good book says we shall know them by their fruits. why don't you use your radio time to repent and apologize to the nation, and try to save the souls of your friends. After all, you did say you had gangster proclivities. Do us all a favour and work on saving souls like a true man of god and leave politics to those who truly care without hidden agendas.
  • For GOD Sake (29/09/2022, 09:32) Like (65) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy go fly a kite
  • or better yet (29/09/2022, 09:33) Like (49) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take a hike
  • .... (29/09/2022, 09:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    maybe 3 out of the for well in the fourth she got a chance now cause the action man going but he still going have influence and tell long bush who to vote for make him your friend
  • What? (29/09/2022, 09:38) Like (120) Dislike (3) Reply

    Perline is currently head of the Water & Sewerage Dept. Look at the performance there, that's what we want for the Territory? Claude is posturing and looking for new blood because he knows full well that the current lot are sick of him and won't give him any more contracts. He think he is slick but we won't be fooled. Go take a seat. You are the same one that said we should examine people's records when considering them for office. WSD is the WORST running govt department and you want us to elect that leader?

    • @what? (29/09/2022, 11:01) Like (43) Dislike (2) Reply
      I thought EXACTLY the same thing.... look at the state of water and sewerage under Perline....
      • chocolate (29/09/2022, 13:08) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply

        I heard that it has people working at W&S for well over 10 years and still not permanent and pensionable, and these are good workers. Where the hell we would be going with someone like that who cannot look out for the few people she has working with her. We cannot consider her for a larger portfolio.

        In my humble opinion it has two fitting persons on that list, namely Mrs Penn and Mrs Smith. Try again Mr Skelton-Cline. I appreciate the suggestions.

    • c (29/09/2022, 12:30) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
      Just because they are female? May the best qualified person run and win.
  • Kez (29/09/2022, 09:41) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    need 7 good women to raise their hands for political leadership of the territory ladies u have nothing to loose
  • jokes (29/09/2022, 09:43) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Glama would be a disaster for the BVI, lets hope she stays out of politriks
  • Please Sir (29/09/2022, 09:48) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    GO SId down
  • Citizen (29/09/2022, 09:53) Like (13) Dislike (36) Reply
    This just confirms how crazy this man is. Only Ms. Perline. The rest just bad minded.
  • asking for a friend (29/09/2022, 10:03) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply

    where is cra*y cindy on his list?

  • power (29/09/2022, 10:23) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    IS A VERY SERIOUS THING , IT PLAYS BTRICKS WITH THE MIND / THE FIRST LADY SEEMS TO BE A WOMAN OF INTEGRITY / I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE OTHER 3 / BUT WE KNOW ABOUT THE 3 WE GOT IN POWER , HSS A LOT TO BE DESIRED ????
  • Really? (29/09/2022, 10:29) Like (47) Dislike (3) Reply
    I'm a wonan who knows all of them, and not one of them would get my vote, Perline by far being the worse.
  • FEO GOMEZ (29/09/2022, 10:33) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man believe in his heart people like him.
  • The TRUTH (29/09/2022, 10:40) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    This dude won't STFU
  • Bozo (29/09/2022, 10:57) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad to say but polítics in the BVI has become a circus and i don't think it will ever recover. Good leadership is lost.
  • slim shady (29/09/2022, 11:07) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Will the real Cindy please stand up ????
  • not me (29/09/2022, 11:08) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Won't vote for none........No one Claude recommend will get my Vote......Dr. P better feed him with a long stick......if he have any intentions of winning.
  • BviBuz (29/09/2022, 11:29) Like (11) Dislike (18) Reply
    i agree with claue I don't like Shana and Cindy them to power hungry
  • Government cronies (29/09/2022, 11:36) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    What have either of them accomplished? Nothing! You have to look for hard working business women who don't sit down waiting for government to hand them a check whether they deserve it or not. Look for women that have accomplished significant through innovation, creativity and hard work, not these four government cronies.
  • Highty tighty (29/09/2022, 11:41) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    These are the type of people when you pass them in public and say good morning or good afternoon, they don't even have manners.
  • Kez (29/09/2022, 11:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    the entire political landscape needs redoing. Why cant elected use their personal vehicles to do the work for the people.
  • Cb (29/09/2022, 12:18) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will vote for Bernadette in the 1st over CS. Any day.
    • @CB (29/09/2022, 13:06) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      You can’t be talk about that pussy cat get away from NDP gone running after PIVM talking bout “she got options”.

      And who is CS?
      • @@CB (01/10/2022, 01:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        We all have options every voting season unless we are, as described by Picko Moff, a set of bum flies. Lol.
  • Guest (29/09/2022, 12:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only one out of the three is worthy of consideration.
  • Bull$hit (29/09/2022, 12:49) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo don't realize CSC doing a survey each week to see the feedback of the people through the blog comments. He in disguise recruiting!!! Do not waste your time with this man's rhetoric!
  • Well sawh (29/09/2022, 13:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nothing tickles this fellow claud more than seeing his photo/name in print and people talking about him. Rather empty and vague!!!

    One wonders if these very decent and upstanding Ladies were even consulted prior to having their names and photos published. You can do better than this Mr. Skelton. If you cannot step forward on your own name and record then you're not positioned to speak for others....
  • Fed Up (29/09/2022, 13:10) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Skelton-Cline needs to stop his foolishness and stop trying to instigate what isn't.
  • SREIOUS (29/09/2022, 13:31) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not the time for degrees rjis serious time, the wjole world changing and we need persons who actually know about Politics. A law degree or Dr. Is not the answer. All 4 are not the answer.
  • Big Richard (29/09/2022, 13:36) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

    CSC’s side chicks?

    • @Big Richard (30/09/2022, 11:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your name is apt, I hear CSC is more into the Big Richards than Side Chicks...
  • Those are Weak . (29/09/2022, 13:36) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those we have now and those he is proposing are weak people, We need strong soldiers for the battle field.. The strongest one we have right now is Shareen Flax and she too getting weak..I'm surprise there is no Rasta, no conscious minded female amongst his list...
  • A Monent (29/09/2022, 14:28) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply

    Mister your endorsement of any candidate is a death knell for their future in politics.
    You are well aware of the stigma of corruption and the climate of distrust within the VI Government which your involvement has contributed. You are a loathsome blob of human protoplasm. Kindly dissipate silently.

  • Too serious an Issue to be joking (29/09/2022, 17:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    CSC thank you but clearly you are already doubting your own prophecy. If you believed your prophecy, why are you now making another list now of six?

    Well you already know neither VIP, NDP nor UP will give you another contract, so you are already campaigning for your contract? Me son, get a life!
  • ok (29/09/2022, 17:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    .... interesting list. Familiar with Luce from last election. May the best woman win.
  • kiss of death (29/09/2022, 18:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    from this fake pastor has killed the political careers of 4 women before they even began!
  • TO QUALIFY (29/09/2022, 21:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    you need to be a past or present civil servant most likely a member of the Methodist Church. Tortola is a real poppy show country.
  • Undercover Observer (29/09/2022, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This must be a slow news day and talk show host running out of substantial things to talk about, trying to stay relevant. No one can anoint who he/she thinks are good political candidates ( man or women). That is the role and responsibility of voters. Voters decide who is best qualified to serve as elected representatives. Political candidates must present their cases before voters and voters decide who are the best qualified. Election is a few months away. Do these anointed candidates interested in standing for office? Have voters heard from them? What are their solutions for the myriad of problems facing the BVI?
    • We have examples. (30/09/2022, 00:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      St Kitts, St, Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, already got leaders the modern leaders, to lead and fix the old corrupt system,, Only BVI and St. Vincent left to get real leaders to lead and fix the old corrupt system .Honestly, looked around and I yet to identify a real leader...Sowande is so disappointing. Shattered the people confidence and hope in him. He turned out to be a fake .
  • Kez (29/09/2022, 22:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    One thing for sure Claude gets your attention/say what you want
  • my 2 cents (02/10/2022, 10:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will suggest Elise Donovan
    Luce Hodge-Smith
    Bernadine Louis-Spence
    Nonie Georges
    Valencia Stoutt
    Althea Richardson-Crandall
    Sonia Brewely-Webster
    Marilyn Nibbs-Smith
    Faith Maduro-Powell
    Arlene Smith-Thompson
    Shereen Flax-Brutus

    Say what you want, but if all types throwing in themselves we can think about others who apparently have more essence and motivation in the future of our Territory. We need People that have a strong Passion for their Country and not tactics for money and power.
    • Lilly (04/10/2022, 10:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now you must be out of your cotton picking mind with some of these names you suggested. Try again.

    • @my 2 cents (04/10/2022, 14:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your 2 cents aint worth a cent.


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