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UK will not suspend VI Constitution– Skelton-Cline

-says persons in the VI should stop fighting a fight that no longer exists
Talkshow host and clergyman, Claude O. Skelton-Cline said the United Kingdom (UK) will not suspend the constitution of the VI and as such, the people of the territory ought to stop putting energy into fighting the UK on that front. Photo: Facebook/File
While the man of the cloth did not share how he came to know such advanced information on bilateral relations between the VI and the UK, he said he believes that the UK never intended to suspend the constitution, to begin with. Photo: Internet Source
While the man of the cloth did not share how he came to know such advanced information on bilateral relations between the VI and the UK, he said he believes that the UK never intended to suspend the constitution, to begin with. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Talkshow host and clergyman Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has opined that the United Kingdom (UK) will not suspend the constitution of the Virgin Islands (VI ) and, therefore, the people of the territory should stop putting energy into fighting the colonial power on that front.

Skelton-Cline made the remarks as part of his commentary on the November 23, 2022, edition of his Honestly Speaking talk show on ZBVI 780 AM.

“We need to stop vesting any more energy, or effort in fighting a fight that does not exist on that singular point,” he added.

Uk never intended to suspend constitution - Skelton-Cline 

While the man of the cloth did not share how he came to know such advanced information on bilateral relations between the VI and the UK, he said he believes the UK never intended to suspend the constitution.

“Unless it was going to be done from jump street, that would have been when they do it… and even then, it would have been the most horrible and anti-democratic to do. Let's set that aside and let's fast forward,” he added.

Throughout the year; however, Skelton-Cline has been one of the championing voices for the fight against the UK and the prospect of suspending the VI constitution.

Skelton-Cline added, “They not going to do it,” while remarking that while the Order in Council is still in place, it remains ‘smoke and mirrors' and that persons must not get sidetracked but rather focus on more important issues.

Focus on current Government - Skelton-Cline 

He said there is a need to examine some of the things that the current administration is looking to put in place, which warrant feedback and comments from the people of the territory.

“The key democratic ingredient of any country… is the ballot, a person's individual right to vote, to walk into a ballot boot and affirm their wishes,” he said.

He reminded that the suspension of the constitution and taking away the right to vote at any time is anti-democratic and that the conversation to suspend the VI’s constitution should have never been had.

12 Responses to “UK will not suspend VI Constitution– Skelton-Cline”

  • asura (23/11/2022, 12:55) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    how he know that?
    • Gus & Gaz (23/11/2022, 14:43) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      We are not amused that the UK Gov't has rejected our advice!
      It is almost as if the UK Gov't thinks that we did not have a fair CoI!
  • Well Sah (23/11/2022, 13:01) Like (51) Dislike (7) Reply
    With all due respect, one of the reasons we must fight the fight is because of people like you.
    You were in the NDP, then jump ship to the VIP and now you want to back VIWP? Do you think you
    can always have your way? Well, I'm sorry for the ladies in the Virgin Islands Women Party if you choose you to be one their spokes man in the next general election. You are bad news, and we all know it.
  • lol (23/11/2022, 13:12) Like (54) Dislike (0) Reply
    When the money going back in the Treasury buddy?
  • VIP....Vagabonds In Power (23/11/2022, 13:29) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't Think....Don't Ask...Pay Tax...Vote for us. Keep it up and see how it plays out.
  • Just saying (23/11/2022, 13:54) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    We done have indirect rule the governor runs things where have Claude been?
    • Josiahsbay (23/11/2022, 18:13) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      We have indirect rules simply because we choose not to challenge them.
  • @ Asura (23/11/2022, 14:48) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    U seems to forget that his holiness ( cSc ) is psychic ????
  • Seamore Bush. (23/11/2022, 14:58) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    You need to go sit down and realize you’re not going to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes again.
    A leopard doesn’t change its spots.

  • What is VIWP. (23/11/2022, 17:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That sounds stupid...Is that a contending party for next election. Who are they, what's their purpose? How does CSC connected?
  • Josiahsbay (23/11/2022, 18:26) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    I agree with Mr. Cline; the suspension is a bluff. If it isn't a bluff I believe it will open a can of worms of political and legal challenges they don't want to have to face. The EU has declared that people have a right to the protection of their personal data. Let's see how that transpires. and how the UK react to it.
  • Cline Clown (24/11/2022, 08:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And how he know this? He just talking talking, everyone done stop listen


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