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VI ‘dead in the water’ if faced with another lockdown– Skelton-Cline

- reiterates calls for citizens to get vaccinated
Talkshow host Clause O. Skelton-Cline says the territory cannot afford another lockdown and urged citizens to get vaccinated. Photo: VINO/File
According to the Territory’s latest Epidemiological Survey, 6 of current the cases are on Tortola, 2 on Virgin Gorda and one on a vessel at a location that was not disclosed. Photo: GIS/Facebook
According to the Territory’s latest Epidemiological Survey, 6 of current the cases are on Tortola, 2 on Virgin Gorda and one on a vessel at a location that was not disclosed. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands (VI) currently at 9 active COVID-19 cases and aggressive contact tracing on the way following a possible super-spreader event, local health authorities have called on citizens to voluntary vaccinate against the virus.

These sentiments were also echoed by ‘Honestly Speaking,’ radio presenter Claude O. Skelton-Cline, who urged persons in the territory to not procrastinate but to vaccinated as a matter of priority.

“Anytime you see we don’t get herd immunity in this country… and you see COVID-19 coming here, which it will, and any variant which they will, and this government is forced to shut this country down, we are dead in the water,” he said.

Mr Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking on the March 30, 2021, edition of His Honestly Speaking show on ZBVI 780 AM.

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He specifically called on Virgin Islanders to get vaccinated which he said would ultimately pave the way for the territory to fully re-open economically.

“You should have been scared to no end, this past weekend,” he said referencing the funeral where a COVID-19 positive person had attended and exposed a large gathering to the virus.

 “We cannot afford it,” Skelton-Cline said regarding another possible lockdown in the territory; however, reiterated that individuals right to not get vaccinated should not become a health threat to the rest of the VI.

“Take advantage, don’t let these vaccines expire… let's not, having been able to make all the sacrifice last year, and then waste that sacrifice now come March, April, May of 2021,” he said.

51 Responses to “VI ‘dead in the water’ if faced with another lockdown– Skelton-Cline ”

  • g (31/03/2021, 10:24) Like (65) Dislike (4) Reply

    Why this man dont shut up?

    • Facts (31/03/2021, 10:43) Like (29) Dislike (32) Reply
      This man is not a likable person.. but this is all facts he’s spitting.. yll out there complaining when will government open up the country.. Yll need to just take the shot and watch something.
      • Rubber Duck (31/03/2021, 11:02) Like (23) Dislike (21) Reply
        I don’t like Cline. I think he is a rabble rouser. But he is not unintelligent , and on this subject he is dead right. We must get vaccinated to avoid illness, death and economic suicide.
      • Local (31/03/2021, 21:06) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Facts Taking the vaccine does not make you immune from the covid virus , so why must people take something that cant prevent them from getting this virus especially not knowing much about these vaccines and it long term effects. People should just continue with the social distancing and mask. Every country that has open up had to put lock downs measures back in place , its going to come down to strongest will survive and those who dont hear will perish .
      • Shoo Fly (01/04/2021, 08:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        He sewed the seeds of doubt and disobedience when he blatantly defied the call and directive from the previous UK to isolate wear masks and comply with curfew.
        His presence raises the hair on necks.
        Very negative energy from him.
    • @g (31/03/2021, 16:40) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don’t ever read I scrolls down to
      The comments section.
    • STRONGLY AGREE (31/03/2021, 18:44) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Seems like Skelton-Cline is a bully. He need to stop it. If I continue to listen to him I myself would not take the shot. When Skelton-Cline lived and worked in the USA, I am sure he did not speak the way he is speaking to us here in the BVI like that. We are human we are not animals. Command the tone of your voice when speaking to adults. Change your attitude Skelton-Cline then you might get the citizens to take the shot. Stop talking down to the people of this country.
    • Doctor No (31/03/2021, 21:48) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
      This is why we must all get vaccinated...
    • (02/04/2021, 10:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yeah g . Facts
  • SOS (31/03/2021, 10:31) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Me one cant prevent the country from opening up
  • Real Talk (31/03/2021, 10:54) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Mr. Cline talking truth. When you don’t like someone no matter what they say you’d just disagreed. The BVI and its people can’t afford another lockdown. The people of the BVI have time for everything else besides taken time to google information for themselves vs listing to random people.
  • RedStorm (31/03/2021, 10:54) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can someone give proof of what the vaccine does for the body. I am hearing it protect, then I am hearing it does not, but it slow the recovery time, then it quicken the recovery time. I am not sure of all the not so good news. So if there are some facts about this vaccine, could some one share the information.
    • Rubber Duck (31/03/2021, 11:10) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      Over half the UK population has been vaccinated and nearly all the vulnerable groups. These are the results....
    • asking for a friend (31/03/2021, 12:30) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
      Asking for a friend...
      Would this vaccine alter your DNA? YES or NO?
      can you get the disease even though you take the disease? Yes or NO?
      can you spread the disease even if you get the vaccine ? Yes or No?
      can you die from COVID even after you've taken the vaccine? Yes or NO?
      is there a remote possibility that this vaccine may lead to sterility in the future? Yes or no?
      is there the remote chance that this vaccine may alter certain genes only found in blacks? Yes or no?
      Only asking for a friend... thanks
      • replying for a friend (31/03/2021, 12:56) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
        Yes to All
      • @asking for a friend (31/03/2021, 13:24) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
        To all your questions. Yes
      • 007 (31/03/2021, 15:52) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Astra Zeneca ,no. Bor do the others. Some alter RNA , a different thing.
        Your chances are very much reduced , 5 times less likely.
        Your chance of spreading the disease is reduced by two thirds
        No. After the vaccine Covid is a mild illness like a cold even if you get it.
        None whatsoever. Covid does in rare cases.
        Absolutely not. There are no genes found only in blacks btw.

        So make sure your friend gets the answers
      • Edward (31/03/2021, 15:57) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
        No to all except, you can still spread the disease after vaccinated.
      • Goldfish (01/04/2021, 08:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        To whom or what are you directing your queries.
        This is the year2020. Suggest you research the readily available internet and obtain answers that are readily available ,up to date and from qualified and reputable sources.
        ,way, can accomplish this with the use of the same instrument used for your comment.
  • See (31/03/2021, 10:55) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    this might be the most ignorant attention deprived person in the territory speaking about things he knows nothing about except fear mongering
    • Whats the rush (31/03/2021, 11:56) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
      The Vaccine execution is progressing slowly and steadly, we will get there., U all need to relax,,, I was against it, I changed my mind went to east end 7day church took it, the Nurse there is the best, its the easiest injection I ever got, I have a fobia to those long needles,,,, I aint feel nothing, nothing...its like 3 days now and I am feeling fine, no aches, no side effects,,
      • @Whats the rush (31/03/2021, 13:25) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
        Damn R.I.P in advance
      • @Whats the rush (31/03/2021, 16:52) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
        Thank you for getting your vaccine and sharing your experience. This is my 2 cents on the need to rush.... We are going to open back up for visitors in the near future - I believe April our sea boarders are set to reopen and in June we get our first cruise ships back in. So with that comes more people and more risk of contracting the virus. With that being said I have heard a lot of .... 'so you've had the jab why do you care' ... the hospital here still only has a limited number of ventilators... once we open up Covid could be here in the 100s (especially if those coming into the territory are vaccinated and have hardly any or no symptoms), no doubt, with a population the majority of which are unvaccinated we will get a lot of cases. Unfortunately, some of those will be severe and people will end up in hospital on the available ventilators (some people will need to be on these for months in order to recover)... If all the ventilators are in use and someone is in an accident (ie: car or boat) totally unrelated to COVID and they need to be put on a ventilator to survive then they will have no chance at life. THIS is why we should act now. This is why given the opportunity we need to BEG those people amongst us who don't want the vaccine to go and get it. PLEASE. Look at the bigger picture, think of your community. You are a part of that community. We all are.
        With that being said - if we throw away thousands of expired vaccines there is NO WAY we will be a priority to get any more. We can go to the back of the line behind hundreds of millions of others. If we don't get it now we don't know when it will be readily available again.
        Think of it this way... you're in a boat with 20 other people and there is a hole in it - you have the only bucket (it might not be your favorite color but at least you have a bucket) so you're bailing away and keeping the area around you dry, but whilst you're doing that the rest of the boat is filling... you start to get tired and the guy next to you asks to use the bucket, but you hold on to it... this is YOUR BUCKET....does that make sense? NO. because we are all in the same boat - we have to do this together.
        • Peaches (31/03/2021, 19:30) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
          @what's the rush. I and you don't have to do anything together. Your body is yours and my body is mine. You all are so foolish. Haven't you all seen all the videos and articles of Bill Gates talking about depopulating the world? This talk about "Going back to normal" will NEVER happen. It is a lie from the pit of hell. We are on the verge of the end of the world. This man CSC says that he is a preacher and not one word about prayer and the mention of Jesus coming out of his mouth. All he is doing is spreading doom and gloom, chatting nonsense saying "we are dead in the water" CSC are you serious? Are you a man of God? Are you a man of faith? You must really break the heart of God, putting a man-made deadly vaccine over the power of God. You need to resign from your position as a pastor and stop leading the flock astray. Your words are only doom and gloom. If we take care of our immune system and stop putting all kinds of junk in our bodies, eat right we will strengthen our God-given immune systems. But instead many drink the intoxicating drink, pork, all kinds of unclean foods and expect our bodies to be healthy. Women have the right whether to keep their baby or abort it. No one is attacking a woman's decision. Yet you all keep harassing other people who do not want to take it. All over the world persons have made up their minds that they will not take it. You are saying that the vaccine will not prevent someone from getting the virus or spreading it to others, so what is the reason for taking it? If someone prefers to die, let them die. As long as their soul is anchored in the Lord. I am really sick and tired of hearing you on the radio Tuesdays and Thursdays. Where do you find the time to minister to the flock? Do you visit the sick in the hospital? Do you visit the Adina Donovan Home? What is really your calling? Certainly not a pastor. Please decide which side you want to be on because you can't serve God and man.

      • @Whats the rush (01/04/2021, 08:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Well that's good for u if u chose to take the vaccine..stop looking company because you changed your mind..the church them is wa full up of the evil ones pretending like they serving GOD you guys serving the devil n that's final cause you don't even know what's in were not there...they not telling us ALL OF THE SIDE already one of their guinea pigs..the government/politicians job is to get as many persons vaccinated because they are being PAID..for the love of money is the root of all evil.."To Depopulate The World" ~ Bill Gates Message...
    • Yep (01/04/2021, 08:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      And the preferred spokes person of your current Government.
      They must owe him.
  • jus sayin (31/03/2021, 10:59) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Dis man needs a life...look like when he was small he use to get bully around take his lunch he has dis talk shiw he making evry use of it..
  • Tolan (31/03/2021, 11:20) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Not a fan of this guy and i don't ever read his articles, but there is truth in this, we CANNOT afford another lockdown, we haven't even recovered from the first one yet.
  • jokes (31/03/2021, 11:41) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dead AGAIN??? The BVI IS ALREADY DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just because government workers and trust company workers are being paid as normal does not mean all is well. The BVI IS DEAD!!! Keep fooling yourselves, we are in for the worst summer of our lives!
  • I have to agree (31/03/2021, 11:59) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Another lock down most of us will die,, Not you Mr. Clyne, u and the politicians and civil servants will continue to get your salary, no matter how long the lock down is....
  • musa (31/03/2021, 12:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bvi we have a choice the only 1for the next 5 weeks if covid19 restrictions not supported by human then we all will suffer, like it or not the ball is on our court.
  • honest (31/03/2021, 12:30) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tell me what's wrong with what Claude just said! I am listening.
  • tola (31/03/2021, 12:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shut up man gezzz yout pocket full not others
  • james (31/03/2021, 12:35) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Over 7,000 persons vaccinated in the BVI, fathers, mothers, locals and expats. Boy if there was a problem we would have heard about it loud and clear. So do not delay, get vaccinated and lets get back to some kind of normal!
    • @james (01/04/2021, 08:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      That's to show you guys will quicker sell ayo souls..nothing going back to normal stop tell people lies
  • A VOTER IN #6 (31/03/2021, 13:07) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
  • @ HONEST (31/03/2021, 13:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • @ HONEST (31/03/2021, 14:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • U know wat (31/03/2021, 16:54) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let for our own self as a bvi territory examine and monitor those that that the vaccine already to see wat the results are for another two three years since there since there open minded give there self up as a guinea pig ...let make use of the opportunity....we can probably learn a lot from it
  • @jus saying (31/03/2021, 17:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I feel u ..but tha man simple problem is greed ..see u got to understand greed it a disease and wen u catch it u powerless over it ..cant help the fact u conscious of the reality of knowing u got it ..u dont want to be cure of it ..yes there is a cure but the problem is the patients dont want to be cure like being posses with a demonic force that dont want to come out of u but with greed their dont want to come out the urges wanting more and more ..
  • @,u know wat (31/03/2021, 17:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lmaooo...u know there like be sheep..
  • mess (31/03/2021, 22:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    One big mess in the BVI.. ONE MESS
  • wow (31/03/2021, 22:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    If we get another lock down, the reason wont be that we didn't take the vaccine. It would be because the government is ignorant and want to lock down....again to cause the country havoc. When the government bring down supermarket prices to reasonable, price of dr visits, price of Port Authority fees then ill take the vaccine.
  • OMG (01/04/2021, 09:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am hoping that after the COI dust has bern settled and findings are revealed, this human entity will be quietly and gloriously silenced.
    He needs to become a forgotten error.
  • The peole Need an Alternative Shot Choice. (01/04/2021, 12:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There ae those who will not be influenced by the media or anyone else.

    The Astra vaccine has lost all credibility with many people due to the issues associated with it, which includes the blood clotting issue.

    Hence, the pople of the Virgin Islands should and must be given an opportunity to have an alternnative shot, if they so chose.
  • Pls ignore (02/04/2021, 02:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pls ignore this not to bright citizen he forever looking for attention next!!
  • Neisha (02/04/2021, 12:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    hear this damn cr****, i'm sooooo sick of him now. why the hell he don't just go sit his down

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