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One person per 64 square-feet! Gatherings of up to 50 persons now allowed

Churches in the British Virgin Islands will now be able to host up to 50 persons, following government’s recent decision to increase the maximum allowed size of social gatherings in the territory.

Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement during a national address on Thursday, May 21.

He said: “Cabinet considered and decided on an increase for the size of gatherings from 20 persons to one person per 64 square-feet up to a maximum of 50 persons, as certified by the Social & Monitoring Task Force, to take effect on May 24, 2020.”

Skelton Cline’s Plea

This decision comes only days after local pastor Claude Skelton Cline, who is also a consultant to government, appealed to the Andrew Fahie administration to increase the limit on church gatherings to up to 50 persons.

“There are churches who have masks, there are churches who have the thermometers to check your temperature, they have set up the safe distancing and all that good stuff. So I am appealing to this government to increase those numbers — if that can happen as early as this weekend — to 50 parishioners,” said Cline, who was also a spokesperson for the VIP during the February 2019 General Elections.

“That’s my appeal to the Premier and his team; that they give serious consideration to looking at the numbers in the houses of worship on the weekends in particular,” he added.

Previous gathering limits

In March, Cabinet had decided to limit social gatherings to no more than 30 persons prior to the territory receiving its first COVID-19 case.

After receiving two confirmed COVID-19 cases and undergoing 14 days of 24-hour lockdown, Cabinet decided to reduce that number to 20 to further prevent the virus from spreading in the BVI.

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  1. vip heckler says:

    Claude is a VIP shot-caller

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  2. Here goes... says:

    Right does the government only think that the virus transfers at night? The curfew makes no sense if you are then allowing large groups gather together during the day! You’re limited on your beach time when everyone is spread out but can then go to a crowded church… No doubt Pastor Cline’s divine intervention will save all those people. His interventions our government are getting tedious though…

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  3. Lily Ann says:

    so claude rule FAhie??? hmmm… getting what he wants

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  4. Bragadam says:

    Fahie wants to hold everybody hand, and want to cry when they hold him to his throat to do certain stuff like open the country!!!! Thts what you Fahie Boy get for trying to please everybody !!!

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  5. JC must need da muney says:

    Is he no longer Bishop? Askin for a friend. But seriously, even in the picture, where them mask? I see space be-side, but none be-front or back! I guess COVID avoid the church people, huh? Why dem restrant have so much room, but not church? Maybe we turn Some church into Morg later, save space at Peebles?

  6. down2earth says:

    I wonder if this is a case of having inside information and then bringing it out controversially to give the impression that he run things? (What a wolf in the wrong clothes.)

    If that is so, Hon. Premier you are being undermined!

  7. ?? says:

    The real reason for the mask is for the illusion that the virus that is coming is contagious but the virus would be activated and be more deadly by the 5G signals. Additionally, the wearing of the mask all the time is a part of a death plan where the re-breathing in of the carbon dioxide will kill the wearer over time.

    The real reason for the 6 feet social distancing is for the 5G transmitters and receivers to be able to do its job of tracking you better.

    Another reason is to disrupt the social fabric of society because we are social beings. The limiting of crowds which affect churches is to destroy the positive effects or frequencies of churches prayer and the worship that affects the spiritual realm as that realm determines what happens in the physical.

    The global elite are targeting those of us that still has a soul (Christians and non-Christians) in order to bombard it (us) with evil thoughts through mind control frequencies and hence the Bible encourages us in Romans 12:2 to renew our minds and in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-28 to pray without ceasing The Bible KJV also goes on to give us other tools to fight these evil bastards doing the bidding of the adversary Satan in Ephesians 6:10-12 of putting on the whole armour of God and be able to withstand in the evil day and the fiery darts of the devil.

    We are in the end times and read Matthew 24 and Revelations but be comforted by Jesus’s words in John 14:1-6 where he starts off saying “Let not your heart be troubled. . . ”

    Praise be to God for protecting us here in the BVI thus far and He will protect us as we go through like he did during Hurricanes Irma and Maria but we must be faithful in Jesus Name, Amen.

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