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Premier, Skelton Cline denounce divisive political memes

One of the political memes that has been circulating in the local social media space.

The issue of disparaging political memes has long been a sore point in the BVI. Lately, however, the practice has drawn rebuke from Premier Andrew Fahie and government consultant, Claude Skelton Cline, who described them as divisive and vicious.

“I see that one went out on the former legislator and one went out on the current sitting Premier and his government,” Skelton Cline said.

The government consultant argued that the “vicious memes” were in bad taste and unkind.

“This is no time for us to be fighting each other. This is no time to have the metaphorical weapons pointing at each other. This is a time for us to fight together for greater autonomy in our country and ultimately, eminently for independence in this country,” he stated.

Premier Fahie also recently made light of the disruptive memes, noting that the artwork in the meme at least got his image correctly.

Just recently, Premier Fahie, spoke about the unprecedented level of disrespect in public discourse in the territory, noting that it was not reflective of what the BVI represents. 

The issue of divisive memes had also caused a great deal of uproar during the last general election a few years ago.

Speaking directly to the persons behind the divisive means, Skelton Cline insisted it was an inappropriate time, asserting instead that it is time for persons in the territory to come together to use their intellect and wisdom towards fighting against what is taking place in the territory with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry.

Skelton Cline argued: “The empires of the world have a way of organising oppressed people against themselves.”

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  1. Hypocrisy says:

    Just listen to the hypocritical nature of these people. The VIP were the ones doing nasty memes during the last elections. Deliberately telling lies through memes. Now people are being truthful using the same memes now they denounce it. I am sick and tired of people like these two.
    And Claude, why are even with this man who told the COI that he don’t know you and that you move from party to party each election? Have you no shame?

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  2. untidy says:

    At least they got him looking decent in the meme because that is not nearly how he look in real life. Sometimes when I see him I am ashamed that this is our Premier.

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    • To untidy says:

      People like you need to go to h**l. Ignorance galore in the BVI

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      • @to untidy says:

        @to untidy – It’s because of enablers like you why he wouldn’t do any better. Instead of trying to defend him tell him honestly that he needs to do better with his appearance as a Premier. It is embarrassing. Look at the way he dressed to say good bye to the last governor. Are you saying that this is acceptable? It is people like you that cause them to bring shame on our country. Stop supporting nonsense.

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    • Doctor Know says:

      They are cruel some of them. They make Fahie look like a – – -.

      As if.

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  3. lol says:

    The kitchen hot eh?

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  4. disrespectful says:

    There is nothing more disrespectful than constantly being untruthful to people especially grown folks. You expect people to act civil towards you when you continuously insult their intelligence by the things you do and say? We can see things for ourselves but here you come constantly with your silver tongue telling us that what we see is not what is happening. You don’t expect people to get tired of it? Every minute its some untruthfulness coming from your mouth. I don’t even want to hear let alone see you anymore. You crawl my blood.

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  5. VINO says:

    So ok when meme of governor but not government?

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  6. autonomy. says:

    Cline doesn’t want bvi to have autonomy.
    Cline wants Cline to have autonomy.
    That way things are easier for him and his friends.
    No annoying questions.

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  7. BVI Future says:

    CSC should not talk about unity. CSC switched political affiliation for his own financial gain. Now he and the Premier talk unity for the best welfare of this country. They talk about independence. How is that possible? What does the BVI produce or manufacture? What does the BVI export? BVI imports everything which is one reason food is awfully expensive. CSC and the Premier are the chiefs dividers. BV Islanders, people with different opinions and political parties will always have differences. The question here is what have these two- CSC and the Honourable Premier done for this country in the past 3 years? Do we want to continue living like this or do we all want a better life for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren?

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  8. Hmmm says:

    Why is this news? This is nonsense and disrespectful.

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  9. Bunk says:

    How are these memes any worse than the garbage comics that the other site has been posting for years?

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  10. LMAO says:

    AT LEAST THE MEME LOOKS GOOD COMPARE TO THE WAY HE LOOKS, ILL FITING SUITS AND TURNED OVER SHOES. REMEMBER THE WAY HE LOOKED WHEN HE SEND OFF THE EX GOVERNOR? HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING FARMING AND THE EX GOVERNOR STEPPED OF LOOKING LIKE A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN WITH HIS HEAD HELD HIGH. I MISS THE EX GOVERNOR, HE WAS ONE OF BEST GOVERNORS WE HAVE HAD. HE SIMPLY PUT THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IN PLACE.

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    • @LMAO says:

      I would agree with your comment 100%. That was embarrassing the way he send off the FORMER GOVERNOR. AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FORMER GOVERNOR FOR PUTTING THE MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IN PLACE. THE FORMER GOVERNOR BECAME THE ENEMY WHEN HE REFUSED TO BE CONTROLLED, BULLIED AND MANIPULATED BY THE I BORN HERE ISLAND WANNA BE POLITICAL BOYS.

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  11. lol says:

    I thought foy said he is not associated with this political ha***t?

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  12. Claude, fo real? says:

    Wait, CSC is against division?
    That’s his thing! He wraps it in love of country and BVI people but actively pushes anti down island and anti white – allllll the tiiiime.
    Him and owner of another ‘news’ site are the worst offenders and one day I hope they go jail for the damage they’ve done to our islands.

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  13. Bhalsam Gutter says:

    oppressed – adjective
    subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment. The people of the BVI are being oppressed by too much corruption in the government.

    Under investigation meaning – : being investigated : being looked into to try to find out the facts
    The government and its cronies are under investigation.

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  14. People says:

    I am not a full fan of the Government but I will vote for them again because they have done well in two years especially dealing with the worse pandemic in the last 100 years.

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    • Exactly says:

      Exactly and the fact that there stand up to against great conspiracy and interference by the uk appointed governor miss jasper.

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      • Get serious. 40 million, COI says:

        Vote for these again, maybe a few will but majority of us wont, They cant account for tax payers money, all the Crazy decisons, the boards appointments, the barge issues, Did they tell us that they allegedly owe the barge and the barge owners ceased govt property, thats a rumor they need to clarify, let us know if its true, bad decisions have consequences,,, Too many bad decisions, almost seems like they dont have a clue of how to run a country..

    • This is where we will go wrong says:

      This is where we will go wrong because it is thinking like this that will allow them to get voted back in and for the BVI people to continue to suffer.

      He did well to keep us safe during the height of the pandemic to the BVI but that is ALL that he did. Everything else has been a debacle.

      stop ignoring the whole picture for the corner speck, which is the speck he wants you to focus on!

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  15. Shm says:

    Stale news. You can’t find current news like why this new site only posts negative news on this government and the bloggers on this site are so nasty with their comments.

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  16. Unconventional leadership says:

    I see the Premier is now making a subtle attempt to distance himself from CSC too little too late. Oh he was appointed to a board independent of me.

    The very fact that he is on the public dime, to say the things he is saying even in a private capacity does not argue well to keep bashing the mother country and her representative with monotonous frequency. The very fact the you yourself Mr Premier was doing the same would give one the belief that this was a joint effort.

    Case in point when the cindy lady was at the tourist board on the public dime and bashing the administration even in a private capacity she received a memo reminding her that her position did not argue well until she was finally removed.

    I said it already under my posting name Joshua that CSC as an unelected person would almost single handedly bring down this government. CSC is by far the most unpopular person in the bvi. If even their is nothing wrong with his message, you were using the wrong messenger.

    You said Mr Premier that you don’t read the blogs you should have been reading them. Any leader who don’t know what the people is saying will pay a price at the end. You are the most bible quoting leader of all time yet you seem to forget the quote of the most important person in the bible.

    Jesus asked because He wanted to know. Who do men say that I am. You should have been concern with what the people were saying about CSC. Finally I invite you Hon bible quoting premier to read Dan 5:5, mene, mene, terkel parsin, the handwriting is on the wall.

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    • @Unconventional Leadership says:

      Well said. But do you really believe the Hon. Premier when he said he doesn’t read the blogs? You only have to listen to him speak to know that he does. In fact, his favourite saying these days is that 9 people blogging 9 times a day doesn’t make it 49 or is it 7 people blogging 7 times a day doesn’t make it 49? That would make more sense, so something along that line. He truly does believe, apparently, that he is loved and revered all over the BVI and he is doing a wonderful job. So it has to be the same 7 persons why he has negative blogs. Well, if that is the case, it is a really sad state of affairs indeed. I have not blogged for quite a while, but I can be number 7 if he insists. Jokey Government! I really thought they would try harder! Disappointing!

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  17. WEW says:

    They all seem to be getting a bit over sensitive as UK closes in. To bad.

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  18. Rubber Duck says:

    What are the unfunny cartoons in the yellow top then?

    Has the Fahie Skelton Crime gang condemned them at all?

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  19. Guest says:

    When other people are doing it is was all laughs but now they are in their feelings. Tell them supermarket got maxipads, suck it up and deal with it. When other people did it those hypocrites didn’t say jack……….

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  20. Big AL says:

    Is this really going to be the norm in a democracy? Media pick and choose what to publish?

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  21. PT9 says:

    Shm@, Every time you post some negative about the government on [the other site] it never gets posted, I have tried and some of my friends told me the sameting, but we know why look who owns it.

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  22. @ UK says:

    YOU JOKERS WON’T TELL THE PEOPLE IN THE BVI WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BUT YOU YAPPING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN ENGLAND / WHY DON’T YOU ALL GO AND LIVE THERE

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  23. BVI Future says:

    So are you saying that he kept us safe from the virus and he was not capable of doing anything else?

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  24. Migo says:

    ive seen the premier, skelton cline and the speaker all together having lunch and chilling like buddys. So w*fs going on???
    Shouldnt yall be addressing your buddys abt this crap and not bringing on a show about it?

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  25. Anonymous says:

    When they used to. Be poking “memes at the ferment members of the NDp give is was not disrespect then … it was freedom of speech

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  26. ?? ? says:

    If this Site fail to print my comments, I done with Them!

  27. Not going Jail alone says:

    Who said to the COI that the Former administrayion was very currupt and Criminal..? A.F. So what CSC have to say about that?

  28. Ahem says:

    Claude is running out of favors. VIP IS SLOWLY PUSHING HIM UNDER THE BUS/ TO THE CURB.

    • love BVI says:

      indeed but trust me when the house of cards fall for CSC he will cry like a baby and take down whoever … ask your self a question why are the US feds not chasing him harder and look at the charges that were brought against others after he ran away.

  29. Sniffn says:

    Aaahhhh you hurt feelings !!!

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