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‘August 2027 is Independence Day in this country’- Skelton-Cline reiterates

‘August 2027 is Independence Day in this country’- Skelton-Cline reiterates

Returning from a hiatus over the festive Season, ‘Honestly Speaking’ on ZBVI 780 AM returned with host Claude O. Skelton-Cline prophesying that in August 2027, the Virgin Islands (VI) would be celebrating its independence from the United Kingdom (UK).

“I told you all, some of you all don’t believe me. August 2027 is independence day in this country,” he said on the Tuesday, January 11, 2022 edition of the show.

“You all don’t believe me, but you will after a while,” he added while reiterating as a clergyman, his prophecy will come to reality.

Back in 2021, Skelton Cline announced on his show that the VI must leave the cusps of the United Kingdom (UK) and head on the path of self-determination through independence by 2027.

"I am a strong advocate of an independent and self-determined path, I believe we ought to set a time, a date in place when we can achieve that," Skelton-Cline said on the Thursday, July 8, 2020, edition of his show, Honestly Speaking, on ZBVI 780 AM.

"I certainly have declared out there [that] by August 1st of 2027, I believe and I am working towards us becoming an independent country," he added.

The Virgin Islands is an Overseas Territory of colonial power, the United Kingdom.


'This is the year of the crossroads'- Skelton-Cline


However, in the latest episode, he warned that the decisions of 2022 will guide the future and the next 8 years in the territory not just for the Government, but its citizens.

“The decisions we make this year… is going to determine the next 8 years of the first decade of the 21st century”

“We don’t have until 2023 to make no decisions, this is the year of the crossroad,” he added in reference to the upcoming election year.

Skelton-Cline also called on Virgin Islanders to apply his message to their life, family, business, and more areas, “If you make the wrong decisions in 2022 you’re screwed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said in the past that it will be up to the VI people to decide when to seek independence from the UK.

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