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VI must constitutionally protect locals as population diversifies– Skelton-Cline

VI must constitutionally protect locals as population diversifies– Skelton-Cline

Pastor and clergyman in the Virgin Islands Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for the protection of locals in the Virgin Islands, as the population diversifies with more nationalities.

He made the calls on the February 22, 2023, edition of his ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio talk show aired on ZBVI 780 AM where he said locals must learn to help those who come to the VI to understand and appreciate the need to protect the best interest of the future generation of Virgin Islanders, whose ancestors were slaves.

“While we figure out how we live together, in these Virgin Islands while simultaneously ensuring, constitutionally, the protection, the preservation, and the perpetuation of the descendants of former slaves.”

“And I don't believe that anyone who live among us of goodwill, will not be able to understand nor come to appreciate why that is so critical and is at the heart and core of these Virgin Islands, because we have nowhere else to go, this is our home,” he added.

Skelton-Cline said as the VI welcomes persons, it must build better, stronger systems that put the local culture, history and it's celebration on display.



Put VI culture on celebration - Skelton-Cline

Skelton-Cline said as the VI welcomes persons, it must build better, stronger systems that put the local culture, history and it's celebration on display.

Meanwhile, Skelton-Cline said for the VI to come to appreciate who they are as a people in their best and worst, an understanding of the history of the VI is necessary.

He called on the Virgin Islands to reach a place of discourse and address the issues in the spirit of uplifting each other for the good of the entire VI.
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