"Insurance is a challenge, continues to be a challenge... it's a sky-rocketing challenge and we must come up with an insurance construct that comes against the status quo, at least compete against the status quo that allows for a more affordable living in this country," he said.
Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking on the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, edition of his radio show where he noted that many Virgin Islanders are still reeling from the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017, resulting in a high cost of living.
"We need to move beyond talking and put in an apparatus in place that is a safety net for so many hurting people out there... No matter how well off you and I thought we were, on the heels of those hurricanes we all saw exactly where we were. We were left naked," he said.
That post exemplifies the root of the problem - a historical legacy of centuries of propaganda based on the premise of European racial supremacy. It portrays the white colonial master that is the savior to the ever thankful poor black slave. Thank God, I’m an emancipated African - and I don’t worship at the feet of white gods - the Queen or the Governor, who are simply relics of outmoded colonialism built on the tenets of racist institutions of white supremacy that colonized and enslaved Africans for centuries.
As Bob Marley said, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,” because sometimes, “shit is just shit!”