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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

Premier Fahie is the 'man for the hour'- Skelton-Cline

Is confident Fahie gov't will deliver a comprehensive COVID-19 economic stimulus plan

Giving the assurance that the Territory has a capable captain steering the ship in uncharted waters, pastor and commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has said he can personally assure the Premier Andrew A. Fahie administration will deliver a comprehensive plan for the Territory moving forward.

"The Premier in the person of Andrew A. Fahie, the man I know, I can assure you [he] has a plan and in due course, he is going to come before this country with a comprehensive plan for how we are going to move forward in the months and even in the years to come," Mr Skelton-Cline said on his show Honestly Speaking on ZBVI 780 AM Radio on April 22, 2020.

Premier knows what he is doing- Skelton-Cline

Speaking with guest host, Ms Shaina M. Smith, Mr Skelton-Cline; a government consultant, said although persons are anxious to hear what economic plans the current administration has in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said Government is working to address it.

"I haven't spoken to the Premier privately about this. I'm just telling you the guy I know, the man I know, did not get where he has gotten because he does not know what he is doing.

"Nobody gets where he has gotten being the fool," the man of the cloth said, noting that the Premier is savvy, understands the dynamics of the pandemic and is 'from the street', but he can operate in the boardroom.

"I don't know why some people insist on underestimating the Premier. I don't know how much time he and his team are going to prove some people wrong. This is the man for the hour."

Cabinet approves 'template' of economic stimulus plan

Since the broadcast of the Honestly Speaking show, Premier Fahie disclosed that details of the economic stimulus plan will be shared with the public in short order.

"Please note that Cabinet has already approved the template of the economic stimulus plan. The details in this matter will be made public very soon," Premier Fahie said on Friday, April 24, 2020.

According to Mr Skelton-Cline, the Territory should come together as a whole to ensure the success of the Government under the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We need everybody's hands on deck," he said, calling for those in the Territory with doubts to get off their 'high horses'.


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