Addressing the issue of tourism workers still refusing to get the vaccine, Skelton-Cline called out unvaccinated tourism workers on the Tuesday, September 7, 2021, edition of his Honestly Speaking show on ZBVI 780 am.
“You want to keep acting the fool? You want to keep thinking that we don’t live in a brand-new world? All I’m saying to you is a better and more effective way of protecting your livelihood, protecting your industry for the long haul is taking advantage of anything that’s available to you to ensure the safety, security of life and livelihood,” he said.
Skelton-Cline continued, ‘Stop getting into these arguments, stop creating divisions where they should not be any divisions,” he said.
The commentator further encouraged locals to let the tourists have the use of the beaches for the time, given the territory needs the money from the industry.
“You think I will be taxi service provider got a vaccine and don’t get vaccinated and then driving around people… and then I go home to my wife and my child and then contaminate, infect my whole house especially when we don’t have a vaccine for all our children yet?” he further questioned.
Since becoming available in February, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has been pushing vaccination as the best tool to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, which is given in two doses about four weeks apart for full inoculation against the virus, is available in the Virgin Islands free of cost.