Pastor and social commentator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline said by 2027, the Virgin Islands should be out of the cusps of the United Kingdom (UK) and on the path of self-determination.
"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 said.
Over the course of his popular radio show, the man of the cloth has been highly critical of the UK's relationship with the Territory, including calling for the removal of remnants from colonial rule, such as the Governor and that office.
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