(BVI News) Pastor Claude Skelton Cline has compared a constitutional action taken by the Governor John Duncan to a nuclear weapon, adding that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government is too coward to orchestrate a solid push-back.

Governor Duncan has been receiving mixed reactions since last week when he announced he would use his constitutional powers to force Government to allocate $800,000 more to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force; this after what he said were failed attempts to have the government properly fund the police.

Skelton Cline, who unsuccessfully contested elections for the NDP, last night declared that he is not pleased with Government’s response to the governor.

“There is an escalating cowardliness that has come to characterize the DNA of this National Democratic Party government. That’s a fact,” he said.

Skelton Cline suggested that, if 72-year-old Dr D Orlando Smith is incapable of leading a brave government, he should step aside.

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