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March 11th, 2017
Values, norms, & failed states

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands adopts the western values model of freedom, democracy, tolerance, and multi-ethnic harmony. This is the result of its historical heritage and geographic location. However, there are moral gaps in the culture of these islands that can threaten prosperity. Ironically, these gaps developed with the boom in the offshore finance and tourism industry in the late 1990s. The third and final story will “zero in” on the Virgin Islands cultural model and its present deficits.

December 31st, 2016
From Paradise to London & on to Paris

Dickson Igwe

First impressions: and Paris is ruled by a rich French culture, freedom loving peoples, good governance, and an exceptional ethical subset. Mixing the preceding with one of the world’s finest rail and metro networks, and a physical and social infrastructure that is second to none, and the result is that Paris is the greatest city on earth.

November 30th, 2016
Doug Wheatley calls for preservation of caroling in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of Speak out BVI on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has called for something to be done to ensure that caroling, a long time tradition in the territory, lives on for the sake of future generations.

November 19th, 2016
King Culture

Dickson Igwe

A country’s culture is “a very big deal indeed.” In fact, culture comes out of a country’s history, geography, and demography. Consequently, culture is a form of living history. Culture is the software of community. It enables the effective functioning of society. Culture paints upon the national tapestry the values and norms, and the rules and customs of yesteryear. It blends these “precious offerings” into modernity. Culture enriches and empowers.

August 9th, 2016
Hon Fahie wants additional day for Carrot Bay festivities

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- While there have reportedly been talks about eliminating festival activities in East End and even Carrot Bay so as to focus on one big celebration in Road Town and which would be cost effective, First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie wants another day for the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta.

March 29th, 2016
VG Easter Festival parade flops

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI - It was a disappointing day for those who braved the scorching sun to make it to the 49th Virgin Gorda Easter Festival parade yesterday March 28, 2016 in Spanish Town Virgin Gorda.

March 1st, 2016
Franka A. Pickering a 'deserving' VG Easter Festival honouree 

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – This year the Virgin Gorda Festival Sub Committee, and by extension the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, has decided to honour Virgin Gorda resident Franka Pickering for her hard work and dedication over the years supporting the activity.

February 2nd, 2016
Our people still don’t appreciate from whence we came – Eileene L. Parsons OBE

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Minister for Education and Culture Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE has challenged Virgin Islanders to be knowledgeable of where the country has come in just 70 years, saying that these achievements go unappreciated.

February 1st, 2016
More $$ needed to keep researchers @ HLSCC- Dr Karl Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Dr Karl Dawson called on government agencies to increase their budgetary allocation for research and consultancy services using resource personnel from the territory’s lone tertiary institution.

November 30th, 2015
Hundreds flock to Anegada for the 3rd annual Lobster Festival

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - It was three days of eating, drinking and getting there via by power boats, plane or ferry for the 2015 Anegada Lobster Festival. Hundreds of people from both the Virgin Islands and United States Virgin Islands flocked to Anegada, the northernmost Island of the Virgin Islands archipelago. Anegada is the only inhabited island in the Virgin Islands (VI) that is formed from coral and limestone.


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