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March 17th, 2013
Virgin Islanders versus non Virgin Islanders

By Dickson Igwe

Any intelligent observer of Virgin Islands media will certainly notice a new pontificating by well known media personalities. A growing lamentation, and a cry, that the country is changing from under the feet of the indigenous Virgin Islander: that the Virgin Islander is a threatened minority, an ENDANGERED SPECIES in their own country so to speak

February 9th, 2013
The Age of Obama

By Dickson Igwe

Time Magazine named US President Barack Obama 2012 person of the year. This wasn’t surprising to this Observer of life in all its various forms. The epochal Presidency, add a second term, of the First African American President is truly a signature event of world history. Historians will one day see the Obama Presidency as the beginning of a new age in world history.

December 20th, 2012
The days of spending & throwing money are gone - J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member and Second District Representative Hon. J. Alvin Christopher is of the belief that Members of the House of Assembly have continually been reversing opportunities to enhance the economy. “We did it right here in this House,” said the Second District Representative during the recently held budget debates in the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Second House of Assembly on December 18, 2012.

December 1st, 2012
Umoja Show supports small businesses for Buy BVI Trade Show

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Umoja Show came out in full support of small businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the integral role they play in the development of the economy when the radio show was last aired November 29, 2012.

November 10th, 2012
Demography hands the White House to Barack Obama

By Dickson Igwe

A slow economy and poor labor market was not a critical liability for a US President with favourable demographics on his side. In a divided and polarized USA, it was more crucial to win the battle of demography, than the battle of the economy.

February 28th, 2012
The option of doing nothing will never be considered - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While during its first 100 days in office the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has been listening to the concerns of the people and consulting it also said it begun to lay the foundation for a package of initiatives aimed at spurring savings, increasing investment, creating new job opportunities, and identifying new revenue measures, all of which combined will drive the economy forward.

February 24th, 2012
I have no choice but to shop in St. Thomas - VIslander

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that she sympathises with the notion that keeping the money circulating in the Territory is good for the economy, a mother of seven says even with the passing of the much debated Customs and Duties Bill in the House of Assembly (HOA) she has no choice but to continue doing her bulk shopping in St. Thomas.

December 8th, 2011
1st speech from Throne: Stimulating & fixing economy no. 1 priority of Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Delivering the first speech from the Throne at the Second House of Assembly today December 8, 2011, Governor William Boyd McCleary said the new Government will focus on seven broad areas to ensure that the Virgin Islands (VI) advance to a level of development where all residents will be able to enjoy good health, a high quality of life and personal fulfilment, a high quality natural and built environment, safe communities and opportunities to use their talents in gainful employment

November 18th, 2011
Economy is insecure!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The hosts of the radio programme Umoja, aired November 17, 2011, believes that the economy is in an insecure position since a large portion of the businesses in the tourism and financial sectors are owned by foreign investors and noted that Government needs to strategise to relieve the economy from being in such a precarious position.

November 12th, 2011
‘Tax after sales’ an option for stimulating economy?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ensuring fair competition and implementing ‘tax after sales’ could be two methods that would bring in the much needed funds to sustain the Territory’s economy, two talk show hosts recommended.

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