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April 4th, 2015
Shaina & the National Democratic Party

By Dickson Igwe

Shaina Smith is an attractive and intelligent British Virgin Islands television and media personality. She is an engineer, popular Op Ed journalist, and political party candidate. The following article is first of two stories shining light on the two main political parties in the British Virgin Islands.

March 27th, 2015
Shaina M. Smith to run with NDP in upcoming elections!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After months of discussions with this news site’s senior sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), Virgin Islands News Online- the official source for political coverage in the territory- can confirm that former People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) member Shaina M. Smith will be a candidate with the NDP for the upcoming general elections.

March 7th, 2015
Conflict of interest & government rent

By Dickson Igwe

The following is the second story in a three part narrative on the culture of political corruption in the British Virgin Islands. It is a call to voters and residents to place fixing the "corruption challenge," at the top of the agenda in the run up to General Elections in early 2016, in the British Virgin Islands.

February 21st, 2015
BREAKING NEWS: Director General of Foreign Affairs is PPP-Civic's Prime Ministerial candidate


Director General of Guyana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper is the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent People's Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.

February 21st, 2015
The Politics of corruption & 2016

By Dickson Igwe

The following is first story in a series on political corruption in the run up to general elections in 2016 in the British Virgin Islands. It states that the issue of corruption and conflict of interest in a micro society is a complex affair. It is not a black and white issue, it is not exact science. Political Corruption is also a worldwide issue with varied reverberations.

February 14th, 2015
BREAKING NEWS: APNU, AFC agree to coaliton


Guyana‎'s two major opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to contest the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, according to well-placed sources.

January 3rd, 2015
Mr. Big Spender and Frugal Miser

By: Dickson Igwe

Virgin Islands General Election 2016 is gearing up to be a contest based on economics. Specifically, the debate will center upon which political party possesses the economic philosophy, savvy, know how, and public confidence, to generate strong economic growth.

November 5th, 2014
GUYANA: General elections almost certain


Guyanese are almost certain to go to the polls before year-end, now that the opposition has maintained that it would be going ahead with its no-confidence motion in the House when it convenes on Monday.

October 4th, 2014
The Virgin Islands boat builder and seafarer

By Dickson Igwe

The following article is part of a series of stories on politics and economics in the Virgin Islands, in the run up to general elections in early 2016. The narrative urges the need for visionary politics. It argues that the possession of a national vision by a country can aid effective social and economic development.

September 27th, 2014
Visionary Politics and 2016

By Dickson Igwe

The following article is part of a series of stories on Virgin Islands politics and economics. It asks the question: what is the long term vision for the Virgin Islands in the run up to general elections in early 2016?


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