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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?

August 29th, 2014
Brazil's economy falls into recession, latest figures show


Brazil has fallen into recession, just a month before the general election, latest figures show.

August 28th, 2014
‘Next Elections are going to be tough’ – Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE warns

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s most experienced and senior legislator, Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9) has spoken words of wisdom to residents sending the strong warning that the upcoming general elections are not to be taken lightly.

June 17th, 2014
Hon Fraser outlines mission to strengthen VIP

SEA COWS’ BAY, Tortola, VI – Newly elected Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA is ready for the task ahead of moving the party towards the next general elections and among his first tasks are strengthening the party’s organs and identifying new leaders.

January 2nd, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Edmund Maduro to contest 2015 general elections

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular talk show host Mr Edmund Maduro has stated emphatically that he will be contesting the 2015 general elections in the Virgin Islands.

November 11th, 2013
‘After 2 years in office, NDP straight out failing the people’- Businessman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On November 7, 2011 the National Democratic Party (NDP) of Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith claimed a decisive victory at the polls over the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) of Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE. The NDP had lambasted the VIP government and had promised to fix the economy while being better listeners to the people.

November 4th, 2013
Julio S. Henry denies having intentions to run for office

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst reports of him having intentions to run for office at the next General Elections, talk show host turned public activist, Mr Julio Sam Henry has stated emphatically that he has no political agenda and only wishes to see good come to the people of the Virgin Islands.


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