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March 16th, 2015
Late release of funds affecting VG Easter Fest plans

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Easter Festival 2015 celebrations on the sister island of Virgin Gorda are set to commence on April 4, 2015 and will be named in honour of the longest serving legislator in the Virgin Islands, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE- something that some persons feel has put a political twist on the event this year.

December 13th, 2014
2015: Jack’s mighty vote

By Dickson Igwe

As predicted by this Old Boy, among others, 2015 will be a straight two party slugfest. The year promises to be a very interesting year for the British Virgin Islands. It also promises an election campaign in which voters will be assessing national issues like never before.

October 29th, 2014
What if things changed for the better?

By Alred C. Frett

As the World struggles with man-made confusion too many still make excuses and ask Why? When they should be recognizing the consequences of their actions… Simply put: If we glorify Guns & dispense Bullets instead of Bread then People will be shot, and, if we offer examples of Wars & Violence as Solutions in order to sell Weapons then our Youth will become radicalized.

October 11th, 2014
King Vision & Queen Infrastructure

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative argues that vision is crucial to deciding on a national infrastructure model. Understanding a country’s physical and social infrastructure requirements begins with having an overarching national vision. The national vision is a grand idea.

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?

September 13th, 2014
Economics - never an exact science 1

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative is part of a series of articles on issues affecting the global economy, relevant to the Virgin Islands. It uses the contemporary US economic model as analogy. It argues that economics and politics are in a symbiotic relationship. They are joined at the hip.

August 23rd, 2014
Virgin Islands media: friend or foe – part 2

By Dickson Igwe

A section of the Virgin Islands establishment appears weary of the media. This weariness is especially so with the online blogs. However, in this Old Boy’s opinion, it is good politics to allow the media free reign, within the acceptable social and legal parameters.

April 26th, 2014
Juvenile Delinquency and the missing village

By Dickson Igwe

Juvenile delinquency in the Virgin Islands is a social, cultural, and economic devourer: a ravenous beast. If it is allowed to grow as swiftly as it is growing at present, it will destroy the fabric of Virgin Islands society. Juvenile delinquency can be defeated however, through intervention early in the life of the child at danger, especially the area of learning. It can be further tackled through corrective education during the teenage years of the delinquent.

April 5th, 2014
Third party launches, and big tent meetings

By Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series on the political pulse of the Virgin Islands at midterm. It assesses the prospects for the new third party just launched. And it looks at the beginnings of the process to choose a NEW LEADER for the opposition. It is not an endorsement of any politician or party.



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