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October 12th, 2015
When good people speak & bad leaders refuse to listen

By Alred C. Frett

…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:

There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.

October 3rd, 2015
King Politics & Queen Economics

By Dickson Igwe

Human beings are essentially material in their behaviour. From cradle to grave the need to satisfy physical and material needs is all pervasive. That is why in all countries humans work for a living, from the developed to the underdeveloped, given the opportunity. “Work is the rent one pays for living on Planet Earth,” so stated the late Queen Mother once.

June 3rd, 2015
Hon Penn warns D8 challenger not to wake a ‘sleeping giant’

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Eighth District Representative Marlon A. Penn last night June 2, 2015 said because of his demeanour he will not stoop to the level of hitting out with words to his opponents despite what they say of him.

April 13th, 2015
Look who we caught on camera! Can you pick the next Premier?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- While the politicians were out in numbers at the post Easter races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay yesterday April 12, 2015 look who Virgin Islands News Online caught on candid camera!

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?

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