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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.

February 22nd, 2014
The Virgin Islands swing vote

By Dickson Igwe

This story is an appraisal of the state of political play in the British Virgin Islands early 2014. It attempts to describe the changing Virgin Islands voter demographic.

February 4th, 2014
VG new Rotaract cautioned to 'Keep politics out’ of their club

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - “I would like to warn the members that for God’s sake keep politics out of Rotaract.” This was a stern advice that founder member of the Rotary Family of the Virgin Islands, Past President and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE as he addressed the recently commissioned and installed Rotaract Club last Saturday February 1, 2014.

December 28th, 2013
A YULETIDE SERMON: ultimately, it is not easier for the rich man.

By Dickson Igwe

This Yuletide message is an admonition. It asserts that materialism and greed have brought little benefit to Virgin Islands society: the pursuit of materiality is a mass deception, leaving the pursuant with a life that is shallow, empty, and hopeless. And this is what part of the church has become.

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