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July 1st, 2013
Political appointments create distorted image of VIslanders – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A local activist has struck out at the allegations that locals are thrust into positions in the workplace where they are unsuitable or deemed incompetent stating that they sometimes work in areas outside of their expertise because of politics.

June 17th, 2013
Hon. Walwyn is a ‘rookie to politics’-Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In the words of Leader of the Virgin Island Party and Representative of the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T O'Neal, OBE, the Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn is a “rookie”.

June 15th, 2013
The third force in Virgin Islands politics

By Dickson Igwe

A series of stories assesses the political pulse of the country as midterm approaches. This narrative assesses the probability of success of independent candidates, and the emergence of a third party, and whether a new political grouping can be ready for political power in 2015. It further assesses the opposition.

June 1st, 2013
Missing link, free enterprise, and Virgin Islands Airport Politics

By Dickson Igwe

Is privatization the way forward for the Virgin Islands economy? Big government is one of the bogeymen affecting Virgin Islands commercial and economic progress negatively. The very large size of the public sector is a weight on free enterprise. This story looks at the airport development model, and suggests that privatization or part privatization of certain public assets is the solution to weaning the country off the public sector and creating a new commercial dynamism.

May 25th, 2013
Politics and the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport

By Dickson Igwe

In an earlier story, this Observer and Journalist determined a number of voter demographics in the Virgin Islands. These were based upon heritage, birth, and residency. He, however, failed to include three crucial voter groups. The young voter, probably those aged between 18 years and 35 years, the middle aged, those from 35 to 55, and the older voter, those over 55.

May 4th, 2013
Divide and rule in the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe

A series of stories looks at the Virgin Islands political scene as midterm approaches: What is the political pulse of the country approximately two and a half years before another general election season begins? This narrative looks at the increasingly divisive tone in Virgin Islands politics. It also states that the politics of demographics applies as much to the Virgin Islands’ political model, as it does to the USA’s. Politics in the Virgin Islands may have gone tribal.

April 27th, 2013
Virgin Islands politics and voter memory

By Dickson Igwe

A series of stories looks at the Virgin Islands political scene as midterm approaches: What is the political pulse of the country approximately two and a half years before another general election season begins? This narrative asks why the Government, despite pursuing policies of economic growth, something critical for Virgin Islands prosperity, and the future of Virgin Islands youth, appears to be increasingly unpopular with a specific demographic. In the following story, the Virgin Island

March 6th, 2013
New dispensation needed in VI political arena - Douglas Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host and commentator Douglas Wheatley has called for a new dispensation in the political arena of the Virgin Islands.

January 17th, 2013
Hon. O’Neal says ‘Divine Master’ gave no instructions to leave politics

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Premier and Leader of the Opposition Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has declared that his time has not yet reached for retirement from the political arena as he has not received such instructions from the ‘Divine Master’.

January 5th, 2013
On exotic yachting destinations, and Virgin Islands shopping

By Dickson Igwe

Now, your wannabe Admiral Horatio Nelson was recently invited to be ‘honorary co skipper’ for the day on board a yacht owned by a delightful, brilliant, and extremely well traveled Canadian couple. Paul and Joanne Strome own a yacht moored at Nanny Cay, and for a sum that would pay the annual mortgage of many a home, they berth their vessel in the British Virgin Islands.





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