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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.

November 26th, 2013
Churches need to take the front seat in VI – Hon. Fahie

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “I challenge the church, even at this honouring ceremony, to start to take the front seat in the country rather than the back seat,” challenged Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie on November 17, 2013.

November 2nd, 2013
Transparency: the panacea of good government

By Dickson Igwe

A story titled ‘CALL TO END CORRUPTION WORLDWIDE’, penned by Bailey Penn, appeared after the following narrative on transparency was written. This ‘Life Watcher’ considers it fortuitous indeed that the Op Ed piece appeared in the BVI Beacon of October 31, 2013. The piece could not have appeared at a better time. It provides the perfect introduction for a story extolling the virtues of transparency in Virgin Islands politics.

October 19th, 2013
Politics and the Virgin Islands Public service

By Dickson Igwe

Should the Virgin Islands public service be placed under the direction of the political establishment? Or should the Public Service remain under the Crown with the Governor as Head of the Public Service? That is a matter worthy of assessment by the reader, considering various assertions made by past and present politicians on the subject over the years, mostly in support of bringing the public service under political control.

October 5th, 2013
Virgin Islands migration: the goose & the gander

By Dickson Igwe

An Op Ed of July 18, 2013 in a national Virgin islands weekly was a story headed, "WHERE ARE WE GOING.’’ It was a continuation from a first story, the second part of a two part narrative, the first titled: "TERRITORY’S ECONOMIC HISTORY RECOUNTED.’’ This second story was a lamentation on how the Virgin Islands, "has ended up with a household where her own people are outnumbered.’’ This was a very valid concern by the Virgin Islander.

August 16th, 2013
Hon. Fraser says no politics in b/ball league involvement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA says he is paying no attention to naysayers who suggest he might be attempting to undermine the work of Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron V. Walwyn with his involvement in the recently launched Intermediate Basketball League.

July 20th, 2013
The American demon called race

By Dickson Igwe

This story asserts that race in the USA is a national dilemma. Race defines American culture and society. The Trayvon Martin matter is symptomatic of a malevolence that states that the US has arrived at the place where even the prized jury system cannot be trusted to give a non racial, fair, and unbiased verdict.

July 11th, 2013
UPDATE: VI Children should be entitled to all rights & benefits – Julio S. Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Julio S. Henry expressed that he believed that more can be done locally to assist citizens born and raised in the Virgin Islands, regardless of whether their parents are from the Territory or not. “I firmly believe that where a child is born is where he belongs,” Henry said.

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.


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