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July 30th, 2016
The dysfunction in African Leadership & Society - Part 2

By Dickson Igwe

Social and economic underdevelopment share common themes, and Africa’s continuing social and economic underdevelopment hold important lessons for all countries and jurisdictions.

July 23rd, 2016
The dysfunction in African Leadership & Society- Part 1

By Dickson Igwe

The road to social and economic success goes through lands of integrity, honesty, transparency and good governance.

June 15th, 2016
RVIPF lacks specialist skills hence need for UK Officers- Michael Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The jury is still out on whether Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews hit the ground running or walking, as the new Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force after the drama some police officers and the community went through with his predecessor, David Morris, another UK national.

June 6th, 2016
A tribute of truth for Muhammad Ali

ALRED C. FRETT

We should not mistake Political Guile for Social Sincerity:

Muhammad Ali, renowned boxing legend, died at the age of 74… This was a Man who proclaimed himself ‘the Greatest’ and stood prepared to back up his conceit, and, as World-wide Tributes pour in for him many seem to agree but very few are able to put themselves in his shoes and realise that he was just another Victim of Society’s wicked, corrupt and hypocritical Systems.

May 9th, 2016
Avoiding NHI's collapse by putting patients first

By Alred C. Frett

Moving from Foolishness to Possibilities:

We have finally exited April; a Special Month - not just because it is All Fools Month but because this should have been the Month of Free and Fair VI Elections that could have forestalled those damages we have seen done over the past 10-months… Even those steeped in denial have now become concerned that Leaders are unable to show real accomplishments in the People’s interest.

May 4th, 2016
‘Elements of corruption will be rooted out’ - Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Newly sworn in Commissioner of Police of the Virgin Islands Michael ‘Mick’ Matthews said he is on a mission to root out corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) though he said it is not the Force but elements of it that may be corrupt.

April 25th, 2016
Governor is not looking for corruption hard enough- Hugh E. Darley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project Mr Hugh E. Darley believes that Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE, has not looked very hard to find the corruption in the $82.9 million and counting project.

April 23rd, 2016
Bitter lessons from Nigeria- Part 2

By Dickson Igwe

Nigeria’s parlous state is a lesson to all nations and societies. Wholesome values and moral principles are at the core of any type of social and economic progress and development. Values decide national destiny. Values determine the effectiveness of a country’s institutions. The pursuit of social and economic development, outside of a wholesome national values system, is tantamount to building a house on sand.

April 21st, 2016
Exclusive: ‘The NDP & I are not corrupt’ Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Facing the fallout from not having the Commission of Inquiry over the controversial Ports Development Project despite compelling evidence of wrongdoing and his alleged callous disregard for law and order by not upholding the constitution of the Virgin Islands, many have started to question the integrity of the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE in public and private.

April 14th, 2016
Gov’t cannot play politics @ my expense- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Claude O. Skelton-Cline last evening April 12, 2016 said at a press conference that he wants two things – his good name back and his “reasonable expectations” to be fulfilled as a former National Democratic Party (NDP) “soldier”, and hence his move to the courts seeking redress for his contract not being renewed.

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