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March 11th, 2017
Values, norms, & failed states

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands adopts the western values model of freedom, democracy, tolerance, and multi-ethnic harmony. This is the result of its historical heritage and geographic location. However, there are moral gaps in the culture of these islands that can threaten prosperity. Ironically, these gaps developed with the boom in the offshore finance and tourism industry in the late 1990s. The third and final story will “zero in” on the Virgin Islands cultural model and its present deficits.

December 20th, 2016
Who took our $$$$? Whose hands in the cookie jar? $2B missing?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an energetic pep in his step as the newly elected Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Boss, First District Representative Hon Andrew A. Fahie has made some scathing allegations against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

December 1st, 2016
Corruption from ‘captain down to cook’ @ TPP dock- Taxi Operators

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A veteran Taxi operator here has made an urgent call to the powers that be to lend a hand to alleviate what he refers to as “corruption” taking place at the Tortola Pier Park when ships are in port.

October 22nd, 2016
The immoral society & underdevelopment

Dickson Igwe

The values and norms of citizens, residents, and migrants, are the mark of a country’s morality in every social and economic parameter, not the raw measure of the country’s natural and economic resources.

October 7th, 2016
Former USVI Senator Wayne A. G. James out on $100,000 bond

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Federal Judge Ruth Miller on Wednesday October 5, 2016 issued an order releasing Wayne A. G. James, who was indicted on October 1, 2015 on two counts of wire fraud and one count of federal programme embezzlement and is facing multiple years imprisonment, to the custody of his sister Grete James Garcia, and her husband Kwame Garcia.

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.

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