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February 3rd, 2018
Strategic planning & high end tourism

Dickson Igwe

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the floods of September 2018, strategic economic planning for the Virgin Islands is no longer an option. Strategic, medium, and long term economic planning is the single route to development and prosperity for the Virgin Islands.

January 30th, 2018
Six months of crying out for help just to suffer in silence

Alred C. Frett

Life is a journey and we are travelers for better or worse:

It is almost 6 months post hurricane and a journey from East to West and North to South still shows the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria… Vivid details are still fresh in everyone’s mind and each have stories to tell but their stories are the same as yours and mine because we were all in this together and while no one expected miracles most believe
there should be far more progress.

January 27th, 2018
Economic planning in an austere culture

Dickson Igwe

Effective long term strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the [British] Virgin Islands must take into account the various nuances, arguments, and discussions, of contemporary western economics.

January 13th, 2018
Irma & creative destruction

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in disaster recovery, post Hurricane Irma, for the Virgin Islands. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the answers to a short recession and full recovery.

January 6th, 2018
The road from Soup Kitchen to El Dorado

Dickson Igwe

Understanding the road to and from recession is critical for a Virgin Islands that must recover from three major natural disasters that beset the country in September 2017. Economics holds the solutions to a full recovery.

December 30th, 2017
Help people in 'a meaningful way' to get back in a place to live- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the Opposition and former Minister of Government Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to do more to reach out to home owners and families that would require direct government intervention in order to sustain themselves.

December 30th, 2017
The road from Boom to Bust- part A

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the key to a full recovery.

December 18th, 2017
Making recovery a Christmas gift & New Year resolution

Alred C. Frett

When Fear & Frustration replace Hope & Celebration:

December… As we count down the final month of this year our tradition of welcoming Christmas with celebrations of Joy and a New Year with outpouring of Hope, have been threatened by the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria… A dose of Reality makes it difficult to forget the past, find comfort in the present and prepare for the future – Pretending otherwise simply brings more problems than solutions.

December 16th, 2017
Jack Trickle Down or Jill bottom up?

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in disaster recovery, post Hurricane Irma, for the Virgin Islands. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017.

December 9th, 2017
Economic recovery: The austere way

Dickson Igwe

The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. The month of September 2017 was a crossroad for the Virgin Islands. The disasters of the month were an inflection point: a time of great change.

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