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August 19th, 2017
The Resurrection of Jim Crow

Dickson Igwe

President Donald J. Trump’s dog whistles to Nazis and white nationalists is symptomatic of America’s longest lasting national evil: racism.

July 22nd, 2017
Crime & Virgin Islands Society

Dickson Igwe

Fighting crime in the Virgin Islands without factoring in the cultural and social element will end in complete failure.

July 18th, 2017
The VI has become ‘desensitised’ to violence- Frank Mahoney

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “For me I ask this question, where is this crime coming from? You have to look at the history. The Virgin Islands (VI) was an agrarian community and everybody knew each other as one village. Then came tourism and finance and the colony shifted from agrarian to service and we had a lot of migration coming into the community and that village dynamic disappeared.”

July 15th, 2017
The Brexit economy: A layman’s view

Dickson Igwe

Now, this economics layman was never in favour of Brexit. He enjoys and values his status as a Virgin Islands Citizen, British Citizen, and a Citizen of Europe. He doesn’t fancy having to apply for a visa to visit Paris and Vienna, add Rome and Barcelona, which he intends to do some day. He would never have had to apply for a visa before Brexit: after Brexit he might just have to.

July 8th, 2017
Culture & race

Dickson Igwe

Globalisation and the one world order have been supplanted by a resurgent western nationalism. This is a new beast based upon cultural power, not race.

July 1st, 2017
Jack the Robot: the future of work

Dickson Igwe

The world of work is changing dramatically.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 16th, 2017
A Maritime Deja vu

Dickson Igwe

Observations by the Virgin Islands political establishment on the matter of expatriate control of the maritime, yachting, and boating industry, are accurate. The maritime industry in the country is owned, managed, and directed, by expatriates.

May 31st, 2017
Manchester: good versus evil

Dickson Igwe

The west is completely naïve about the evil it faces in Fundamentalist Islam. Like a foolish virgin, it believes it can convert an evil and murderous psychopath, into a compassionate soul. It will take further tragic lessons to learn that it is facing PURE EVIL, and that it is in a war for its very own way of life.

May 20th, 2017
HMS Brexit & the Brussels Iceberg

Dickson Igwe

The United Kingdom must skillfully negotiate its exit from Europe, or risk being torn apart. With the Brexit Referendum, Brussels has become a massive and ominous iceberg that the seafaring vessel, The HMS Great Britain, would be wise not to crash into.

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