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May 14th, 2017
A Virgin Islands Party déjà vu

Dickson Igwe

The climb to the mountain top called Power has gotten a lot steeper for the VIP. The Summit of High Office is further away. Party members have failed to bury the hatchet. Factionalism and ill will remain a feature of the Grand Ole Party. Not good!

April 29th, 2017
The deadly church cult!

Dickson Igwe

Jack the Pious and Jill Religious should beware of Queen Jezebel. The following story is a warning about unaccountable church leadership. It is an individual interpretation of an article written by Boze Herrington in The Atlantic Magazine of June 18, 2014: "the seven signs that you are in a cult."

April 22nd, 2017
A Brexit Two Remake!

Dickson Igwe

British Prime Minister, Theresa M. May, has called for a surprise UK General Election for June 8, 2017. This amounts to Brexit Two.

April 15th, 2017
Trump goes nuclear!

Dickson Igwe

The spread of nuclear weapons beyond the core countries that have historically possessed these “seeds of the apocalypse” is the greatest threat to world safety this early to mid-2017.

April 8th, 2017
Virgin seas & the children’s future!

Dickson Igwe

Leveraging the maritime environment is the best thing that could happen for Virgin Islands youth, and future generations. It is not happening!

April 1st, 2017
Voter rebellion!

Dickson Igwe

Niccolo Machiavelli was a prominent 15th Century political philosopher. He was political adviser to the Italian City State of Florence and its rulers.

March 25th, 2017
King Charles the Third, Brexit, & a New Commonwealth

Dickson Igwe

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, is the longest reigning British Monarch in history. Her reign is in its winter. The Queen, who will be 91 on April 21, 2017, is the only British Monarch most of us alive today have known. Britain has already entered the Post Elizabethan Age. Britain will be in a state of denial as a chapter in its history ends.

March 17th, 2017
The declining Virgin Islands moral culture

Dickson Igwe

The callous murders of Kendoy Penn, Nickeria Smith, Alston Penn and Ashburn A. Dawson point to a community that has compromised its moral culture. The question is asked: has the Virgin Islands sold its soul to Mammon?

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.

March 4th, 2017
Truly prosperous nations- Part 1

Dickson Igwe

Writers and commentators talk of a clash of civilisations when describing the rise of radical Islamic terror in the west. There is truth to that assertion. But, the real clash of civilisations is wider than the dividing line between two global religions.

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