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May 13th, 2019
State of internet service hampering economic growth- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The state of internet service in the Territory has been described as a “technological crisis” by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), who says he intends to urgently summon heads of the various telecommunications companies to address the issues.

August 15th, 2018
‘Public Registers’ danger demand greater focus & investment in VI Tourism—Wheatley

NEW YORK, NY, USA – There are serious economic and financial implications for the Virgin Islands (VI), as a consequence of the United Kingdom's (UK) decision, to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the Overseas Territories (OTs), and in order to compensate, Tourism will have to take on a much more prominent role as a driver of economic growth in the medium and longer term.

May 16th, 2015
Jack’s small business test!

BY Dickson Igwe

The small business is the pulse and heart beat of the national and global economy. The health of the small business, including the sole proprietor, or one man business, is used as the benchmark for successful economies.

February 7th, 2015
Wealth inequality, popular capitalism, and economic growth

By Dickson Igwe

There is increasing evidence that great wealth inequality is bad for economic growth. There is also an argument that the lack of a well regulated stock, commodity, and currency exchange in developing countries limits the access of the working and middle class to wealth and capital. That barrier to investment by the masses, further limits economic growth.

January 10th, 2015
Taming the High Inflation Beast

By Dickson Igwe

Annual inflation is considered normal for a growing economy. High inflation is something else. High inflation will push the best planned economy over the proverbial precipice.

January 3rd, 2015
Mr. Big Spender and Frugal Miser

By: Dickson Igwe

Virgin Islands General Election 2016 is gearing up to be a contest based on economics. Specifically, the debate will center upon which political party possesses the economic philosophy, savvy, know how, and public confidence, to generate strong economic growth.

November 22nd, 2014
Free markets & the economics of see & saw

By Dickson Igwe

The following article looks at the free market as a panacea for economic growth, but from two differing perspectives.

September 13th, 2014
Economics - never an exact science 1

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative is part of a series of articles on issues affecting the global economy, relevant to the Virgin Islands. It uses the contemporary US economic model as analogy. It argues that economics and politics are in a symbiotic relationship. They are joined at the hip.

February 7th, 2014
Haiti’s Martelly Meets With US’ Obama

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti President Michel Martelly held his first-ever meeting with United States President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House in Washington, DC.

December 6th, 2013
Bush & grass the only growth seen in 3rd District under NDP - Hon. Fraser

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – “My People, the next leader of this territory must be able to take data and effectively execute what is a limited analysis with relative certainty, assess advice, and make informed decisions.” Those were words uttered with much emphasis by Third District Representative, Honourable Julian Fraser, RA.


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