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December 9th, 2017
‘I was constantly promoting our natural beauty & people’ - Khephra D. Sylvester

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “It was an amazing experience,” were the words used by the reigning Miss British Virgin Islands 2017/2018, Khephra D. Sylvester, to describe her involvement in the Miss Universe pageant held on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, USA.

July 30th, 2017
'Thank God for Rotary' - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I want to thank you again for taking pressure off the politicians because we often have to fill the gap to help our citizens who are less fortunate, thank God for Rotary," Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) said to the large gathering of children and adults at the Annual Kiddies Fiesta.

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 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.

June 2nd, 2017
VI culture & stamina to be tested in 1st annual VI Paradise Race

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is being billed as a not to be missed event that aims to promote the Virgin Islands’ tourism product while testing the stamina, skill and knowledge of Virgin Islands culture and history of participants.

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.

December 31st, 2016
From Paradise to London & on to Paris

Dickson Igwe

First impressions: and Paris is ruled by a rich French culture, freedom loving peoples, good governance, and an exceptional ethical subset. Mixing the preceding with one of the world’s finest rail and metro networks, and a physical and social infrastructure that is second to none, and the result is that Paris is the greatest city on earth.

November 30th, 2016
Doug Wheatley calls for preservation of caroling in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of Speak out BVI on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has called for something to be done to ensure that caroling, a long time tradition in the territory, lives on for the sake of future generations.

November 19th, 2016
King Culture

Dickson Igwe

A country’s culture is “a very big deal indeed.” In fact, culture comes out of a country’s history, geography, and demography. Consequently, culture is a form of living history. Culture is the software of community. It enables the effective functioning of society. Culture paints upon the national tapestry the values and norms, and the rules and customs of yesteryear. It blends these “precious offerings” into modernity. Culture enriches and empowers.

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