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November 28th, 2017
UK offering VI £300m in loan guarantees, £10m in grants

LONDON, United Kingdom- Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) has welcomed the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) for a recovery and reconstruction package for the Virgin Islands (VI) of up to £300 million in loan guarantees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

November 14th, 2017
Peter Haycraft makes $1M valued donation for rebuilding of school

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A number of businesses, organisations and individuals have been coming forward with substantial assistance to the education system in the Virgin Islands.

October 28th, 2017
The Post Disaster Economy

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series of narratives: “A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.” Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history.

October 12th, 2017
USVI governor asks congress for $5.5 billion to help rebuild

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The cost to rebuild the US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) infrastructure after last month’s devastating Category 5 hurricanes is estimated at $5.5 billion dollars, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said Thursday, October 12, 2017.

January 1st, 2014
A New Year Sermon: 2014 - the year to rebuild community through compassion and service

By Dickson Igwe

This message is a New Year admonition and a sermon for news media. It exhorts Virgin Islands society to rebuild its broken communities. It is a personal reflection based upon hard experience. It asserts that materialism and greed have brought little benefit to Virgin Islands society: the pursuit of materiality is a mass deception, leaving the pursuant with a life that is shallow, empty, and hopeless.

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