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December 19th, 2020
Social Billionaires

By Dickson C. Igwe

Austerity and Trickledown have failed the world: the wealthy who rule, must do their part to create a better planet.

September 16th, 2020
64% of VI layoffs were bar & restaurant workers – Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although bars and restaurants were allowed to offer take-out services during the majority of the COVID-19 curfew period, some 64% of workers in the industry were laid off and significant revenue reduction was felt in that business sector, new economic statistics on the pandemic has revealed.

September 11th, 2020
Business stimulus payments available from Monday, Sept 14- Hon Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise businesses (MSMEs) who registered for Government’s Small Business Sector Grant Relief Programme can expect their cheques starting Monday, September 14, 2020, Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has announced.

June 6th, 2020
Non Alignment - The way ahead

By Dickson C. Igwe

It is time for the Caribbean, and various regions of the world, to ditch the superpowers as leading lights of global security and prosperity.

March 28th, 2020
USVI residents to receive $1,200 in Coronavirus relief package


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Washington’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package will put $1,200 directly into the hands of nearly every American, including United States Virgin Islanders, through income tax rebates, with the money arriving in a matter of weeks.

March 28th, 2020
The Corona recession or depression

By Dickson C. Igwe

The world economy is in the process of abysmal collapse: a major contraction in consumer demand and supply. In the USA, the current President, Donald Trump, is in denial and states that he expects the economy to begin to return to normal in April this year. Donald Trump believes economic growth precedes national health.

November 11th, 2017
Austerity or Stimulus: What economic medicine?

Dickson Igwe

The following story is on the economics of disaster. 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. Its impact on the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

May 30th, 2015
A not so United Kingdom

By Dickson Igwe

The British General Election of May 12, 2015 revealed the soft underbelly of Britain’s politics of regionalism and class division. The election was furthermore as much about economics as it was about politics.

May 29th, 2015
'VIP will cut taxes'- ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan said a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in Government would provide tax breaks to put money in people’s pockets and to get the economy going again.

December 27th, 2014
Obama’s policy of stimulus trumps right wing austerity

By Dickson Igwe

The USA has regained its position as the main engine of world economic growth. As 2014 ends, the US is the fastest growing developed economy. The last quarter, July-September 2014, the US economy grew 5%. This was the fastest rate of American economic growth since 2003. It remains to be seen whether Barack Obama’s policy of stimulus has taken the US back to the era of the Clinton Presidency, when a sustained economic boom lasted for almost a decade.


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