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January 29th, 2019
Rights and Privileges a HUGE difference

By Donald E. de Castro

“Too old to be intimidated”

For years, here in The Virgin Islands, there is a continuous conversation by so many people in regards to children being born in this Territory by expatriate parents and about the length of time that so many expatriates have been here and cannot get Belongers Status. So while this conversation continues, I will list a number of Rights & Privileges to add to this conversation.

January 21st, 2019
Production and Distribution

By Donald E. de Castro

Another election day will soon be here and one of the many concerns of a large per cent of the residents, especially on Tortola, is that of water and the name Bi-Water always comes up.

January 8th, 2019
Another opportunity to help!

By Donald E. de Castro

It is very unfortunate when one is unable to see beyond the palm of their hand. It is worst when leaders of an organization and especially a government that cannot see the need for protecting their own.

November 20th, 2018
Disrespectful and Embarrassing

By Donald E. de Castro

We hear so many people every day talk about respect and lack thereof, in these times and a large portion of people blame someone else.

October 6th, 2018
Investment(s): We should be the Primary Investors

By Donald E. de Castro

Greed started taking this Territory on its way to self-destruction when it first embraced financial services and our political leaders and many business leaders have continued to encourage it.

September 24th, 2018
Banks! Who needs Who?

By Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years there have been many discussions about banking services here in The Virgin Islands (VI) and yes there is a lot to be desired, so let us look at some the issues that I have spoken about over the years.

August 2nd, 2018
Volunteerism and Politics

Donald E. de Castro

Volunteerism is defined as simply volunteering oneself, to serve ones’ community without compensation. Unfortunately, because of greed many volunteer organisations world-wide have been robbed by their Executive Officers.

June 27th, 2018
Are we a Christian Community?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years, many of the Christian faith, including ministers of religion, ministers of government, politicians and many other persons keep saying that this is a Christian Community. However, the actions of many of these same people, leaves this question unanswered in the minds of many believers and others.

June 20th, 2018
Wrong and Misleading; too old to be intimidated

Donald E. de Castro

I feel it very important that I address this issue about passports on the radio station this morning, June 19, 2018, which was a joint release by GIS (Government Information Service) and DDM (Department of Disaster Management).

May 31st, 2018
Why Virgin Islanders and other Residents are never listened to?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the years since I returned home in 1986 (and, I do believe the situation existed before I returned) this government and past governments in their endeavour to develop this territory, in numerous instances sought advisers and consultants. In the vast majority of cases, they always used non-Virgin Islanders.

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