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August 21st, 2017
'There is a breach in our Territory'- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The religious sector, of which he is a part, came under serious blast by man of the cloth John I. Cline in an address to the Territory on August 18, 2017.

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.

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.

November 12th, 2016
Age of Trump

Dickson Igwe

Donald J. Trump is the new king of these majestic Americas. Trump is the new leader of the western world, also known as the Free World. However, the billionaire’s toxic brand of populist and nationalist politics is very dangerous.

October 7th, 2016
Values, norms & underdevelopment

Dickson Igwe

True social and economic prosperity lies in the values and morals of a society, not in its financial and natural resources. Governments that believe that their countries’ histories, cultures, traditions, values, ethics, and norms, do not impact national prosperity, are simply delusional.

September 24th, 2016
Leisure, life & death

Dickson Igwe

This Old Boy has been thinking deeply of recent. He has been grappling with the meaning of this thing called life. What is the point of it all? We are here today and gone tomorrow. Yet, here we are living like we will exist forever. It is like we have all been conned into a robotic way of life driven by materialism.

April 16th, 2016
Bitter lessons from Nigeria- Part 1

By Dickson Igwe

Nigeria’s present state is a lesson to all nations and societies. Values, morality and integrity, are at the core of social and economic progress and development, not personal wealth and power

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