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February 9th, 2019
Virgin Islands politics and the fog of BREXIT

By Dickson C. Igwe

Brexit presents a dilemma for Virgin Islands politics during a month of General Elections. How does Brexit affect the Virgin Islands? Will Brexit happen? And if Brexit takes place will Brexit be sustainable in an ageing Britain that is changing demographically?

January 19th, 2019
VI scholar issues call for more Debates among Candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The call for debates among Candidates vying to become Legislators of the Virgin Islands (VI), ahead of the 2019 General Election, is reverberating more across the Territory.

January 15th, 2019
May's Brexit plan suffers historic defeat; VI should be concerned

LONDON, United Kingdom – Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) of the United Kingdom (UK), Theresa M. May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British PM in the democratic era, after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230.

November 24th, 2018
Jack the wealthy globalist

By Dickson C. Igwe

Globalization will prevail over populism, Donald Trump, and Brexit. Why: because globalism benefits the investor. Globalism is driven by the investor.

August 7th, 2018
Willock signals “Heavy Lifting” post Elections in order to restore VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The future of the Virgin Islands (VI) now rests in the hands of the Delegates of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP)—and voters at large—given the ‘heavy lifting’ that is required to elevate the Territory out of its current slump, following the upcoming General Elections.

March 23rd, 2018
VI calls on UK for OTs to be included in Brexit arrangements

LONDON, England, UK- As the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) officially begin talks on a future relationship, the Virgin Islands [British] has called for inclusion in future arrangements.

January 20th, 2018
E. Benito Wheatley: VI’s Ambassador to UK/EU selected as Policy Fellow

LONDON, England, UK- The Virgin Islands’ London Office Director, who is equivalent to the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the European Union, E. Benito Wheatley, has been selected by the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) as a 2018 Policy Fellow, according to a press statement late last week.

July 15th, 2017
The Brexit economy: A layman’s view

Dickson Igwe

Now, this economics layman was never in favour of Brexit. He enjoys and values his status as a Virgin Islands Citizen, British Citizen, and a Citizen of Europe. He doesn’t fancy having to apply for a visa to visit Paris and Vienna, add Rome and Barcelona, which he intends to do some day. He would never have had to apply for a visa before Brexit: after Brexit he might just have to.

June 24th, 2017
Ole England, Nostalgia, & Brexit

Dickson Igwe

There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, austerity, and war mongering.

June 10th, 2017
Austerity & Theresa M. May’s last dance!

Dickson Igwe

Theresa M. May gambled and lost on June 8, 2017. This, despite her Conservative party winning the most seats in Westminster. May lost the expectations game. She called the general Election to strengthen her parliamentary majority. She said that she needed to gain a stronger majority to strengthen her position in upcoming Brexit negotiations. Instead, May saw lost seats. Theresa M. May’s Conservative Party will have to form a coalition government. Her move has backfired terribly.

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