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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.

November 4th, 2017
Over 25 cruise ships will berth in STT in November

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — More than 25 cruise ship calls are scheduled for St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) in November, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday, November 3, 2017.

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 27th, 2017
NDP 'hurting for money; Economy on verge of collapse'- Hon O'Neal (R9)

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- In what many described as a bomb shell revelation, information the public, many backbenchers, the Opposition in the House of Assembly (HoA), civil society and the media have been saying for many months, even before hurricanes Irma and Maria, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has left the country broke.

February 24th, 2017
Hon Christopher slams Premier Smith, ‘Economy not robust!’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The first day of the Budget debate held on February 23, 2017 for the National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration spending bill had high drama, suspicion and theatrics, not even William Shakespeare in many of his writings could have properly described.

December 24th, 2016
Christmas Message by Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA

A Merry Christmas to all: both residents and visitors of these peace-loving Virgin Islands, particularly my constituents of the Third Electoral District.

December 18th, 2016
VI has benefitted tremendously from over 100 nationalities –Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier of the Virgin Islands Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith says it’s an undisputed fact that expatriates have benefitted from being in the VI and that the territory is a much better place because of the over 100 nationalities who have made the territory their home.

December 12th, 2016
NDP Gov’t ‘must come clean’- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Newly elected Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to shelve the “fancy speeches” and “come clean” with the people regarding the territory’s economy.

July 30th, 2016
The dysfunction in African Leadership & Society - Part 2

By Dickson Igwe

Social and economic underdevelopment share common themes, and Africa’s continuing social and economic underdevelopment hold important lessons for all countries and jurisdictions.

November 24th, 2015
Economy doing well! – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – We remember very well when Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith became the butt of jokes in 2013 when he claimed that the economy was robust, before back pedaling on his own statements. Now again, contrary to reports on the ground and from the ordinary man, Premier Smith has claimed that the Virgin Islands economy is “doing well” even while acknowledging that there were delays in some persons being paid.



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