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May 26th, 2018
Economies ‘built on sand’- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit “all hell breaks loose.”

May 12th, 2018
There is no dream, without learning

Dickson Igwe

What type of learning culture is required to take the Virgin Islands into the next epoch in its history and development?

April 28th, 2018
A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma- Part 2

Dickson Igwe

OK. There can be no real economic recovery for the Virgin Islands without a clear vision, mission, and plan for a Post Irma future. And post Irma, in a highly competitive, predatory, scientifically driven, global economy, VISION and strategic economic planning alone, will rescue the Virgin Islands from permanent underdevelopment.

February 21st, 2018
We have turned into team of professional beggars - Hon Myron V. Walwyn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - As the Territory is in its recovery stage following the destructive hurricanes of September 2017, the government is receiving millions of dollars in loans, which the next generation will have to repay.

February 10th, 2018
'BVIslander must be at the forefront of revenue initiatives' - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Arguing that the Recovery and Development Plan put forward by the government lacks "bold, new initiatives" to generate revenues to repay the loans, former Permanent Secretary, Mr Julian Willock proposed four revenue driven ideas that can assist with the repayment of these loans.

February 8th, 2018
'Communication system needs immediate overhauling' - Sixth District resident

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - During the consultation meeting for the Recovery and Development Plan held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) in Baughers Bay, Tortola, a concerned resident expressed that the telecommunication system in the Virgin Islands should be addressed immediately.

February 7th, 2018
Response to VI Recovery & Development Plan

Mitsy J. Ellis-Simpson

It is with great interest and concern that I hereby provide my views on the proposed recovery and development plan (the “Plan”) for the [British] Virgin Islands (the “BVI”, the “Territory”) that I love and cherish. I have examined the situation of the Territory prior to the unprecedented weather conditions that occurred from August – September 2017 up to its current state. I have also looked at potentials for the future.

September 5th, 2017
Gov’t blamed for flood damages in Josiah’s Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A disgruntled caller to the 3D Show on Friday September 1, 2017 expressed frustration with government for not correcting the long standing issue in Josiah’s Bay where the bay was damaged a few years back by flooding.

February 27th, 2017
VI to honour H.L. Stoutt; ‘Territory started before 2011’- Willock

CAPPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will host the 17th annual H. Lavity Stoutt Memorial Celebration and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Monday March 6, 2017, a public holiday.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

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