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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?

May 5th, 2018
Economic vision, post public register of beneficial ownership

Dickson Igwe

OK, a very savvy mind, who over the decades has been a major player in the Virgin Islands offshore finance industry, told this writer that he was not overly concerned about the UK government’s decision to impose a public register of beneficial ownership on offshore companies of overseas territories of Great Britain. He stated over lunch, that the industry had already factored in the decision into its working culture.

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.

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.

June 16th, 2017
A Maritime Deja vu

Dickson Igwe

Observations by the Virgin Islands political establishment on the matter of expatriate control of the maritime, yachting, and boating industry, are accurate. The maritime industry in the country is owned, managed, and directed, by expatriates.

June 12th, 2017
Education Ministry lacks ‘vision & vocabulary’- Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Not enough is being done for education in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands and the responsible Minister, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), and government by extension seem to lack the vocabulary to speak to the rich Belongers to solicit their support. This is according to former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

June 1st, 2017
'We need leadership that loves its people'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “All that we need is right here, but we need leadership that believes in its people. We need leadership that loves his people. You can’t lead people you don’t love. You can control and manipulate them but you can’t lead them. And what is needed in this country right now above all else is leadership and there is a deficit of leadership.”

April 8th, 2017
Virgin seas & the children’s future!

Dickson Igwe

Leveraging the maritime environment is the best thing that could happen for Virgin Islands youth, and future generations. It is not happening!

March 10th, 2016
VI pastor Christine Thomas publishes book on ‘end times’

EAST END, Tortola, VI- “The entire place was lit up, and there He was, glowing brightly- Christ.”





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