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December 9th, 2017
Economic recovery: The austere way

Dickson Igwe

The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. The month of September 2017 was a crossroad for the Virgin Islands. The disasters of the month were an inflection point: a time of great change.

December 7th, 2017
It does not have to get worse before getting better

Alred C. Frett

The past 12-months have been terrible for many of us who have lost Spouses, Homes and Livelihood but there is no turning back the hands of time… As a Writer, right or wrong, things I say, are there for all to see and I am fortunate not to have misled you even in the classic case of Trump’s mis-Election where, what you are now seeing and hearing is what I explained to you over a year ago… (You may check this).

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
The Post Disaster Economic defibrillator

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series of narratives: “A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.” The proceeding narrative is on the economics of disaster. It is narrated from a layman’s perspective.

October 21st, 2017
'West End community coming together to rebuild territory'- Deborah A. Lewis

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition along with members of the West End community have been working tirelessly to get their community cleanup. The community even started a clean-up campaign.

October 21st, 2017
'VI needs greater access to funds to successfully recover'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “My meetings in Washington DC were positive and secured confirmations from partners such as the CDB and the EU to support finding responsible ways to fund our recovery,” stated Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on October 19, 2017.

October 11th, 2017
Harrigan-Scott to raise awareness & funds for VI recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Territory’s most celebrated Sprinter, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott has teamed up with the Body and Soul Fitness Gym in Miami, Florida to host an event to raise funds in support of the recovery process in the Virgin Islands (UK) following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

October 6th, 2017
Are leaders holding us back from recovery??

Alred C. Frett

Learning to Recognise Hindrance from Help:

In less than a Month New Leaves are everywhere confirming Nature’s ability to rebound and barring any new Natural or Man-made Disasters our own Re-birth and Recovery are just as possible… Again, thanks to all those helping to make this happen - At the same time we must recognise and beware those Stumbling Blocks and Parasites from without and within who use this as an opportunity to rob others.

October 28th, 2016
Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE 'responding well to treatment'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands first premier Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE is said to be recovering well in a rehabilitation centre overseas after suffering a stroke on September 30, 2016.

May 15th, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Asiyah Mahoney continues to recover in the US

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Since her accident on the morning of February 1, 2014, Asiyah Mahoney has been on the long and difficult road to recovery in the United States and it is still unclear when doctors there will allow her to travel home.

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