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June 27th, 2018
Are we a Christian Community?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the past years, many of the Christian faith, including ministers of religion, ministers of government, politicians and many other persons keep saying that this is a Christian Community. However, the actions of many of these same people, leaves this question unanswered in the minds of many believers and others.

May 31st, 2018
Why Virgin Islanders and other Residents are never listened to?

Donald E. de Castro

Over the years since I returned home in 1986 (and, I do believe the situation existed before I returned) this government and past governments in their endeavour to develop this territory, in numerous instances sought advisers and consultants. In the vast majority of cases, they always used non-Virgin Islanders.

September 26th, 2016
Governor must be bound by constitution – Hon Julian Fraser, RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) said if the Virgin Islands is to think about constitutional development, one of the changes is that the Governor must now be bound by the constitution.

March 3rd, 2015
‘Support your own, let money stay’- ‘Pressure’ tells VI

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – “It’s time we start supporting our own and let the money stay here,” said USVI international artiste ‘Pressure’ at the locally promoted event ‘Bridging the Gap’ on Sunday March 1, 2015.

January 7th, 2015
Only 20% of Police Force are Virgin Islanders- David Morris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the fact that Virgin Islanders are a minority in their homeland, it appears now that this is also reflected in every vital institution in the territory.

October 23rd, 2013
Can we & should we silence non-born-here voices??

By Alred C. Frett

Research is not yet completed but below are some Follow-ups to date:

March 17th, 2013
Virgin Islanders versus non Virgin Islanders

By Dickson Igwe

Any intelligent observer of Virgin Islands media will certainly notice a new pontificating by well known media personalities. A growing lamentation, and a cry, that the country is changing from under the feet of the indigenous Virgin Islander: that the Virgin Islander is a threatened minority, an ENDANGERED SPECIES in their own country so to speak

January 22nd, 2013
Rights and Privileges: A HUGE difference

by Donald E. de Castro “too old to be intimidated”

For years here in The Virgin Islands there is a continuous conversation by so many people in regards to children being born in this Territory by expatriate parents and about the length of time that so many expatriate have been here and cannot get Belongers Status. So while this conversation continues I will list a number of Rights & Privileges to add to this conversation.

July 12th, 2012
Caller: Virgin Islanders capable of creating their own jobs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Annoyed by the constant complaints made by unemployed Virgin Islanders who can’t get a job, one caller on Speak Out BVI says the people of the Territory can create their own jobs but some of them are lazy.

July 12th, 2012
Let us talk Independence

By Donald E. de Castro

As this Territory hopefully moves forward, and life and things evolve, and the world continues to be referred by many as a Global Village, we as Virgin Islanders must take responsibility for our area of this Global Village and in the process consider very seriously the issue of an independent Virgin Islands. With this in mind, it is important that we begin to have open and intelligent conversations on the pros and cons of independence.

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