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July 21st, 2018
The Trump Economy: the protectionist model

Dickson Igwe

There are lessons to be learned from a booming USA; the proceeding story is second of a series of narratives on Donald J. Trump’s business first, protectionist, economics. The narrative juxtaposes the US economic model with that of the [British] Virgin Islands.

June 30th, 2018
The Third March, Part A

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands General Election is to take place before the end of 2018 or early 2019. It will be an epic affair. The General Election will be a hard fought battle. In politics, the stakes are always high.
It will be seeing a national movement of voters marching to the ballot box. And the 2018/2019 General Election is a continuation of two preceding marches.

June 15th, 2018
A hard climb out the economic hole!

Dickson Igwe

Hurricanes Irma and Maria pulled the (British) Virgin Islands (VI) into a huge environmental and ecological "hole." That ecological crater is also an economic pit. Political and social leaders of the VI do not appear to have any cohesive and unified plan for pulling the economy out of recession. There are no solutions being offered. There is no vision on the horizon.

June 9th, 2018
A sustainable economic vision- Part A

Dickson Igwe

The world is facing huge environmental and ecological threats, and a climate change narrative that is changing the culture and way of life, of geographically and ecologically vulnerable communities and societies.

June 2nd, 2018
Economies 'built on sand' - Part B

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, deep recession and depression are the results.

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 19th, 2018
Prospect Reef & a grand vision for the Virgin Islands

Dickson Igwe

Simple location and geography state that Prospect Reef, a Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated marina and resort, sitting on a spectacular and picturesque shoreline of Road Town, Capital of Tortola, [British] Virgin Islands, is one of the best locations in the Caribbean, to build a Nautical and Ocean Sciences College.

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.



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