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April 22nd, 2018
Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Dickson Igwe

OK. Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high.

March 31st, 2018
Borrow for boom or bust?

Dickson Igwe

The recent ten to two vote in the Virgin Islands Legislature allowing for the establishment of the Disaster Recover Agency, is a vote for transparent, accountable, equitable, measured and well audited governance.

March 24th, 2018
Borrow from home or abroad?

Dickson Igwe

Governments, even micro administrations of tiny jurisdictions, have the ability to raise finance, to an exponentially greater degree than individuals and small businesses.

March 17th, 2018
Barbarians at the gates of Rome

Dickson Igwe

The Virgin Islands economy composed of the financial services industry, ecotourism and maritime, and the domestic market economy, is the core tool for the empowerment of Virgin Islanders and citizens.

March 10th, 2018
Cashless in a cash filled world

Dickson Igwe

The western world is overflowing with cash. This is a consequence of quantitative easing, and monetary stimulus, combined with fearful and debt laden consumers. The following story asserts that the [British] Virgin Islands inhabits a paradoxical place. It sits between a UK austerity culture, and a world apparently drowning in cash. But the country cannot access that cash.

March 3rd, 2018
Austerity in the midst of financial abundance

Dickson Igwe

Physical and economic recovery for the Virgin Islands, post the natural disasters of September 2017, requires a fitting of the country’s economic restorative models into the molds of the twin western economic cultures of stimulus and austerity.

February 24th, 2018
Thinking inside or outside the box?

Dickson Igwe

Long term strategic economic planning is a dire necessity for the Virgin Islands. This is especially so after a September 2017 of natural disasters exposed vulnerabilities in the Virgin Islands development model. Only a long term economic plan- well thought out- will deliver this territory from permanent underdevelopment. It is vital residents and citizens become aware the country is at a crossroads and that going forward, long term economic planning is no longer an option.

February 17th, 2018
The dangers of short term thinking- Part A

Dickson Igwe

Post the Disasters of September 2017, the Virgin Islands requires long term thinking. The country must establish a long term economic planning model. In other words, a long term vision for these islands must be written in granite.

February 10th, 2018
The Deflation Beast

Dickson Igwe

Austerity is an option in long term economic planning. However, history has given austerity a “bad rap.” Austerity ideas present solutions for a long term economic plan for the [British] Virgin Islands.

February 3rd, 2018
Strategic planning & high end tourism

Dickson Igwe

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the floods of September 2018, strategic economic planning for the Virgin Islands is no longer an option. Strategic, medium, and long term economic planning is the single route to development and prosperity for the Virgin Islands.

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