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May 8th, 2018
Residents & visitors ‘ecstatic’ for 2018 Leverick Bay Poker Run

LEVERICK BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – On Memorial Weekend, May 27, 2018, hundreds of powerboats will take part in the 17th annual Leverick Bay Poker Run which will see more than 250 boats from Puerto Rico, Miami and the [US] Virgin Islands.

July 8th, 2017
Culture & race

Dickson Igwe

Globalisation and the one world order have been supplanted by a resurgent western nationalism. This is a new beast based upon cultural power, not race.

June 11th, 2014
2 employees alleged racism & discrimination @ Oil Nut Bay

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “I know that nothing will be done about this but we cannot take that just so, we have to continue to sound the word until someone somewhere hears us and steps in to do something about this thing,” those were the words of a Virgin Islander resident of Virgin Gorda.

August 16th, 2013
Are VIslanders placing nationality before race?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Virgin Islands’ Emancipation Festival just concluded, a discussion on race and the history of African descendants dominated the Umoja radio forum last evening, August 15, 2013 and it was implied that descendants of Africans may be putting their nationality ahead of their race.

July 20th, 2013
The American demon called race

By Dickson Igwe

This story asserts that race in the USA is a national dilemma. Race defines American culture and society. The Trayvon Martin matter is symptomatic of a malevolence that states that the US has arrived at the place where even the prized jury system cannot be trusted to give a non racial, fair, and unbiased verdict.

June 28th, 2013
Consider a black governor for the VI – Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has concluded that the position of Governor in the Virgin Islands either has to be seen as having a stigma attached or possessing some element of racism.

February 1st, 2013
’I am not a racist’- Gov. McCleary tells talk show host!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After months of coming under attack by many civil servants, the legal fraternity, the media and many quiet whisperers in the community, the United Kingdom appointed Governor William B. McCleary has broken his silence.

December 13th, 2012
“I am not white!” says Ag Commissioner of Police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Mr David Morris has sought to dispel claims regarding his ethnicity and remains adamant that he is not white! The question of race or ethnicity he said, was a complicated one for him, but he clearly identified himself as mixed race British or mixed race Welsh, despite claims in the media that may state otherwise.



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