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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.

March 11th, 2017
NDP Gov’t doesn’t know amount ICA will invest in Prospect Reef facility

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), during a press conference held on Wednesday March 8, 2017 failed to reveal to the media how much ICA Group BVI intends to invest in the re-development of the Government owned Prospect Reef facility.

November 14th, 2016
Gaming laws hindering $20M investment in horse racing- Hon Walwyn

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn says a mind-set change and a discussion amongst the VI Horse Owners Association (VIHOA), along with the present laws of the territory on prohibiting gaming, are the three things standing in the way of taking the sport to the next level.

September 13th, 2016
Peak Re investment strengthens NAGICO as leading Caribbean insurer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- NAGICO Holdings Limited (NAGICO), has strengthened its position as the leading insurance provider in the Caribbean with the finalisation of a 50% strategic investment from Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re), the Hong Kong based global reinsurer.

September 4th, 2016
USVI to invest over $2M in tourism for next 3 months


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- To help strengthen the territory’s position as a premier warm weather destination and to address growing competition in the travel and tourism industry, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) will aggressively execute its overall marketing strategy by investing more than $2 million over the next three months to ensure the territory is a top-of-mind choice for travelers during the fall and the upcoming 2016-2017 winter season.

June 23rd, 2016
Premier Smith mum on ALL investors for BVI Airways!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the months go by more and more information is being unearthed on the controversial deal where taxpayers forked out some $7M to subsidise a once defunct BVI Airways.

April 26th, 2016
BVI Airways Agreement 'guarantees' money will be repaid- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith yesterday, April 25, 2016 reiterated that the money being made available to BVI Airways is not a grant and that it will be repaid.

February 3rd, 2016
Government subsidising BVI Airways from its own funds – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith confirmed that the Government of the VI will be making its investment of $7 million into BVI Airways from the Government coffers.

October 30th, 2014
‘Tropical Stones’ opens its doors in Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – ‘Tropical Stones-Cabinetry, Windows & Doors’, the Territory's newest hardware store, opened its doors at the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond yesterday October 29, 2014 offering not only quality products for the construction of homes but expertise in their installation.

October 11th, 2014
King Vision & Queen Infrastructure

By Dickson Igwe

The following narrative argues that vision is crucial to deciding on a national infrastructure model. Understanding a country’s physical and social infrastructure requirements begins with having an overarching national vision. The national vision is a grand idea.

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