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December 9th, 2022
Some 20 persons permanently residing @ D. Orlando Smith Hospital- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 20 persons have made the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital their home, causing a strain on the purse of the BVI Health Services (BVIHSA).

May 14th, 2022
Corruption & Social Behavior

Dickson C. Igwe

A certain politician in the Virgin Islands enjoys pontificating on how we got here to this sad place on national and social media. The great man is clearly intelligent and thoughtful.

April 23rd, 2022
Agriculture, fisheries & inflation

Dickson C. Igwe

Food-sufficient countries frequently possess a vibrant internal market culture. This is a way of life driven by farming and associated commercial activity. Food and drink are critical for human existence and form a major part of household budgets, for the mass of the population. Then rising food prices are a major contributor to inflationary pressures. People cannot choose not to eat.

October 29th, 2021
'I back them 110 per cent'- Premier to protesting teachers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- School teachers carrying out the silent protest action against alleged neglect and issues spanning over 14 years in the system have been told by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the ongoing health pandemic is causing the territory to have a situation where there are high demands, but the resources are low.

April 3rd, 2021
The small business tool of governance

By Dickson C. Igwe

Only a strong social democracy; not a trickledown capitalist model, will deliver for the BVI.

OK. It was small business and the working man that kept the BVI economy alive Post IRMA and will do the same Post COVID 19.

Small business and strong consumer spending will drive economic growth and prosperity when the pandemic finally ends.

February 20th, 2021
White men in a world becoming much less white

By Dickson C. Igwe

Now, the ability to change in a world that is changing by the second is a great human asset. The ability to change is a mark of resilience, even intelligence, however, change gets harder as we grow older.

January 9th, 2021
What a debt crash will look like

By Dickson C. Igwe

The world is over 250 Trillion Dollars in debt: public plus private. Is that vast debt sustainable? Is this debt a bubble about to burst?

November 29th, 2019
Scotiabank BVI being sold to Republic Bank of T&T

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Scotiabank is looking to exit the Virgin Islands as the Bank of Nova Scotia has reached an agreement for the sale of 100% of its shares in Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited to Republic Financial Holdings Limited (‘Republic Bank’) Bank.

August 20th, 2019
Unelected Governor fires back @ Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In damning allegations, Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in a Saturday, August 17, 2019 statement had accused United Kingdom (UK) officials in the Virgin Islands (VI) of deliberately failing to investigate the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, leaving the door open for UK imposed policies on the territory’s finances among other strategic plans to control the territory.

July 18th, 2019
‘Finances of festival remain a concern’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the budget to pull off the 65th Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival surpassing a million dollars, Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), has said the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC)- rather than depending on the Government’s purse- is looking at alternative means of raising the needed finance as well as guarding against wasting resources.

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