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January 27th, 2024
Jack the Capitalist

Dickson C. Igew

A $500 million yacht moors off a remote Caribbean island. A helicopter takes off from its deck. A massive private jet sits silently on the tarmac of a private airport nearby; surrounded by smaller planes. A billionaire is ‘chilling’ off his private island with his friends and associates.

March 9th, 2021
EU parliament shelves vote on Brexit deal after UK PM ‘violates’ agreement

LONDON, UK- The Virgin Islands and other Overseas Territories are not the only ones who have found they are unable to trust the United Kingdom (UK) government of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ‘aka ‘Boris’.

January 12th, 2021
Brexit! ‘Why is it so right for UK to be independent?’- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the United Kingdom (UK), through controversial Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, continues to resist moves by the Virgin Islands to gain more autonomy, veteran legislator and Opposition Member, Honourable Julian Fraser RA has questioned why it is so right for the UK to want full independence but doesn’t think it is good for the Virgin Islands.

January 1st, 2021
BREXIT impacts on VI trade & travel starts Jan 1, 2021- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), has warned of the implications of BREXIT on the territory, which takes effect from today January 1, 2021.

December 2nd, 2020
VI & UN widen cooperation as Brexit ends EU aid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands has strengthened cooperation with the United Nations (UN) ahead of losing future European Union (EU) support for sustainable development at the end of 2020 when the Brexit transition period expires.

October 31st, 2020
The BREXIT horror hovering about the UK

By Dickson C. Igwe

Ok. This Old Boy, to the consternation of his army of critics, never believed Brexit was a good idea. He understood that in a world where regions were integrating and where the two main superpowers- China and the USA- were increasingly bellicose, staying within a united Europe offered the type of protection one obtains living in a well-fortified castle in a vast, terrifying, and violent forest.

September 26th, 2020
The great capitalist hypocrisy

by Dickson C. Igwe

Capitalism has always sat on the shoulder of the poor and underprivileged. That is nothing new. Now do not be deceived by the idea of pure capitalism. It does not exist. It is the old cock and bull tale, that capitalism is solely market-driven; that free capitalist societies survive without the help of big government and public spending.

June 27th, 2020
Greater citizen power or greater autonomy

By Dickson C. Igwe

In a world ruled by superpowers, small countries controlled by the agendas of powerful states like these Majestic Virgin Islands must aim for greater power for their peoples within the crucible of that global power play.

February 8th, 2020
Brexit, nationalism & globalism

By Dickson C. Igwe

Donald Trump and Brexit are symbols of a new cold war within western society. This is an existential conflict between the forces of globalization, and the forces of nationalist nativism. Time alone will tell who wins.

February 4th, 2020
'Our action to BREXIT should not be a reaction!'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Outspoken ZBVI 780 radio moderator and pastor, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has challenged the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to have more dialogues regarding the issues surrounding Brexit and the future of the VI under a United Kingdom outside of the European Union (EU).

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