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March 11th, 2023
Countries that meet the highest benchmarks

Dickson C. Igwe

The road to El Dorado passes through honest governance and high standards of social behavior by every resident of a society
That the quality of a society is in the behaviors of its people is a valid assertion.

March 4th, 2023
Impunity in Governance

Dickson C. Igwe

The well-worn cliché, that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, is an assertion that should guide Julius Caesar, if he or she wants a wholesome, happy, and lengthy tenure in office. Sadly it never really does. When he possesses power, Caesar is unrestrained in his appetites.

March 1st, 2023
Our society has become ‘numb’ regarding gun violence- Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- “There is no denying that we are in a gun violence crisis,” Seventh-District candidate Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has stated, as she argued that gun violence is escalating and poses long-term consequences for future generations.

January 21st, 2023
Values make a nation

Dickson C. Igwe

A country without an appropriate set of guiding values and principles: invisible rules of conscience and morality that sit in the hearts and souls of its residents, is a vessel with neither compass nor rudder. It will end up on the rocks.

July 30th, 2022
Lowering benchmarks is not the answer

Dickson C. Igwe

Listening to specific politicians and commentators reveals this country still has a steep hill to climb to develop socially and technologically.

June 18th, 2022
Lawful societies promote the greater good

Dickson C. Igwe

The culture of 'wrong and strong' is a Virgin Islands folly. It will be the undoing of the Virgin Islands. There is aversion by a significant sub set to the new reality of correctly imposed Indirect Rule from the UK.

May 21st, 2022
The Virgin Islands is under the microscope

Dickson C. Igwe

The Virgin Islands owing to the highly publicized Commission of Inquiry, and now the arrest of the Former Premier on drug trafficking allegations will be under the global microscope for many years.

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 2nd, 2022
The return of the inflation monster?

Dickson C. Igwe

The younger generation – under 50s - have not experienced nor understood the evils of inflation like older folk have. And today there is a warning the world may be entering stagflation as inflation rises to the 10% mark; energy prices increase by up to 60%, and war in Ukraine drives up commodity and food prices. These are serious economic times indeed.

February 19th, 2022
A crisis of manhood & COVID-19

Dickson C. Igwe

Crime and deviancy from male youth in the Virgin Islands has been a worrisome trend; from anti-social behaviors to outright murder and robbery, sexual assault, and traffic crimes, there appears to be no solution at hand. Why? Because the problem is social and psychological. A wise man stated once that the most difficult thing to change is culture. Deviancy is a culture.

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