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December 10th, 2022
Honesty is always the best policy

Dickson C. Igwe

Now, there has been a lot of asserting by the media and others on the virtues or the lack of virtue thereof, of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office holding a legal instrument that will suspend the Virgin Islands Constitution if there is any willful defiance of adopting fully the recommendations of the Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry.

June 15th, 2022
I’ll go there!

Jacqueline Wheatley

As candidates are taking their places to contest for the next general elections, we don't know the answers to where we would be heading next. The recent news-making headlines of former Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie and the ongoing saga of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) have left us to wonder.

May 5th, 2022
‘I distance myself from those allegations’ facing Premier Fahie– Hon Kye M. Rymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has distanced himself from the allegations facing Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who was arrested on drug and money laundering conspiracy charges on United States (US) soil on April 28, 2022.

September 25th, 2019
Gov’t unconventional but ‘going good’– Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One Member of the Opposition, although probably breaking party protocol, has been brave and honest enough to publicly praise the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government for its work since taking office some seven months ago.

March 29th, 2018
‘The VIslander was known for his honesty, integrity & good work ethic’- Dr Angel Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “We have to go back and see how our culture was built and then once we go back, we can begin to understand who we are as Virgin Islanders and then we can see where it is eroded and where now we have a problem. We are talking about reconstruction and rebuilding but then we must build on a foundation and that foundation has to be based on our history and culture.”

August 11th, 2016
No independence without honesty, pride & respect- Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While he is of the view that the Virgin Islands must walk the road of independence one day, radio talk show host Donald E. de Castro said the territory needs to be in no hurry to achieve that status but rather needs to talk more about it and totally understand what it is and what is required.

April 23rd, 2016
Bitter lessons from Nigeria- Part 2

By Dickson Igwe

Nigeria’s parlous state is a lesson to all nations and societies. Wholesome values and moral principles are at the core of any type of social and economic progress and development. Values decide national destiny. Values determine the effectiveness of a country’s institutions. The pursuit of social and economic development, outside of a wholesome national values system, is tantamount to building a house on sand.

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