Category: Commentary

The resurrection of Jim Crow

The resurrection of Jim Crow

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor United States President Donald Trump’s dog whistles to Nazis and white nationalists is symptomatic of America’s longest lasting national evil: racism. Today, Trump is the living vehicle for America’s racists and bigots, allowing racists to continue […]

by / on August 20, 2017 at 5:45 AM /
BVI native retires after 31 years in US Navy

BVI native retires after 31 years in US Navy

By Edgar Leonard, Contributor Command Master Chief Jeffrey Pickering has been piped ashore after 31 years of loyal, faithful, and honourable service in the United States Navy. He is the son of Donald ‘LK’ Pickering and Jubilee Pickering of Bell […]

by / on August 17, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Floods, storms, and very human responses

Floods, storms, and very human responses

    By Dickson Igwe, Contributor A tropical wave that dropped over 8 inches of rain on the Virgin Islands left Tortola severely damaged through flooding. The rain damage also exposed human frailty, nastiness, and courage. Nothing exposes the true […]

by / on August 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM /
A national identification super card

A national identification super card

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor In a very dangerous world where the criminal and terrorist hold crucial aces in the pack, to steal, maim, and murder, a national identification mechanism that is required to be held by every resident is no […]

by / on July 29, 2017 at 11:44 AM /
Crime and Virgin Islands society

Crime and Virgin Islands society

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Fighting crime in the Virgin Islands without factoring in the cultural and social element will end in complete failure. Crime fighters must understand the values sets that drive the numerous communities that make up the Virgin […]

by / on July 22, 2017 at 10:32 AM /
Culture and race

Culture and race

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Globalization and the one world order have been supplanted by a resurgent western nationalism. This is a new beast based upon cultural power, not race. OK. Culture directs power and wealth, more than the other way […]

by / on July 8, 2017 at 11:42 AM /
Jack the Robot: the future of work

Jack the Robot: the future of work

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The world of work is changing dramatically. Now Faith Popcorn has a very interesting job. Faith is a futurist. Faith works full time at predicting future events. And, faith has predicted that within 20 years, “we […]

by / on July 1, 2017 at 5:25 AM /
A family conversation (part 1)

A family conversation (part 1)

By Shaina M. Smith, contributor  I had a conversation with two friends a few weeks ago on The Vigilate Dialogues television programme that was enlightening. It has put me to reflect on how as a society we have come to […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM /
Ole England, Nostalgia, and Brexit

Ole England, Nostalgia, and Brexit

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor There is a lesson for these Virgin Isles, and for countries striving for social and economic prosperity in the proceeding narrative. It states that national success is not derived through the cynical adoption of populist xenophobia, […]

by / on June 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM /
Austerity and Theresa May’s last dance!

Austerity and Theresa May’s last dance!

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Theresa May gambled and lost on June 8, 2017. This, despite her Conservative party winning the most seats in Westminster. May lost the expectations game. She called the general Election to strengthen her parliamentary majority. She […]

by / on June 9, 2017 at 1:10 PM /