Category: Commentary

Opinion: Renewing ourselves to rebuild the BVI

Opinion: Renewing ourselves to rebuild the BVI

By Celeste Malone, PhD, MS (BVI News Online contributor) Although I have never lived in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), both of my parents are native BVIslanders and grew up there – my father in Tortola and my mother in […]

by / on October 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Opinion: Improve building roofing systems

Opinion: Improve building roofing systems

By Edgar Leonard, Contributor Hurricane Irma, a category 5 (156+ miles an hour) hurricane and one for the annals of recorded history, ferociously slammed into the British Virgin Islands with a vengeance and ravaged, battered and decimated thousands of properties. […]

by / on October 16, 2017 at 7:58 AM /
A story on disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

A story on disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor This Old Boy manages a Facebook page he has named the Geography Game. On his page, he downloads data and information specific to geography, and how geography impacts human life. His page also attempts to give […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 11:38 AM /
Learning, education, and technological disruption

Learning, education, and technological disruption

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The world of education and learning is changing too slowly for a swiftly changing world of work, and major social change. Educators must be aware of this development. The Brookings Institute has stated that one out […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM /
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 /