Category: Commentary

The church of compromise

The church of compromise

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Modern Christian Church is suffering the severe trauma of having to accept the ‘vices’ of a new western culture of liberality and tolerance. The traditional church is turning away from a conservative theology that adheres […]

by / on February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM /
Show sensitivity to the ‘challenged child’

Show sensitivity to the ‘challenged child’

By Dickson Igwe (Contributor) Mental illness among youth in the United Kingdom (UK) is a useful model for the British Virgin Islands Is there a lack of sensitivity by Joe Public to the suffering caused by mental illness, especially among […]

by / on February 11, 2017 at 7:12 AM /
Jack Populist versus Julius Caesar

Jack Populist versus Julius Caesar

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor In western countries, populism, more direct political action from the voter, is winning over representative democracy, the rule by elected elites The biggest news in the world today is the ‘takeover’ by small people: the Pitchfork […]

by / on February 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM /
The trickle down ‘fallacy’

The trickle down ‘fallacy’

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The rise of populism and global instability states that trickledown economics is a ‘sham’. Trickledown economics has become a type of global pyramid scheme. Trickledown has led to widespread disillusionment, and an increasingly dangerous New World. […]

by / on January 29, 2017 at 5:27 PM /
President Donald Trump the populist

President Donald Trump the populist

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Donald Trump’s speech on January 20, 2017, was anti-globalist, anti-internationalist, and anti-elitist: however Trump will be good for these British Virgin Islands Donald Trump confirmed his populist credentials in his fiery inaugural speech of January 20. […]

by / on January 21, 2017 at 7:45 AM /
Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

Build a sturdy bridge to ‘Charlotte Amalie’

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor For the working and middle Class, British Virgin Islands traveler, with a US Visa, or US Citizenship, there is no substitute to the air travel mini hub, Cyril E King International Airport, Charlotte Amalie. The airport, […]

by / on January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM /
Legal enmity between children and parents?

Legal enmity between children and parents?

By Sandra Phillip Hodge (contributor) Kidnapped. Lured into the trap of human-trafficking. Enslaved to pornographic and prostitution kingpins. Drugged out. Abused. Murdered! It all begins with separation from family by will or by force. And it usually happens during the teen […]

by / on January 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
From Paris to London, and then back to paradise

From Paris to London, and then back to paradise

A travel story part B – by Dickson Igwe (contributor) There is an international quality to Paris. This is an appeal London is losing with Brexit and growing xenophobia. In working class areas of London an anti migrant politics is […]

by / on January 7, 2017 at 4:26 AM /
From Paradise to London, and on to Paris

From Paradise to London, and on to Paris

A travel story by DICKSON IGWE, Contributor First impressions: and Paris is ruled by a rich French culture, freedom-loving peoples, good governance, and an exceptional ethical subset. Mixing the preceding with one of the world’s finest rail and metro networks, […]

by / on January 1, 2017 at 11:13 PM /
Safety first

Safety first

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor As 2016 ends, citizens and residents of the Virgin Islands are urged not to take their safety and security for granted In late November 2016, the Virgin Islands Commissioner of Police, an exceptionally competent professional in […]

by / on December 17, 2016 at 12:49 PM /