Category: Commentary

Values, norms, and failed states

Values, norms, and failed states

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The proceeding story is part two in a three part series. The narrative states the importance of values, morals, and culture, to the prosperity of countries. The Virgin Islands adopts the western values model of freedom, […]

by / on March 11, 2017 at 12:24 PM /
COMMENTARY: Road safety is public safety

COMMENTARY: Road safety is public safety

By Shaina M Smith, Contributor I would like to thank the Ministry of Communications and Works and the BVI Electricity Corporation for the installation of solar streetlights along the Sir Francis Drake Highway in the area we call The Bluff […]

by / on March 9, 2017 at 12:26 PM /
Truly prosperous nations- part 1

Truly prosperous nations- part 1

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The measure of a country’s social and economic development is directly linked to its moral culture, and the quality of its ethical and values heritage Writers and commentators talk of a clash of civilizations when describing […]

by / on March 4, 2017 at 11:26 AM /
HMS Brexit

HMS Brexit

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The Ocean Liner HMS Great Britain is heading into stormy seas. Those seas are troubled by matters surrounding Brexit?  The proceeding narrative states that the UK economy is entering a period of uncertainty. ANDREW RAWNSLEY, writing […]

by / on February 25, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
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 /