Author Archive: Dickson Igwe

Dickson Igwe is an education official in the Virgin Islands. He is also a national sea safety instructor. He writes a national column across media and has authored a story book on the Caribbean: 'The Adventures of a West Indian Villager'. Dickson is focused on economics articles, and he believes economics holds the answer to the full economic and social development of the Caribbean. He is of both West African and Caribbean heritage. Dickson is married with one son.

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BREXIT and Offshore Finance

BREXIT and Offshore Finance

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry  in the short term, at least Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes. The European Union is pro regulation on offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy, than a Post Brexit UK […]

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The Tail wags the dog

The Tail wags the dog

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Will there be a vast war in the Middle East? The Trump Administration has killed Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader in an airstrike. This is the biggest escalation in tensions since the Iran hostage crisis 40 years past. Iran’s leaders have vowed a harsh response. It may not be a coincidence that President Donald […]

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BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexiteers are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles like this Old Boy are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good- and not necessarily for the better.  It is wait and see whether the UK will break up with Scotland and Northern Ireland remaining […]

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Life, Death, and Christmas Now Jack the Bohemian is a self – proclaimed atheist. For Jack the Brexiteer, his main interest in Christmas is not Santa Claus and Rudolf the red nose reindeer, it is the huge leap in cash takings at his hotel and restaurant, from guests visiting these eclectic Lesser Antilles, over the […]

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The Thrift Paradox

The Thrift Paradox

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace. Jack Big Spender and Tom Cheap are both crucial to economics. The thrifty are a minority in […]

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What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Now Jack the Bohemian is clearly a Brexiter. He is nuanced, cultured, and urbane in his style, but battle hardened when standing up for England and quitting the European Union. His passion for his English upper class culture is unequivocal: even imperial. When this Old Boy speaks of the vital role the European Union plays […]

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Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austere trickle down economics has created a dangerous world The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiraled. Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution is akin with Adolf Hitler’s storm trooper paramilitaries whose mission was to make the […]

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The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships and a stint in trade school  The skills and vocations are the future of a socially and economically prosperous Virgin Islands- not simply academia Now this Old Boy met a very old friend on a street corner in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The man is a […]

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BREXIT: A mess with no end

BREXIT: A mess with no end

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.  Johnson- a ‘’can do’’ type much admired by Brits- […]

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The Balkanisation of Great Britain

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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