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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Strategic Planning and high end tourism

Strategic Planning and high end tourism

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the floods of September 2017, strategic economic planning for the Virgin Islands is no longer an option. Strategic, medium, and long term economic planning is the single route to development and prosperity for the Virgin Islands. Strategic economic planning will link immediate disaster recovery efforts with […]

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Economic planning in an austere culture

Economic planning in an austere culture

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective long term strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the British Virgin Islands must take into account the various nuances, arguments, and discussions, of contemporary western economics. The proceeding story […]

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Irma, austerity, and Strategic Planning part A

Irma, austerity, and Strategic Planning part A

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments. Post World War 2, all developed western democracies and economies have adopted strategic economic planning: which is short, medium, and long term economic planning.  The proceeding story is an attempt […]

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The road from Boom to Bust part A

The road from Boom to Bust part A

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the […]

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Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The economics of disaster stresses the importance of strategic planning for a countr Post Irma has been mantra filled. BVI Strong, Build Stronger and Better, are two that struck this Writer. Now, for 15 years, this Old Boy, and fellow Economics Commentator Edgar Leonard, have been singing the song of strategic economic planning, in thousands […]

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Austerity or Stimulus: economic medicine

Austerity or Stimulus: economic medicine

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following story is number 3 in a series: ‘’ A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. This is part B. The economic narrative was broken into two parts. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean […]

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Hurricane Irma, destruction, and loss

Hurricane Irma, destruction, and loss

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following story is part of a series on Hurricane Irma: ‘’ A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact to the Virgin Islands meant […]

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A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following story begins a series of narratives on Hurricane Irma that should eventually become a book. Hurricane Irma was the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911 Now this Old Boy manages a Facebook page he has named the Geography Game. On his page, he […]

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BVI: Transparency and public accountability

BVI: Transparency and public accountability

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transparency and public accountability: easier said than done Caribbean news. At a recent political meeting in idyllic Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, the New Chairman and First Elected Leader of the Grand Ole Party admitted that in past years his organization had not been good at listening to the cries of Joe Public. For this […]

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British Virgin Islands Government – Half an Opposition

British Virgin Islands Government – Half an Opposition

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In BVI news. Two years on, and the Virgin Islands opposition appears to possess just two active members. This article assesses the political pulse of the country at midterm. This writer of things social and political was warned by a top level bureaucrat the other day. The bureaucrat happens to be a close friend he […]

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