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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Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high. Political commentary is necessary. It is a forum and venue, where issues, ideas, social demographics, the economy, campaigns, voter intentions, and so on and so forth, are discussed. And objectivity […]

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Vision is Boss

Vision is Boss

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vision is critical to economics. The math, statistics, psychology, history, and sociology, that create the concepts and narratives of economic thought, are mere tools of the visionary. Vision is what economics is about. Vision makes economics a useful and desirable discipline. The adoption of a national vision is the greatest tool of security and prosperity a […]

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Borrow from home or abroad?

Borrow from home or abroad?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Governments, even micro administrations of tiny jurisdictions, have the ability to raise finance, to an exponentially greater degree than individuals and small businesses. In the aftermath of the September 2017 natural disasters that devastated the Virgin Islands economy, borrowing heavily to stimulate economic growth is not an option. The British Virgin Islands requires at least […]

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Barbarians at the gates of Rome

Barbarians at the gates of Rome

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Virgin Islands economy composed of the financial services industry, ecotourism and maritime, and the domestic market economy, is the core tool for the empowerment of Virgin Islanders and citizens. The economy works in partnership with local and foreign investors for the mutual benefit of Virgin Islanders, citizens, and residents. The economy cannot become a […]

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Austerity in the midst of financial abundance

Austerity in the midst of financial abundance

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Physical and economic recovery for the Virgin Islands, post the natural disasters of September 2017, requires a fitting of the country’s economic restorative models into the molds of the twin western economic cultures of stimulus and austerity. The western world is overflowing with cash. This is a consequence of quantitative easing, and monetary stimulus, combined […]

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Thinking inside or outside the box?

Thinking inside or outside the box?

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Long term strategic economic planning is a dire necessity for the Virgin Islands. This is especially so after September 2017 natural disasters exposed vulnerabilities in the Virgin Islands development model. Only a long term economic plan- well thought out- will deliver this territory from permanent underdevelopment. It is vital residents and citizens become aware the […]

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The Deflation Beast

The Deflation Beast

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Austerity is an option in long term economic planning. However, history has given austerity a ‘’bad rap.’’ Austerity ideas present solutions for a long term economic plan for the British Virgin Islands. Why: because the Virgin Islands economy possesses a number of characteristics of an austere economy. The economy is top down and driven by […]

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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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