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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Which way goes the US and world economy

Which way goes the US and world economy

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

WHICH WAY GOES THE US AND WORLD ECONOMY PRE NOVEMBER 3? The US economic trajectory will impact the Caribbean economy  Throughout the second half of the year, the US economy is expected to operate alongside a number of stress factors: the surging pandemic, racial tensions, and political factionalism. The US economy is the biggest uncertainty […]

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COVID-19 and small islands advantage

COVID-19 and small islands advantage

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Until a vaccine or cure, geography, control of population movement, and good governance, are three of the most crucial factors in keeping the COVID-19 pandemic under control and at bay, in the British Virgin Islands.  Presently there are 17.5 million cases of COVID-19 globally and a rising death toll of nearly 700,000. The pandemic is […]

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Feeling destructive super power dominance

Feeling destructive super power dominance

| July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

. Fleeing destructive super power dominance It is time for small countries and non aligned states to drive a new world order The rules based international order is on ‘’life support.’’ The global COVID 19 pandemic has so far infected 16 million people leading to approximately 640 000 deaths. The reason for much of the […]

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Black Lives Matter is Driver of Culture Change

Black Lives Matter is Driver of Culture Change

| July 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Culture change is unstoppable The current turmoil in the west over race is simply a continuation of a history narrative that started with the exploration of Africa by European rulers in the 1400s, leading to slavery and colonization, and then nationalism, and the fight for social and economic parity by minorities, especially Blacks in the […]

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A vision of the road to VI independence

A vision of the road to VI independence

| July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a long and winding road that starts with public discussion, and debate, leading to a referendum, where two thirds of a territory’s citizens vote for independence. But even before any type of independence, that there will be a move towards greater autonomy by Overseas Territories, and the consolidation […]

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The Pandemic Economy

The Pandemic Economy

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid 19 will determine the length of recession, the trajectory of recession, and the type of economic recovery the world experiences, not any type of stimulus. Stimulus in the midst of a global pandemic is a band aid. Stimulus will generate economic recovery only after the departure of the virus from the globe. The Covid […]

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Greater citizen power or greater autonomy

Greater citizen power or greater autonomy

| June 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a world ruled by super powers, small countries controlled by the agendas of powerful states like these Majestic Virgin Islands must aim for greater power for their peoples within the crucible of that global power play. Greater autonomy or independence is not necessarily the best option to boost the social and economic welfare of […]

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A national apprenticeship program

A national apprenticeship program

| June 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A national apprenticeship program for vocations and skills is essential for Virgin Islands youth, society, and economy It is cliché to assert that a plumber, electrician, builder, welder, or mechanic, great at their skill, will not face too many unemployment challenges. Some of the most illustrious and prosperous natives in these Lesser Antilles are in […]

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The road to November 2020

The road to November 2020

| June 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A five (5) story series on the USA presidential election of November 2020  Donald Trump’s years in the White House starting January 2017 have been momentous. From the quiet stability of 2016 where the USA was the main superpower in a unilateral world that revolved around Washington DC, Trump has driven US decline and fostered […]

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Non Alignment: The Way Ahead

Non Alignment: The Way Ahead

| June 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is time for the Caribbean, and various regions of the world, to ditch the super powers as leading lights of global security and prosperity. The Covid 19 Pandemic, trade wars, rapidly deteriorating race relations in the USA, and the rise of dictatorship and tyranny, are threats to mankind, driven by the failure of the […]

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