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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CORONA: Stimulus won’t work

CORONA: Stimulus won’t work

| March 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

  As stated in an earlier article on the Corona Virus Pandemic: Corona is the joker in the pack of the present order: albeit a tragic type joker. The west for the first time since 1945 is on a war footing. The UK is expected to plunge into a deep recession in 2020, amidst all […]

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CORONA: the economics of fear

CORONA: the economics of fear

| March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The US Stock exchange has dropped into bear market territory. There has been a sustained downturn in the US stock market for the first time since Donald Trump became President in 2016. Wall Street is the benchmark in global stock markets. Since the beginning of the Corona Crisis nearly $6 Trillion has been wiped off […]

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CORONA – The Economic Fallout

CORONA – The Economic Fallout

| March 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the Corona Virus outbreak, the best countries can do for now is to expect the worst, but hope for the best. Corona has wiped $2.5 trillion from the value of global stocks. This is despite central bank intervention earlier this week. The world’s most powerful central bank, the New York based Federal Reserve, lowered […]

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CORONA: The Joker in the pack

CORONA: The Joker in the pack

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Corona Virus appeared at a very volatile moment in world history. In a New Post the Great Financial Recession of 2008 World, ruled by authoritarian types in Russia, China, India, Brazil, and even the supposedly freedom loving USA, rising intolerance and racism, and a retreating global liberal democratic order, the politics of the Corona […]

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The safest destination part 1

The safest destination part 1

| February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In an increasingly dangerous and insecure world, safe travel destinations carry a value that ‘’ is worth their weight in gold.’’ Safety adds value to any tourism brand.   In a recent article on safe destinations, a travel blog and traveler magazine described the Virgin Islands- British- as exceedingly safe for travelers. In fact, the […]

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Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump and Brexit are symbols of a new cold war within western society. This is an existential conflict between the forces of globalization, and the forces of nationalist nativism. Time alone will tell who wins. The western world appears to be in conflict and turmoil with itself. The USA has become isolationist and inward […]

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Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

| February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexit is simple English Tribalism. A redefined relationship between the Post Brexit UK and the British Overseas Territories is inevitable, if as is expected, the turmoil of a Post Brexit Britain becomes convulsion. Britain is going to be reshaped by Brexit in myriad ways. For now, there can be no predicting how Brexit will fully […]

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Victimization in politics

Victimization in politics

| January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

One politician’s assertions on victimization reveal a pervasive culture. Now, when it comes to victimization in politics anywhere, all are guilty. There is no innocent political party. Talk to anyone who is impacted by politics from the businessman to the public officer, and there is clear acceptance that the matter of victimization is as pervasive, […]

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Meghan, Brexit, and Change

Meghan, Brexit, and Change

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Meghan Markle story is part of the ongoing process of change in the west and a UK slow to enter the 21st Century. The UK Royal Family is a symbol of UK nationhood and history. So, watching the Royal Family and it’s evolution is watching the UK itself and how the UK adapts to […]

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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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