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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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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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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