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 Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships and a stint in trade school  The skills and vocations are the future of a socially and economically prosperous Virgin Islands- not simply academia Now this Old Boy met a very old friend on a street corner in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The man is a […]

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BREXIT: A mess with no end

BREXIT: A mess with no end

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.  Johnson- a ‘’can do’’ type much admired by Brits- […]

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The Balkanisation of Great Britain

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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Hurricane disaster survival part 1

Hurricane disaster survival part 1

| September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is  dangerous complacency. Now, as the UK convulses in major constitutional crisis, these beautiful British Virgin Islands face their own convulsion, generated by climate change. Hurricane Dorian passed by two weeks past, and new […]

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TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution, BREXIT, and a world in upheaval, are a refusal by the western Anglo Saxon driven culture, to accept a radically altering world. At the core of Donald Trump’s populist movement, Brexit, and populism in Europe, is what has been termed by sociologists” WHITE ANXIETY.” White Anxiety is a fear among whites, […]

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The UK Civil War

The UK Civil War

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit could very well be the swam song of the UK, with England going its way, to become the world’s largest financial offshore destination, and Scotland and Northern Ireland becoming countries of the European Union. Now, civil wars are nasty affairs. Why: because they are fought within a country’s borders between kith and kin. Usually […]

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Debt and the superwealthy

Debt and the superwealthy

| August 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Debt is a supertool of modern economics transferring wealth from the 90% to the 1% Now most consumers own debt. In fact it would not be an over assertion stating that half the population of democratic western countries are submerged in debt. The USA is the great model of a society driven by debt, in […]

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Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery A story out of Nigeria West Africa emphasized the importance of local production and local markets for strong and sustainable economic growth. Punch Nigeria asserted that, ” actively promoting patronage of locally made products is […]

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Guns, Safety and Tourism

Guns, Safety and Tourism

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Personal safety is the travelers most critical consideration. Now, no family wants to go on vacation only to return in caskets.  A country may offer spectacular panoramas, hugely significant historical sites, rich cultural narratives, awesome geography, and great resorts and hotels, but if a car bomb or mass shooting promises to send the tourist and […]

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The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

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