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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Covid-19 and your poor neighbor

Covid-19 and your poor neighbor

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The pandemic is driving poverty and wealth inequality Thirty years from today in the 2050s, a new world powered by robotics, artificial intelligence, and quantum physics will be upon us. In that future, if a person incidentally ventures into a virtual library, looks for a digital history book on the 2020s, the reader will surely […]

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Why Donald Trump is in soup

Why Donald Trump is in soup

| October 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid-19 and why Donald Trump will likely lose the November 3 Election, and the Republicans the Senate Just under a year ago the biggest news story was trade wars, especially the USA versus China. Trade tensions between the super powers threatened the global economy. Before the advent of COVID-19 the USA appeared to have its […]

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The Road to independence is a process

The Road to independence is a process

| October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a game of chess, not dominoes Now, one reason it appears any talk of independence swiftly dissipates into farce, is the very nature of the beast. To begin with, the winding, bushy, and thorny path, to independence is further strewn with traps, obstacles, and deep holes. The road […]

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COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

| September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is light at the end of the tunnel on the COVID-19 Pandemic with an approved vaccine expected shortly, and new super swift testing and tracing capabilities. However businesses remain desperate and fearful, and that is to be expected. Ok. This Virgin Islands swimming instructor met his key sponsor on another breezy day in paradise, […]

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Covid 19 and the Debt Tool

Covid 19 and the Debt Tool

| September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a world that was already awash with debt, before the Covid 19 Pandemic, it appears debt remains the one tool for keeping the global economy alive, until the pandemic ends. The good news is that the Covid 19 Pandemic may well be over by December 2021. A vaccine is expected to be approved and […]

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The Dickson Igwe Economics Forum: Part II

The Dickson Igwe Economics Forum: Part II

| September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The sprint to the finish line: The USA Presidential race is unpredictable The most critical election in the world in 2020 remains very much an unpredictable affair. Yes, Vice President Joe Biden has been leading since February 2020, from the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic in the West. However, post the presidential conventions in […]

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The Dickson Igwe Economics Forum

The Dickson Igwe Economics Forum

| September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID 19,  AND BUILDING GLOBAL SUPPLY RESILIENCE The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the international business environment permanently. The pandemic means that organizations around the globe, must be able to react, adapt, and set up crisis management mechanisms, in order to weather situations of uncertainty swiftly. Today, everywhere, businesses and countries  are hugely reliant on production […]

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A vocationally skilled youth for a stronger VI

A vocationally skilled youth for a stronger VI

| August 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

A vocationally skilled youth for a stronger Virgin Islands The training of Virgin Islands youth for the critical hands on, and vocational skills, required by the economy and community, is not an option. There has been a lot in the news recently on the anomalies of a workforce culture that keeps on importing migrant labor […]

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Is ‘Make America Great Again’ working?

Is ‘Make America Great Again’ working?

| August 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN IS ACTUALLY ACHIEVING THE OPPOSITE  Prospects for international cooperation have dwindled dramatically since 2016. Give  thanks to US President Donald Trump’s animosity towards multilateralism. US shirking of international responsibilities has been enacted under the slogan of “America First” and “Make America Great Again.” What Trump never understood with his silly hubris […]

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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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