Category: British Virgin Islands News

MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary

MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary in defence of the many displaced Caribbean nationals through a government cock-up under a new immigration law.

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The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop In just over a week’s time the Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru. It will likely illustrate just how divided the hemisphere has become. Since the last such event was held in Panama City in 2015 much has changed. Then, improved hemispheric relations seemed possible. […]

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Vision is Boss

Vision is Boss

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vision is critical to economics. The math, statistics, psychology, history, and sociology, that create the concepts and narratives of economic thought, are mere tools of the visionary. Vision is what economics is about. Vision makes economics a useful and desirable discipline. The adoption of a national vision is the greatest tool of security and prosperity a […]

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The new masters of the universe

The new masters of the universe

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop It is far from easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to recent allegations about the effect that big data may have had on Caribbean democracy. This is because it is difficult to determine whether the harvesting and use of personal information by Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate IQ […]

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Borrow from home or abroad?

Borrow from home or abroad?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Governments, even micro administrations of tiny jurisdictions, have the ability to raise finance, to an exponentially greater degree than individuals and small businesses. In the aftermath of the September 2017 natural disasters that devastated the Virgin Islands economy, borrowing heavily to stimulate economic growth is not an option. The British Virgin Islands requires at least […]

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The region’s recent history is being lost

The region’s recent history is being lost

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian […]

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Winners of Caribbean Trivia Quiz I announced

Winners of Caribbean Trivia Quiz I announced

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

After several weeks of running the second Caribbean Quiz organised by CaribDirect Multi-Media the winners of the three coveted prizes in the Caribbean Trivia Quiz Online are announced. The answer to question 6, ‘Where in the world did the famous Anansi stories originate from? is West Africa. By a process of random selection computed in Microsoft Excel, the following […]

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Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question VI

Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question VI

| March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Answer to question number #5 is Guyana. The persons who provided the correct answers to question #5 were Ron forbes from Jamaica based in London, Magdelene Daniel from St Lucia, Gulsie Suleman from Trinidad and Tobago based in London, Jackie Walcott from Barbados, Ava Brown from Jamaica based in London and Margaret St John from […]

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Barbarians at the gates of Rome

Barbarians at the gates of Rome

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Virgin Islands economy composed of the financial services industry, ecotourism and maritime, and the domestic market economy, is the core tool for the empowerment of Virgin Islanders and citizens. The economy works in partnership with local and foreign investors for the mutual benefit of Virgin Islanders, citizens, and residents. The economy cannot become a […]

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The EU27, common values and the Caribbean

The EU27, common values and the Caribbean

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop At the start of February, Stefano Manservisi, the Director General of the European Commission’s Development Directorate, delivered a lecture at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). It was a part of university’s Distinguished Open Lectures series. His subject was ‘The EU and the Caribbean: […]

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