Tag: BVI

Economic planning in an austere culture

Economic planning in an austere culture

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective long term strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the British Virgin Islands must take into account the various nuances, arguments, and discussions, of contemporary western economics. The proceeding story […]

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Irma, austerity, and Strategic Planning part A

Irma, austerity, and Strategic Planning part A

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments. Post World War 2, all developed western democracies and economies have adopted strategic economic planning: which is short, medium, and long term economic planning.  The proceeding story is an attempt […]

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The road from Boom to Bust part A

The road from Boom to Bust part A

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the […]

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Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The economics of disaster stresses the importance of strategic planning for a countr Post Irma has been mantra filled. BVI Strong, Build Stronger and Better, are two that struck this Writer. Now, for 15 years, this Old Boy, and fellow Economics Commentator Edgar Leonard, have been singing the song of strategic economic planning, in thousands […]

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First & Second prize winners of Christmas Quiz announced

First & Second prize winners of Christmas Quiz announced

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

After several weeks of running the new Caribbean Christmas Quiz organised by CaribDirect Multi-Media the winners of the two coveted prizes have been announced. Staged at the Tropical Sun (TS) headquarters in Leytonstone East London, the grand final draw took place yesterday Friday 22nd December on a busy Christmas shopping day in a quiet room adorned with Tropical Sun […]

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Christmas Quiz Grand Prize Draw tomorrow

Christmas Quiz Grand Prize Draw tomorrow

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Answer to last week’s question number #11 is BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.  All of the persons to provide the correct answer to question #11 were as follows: Magdelene Daniel from St Lucia Vashtine McCalla Smith from Jamaica based in London Nicole-Rachelle Moore from Trinidad and Tobago based in London Margaret St John from Grenada based in London Dawn Lindo-Morgan from Jamaica based in London Shalisa […]

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Final Question #11 of Caribbean Christmas Quiz out now

Final Question #11 of Caribbean Christmas Quiz out now

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Answer to last week’s question number #10 is GRAND CAYMAN.  First person to provide the correct answer to question #10 was E C Forde from Barbados based in London. CONGRATULATIONS E C you have been entered in the grand finale draw on Friday 22nd December 2017. RULES:  In order to qualify…Send answer to: quiz@caribdirect.com along with full name, mobile number and […]

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A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

A story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The following story begins a series of narratives on Hurricane Irma that should eventually become a book. Hurricane Irma was the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911 Now this Old Boy manages a Facebook page he has named the Geography Game. On his page, he […]

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Donate to help British Virgin Islands

Donate to help British Virgin Islands

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Reminder to everyone that the British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’) was severely impacted by a catastrophic category 5 hurricane on Wednesday 6th September 2017. Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Territory with substantial damage to buildings, roads and other infrastructure and sadly we suffered a few fatalities. The BVI was also struck by category 5 hurricane Maria, on Tuesday 19th September […]

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Insuring the Caribbean’s future

Insuring the Caribbean’s future

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.   These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher building and flood insurance […]

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