ROAD WORKS AHEAD BY SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER

The following is commentary by Shaina Smith-Archer. Today I concluded that somewhere over the years we stopped engineering roads and settled for roadways that are cousins to obstacle courses. Potholes are the least of the problem which are a problem because the roads don’t have a concrete base. We are paving dirt. 🤨 Between the … Continued

WHEATAKE 81: A LOOK AT CIVIL SERVANT’S APPOINTMENTS BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles H. Wheatley. For many years I have noticed, grown concerned and spoken about the following “policy” in employing civil servants. In appearing to empower civil servants the   governing authority may be implicitly doing a disservice to B. V. Islanders. I am referring to issuing appointments to persons before … Continued

WHEATAKE 76: BUILDING STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles H. Wheatley In Wheatake 75, I reflected on communication and its relationship to effective leadership. In Wheatake 76, the third quality of effective leadership on which I am reflecting is”Building Strong Working Relationships.” A leader is a builder and a builder has to forge good working relationships with … Continued

WHEATAKE 77: BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles H. Wheatley Today I will share an excerpt from the writings of Ed Yong in lieu of Wheatake 77 Before these days of electronic communication and scientific insights into the movements of hurricanes, our forebears followed the behaviour of animals when preparing for a hurricane landfall. The scissors … Continued

WHEATAKE 72: THEORY OF PLACE CONTINUED. LET MY PEOPLE GO!

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles H. Wheatley. I ended Wheatake 71 showing how the term “born here” has been used as a convenient rationalization in three perceived instances. In this Wheatake I will show how two of these rationalizations have survived, is surviving, and plans to continue surviving. In the case of the … Continued

WHEATAKE 70: EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ON B.V.I POPULATION BY: CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary from Charles H. Wheatley. The transformative diversity mentioned in Wheatake 69 was the result of immigration. In this Wheatake I will take a quick glance at the effects of immigration on the British Virgin Islands. Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon which has accelerated during the latter half of the twentieth century: … Continued