Where is the Caribbean Leadership? Do Caribbean Governments understand how important LIAT is to their individual economies?

By Myron V Walwyn Whether you are a shareholder or not you must get together and help to keep LIAT in the Caribbean skies. It is also time for the OECS and CARICOM countries to establish protocols amongst themselves to open their borders regionally. This will do so much for their ailing economies while keeping … Continued

BVI INDEPENDENCE? EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

Greater citizen power or greater autonomy In a world ruled by super powers, small countries controlled by the agendas of powerful states like these Majestic Virgin Islands must aim for greater power for their peoples within the crucible of that global power play.  Greater autonomy or independence is not necessarily the best option to boost the social and economic welfare of small island territories and jurisdictions ‘’under the thump of a super power.’’ Now, in … Continued

ROTARY RESPONDS TO ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT LETTER AGAINST RYAN GELUK

Earlier this week, we reported on a letter reaching our newsroom that reflected shocking complaints by an alleged Rotary member calling for Ryan Geluk’s appointment to be retracted. The District Governor of Rotary, Delma Maduro has since responded. Please see the full press release letter below. Statement by Rotary District Governor Delma Maduro Past President … Continued

AN OPEN LETTER TO YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE: JOYCELYN MURRAINE

Former managing Director of Scotia Bank BVI, has penned and open letter to the youth of the region and by extension the world. She speaks candidly about her experiences with racism and the one thing that sets you apart. In her letter titled Excellence is the greatest weapon against racism and discrimination, she writes: When … Continued

A NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUNG VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

A national apprenticeship program for vocations and skills is essential for Virgin Islands youth, society, and economy  It is cliché to assert that a plumber, electrician, builder, welder, or mechanic, great at their skill, will not face too many unemployment challenges.  Some of the most illustrious and prosperous natives in these Lesser Antilles are in the vocations. In fact, and historically, the majority of the … Continued

GAMBLING PART TWO: A Biblical position

Rev. Dr. Melvin A. Turnbull, Senior Pastor, CANE GARDEN BAY BAPTIST CHURCH                                                                                                                        It has become extremely necessary for me to revisit the subject of Gambling given the present climate of the territory. The Virgin Islands is at the crossroads of history and its development: We are still trying to recover from the ravages … Continued

GAMBLING PART ONE: A Biblical Position on Gambling

   Rev. Dr. Melvin A. Turnbull, Senior Pastor   CANE GARDEN BAY BAPTIST CHURCH My position on what could be considered a vexing issue is simply to speak where God speaks, and to be still until He does. It needs to be understood that God’s direction to mankind is basically communicated in two main ways: through … Continued

NON ALIGNMENT: THE WAY AHEAD- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

It is time for the Caribbean, and various regions of the world, to ditch the super powers as leading lights of global security and prosperity.  The Covid 19 Pandemic, trade wars, rapidly deteriorating race relations in the USA, and the rise of dictatorship and tyranny, arethreats to mankind, driven by the failure of the present global order, and the march towards authoritarian and predatorygovernance. The world post the … Continued

RACE AND PREJUDICE IN THE AMERICAS-EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

Racism and ethnic prejudice is best battled when humanity recognizes that racism and prejudice are inherent in flawed human personality  OK. Just after Barack Obama was elected first colored president of the USA in 2008, this writer was friends with a lady- a Belonger- living in the territory, married to a Virgin Islander from a prominent family, with a socially popular son, who was also a friend. However, after … Continued