THE POLITICS OF COVID-19- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

Placing economy before health is bad politics in the age of COVID Part 1 OK. The evidence from Asia is that voters want their governments to suppress the Covid 19 pandemic over and above fixing broken economies.  And the latest indicators are that the west is losing the war against COVID 19 with its initial, ‘’half baked’’ approach to fighting the pandemic.  … Continued

THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE IS A PROCESS- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

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 to independence has never been an easy … Continued

COVID-19 AND THE DEBT TOOL- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

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 OK. The good news is that the Covid 19 Pandemic may well be over by December 2021.  A vaccine is expected to be approved and widely distributed in 2021. There is also the development of swift testing using a basic … Continued

COVID 19 AND BUILDING GLOBAL SUPPLY RESILIENCE- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

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, and swiftly. Today, and everywhere, businesses and countries are hugely reliant on production and supplies from China, Southeast … Continued

THE CONSTITUTION – A MEANS TO AN END

By Shaina Smith We find ourselves in thought-provoking times and not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic but this year December, it will be 70 years since the local legislature was reconstituted and local elected representation returned to our shores. Some may ask why is that a big deal? I am glad you asked! Prior … Continued

WHICH WAY GOES THE US AND WORLD ECONOMY PRE-NOVEMBER 3?

Dickson C. Igwe 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 in global economic growth. As the world’s largest economy, the US recession will directly drive down the … Continued

COVID-19 & THE SMALL ISLAND ADVANTAGE

By Dickson C. Igwe Until a vaccine or cure, geography, control of population movement, and good governance are three of the most crucial factors in keeping the COVID-19 pandemic under control and at bay, in the British Virgin Islands. Presently there are 17.5 million cases of COVID 19 globally and a rising death toll of … Continued

IDEAS OFFERED FOR SAFE TOURISM

Some years ago, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation launched a marketing campaign under the tagline “life needs the Caribbean.” It positioned the region’s tourism experience of peace and relaxation as the perfect antidote to the stress and demands of life in its major source markets. As some countries struggle to balance the need to protect the … Continued