WHEATAKE 67; DEVELOPING A SUB- CULTURE OF RESISTANCE BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles H. Wheatley. The racial and ethnic imbalance, the exploitation of the Territory’s resources both marine and terrestrial by unauthorized persons, along with other cultural intrusions have forced B. V. Islanders to develop a sub-culture of resistance. This sub-culture occupied a central place through the period of the plantation … Continued

WHEATAKE 65: B. V. I. CULTURE

The following is commentary by Dr. Charles Wheatley. There are many definitions for culture, each reflects the author’s perspective. I am using the following definition in my Wheatakes: “the beliefs, practices and artifacts of a group and the societal structures and organizations through which the people share these beliefs and practices.” With this in mind … Continued

REFORM FOR LEGACY SAKE BY SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER

The following is a commentary from Shaina Smith-Archer. As I watch the implementation of the COI reforms unfold, my mind took me back to 2003 when I joined the public service at the Ministry of Finance when public service “reform” was in full swing” but has not borne adequate fruit and I conclude that past … Continued

ONE CHARGED AS INQUIRIES CONTINUE INTO BURGLARIES ON VG

Officers of the Virgin Gorda Policing Division are progressing their investigations in identifying the person or persons responsible for the recent upsurge in burglaries in Virgin Gorda. Since June 2022, Police have recorded five burglaries mainly of residences on the island. Earlier in week, Damien Farrell, 30, was identified and charged as the perpetrator in … Continued

UNITY IN DIVERSITY BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

In Whestake 49, I reflected on diversity as a characteristic of B. V. I. population and culture. In this episode I will reflect briefly on “Unity in Diversity” as a possible goal to aim for in our present environment. I believe this concept is easy to understand because God has created each of us as … Continued

WHEATAKE 46: THE AXE HEAD. BY CHARLES H. WHEATLEY

The following is commentary from Dr. Charles Wheatley. I have been listening to a fair amount of discourse about the symptoms which characterize the current situation in our homeland, but not sufficient discourse on the root causes of the situation. The status of our people should be measured against the goals of the Territory. The … Continued