"To be at the heart of the community, you need to keep the community's issues at heart."

SBA Disaster Lending is not the Disaster Assistance Expected

Following Maria and Irma I submitted economic assistance applications to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Center in Fort Worth. The experience has been frustrating and eleven- months later still ongoing. There has been little effort made by the SBA staff to go beyond voicing their appreciation of the application’s challenges to translating that concern…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


The Good, the Bad and the Ill considered

The past few weeks highlighted the good, bad and ugly of where we are in our effort to get the economy back on track. The good… The opportunity to reopen the St. Croix refinery is clearly the good. If successful the reopening will revitalize St. Croix’s role in the petroleum refining industry and expand the…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


Community Leadership and Making the Most of Changing Times

The more things change, the more they stay the same­—a familiar saying, but it is hard not to feel that small communities today are facing new threats that will fundamentally change their futures due to global economic change. A unique symptom of that change is the movement of industries, jobs, and people away from small…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


Migration and Asylum-Seeking

We are all migrants. All of us are migrants unless we can trace our roots directly to the Tainos who populated these islands before the Europeans and the Africans. It is appropriate to think about this as we reflect on the issue of migration and asylum-seeking now impacting conversation and governmental behavior in the United…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


Communication begins the process for bringing about change- Powerpoint Slides

Communication Instigates Change   A presentation on Virgin Islands Capital Resources, Inc. communication portal, UndertheMarket.com, at the Recovery, Renewal and Resilience Workshop, Thursday March 8, 2018; a jointly sponsored event of  The UVI Research and Technology Park, UVI School of Business, and SEAT Caribbean. For a narrative of this presentation please see our blog post.  

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


As Culture Strengthens Our Communities, We Must Seek To Preserve Our Communities’ Culture

Though its impact is often overlooked, a community’s culture plays a vital role in the area’s survival and prosperity. In fact, while initiatives to preserve and celebrate a community’s culture may seem to some a niche concern or a matter of secondary importance, these efforts help to strengthen a core aspect of community.  In a…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


Successful Economic Development Requires a Young, Motivated and Task Oriented Workforce

Essential to economic growth is reversing our migration. We must make our Virgin Islands a realistic location of choice for those completing university training or leaving military service and attract other talented millennials to be part of our community. Our community is aging and our workforce shrinking. Neither is advantageous to economic expansion. Economic growth…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


Remembering Sir Arthur Lewis

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Hamid Ghany Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 On Tuesday January 23 instant, The University of the West Indies will honour the memory of its first vice chancellor, Sir Arthur Lewis, who also won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979. At the St Augustine campus, there will be a memorial symposium from…

Continue Reading comment bubbleComments
SHARE: Email this! Tweet this! Facebook this!


< PREVIOUS NEXT >
© 2018 Under The Markets. A project of Virgin Islands Capital Resources. Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions