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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…

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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…

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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.  

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Communicating begins the process of bringing about change

Change in our community comes about through communication, getting the facts, sharing information, coming together around a shared vision and choosing to take the type of action that over time produces change. We have individual priorities as to where change is most needed. Those are a function of our interest, personal experience and how any…

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Reflections

There is a widely held belief that the way to cook a frog is to place it in pot of cold water and turn up the heat. The frog will remain in the pot. Alternatively, drop the frog into a boiling pot of water and it jumps out. Consider this parable and look around our…

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