Justin Moorhead started the topic "Our Island, Our Home" to show at COMMFEST International Film Festival!! in the forum Arts & Culture 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Our Island, Our Home has been selected to show at COMMFFEST- Antigua & Barbuda International Film Festival!! The festival is November 2-9 in St. John’s, Antigua.
Producer: Theodora E. Moorehead
Director & Editor: Dr. Crystal L Fortwangler
Music: V…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic On the Power of Planning for the Really, Really Long Term in the forum Economic Development 4 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for writing and allowing the article to be posted on this site, Doug. Brings back many memories.
A lot of credit is given to Chairman Peterson Zah for spearheading this effort. Zah does deserve credit because without his support it would not have moved forward to the Council.
The individuals who initially ran with the concept and sold it…[Read more]
Ivan. My thanks for sharing your article with this community.
Though the connection between agriculture and art is clear once you think about it, until your article focused my attention on the interrelationship, I must admit it was not appropriately considered and appreciated. Many media forms would not as easily exist without the work of…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic David Jessop's– The potentially destabilising effect of demographic change in the forum Other Communities 9 months, 3 weeks ago
The implication of this article is significant.
Three recent articles by Lloyd Garden posted in the Archive section of underthemarkets talk to the importance of thoughtful planning and collaborative action if we are to confront impending challenges and pursue a more sustainable future.
Environmental changes will make these island communities…[Read more]
Specific to our VI community, what is the driver that coalesces action around this issue? Irma and Maria seems to have failed. In their aftermath there was hope for a reboot on the issues of collective action, transparency and informed decision making.
The two hurricanes impacted all three islands. Infrastructure, economy and social…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic Risk and Regeneration Considerations in Any Development Agenda for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the forum Economy 9 months, 4 weeks ago
LLoyd. Thank you for your recent articles. They are insightful and on point.
I share your concern that in repairing /replacing/mitigation we are not giving appropriate thought to disaster risk reduction. Doing much of the same, even should the replacement and mitigation be appropriate to today’s reality, we fall short. What we do now needs…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead started the topic Qualified Opportunity Zones Are a New Tool to Spur Investment in the forum Economic Development 1 year, 2 months ago
Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) provide a refreshing approach to economic development. Created as part of the 2017 changes to the U.S. tax code, QO[See the full post at: https://underthemarkets.com/qualified-opportunity-zones-are-a-new-tool-to-spur-investment/]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic MANAGEMENT OF WATERSHED TO PROTECT MAGENS BAY AND RELATED ECOSYSTEMS in the forum Environment 1 year, 2 months ago
My thanks to Darlan for sharing this piece. Magens is truly the island’s jewel. For many years the beach was ranked one of the best in the world. Much of the way St.Thomas has developed reduces the star power draw of the bay. Its attractiveness is a natural phenomenon and our responsibility is to preserve it.
Gregory Blair picks up on a theme I explored with attendees at the 2017 Economic Development Corporation’s beneficiary conference. That presentation is in the archive section of Under the Markets
I suggest that a successful economic development directed at…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic Community Leadership and Making the Most of Changing Times in the forum Economy 1 year, 3 months ago
Glad you are enjoying the articles and discussions, Curt. Please do encourage your friends to join the discussions. If you or your friends would consider submitting an article for the Archive pages, please do so. You can forward it to me through the portal at ‘Contact’ or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Moorhead started the topic VI Port Authority; so much potential- so little progress… in the forum Economy 1 year, 4 months ago
The forthcoming change in leadership at the Port Authority opens the door for re-engaging the Authority’s mission of providing gateway access to the T[See the full post at: https://underthemarkets.com/vi-port-authority-so-much-potential-so-little-progress/]
Justin Moorhead started the topic SBA Disaster Lending is not the Disaster Assistance Expected in the forum General Discussion 1 year, 4 months ago
Following Maria and Irma I submitted economic assistance applications to SBA’s Disaster Assistance Processing and Disbursement Center in Fort Worth. T[See the full post at: https://underthemarkets.com/sba-disaster-lending-is-not-the-disaster-assistance-expected/]
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 reo[See the full post at: https://underthemarkets.com/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ill-considered/]
We dodged a bullet with tropical storm/hurricane Beryl last week. Good thoughts are out there that we are as fortunate in the coming months.
Several months ago, pre hurricanes Irma and Maria, I had an informative conversation with Roy Wattlington.
(Ph.D. BA, MA, MS, “ABD”, physics, science education, physical oceanography & meteorology.…[Read more]
Justin Moorhead replied to the topic Community Leadership and Making the Most of Changing Times in the forum Economy 1 year, 6 months ago
I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Chris talking about his recent experience in a small Canadian community in the Bay of Fundy in Canada’s Nova Scotia Province. Similar to most small island communities in Masachusetts, Maine and maritime Canada that community’s history and economy was grounded in whaling and fishing. Herring and the…[Read more]
You may find these stories of digital nomads of interest. Lifted from Laukaitis email communication.
Sydney. The problem as I see it is threefold.
First, we are overstaffed in many government operations, electing to use manpower where technology/automation is better able to deliver services more efficiently and cost effectively. Were there a better alignment of manpower and automation/technology we could pay salaries that are commensurate…[Read more]
An interesting individual I stumbled across who is promoting the life of a digital nomad. Check out his “29 Proven Ways to Quit the 9 – 5 and Become A Digital Nomad”. Jacob Laukaitis.
He also has some interesting You Tube offerings on his travels around the world.
It also gives insight into what is the impact of the storm on existing businesses. Even though many have filed for SBA assistance, employment stats will give a picture of how the economy is recovering and, whether firms are optimistic for growing business in the short to mid term.
It would not at all be surprising if some businesses are using…[Read more]
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