Moving from Infancy to Young Adulthood: A Contemporary Review of the Development of the Virgin Islands by Dana Lewis-Ambrose
Moving from Infancy to Young Adulthood is a contemporary review of the development of the Virgin Islands (BVI) within an economic and political context. Specifically, this book is an excellent medium presenting contemporary perspectives of how the BVI has grown and evolved over the past 50-60 years. Whenever a country is seriously considering its development path over a period of time, it must engage in national development and nation building activities, which will allow its citizens to accelerate and inevitably enhance their quality of life. This book explores these possibilities and comments on the present systems that must be reviewed carefully before future development projects are undertaken in the BVI. Overall, this book will be of interest to island scholars, practitioners, policy makers and students who are interested in the research of small islands within the Caribbean. In particular, persons concentrating in Virgin Islands Studies will find this book a must-read.
Dana Lewis-Ambrose has been involved in education since 1999 in a variety of capacities (such as teaching, instructional design, student advising, and assessment). She has also been engaged in research since 2000 and has published in the areas of environmental economics and accounting, globalization, the global financial crises, small businesses, regional economics and integration and agricultural economics. For further information on Dana Lewis-Ambrose, you are invited to visit www.dlambrose.org.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
List of Tables xi
List of Abbreviations xix
Introductory Note: The Political Leadership of the Virgin Islands 1
Chapter 1 A Statistical Review of Globalization in the Virgin Islands 3
Chapter 2 Virgin Islands' Perspectives on the Caribbean Community and the Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations 33
Chapter 3 Price Control in the Virgin Islands: The Paradox of its Limited Existence 45
Chapter 4 The Methodology of Performance Analysis Applied: A Case Study of the Former Small Business Bureau in the Virgin Islands 65
Chapter 5 The Importance of Evaluating Educational Programs in the Context of National Development and Nation Building in the Virgin Islands using the Logical Framework Model 87
Chapter 6 Government and Society: The Political Direction of the Virgin Islands 99
Closing Thoughts: The Virgin Islands: Moving from Infancy to Young Adulthood 113