From March 1996 through February 1997 I reported for The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer on local events and news in St. Kitts. The Observer, a weekly newspaper published on Nevis, was the only source of consistently unbiased news which sought to dig below the surface and provide a context for the events of the day. I also reportedly regularly for Caribbean Week, a regional bi-weekly paper based in Barbados. For my last several months in St. Kitts (I returned to the U.S. in August 1997) I did freelance writing for Inter Press Service, an international news service based in Rome.
I believe that the development of a democracy which truly involves the people of St. Kitts-Nevis requires sources of accurate news. This can also assist in breaking down the political divisions which affect every facet of life in the federation, and hinder development. This understanding motivated my work. Below is a sampling of the articles I've written from St. Kitts & Nevis over the past year and a half.
Against Women Conference
& The Federation: Worse Than We Know
with Louis Farrakhan
Sought for Extradition on Cocaine Trafficking Charge
Economics of Secession
Secession: Defying a Global Trend?
Analysis of ZIZ
Pollution: "Like Living in Montserrat"
Children from Abuse
Defendants Walk Free
Jury in Jude Matthew's Murder Case
Former Government "Guilty of Gross Negligence"
The Drug of Choice
Taxes: Who Pays How Much?
A Celebration with Roots
Language and Violent Action
Violence is a Laughing Matter in Magistrate's Court
Jews of Nevis
Is Protecting Our Environment?
Army for St. Kitts?
Tough Times for Sugar Workers
It Ain't Just Calypso and Soca--The Liamuiga Folk Singers
St. Christopher Heritage Society