Reporting from St. Kitts, West Indies

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.


Violence Against Women Conference

March Against Violence

Lottery Controversy Grows

AIDS & The Federation: Worse Than We Know

Interview with Louis Farrakhan

Three Sought for Extradition on Cocaine Trafficking Charge

The Economics of Secession

Nevis Secession: Defying a Global Trend?

An Analysis of ZIZ

Perspectives on Independence

SSMC Pollution: "Like Living in Montserrat"

Protecting Children from Abuse

Pensions and Politics

Extradition Defendants Walk Free

Hung Jury in Jude Matthew's Murder Case

Italians: Former Government "Guilty of Gross Negligence"

Alcohol: The Drug of Choice

New Taxes: Who Pays How Much?

Kwanzaa, A Celebration with Roots

Violent Language and Violent Action

Domestic Violence is a Laughing Matter in Magistrate's Court

Diving the Christena

Analysing Social Security

The Jews of Nevis

Who Is Protecting Our Environment?

Protecting Sea Turtles

An Army for St. Kitts?

Tough Times for Sugar Workers

It Ain't Just Calypso and Soca--The Liamuiga Folk Singers



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