Sacked Democrat reporter and former PAM candidate starts weekly newspaper
St. Kitts-Nevis Independent Newspaper
ST. KITTS, Nov. 1, 2010 (CUOPM) – A former candidate of the opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) in the January 25th General Elections, who was dismissed from his job at the party’s newspaper “The Democrat” has started his own tabloid.
Mr. Glenroy Blanchette was dismissed with immediate effect last June for questioning Mr. Lindsay Grant’s poor judgment in an alleged US$1.7 million campaign contribution for a future land deal if elected to Government and allegations of financial mismanagement leading up to the January 25th poll.
Now the Editor-in-Chief of the weekly St. Kitts-Nevis Independent and its online edition, SKNinews.com, Mr. Blanchette said readers will “discover a newspaper experience” that will entice them to “keep coming back for more.”
“It is our intention to consistently deliver news and information that is fair, accurate and balanced. This goal is in keeping with our mission to be the best source for news and information. The website’s content is truly dynamic, innovative and interactive. These qualities will help our visitors to enjoy an exceptional online experience and help our advertisers to reach their business goals,” said Mr. Blanchette.
“We invite you to explore our Local, Caribbean and World news pages, browse our business sections, dabble in the Sports and Entertainment pages, analyze the Opinion pieces, watch our video reports or search our archives. The world of St. Kitts-Nevis Independent awaits you. We at St. Kitts-Nevis Independent are mindful of our obligation to uphold and promote the highest standards of professionalism and journalism and we intend to do so in an atmosphere of trust and integrity,” he told readers, pointing out that the management and staff “are aware of our duty to inform the public and to protect people’s fundamental and constitutional rights. We also intend to respect and obey the laws of the land as we strive to become the best news and information provider of choice in the Federation.”
The Editor-in-Chief invited feedback and criticism “so that we can continuously improve the website. We earnestly look forward to a successful partnership with our readers and advertisers as we strive to promote the development of our nation.”
The 24-page inaugural edition on October 24th 2010 carried local, Caribbean and international news and sports, a recipe corner, health and wellness information and a two-page photo spread of the recent launching of National Carnival 2010/2011.