Literary Lens

  This is such an exciting project, simply because it’s all about inspiration. I live and work in the historic downtown Christiansted on the island of St. Croix and everywhere I look there is something to uncover. Every day I walk past historic ruins, renovated buildings, symbols that connect the past to the present andContinue reading “Literary Lens”

In The Classroom: The Implications of Media Law and Ethics

This publication on The Implications of Media Law and Ethics, is a compilation of media research papers by myself and students taking my Media Law and Ethics class at the University of the Virgin Islands. The publication features the class syllabus and final project document, which explain a bit more about what we doContinue reading “In The Classroom: The Implications of Media Law and Ethics”

VI Literary Festival and Book Fair: Embracing Literacy For Life

Theme: Embracing Literacy For Life. Check out the work I’m doing as chair of the VI Lit Fest Publicity Committee. I’ve volunteered to coordinate their publicity plan, designing the site, writing press releases and announcements and managing their social media presence.

Media Analysis Blog

Dynamic coverage of war in Gaza For a long time journalists feared the implications of new media. The profession is too important to let fall to the whims of inexperienced bloggers and citizen journalists with little or no regard for standards, after all. But bloggers and citizen journalists offer a perspective and innovation that hasContinue reading “Media Analysis Blog”

System failure: Physicians and senator address JFL problems, needed reforms

As managing editor of The St. Croix Avis, I coordinated breaking news coverage of the local hospital in crisis. This is the piece I wrote analyzing the root of the problems.

Toxic mix: Medicine, politics, economic woes at STX hospital

This was the first in a series of stories detailing problems at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. I coordinated the coverage, did a significant portion of the interviews and writing, including the detailed timeline. This summer we won second place in the breaking news category of the Society of Professional Journalists SunshineContinue reading “Toxic mix: Medicine, politics, economic woes at STX hospital”

Virgin Islands Senate in action

Senators discuss reprogramming Community Development Block Grant funds during a hearing in Frederiksted.   Sen. Celestino White questions testifiers on a federal peace officer bill during a hearing in Frederiksted.    Testifiers discuss federal peace officer bill during a hearing in Frederiksted. Senators consider farm to school legislation during a hearing in Frederiksted. Testifiers discussContinue reading “Virgin Islands Senate in action”

Taste Of The Caribbean: Eat @ Cane Bay’s Gourmet Reggae Brunch

This was a guest contribution to the blog Uncommon Caribbean about four years ago. Imagine … eggs benedict with foie gras and truffle hollandaise sauce, a passion fruit mimosa, and home grown live reggae music, all while perched above the Caribbean Sea on the undeveloped north shore of St. Croix. Well, you don’t have toContinue reading “Taste Of The Caribbean: Eat @ Cane Bay’s Gourmet Reggae Brunch”

Diageo in photos

 The Diageo Captain Morgan Rum distillery on St. Croix, a visual history When it was just an idea:  (Submitted graphic) Getting government approval: Tour of the undeveloped property: (Photos by Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent) Construction underway: (Photos by Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent) Construction tour, half way done: (Photos by Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent)   Soft opening: (Photos by Stephanie Hanlon-Nugent)   Grand opening: (Photos byContinue reading “Diageo in photos”