I-Witness News, the leading online source of news and current information about St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has released its first ever digital magazine, a publication that celebrates the nation’s 34th anniversary of Independence.
The full-colour, 30-page, free publication was released on Sunday, October 27th, 2013 — SVG’s Independence Day — on the I-Witness News’ website (www.iwnsvg.com).
The magazine contains news stories about the Military Parade in Kingstown on Sunday and the address by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at that event.
The publication also contains commentaries on issues relating to an independent St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Included are features of “average” Vincentians who are making extraordinary contributions, in their respective endeavours, to further the development of the country. The arts are featured and the publication contains coverage of other events linked to the celebration of Independence, including those in the diaspora.
“This magazine will show readers and advertisers what is possible in terms of coverage of Independence celebrations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” says journalist Kenton X. Chance, founder and Executive Editor of I-Witness News, who is also Editor of the magazine.
“Too often, special independence publications by print media in St. Vincent and Grenadines merely go only as far as needed to profit from companies and individuals willing to send congratulatory messages to the nation. We, at I-Witness News, are showing our readers and advertisers that that same advertising dollar can be used to produce a publication of substance,” Chance says.
He noted that the core producers of the magazine are young Vincentians, all of whom are younger than an independent St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
“This publication is a demonstration of the positive things that our nation’s youths can do if given not only the opportunity but also the necessary support to do something well. We are pleased with the effort and are excited about the end product.”
Chance also thanked the advertisers, whom, he said, demonstrated a willingness to embrace innovation.
“We hope that the presentation of this magazine will signal a new era in publishing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We look forward to seeing other corporate citizens rid themselves of the hesitancy and embrace fully, the opportunities of new media, to which a larger number of persons are turning for their information,” Chance says.
Let me early congratulate you Kenton Chance and your team at IWN for this excellent initiative. I also wish to say that I concur with the sentiments you have expressed about encouraging our young people in initiatives that will bring out their talents and excellence. In this regard I’m happy you received sponsorship support. I support this 100% because as a younger person myself, younger than our nation also, I too have strong values and ideas about where we should be heading and how great we can do if we could think in ways that are less unorthodox and more forward and modern. Once again, warm congratulations to you, continue to strive for excellence in all things, be focused, stick to your good convictions and may God bless your good endeavours as you serve your people and country in journalism and wherever your talents reach.
Congratulations to I Witness News (IWN) for your continued good work. I especially like your emphasis on the young and ordinary Vincentians. Keep pressing on.
Congratulations Kenton and your team at IWN on your great work. I am very impressed with the quality of your production which says that Vincentians do have quality in what we do.
I embrace your effort in bringing to us this news publication and look forward to viewing and reading quality and unbiased news coming from my homeland as often as possible from the land that I love.
I will be following you and is looking to partner with your in the not to distant future to have my business part of your effort when we officially launch in SVG.
You are a trend-setter and a great motivator to other young vincentians-Nothing is impossible, nothing!
All the best and huge success to you and your company.
Job well done congratulations to you. This has to be a lot of work to produce this magazine.My brother continue to work hard and strive for excellence. Congrats again.
A pursuit of excellence ,a. Labour of love, I oftentimes wonder how you do it Kenton?
congratulations on a patriot Independance emagazine!!
Your @magazine is a fine piece of work indeed; extremely high quality. Congratulations on this milestone, and I trust that IWN would continue to grow from strength to strength as a leader in Caribbean internet News Media.
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