Journalist Kenton X. Chance, left, reports on the impact of the Christmas floods in Buccament Bay. Renrick Quashie, whose house was flooded out, is also pictured. (Photo: Karamo John)

I-Witness News, SVG’s leading news and current affairs website, has donated cash to the Christmas disaster relief effort.

Journalist Kenton X. Chance, founder of and executive editor at I-Witness News, said in a call to a radiothon organized by NBC Radio this month that the news website would donate EC$500 to the recovery effort.

The website fulfilled that pledge last week when it deposited EC$500 into the 2014 disaster relief account at Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“I-Witness News is a small media entity with very limited resources, but we are happy to be able to make a small financial contribution to helping the nation to recover from the devastating floods and landslide last Christmas,” Chance said.

“However, the cash donated to the relief effort is miniscule compared to the value of the information we have been providing free of charge to readers since 2009, and especially in the immediate aftermath of the Christmas disaster,” Chance added.

(Read our extensive coverage of the Christmas floods)

“It was largely I-Witness News that kept the nation and persons outside of St. Vincent and the Grenadines informed at a time when there was a desperate need for information. We broke the story of persons being washed away Christmas Eve night and have been reporting on the story since.

“On the other hand, operators of subscription-based news websites in St. Vincent and the Grenadines did not publish a single story in the first three days of the disaster. At the same time, our content was being used by media houses across the Caribbean and as far as Canada and the United Kingdom, including the BBC,” Chance further said.

“Our coverage of the disaster shows why thousand of persons come to I-Witness News everyday to get ‘News that matters NOW,’” Chance said.

Nine persons have been confirmed dead and three are missing after the disaster, which also left extensive damage to housing, infrastructure and agriculture.

4 replies on “I-Witness News donates cash to Christmas disaster relief”

  1. Boom! Show them Kenton! News that matters NOW! I’m simply not waiting 3, 4 or 7 days for news that happens as we speak. A news revolution, manned by one man!

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  2. I live in the United states and relies on IWN to keep up to date on what is taking place in my home land. I must say I am very impress with your reporting. Information is consistent and appears to be factual. I read it every night and enjoys the reading. Other news sights have been lots of reruns, you have been vey objective in your reporting. Living in the US you are my connection to my home land and I truly appreciate it very much. God bless you and the rest of my home land, speedy recovery.

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