About Kate Chappell

"And all I offer here is the distilled poetry of my existence..." Claude McKay, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, 1890-1848 I have been a reporter since 1998, covering mainly business and politics. I have also capitalized on the many skills journalism requires to become an all-around communications specialist. In addition to being a professional curious person and communicator, I have a bad case of the travel bug and can't seem to stay put. Finally, I have put my skills to work as a volunteer in the community wherever I have lived. Now, follow me as I combine these compartments of my life in Kingston, Jamaica, where I am a writer, reporter, journalist and lecturer.

“Caribbean island tackles water, food shortages after volcano eruption”


Another follow-up on the eruption.

“Augusta man quarantining in Jamaica after contracting COVID-19 on vacation”


The government continues to claim there is not one case of a tourist catching the virus while in Jamaica at the resorts, or the resilient corridor. I wonder where this tourist caught it…