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.

“Cultural revolutions”


Since the pandemic, we have had lockdowns and curfews. Meaning no parties late into the night. I miss it. The pounding music that resonates in your belly and heart all night. It is comforting.

“Serious” reading


Just about finished this book, my first “serious” book in longer than I’d care to mention, thanks to sleep deprivation courtesy of my two favorite little people. Ashamed and proud at the same time. And the book is definitely worth the read if you want to try to begin to understand colonialism and its effects.