Newspapers in Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Christopher and Nevis have no daily newspaper. The largest is the
two-day newspaper The Labor Spokesman with about 6,000 copies. in circulation,
while the weekly newspaper The Democrat has about 3,000 copies.
Radio and television broadcasts are run by a state-owned company, ZIZ
Radio and Television (founded in 1961), but there are also private radio
stations. There are 686 radio and 260 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).
Saint Kitts and Nevis main historical
landmark is the Fort George fortress on
Brimstone Hill (243 meters above sea level) which has
been called the Caribbean Gibraltar.
The national park around Brimstone Hill is included in
the UN agency UNESCO World Heritage List.
Each year, starting on Christmas Eve, a week-long
carnival with parades, street dances and music is
organized. During the carnival, salsa, jazz, calypso and
soca are played - a mix of calypso, soul and sometimes
pop. An Indian-inspired version is called chutney.
Latest population statistics of St. Kitts and Nevis, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
Calypson is often performed by so-called steel bands
that play on oil barrels. During the summer, two major
music festivals are held, one at Saint Kitts and one at
The local craftsmanship is characterized by the
proximity to the sea with products made of corals and
sea shells. Some wood carvings also occur as well as the
manufacture of textiles, including batik fabrics.
Freedom of the press and freedom of
expression prevail in Saint Kitts and Nevis and it is
usually respected by the authorities. The country has no
The major political parties have their own weekly
newspapers: The Labor Spokesman is
published by the country's largest trade union, which is
close to the Labor Party, and the right-wing party PAM's
newspaper is called The Democrat. Other
weekly magazines include the independent The St
Kitts and Nevis Observer and SKN
The country's only television company ZIZ Television
is owned by the state and broadcasts both locally
produced programs and cable TV. Also on the islands is
the state radio company ZIZ Radio as well as a number of
privately owned radio stations. Advertising occurs in
both TV and radio.
Internet access is good. In 2016, more than three out
of four residents were registered as Internet users.
Most media has their own web sites. The SKN List
news site is not linked to any newspaper.
FACTS - MASS MEDIA
Percentage of the population using the
81 percent (2017)
Number of mobile subscriptions per 100