Category Archives: West-Indian-Journalism-in-Panama

Speaking of Good Writing

John W. Evans, author of Songs and Stories of a Digger's Son

John W. Evans, author of Songs and Stories of a Digger's Son

W. B. Garvey, author of Panama Fever, Digging Down of Gold Mountain

W. B. Garvey, author of Panama Fever, Digging Down Gold Mountain

by Lydia M. Reid

While we are on the subject of writers of our days as The Silver People of Panama, we are excited about two new books.  They were both written by authors of Westindian descent who give a precious view of the Panama of our forefathers’ era and fill in more gaps in our collective memory about who and what we really are. Continue reading

Westindian Isthmian Journalism

Distinguished Editor and popular columnist who was attached to several of the leading Isthmian newspapers of the 1930's and 40's.

Albert E. Bell, distinguished Editor and popular columnist who was attached to several of the leading Isthmian newspapers of the 1930's and 40's.

Colon News-hawk who was also Atlantic side Circulation Manager of The Nation.

Ernest J. Jamieson, Colon news-hawk who was also Atlantic side Circulation Manager of The Nation.

by Lydia M. Reid

By the late 1940’s Panama, particularly the terminal cities of Panama and Colon, had become a magnet for some of the most gifted writers of the Anglo-Caribbean.  Many of these writers would have come from having exercised their writing abilities in newspapers and publications on the islands.  Some arrived in Panama at a very young age like Sydney A. Young, who sought to channel his intellectual prowess into a viable writing career. Continue reading