Guyana-born journalist Judy H. Fitzpatrick began her career in her native country as a television news reporter and programme producer before switching to print media and working with the Stabroek News. She now resides and works in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles as a reporter with The Daily Herald, the leading daily in the Northeastern Caribbean that is also distributed in Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Martin (French). Fitzpatrick also writes for several local and regional publications and is a nine-time winner of journalism awards from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and from Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) in 2008 and 2009, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2008, the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2008 and the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Journalism in 2008. The mother of one has a special interest in HIV/AIDS, education, labour, health, Diaspora and population issues and is especially fond of writing human interest stories. She is also active in community work and, amongst other things, is a mentor to about 25 youngsters who are members of St. Maarten’s Constitutional Culture Club (CCC).