Peter Richards

Peter Richards is a St. Lucian born, Trinidad-based journalist who has considerable experience in regional communications. He is a former Caribbean News Agency (CANA) Bureau Chief, who has been on assignments throughout the Caribbean, North and Latin America and Africa.

He is co-author of the book ‘Life in the Caribbean Community’ published in 1990 and has written a number of academic papers including ‘Threats to Press Freedom in Established Democracies’ that was co-written with Dr. Lera Rhodes of the University of Georgia.

He has received numerous awards including ‘Best Feature Writer and ‘Most Outstanding Journalist’ by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union/Caribbean Publishing and Broadcasting Association. He was also awarded the Dag Hammarskjöld fellowship by the United Nations Correspondent Association.

A part-time lecturer in Communications at the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Studies, he is a graduate of the Internatational Institute for Journalism in Germany, the University of the West Indies and The City University in London, graduating from the latter with a Masters Degree in Communication Policy Studies.