POND ISLAND:—Friday 3rd of May marks World Press Freedom Day. Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson
would like to congratulate the nation’s journalist as well as those from the North side of the island (St. Martin) on this internationally renowned day.
The theme this year is “Media for Democracy: journalism and elections in times of disinformation.” “With disinformation and mistrust of the global media running rife, we must reflect on the role that the media plays in every society including ours. Transparency and reliable factual information are the cornerstone of democracy for any functioning society.