June 18, 2003 – "The Caribbean Writer", the international literary anthology published by the University of the Virgin Islands, has announced its annual literary prizes. The prizes correspond to work published in the 2002, Volume 16, edition of the publication.
The $500 David Hough literary prize, supported by Sonya Hough of Sonya's Jewelry in Christiansted in memory of her late husband, was give to Trinidadian Ian McDonald.
McDonald, who has lived in Guyana since 1955, is currently the editor of "Kyk-Over-Al" and has had his work published in "The Caribbean Writer" since his first piece was published in Volume 2.
The Caunie A. Broadhurst Prize, a $400 prize for fiction, went to Joanne Hyppolite, a Haitian born fiction and children's book author who currently resides in Florida.
The Virgin Islands' own Deverita Carty Sturdivant, a St. Thomas attorney and director of the Division of Banking and Insurance, was awarded the Margueritte-Cobb Mckay Prize. This $200 prize is given annually to a Virgin Islands author.
The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for first time publication in "The Caribbean Writer" was given to Bahamian author and anthropologist Nicole Bethel. Bethel currently teaches at the College of the Bahamas.
"The Caribbean Writer" can be purchased on St. Croix at The Bookie, Memories of St. Croix, the Whim Museum, Education Central, Magazines and More, and Undercover Books & Gifts; on St. Thomas, at Dockside Bookshop, and at both UVI campus bookstores.
For those living elsewhere the book is available on, or can be ordered directly for The Caribbean Writer offices by calling 692-4152, or e-mailing
The 2003, Volume 17 edition will be available in August.

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