Author and former St. Kitts and Nevis diplomat, Professor Simon Jones-Hendrickson has explained that his main aim is to present a resource book on one of the smallest independent nations in the world but one which has some points to offer to the small countries of the world, that size is not a constrain to survival and that there is life after debt.
This is Jones-Hendrickson’s fifth book and is entitled: “Economic Essays on St. Kitts and Nevis.”
It comes as the latest in a collection of his economic essays written and presented over several years.
A brief description of the contents printed on the back cover of the 401-page book states that “These essays are specific to the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, even though the opening essay acknowledges Anguilla. At the time of the writing of the essay in 1970, Anguilla was still part of the “Trinity of the islands set in an azure sea.”
Jones- Hendrickson is a Professor of Economics at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, Where he has been teaching at the University for over 35 years now.
He once taught Economics at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and has written extensively on Caribbean Economics, Public Sector Economics, Political Economy and Quantitative Economics.
He received his training in Economics from the University of Exeter, England, The University of Kansas, and Illinois State University and the College of the Virgin Islands.
He has been an active consultant to Caribbean governments, has worked with Caribbean Examinations Council, has been a long- term consultant to, and Ambassador of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis covering CARICOM, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).