Andaman Chronicle was established on 9th December 2006 as a daily registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) having a registration number ANDENG/2006/19155. The daily is owned and published by Denis Giles, who is also the Editor of the newspaper.

Starting with minimum, the news daily is the most popular and the most reliable source of information about the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India.

Andaman Chronicle’s prime focus is on Environment, Ecology and Tribes. It has been campaigning and defending the rights of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman Islands, known to be the first among the human race. It also carries articles, features and current affairs to keep its readers updated.

Andaman Chronicle was the first to launch a newspaper website in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the year 2008. After running the website for six years, it was shifted from .com to .net due to administrative reasons.

With the active support of the readers, Andaman Chronicle continues to serve the people of the islands and also keeps the world informed about the latest happenings in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.


About the Editor:

Having done his Journalism from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India, Denis Giles returned to his Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the year 1999. Starting to work as a receptionist in a local hotel with not many avenues in journalism, Denis volunteered to work as a reporter for a local weekly called ‘The Light of Andamans’ under Late Mr. Paras Ram. Within months his works were noticed and he was picked up by the then only private daily in the islands ‘Andaman Herald’ as the Associate Editor.

Denis Giles later became a stringer for ‘Time Magazine’ in the year 2003 and also served as a stringer for the ‘Press Trust of India’ at a later stage. Since then, he has contributed to various national and international magazines like Down to Earth, Newsday, Mint among others.

Giles also edited a newsletter of the Society for Andaman & Nicobar Ecology (SANE) and reported several stories on the situation of the tribes, which helped the policy makers formulate policies for the tribes of Andaman Islands. He also worked as research assistant in the Nicobar group of islands under Dr. Simronjit Singh, Professor in Lund University, Vienna.

During the Tsunami of 26th December 2004, Denis risked his life and covered the Nicobar Islands along with Alexander J Perry, the then South East Asia Bureau Chief of ‘Time Magazine’, who reported from Port Blair. Soon after the tsunami, he served as a relief worker in the Nicobar group, which was completely devastated on the Boxing Day.

Denis has also exposed many disturbing stories of the Jarawa (Ang) tribes, which includes rape, murder, sexual exploitation, poaching among others.