Published since 1992 by Media & Editorial Projects Ltd (MEP Publishers) as the inflight magazine of BWIA and now the award-winning Caribbean Airlines (and Air Jamaica), Caribbean Beat is the Caribbean's leading magazine on Caribbean and West Indian arts, culture and society.
Beat is a magazine about the real Caribbean – a general-interest, pan-Caribbean publication, produced in the West Indies, by Caribbean people. It gets behind the familiar stereotypes to show how rich Caribbean life really is – its music, art, dance, books, sport, fashion, design, festivals, history, environment, people, lifestyle.
This is the region's most widely-distributed magazine, committed to the highest editorial and production standards.
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• Nicholas Laughlin is the editor of Caribbean Beat and The Caribbean Review of Books (CRB). He is also one of the admininstrators of the contemporary arts space Alice Yard and the Bocas Lit Fest (The Trinidad & Tobago Literary Festival). His reviews, essays, and poems have been published in various periodicals. Laughlin succeeds Judy Raymond as editor of Beat.
• Jeremy Taylor (Consulting editor/Managing Director, MEP) worked as a teacher in England, Kenya and Trinidad after completing his MA at Cambridge University before becoming a freelance journalist and commentator, contributing to a wide range of media including the BBC and the London Times. He edited the Caribbean Chronicle and BWIA Sunjet before co-founding MEP in 1990. Some of his articles and broadcasts were collected in Going to Ground (Prospect Press, 1994), and he wrote a guide to Trinidad and Tobago, Masquerade, for Macmillan (1986, 2nd edition 1991). He is the founding editor of Discover Trinidad & Tobago and Caribbean Beat; and currently contributes to The Caribbean Review of Books, and edits ENERGY Caribbean, the Trinidad and Tobago Business Guide, and select client projects.
• Caroline Taylor (Digital Marketing) writes for Caribbean Beat, and also manages its website and online marketing. At MEP, she also is the editor of Discover Trinidad & Tobago, and moonlights as an actor and singer. She's passionate about telling stories – on the page, on the stage, on screen and via social and digital media, and in particular about documenting Caribbean lives and events. She's currently trying to master unplugging from her iLife...
• Desiree Seebaran (Assistant Editor) was warned by her father that journalism would never pay; but she does it anyway. She's written articles and edited publications on people, business, travel, health and food for the last six years, and is honing her craft as a photographer. In her spare time, she writes poetry, runs after her toddler Ca'ia and eats whatever her husband will cook.
• Bridget van Dongen (Designer & Editorial Assistant), originally from South Africa, has been in the print business for many years and has worked all over the world. She has been living in the Caribbean for the past 12 years and has been in publishing, doing graphic design and assisting with editorial for the past five. A wife, mother, plus self-proclaimed design guru and social media addict, she reads voraciously in her spare time and is in love with her Kindle.
• Kevon Webster (Design & Layout Artist) is the design and layout artist at MEP, and has worked on Caribbean Beat's design for over 10 years. He also co-manages the Caribbean Beat website.
• Halcyon Salazar (MEP General Manager) has extensive experience and training in communications and management, and worked for many years as assistant general manager at the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian. She has also worked with Pier 1, GEM Radio, Music Radio 97, and radio stations in Florida, USA. She also supervises sales for all MEP publications.
• Denise Chin (Trinidad & Tobago Sales Manager) is a sales representative for Caribbean Beat, as well as Discover Trinidad & Tobago and ENERGY Caribbean. She has worked in marketing and sales for the last decade.
• Yuri Chin Choy (Regional & International Sales Manager) is a sales representative for Caribbean Beat, and for the Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide. He has over 20 years' experience in sales, marketing, accounting and business development. He also volunteers with a number of local charities.
• Hazel Mansing handles accounts receivable at MEP. She has workedin the travel industry for a number of years, and served as property manager at the British High Commission before moving to MEP.
• Jacqueline Smith (Production Manager) manages production and distribution at MEP, itogether with some administrative and accounting duties, including subscriptions to Caribbean Beat.