About Us


Caribbean Beat cover spread September October 2013

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.

Advertising

Click here for the Caribbean Beat media kits and all the info you need to advertise in Caribbean Beat, in print or online!

Subscriptions & orders

Click here to order a current issue (US$4.99), back issue (US$4.99), or subscription to Caribbean Beat.

Submissions (story ideas, events, review materials)

Click here to learn more about submitting your story idea/article proposal, event, or review materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc) to Caribbean Beat.

Licensing/reproducing content

With the exception of brief passages quoted in reviews or critical articles – with a clear credit and/or link back – the reproduction of material found in Caribbean Beat and/or on this website is forbidden without prior permission. If you would like to reproduce or license any of our content or further information, please contact us.

Job opportunities

Click here to visit the MEP Job Opportunities page for more information on any current openings.

The Caribbean Beat production team

•  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.

•  Yuri Chin Choy is the sales manager for Caribbean Beat (Trinidad & Tobago sales)among other MEP publications. 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.

•  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.

•  Jacqueline Smith (Production Manager) manages production and distribution at MEP, itogether with some administrative and accounting duties, including subscriptions to Caribbean Beat.

•  Caroline Taylor (Online Editor) writes for Caribbean Beat, and manages the online presence and digital marketing of all of MEP’s publications. She also moonlights as an actor and singer.

•  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.

•  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. 

•  Karen Washington is the international sales representative for Caribbean Beat. She has worked in sales and marketing for over 15 years (including at Computers & Controls Ltd, UltraPharm Ltd, Oscar Francois Ltd, and Barbecue Guru Ltd).

•  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.

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