About Us


Produced since 1992 by MEP Publishers as the in-flight magazine first for BWIA and then for Caribbean Airlines, Caribbean Beat is the Caribbean’s leading magazine on Caribbean arts, culture, and society.

We marked the magazine’s 25th anniversary with its March/April 2017 issue (#144), and published its 150th issue in March/April 2018. March/April 2021 (issue 169) is its 30th anniversary issue.

Caribbean Beat is and always has been a magazine about the real Caribbean – a general-interest, pan-Caribbean publication, produced in the West Indies by Caribbean people. The magazine’s original mandate was to get behind the familiar stereotypes of the region and diaspora to show how rich Caribbean life really is — our music, art, dance, books, sport, fashion, design, festivals, history, environment, people, lifestyle. It’s a mandate we’ve stayed true to for over 30 years, making Caribbean Beat the only magazine of its kind, and an ongoing resource for students, researchers, and lovers of all things Caribbean.

This is also the region’s most widely-distributed magazine — both in print and online — committed to the highest editorial, ethical, and production standards. In addition to its distribution on Caribbean Airlines planes and via print subscriptions, the magazine is also reproduced in full on the caribbean-beat.com website (including a near-complete digital archive of the magazine), and on MEP’s Issuu, Magzter, and Yumpu accounts.

Wanderer by Caribbean Beat

In 2020, the magazine launched an immersive digital brand extension called Wanderer, powered by Caribbean Beat.


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Subscriptions & orders

Click here to order print or digital issues of Caribbean Beat, or to order print or digital subscriptions.

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 Team

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor (Editor) edits and writes for Caribbean Beat, and manages the website and online presence for the magazine. She also moonlights in the theatre, music, film/video/TV.

Kevon Webster

Kevon Webster is the lead designer and layout artist for Caribbean Beat. He also co-manages the Caribbean Beat website.

Halcyon Salazar

Halcyon Salazar (MEP General Manager) leads the Caribbean Beat sales team. She worked for many years as assistant general manager at the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, and has also worked with Pier 1, GEM Radio, Music Radio 97, and radio stations in Florida, USA.


Shelly-Ann Inniss

Shelly-Ann Inniss is the senior Editorial & Design Assistant for Caribbean Beat. Originally from Barbados, she’s an adventure-seeker with a background in both finance and media.

Evelyn Chung

Evelyn Chung is the Business Development Manager (Tobago & International) for Caribbean Beat. Originally from Venezuela, she has lived in T&T for over 20 years, working both in the publishing industry, and as a scuba instructor.

Tracy Farrag

Tracy Farrag is the Business Development Representative (Trinidad sales) for Caribbean Beat. A former flight attendant and an avid traveller, she also works as a film producer.

Kristine de Abreu

Kristine de Abreu is the magazine’s junior Editorial Assistant. She is also a freelance writer in her spare time.

Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Smith (Production Manager) manages production and distribution at MEP.

Nicholas Laughlin

Nicholas Laughlin served as Caribbean Beat editor 2003–06 and 2012–22. He is currently on sabbatical to devote more time to his new role as Festival & Programme Director at the Bocas Lit Fest, and new projects at Alice Yard.

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor is the publisher of and founding editor of Caribbean Beat. A co-founder of MEP, he 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).

Kriston Chen

Kriston Chen is the lead designer for Wanderer. He also runs a risograph print and design space at Granderson Lab in Belmont called Toof Press, and on weekends teaches community stilt-walking in a backyard space called Alice Yard.


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