About Us

Loop is the number one source for Caribbean-wide local, regional and global content providing the best coverage of news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, business, community and events. With our trusted team of journalists working locally in each market, we strive to bring you all the breaking and most up-to-date coverage of events, from a team you can trust.

With over 970,000 downloads to date, Loop currently provides content for 16 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific.
Caribbean news has never been so social with Loop’s social and article commenting features meaning users can read, share and shape the stories as they happen. Available on the web and with apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, users can access Loop anytime, anywhere and can get involved by posting stories, videos and photos.

Loop launched in April 2014 in its first three markets (Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Curacao) on operating systems for BB, Android and iOS devices as well as on the web. It became the Caribbean’s number one news app in the Google Play store and Apple App store within two months of launch. Loop now provides local news in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman, Curacao, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Nauru and Vanuatu. 

 

Meet Our News Team

Melton Williams, senior reporter

Before joining Trend Media Group in January 2015, Melton served as Sports Co-ordinator at the Gleaner Company for seven years and was responsible for producing the Sports Reports for the company’s radio station - Power 106 FM. 

Melton did two stints at the Gleaner Company, the first of which lasted for five years. He has covered Sports assignments in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bermuda, Grenada and Aruba.

Melton is a two-time Sports Journalist of the Year and has over 20 years working experience in the media. He was co-founder/CEO of the monthly publication, the St Catherine Sun newspaper in Jamaica. Melton has done a one-year Public Relations Course...

Shamille Scott

Shamille Scott joined Trend Media as a skilled journalist having spent just over two years as a Financial Reporter at the Jamaica Observer. Along with the plethora of articles she produced weekly during her tenure at The Jamaica Observer, she also contributed to the "Mogul in the Making" programme which highlighted budding entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. She represented the Jamaican media at the Delta Air Lines Media Summit in New York and CIBC First Caribbean's Public, Private Partnership Conference in the Bahamas. Shamille's background spans over several disciplines including sports journalism, news and feature writing. She has covered...

Ceola Belix

Ceola Belix describes herself as a consummate communicator and digital native. Having worked in the communications field in both public and private sector, she has an array of experience in a variety of fields including corporate communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism and digital and social media. She previously held the position of Digital Content Producer and Strategist at one of T&T’s leading advertising agencies Collier Morrison Belgrave, and has written for various publications including the Newsday, the Trinidad Guardian’s Metro Magazine and MACO People.

Laura Dowrich-Phillips

Laura Dowrich-Phillips brings to Loop close to 20 years’ experience as a journalist. As a reporter she built her career covering almost every beat from crime to technology before graduating into the field of publishing as an editor for Energy Caribbean and the Trinidad and Tobago Business Guide. Prior to Loop, Laura was the founding editor of the Metro Magazine, a leading entertainment paper published by Guardian Media Limited. Laura has written for numerous publications in the Caribbean, among them Caribbean Beat and SHE Caribbean. A passionate writer, Laura is known for her interviews with some of the region’s top personalities such as Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and...