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

Julian Richardson, Country Content Manager

Julian Richardson is Country Content Manager for Jamaica. 

Prior to his appointment at Trend Media Group, he served as Assistant Business Co-ordinator at the Jamaica Observer where he was a financial journalist from 2005 to 2014. 

While at the Observer, Julian was part of the team that introduced the “Mogul in the Making “ programme aimed at promoting young entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises. He was also selected by the Japanese government as Jamaica’s sole representative to observe Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the country in 2011. 

In 2013, he accompanied...

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...

Paul Henry, senior reporter

Paul Henry is an award-winning journalist with 16 years experience. 

Henry covered all the important cases in the High Court and magistrate's courts for the Jamaica Observer (where he was the court specialist) during a 10-year stint with the newspaper. 

He also reported other major stories and won the Theodore Seally/Hector Bernard Award for News reporting for his 2010 coverage of entertainer Buju Banton's drug trial in Florida, USA. 

Henry also coordinated the Observer’s court/crime desk and copy-edited the Observer West section of the publication. 

He also acted as online editor for the Observer. Prior to his appointment at the...

Kimmo Matthews, senior reporter

Kimmo Matthews has over 12 years experience in the field of Journalism.

 

A key member of the Jamaica Observer news team for eight years, Kimmo was nominated as Journalist of the Year by the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) for the period 2015 – 2016. 

 

He was also the Jamaica Observer employee of the year for 2014 – 2015 and was instrumental to the company winning the PAJ online journalism award in 2010 and 2015.

 

Matthews was also selected as the Sandals/ ATL ultimate award winner in 2014 - 2015 for producing news and feature articles with the highest impact in Jamaica for the period.

 

He was also selected as one of Jamaica’s representatives for a European Union Training programme in Brussels, Belgium 2010.

Denieca Brown, Content coordinator

Denieca is an experienced content creator and blogger with a passion for social evolution and economic empowerment. 

She loves crafting engaging content that generates lively discussions and shares on social media platforms. Starting her career in media, while still attending Seneca College in Toronto, Denieca worked as a Radio co-host on CHIN 100.7FM, one of Canada’s largest multicultural broadcasters. 

After moving to Jamaica, Denieca joined Trend Media in 2014 as a content assistant, then moved on to serve on the organization’s global desk. During her time at Trend Media, Denieca has reported on a wide range of major breaking stories in...

Gavin Riley, reporter

Gavin was born in Kingston, Jamaica and is a graduate of Jamaica College. With his wide range of interests, he has been able to contribute high quality content to Loop having joined Trend Media in November 2014. 

As a fledgling news writer, Gavin has also brought innovative concepts for highly engaging content such as Weird Wednesdays, 10 Facts You Should Know, and Time Capsule – This day in History. 

A music lover and bibliophile by heart, Gavin enjoys binge-watching Netflix when not scanning the island for the next big story.