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@trend.media

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.

Julian is a graduate of Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida and the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston.

Melton Williams, senior reporter

melton@trend.media

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.

Kimmo Matthews, senior reporter

Kimmo@trend.media

Kimmo Matthews is a senior reporter at Loop News with over 13 years experience in the field of Journalism.

Matthews was nominated as Journalist of the Year by the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017.

He was selected as Jamaica’s sole representative and one of only three from the English speaking Caribbean to observer the 2016 US elections.

Before joining Loop, Matthews worked at the Jamaica Observer for eight years and was the employee of the year for 2014 – 2015. He was also instrumental to the Observer winning the PAJ online journalism award in 2010 and 2015.

Ramon Lindsay, Video Editor

 

Ramon Lindsay is the video editor for Loop Jamaica.

Prior to joining Loop in 2018, he was a video editor at Business Access TV.

In 2017, he was awarded a certificate of merit by the Press Association of Jamaica for the BATV feature, 'Creating Wealth: Mais Farms'.

Reginald Allen, Senior News Editor

 

Reginald Allen is a senior news editor at Loop Jamaica who has almost 30 years of media experience, both at the national and regional levels.

Emerging from May Pen, Clarendon, where he attended Glenmuir High School, he first pursued his early passion – law – as an assistant clerk with the then Resident Magistrates’ Court in in the parish.

Amid other occupational endeavours over the years, he later secured a bachelor’s degree in legal studies at Mandeville College of Legal Studies.

However, in 2001 he came in contact with journalism, and all his professional focus has since been in that or related directions, leading him to move from a staff reporter to a news editor at the Gleaner Company.

From his Gleaner experience and newspaper publishing, he has been recognised with multiple Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) awards in the areas of youth, agriculture and small publication.

He gradually found his way into the Loop Jamaica family, starting as a freelance writer, then coming on staff to serve as the news editor.

Shamille Scott, journalist

 

Shamille Scott is a trained journalist with over five years’ experience in print and online media.

She currently serves as a Content Manager with responsibility for Business and Community at Loop Jamaica where she produces original content and edits the work of Loop writers.

Shamille is behind the production of Young People in Business, a weekly video feature published on Loop Jamaica.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communication from the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies, Mona and has participated in several workshops on financial and investigative reporting throughout her career.

She recently became certified in Content Marketing after months at training at iCreate.