Caribbean Beat is a bimonthly magazine, published in Port of Spain, Trinidad, covering the arts, culture and society of the Caribbean, with a focus on the region's English-speaking territories. It is distributed by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), formerly British West Indies Airways (BWIA), select retail outlets in CAL destinations, and also by subscription, making it one of the region's most widely circulated magazines. It marked its 100th issue in November/December, 2009 and its 20th anniversary issue in March/April 2012.
Caribbean Beat was launched in 1992 and is published by Media and Editorial Projects Limited. Its first issue ran a cover story on Martiniquan filmmaker Euzhan Palcy. The magazine has become known for its profiles and promotion of Caribbean artists, writers and other cultural figures, and for in-depth coverage of Caribbean music, festivals, sports, environment and other phenomena.
Previous editors have included Judy Raymond, Donna Benny, Skye Hernandez, and founding editor and publisher Jeremy Taylor (writer), who remains a consulting editor. Caroline Taylor is a contributing editor. Its current chief editor is Nicholas Laughlin.
- "The ‘Beat’ is back" by Anne Hilton (Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 24 January, 2008
- "A Maco is Born" (Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 24 December, 2009)
- "Caribbean Beat to be sold in stores...magazine marks 100th issue" by Yvonne Baboolal (Trinidad Guardian, 6 December, 2009)
- "Magazines Team up with TTFF" (Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, 4 October, 2011)
- "T&T Lit Fest Puts Us to Shame" by Carolyn Cooper (Jamaica Gleaner, 8 May 2011).
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