About Us

"Loop Caribbean is part of the Loop News family, 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 across the region, we strive to bring you all the breaking news and most up-to-date coverage of events from a team you can trust.

With over 1,000,000 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 across the Caribbean, shining a light on all that is beautiful and unique about the region and its people while provided reliable news."

 

Meet Our News Team

Dionne Baptiste

Dionne Baptiste-Clarke is the Digital Content Manger at Loop Caribbean.

She joined the Trend Media Group in 2019 with over thirteen years experience as a broadcast journalist.

It was while employed at Caribbean Communications Network (CCN TV6) that her passion for journalism was unearthed.

During her tenure at CCN TV6, she spent one year in the advertising department, before she was transferred to the newsroom where she worked as a Broadcast Journalist for seven years.

She then went on to work at state-owned media house TTT Limited, where she stayed for five years. While there she worked as a Producer, Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor and Talk Show Host.

Dionne is a passionate writer and story-teller with a special interest in the vibrancy of Caribbean people and their culture.

She’s best known for exclusive interviews with the region’s leading politicians, entertainers, business people and artisans.

She prides herself on using her platform to encourage, educate, empower and inspire.

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong is a digital reporter at Loop Caribbean with 15 years of service in the media.

Before joining Trend Media Group in 2019, Melissa served as an Assignments Editor, a news presenter and reporter for 11 years at IETV Channel and two years as a News Editor and broadcast journalist with the newsroom at Music Radio 97.

Prior to Melissa’s role in television and radio, she entered the field through print media as a journalist with Newsday where she covered various news beats for two years.

She has now started her new journey in providing digital content for the Caribbean.

Dillon De Shong

Dillon is a Digital Reporter at Loop Caribbean.

Dillon is passionate about a Journalism and it’s a career he chose after watching news coverage of the Bosnian War as a child.

He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Journalism from the Ken Gordon School of Journalism and Communication Studies and has been working in the field for over eight years, covering mainly politics and current events.

During his career, Dillon worked as an intern, reporter, assistant producer, anchor and editor at several radio stations across Trinidad.

He credits his time at these often underfunded news rooms for turning him into a journalist, with a wide range of skills and interests.

Dillon is also budding portrait photographer with one of his favourite subjects being Trinidad Carnival and cultural events.