Magazines, company brochures, newsletters, programmes, histories, reports & more
MEP has produced a great number of magazines and other corporate material over more then 25 years. Here is a list of our current and recent titles, as well as a selection of past projects.
Published by MEP since 1992 as the in-flight magazine first for BWIA and then for Caribbean Airlines, Caribbean Beat is the Caribbean’s leading magazine on Caribbean arts, culture and society. We marked its 25th anniversary with the March/April 2017 issue (#144), and the 150th issue in March/April 2018.
Caribbean Beat’s mandate from inception was to get behind the familiar stereotypes of the Caribbean to show how rich Caribbean life really is — music, art, dance, books, sport, fashion, design, festivals, history, environment, people, lifestyle. As its publisher, we’ve valued and honoured this mandate for over a quarter century, making Caribbean Beat the only magazine of its kind, and an ongoing resource for students, researchers, and lovers of all things Caribbean.
In addition to its distribution on Caribbean Airlines planes and via print subscriptions, the magazine is also reproduced in full on the caribbean-beat.com website (including a near-complete digital archive of the magazine), and on MEP’s Yumpu, Magzter, and Issuu accounts.
MEP embraces a new partnership with The Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce to produce their iconic CONTACT magazine, starting with the April 2018 issue, unveiled at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Our MEP team has produced a new logo; a new layout and design; and a completely revamped and refreshed editorial approach for the Chamber’s flagship magazine. The feedback has been phenomenal, and we’re excited to continue developing and sharing the new CONTACT with you. For this first issue’s cover story, the Chamber selected HADCO’s new multi-million dollar investment in an ice-cream plant, as HADCO moves from imports and distribution to manufacturing and exports.
The magazine will leverage the Chamber’s and MEP’s powerful, diverse network and broaden the magazine’s distribution base of 5,000+ key corporate decision-makers, strategically communicating with local and international markets through hard copy and digital distribution of the magazine.
In publication since 2000, the magazine is a staple reading for the national business community as well as for overseas investors and other stakeholders beyond our shores. The magazine has a strong specialised thematic content, written and researched by respected business leaders and writers. Because of its focus, the publication has wide appeal, and is circulated to key executives and leaders in the business community, Government Ministries, diplomatic missions, tertiary educational institutions, libraries and business development institutions locally, regionally and internationally.
Discover Trinidad & Tobago
Produced annually since 1991, Discover Trinidad and Tobago is the country’s major international promotional book, for both local and international visitors alike, and the island’s only truly cross-platform print and digital solution. Its light and portable format usually make it the only destination guide that local tourism authorities take overseas to major travel shows, fairs, and markets.
Discover T&T’s 25th anniversary in 2016 with its 27th issue and the introduction of its new dual-cover design — flip it one way, you’re in Trinidad. Flip it another way, you’re in Tobago! The 2018 issue (issue 29) is the third straight dual-cover edition, where each island has its own distinct cover, and its own distinct content and design.
Discover is published each November, usually making its debut at the World Travel Market in London (UK) as part of the Trinidad & Tobago contingent. It is distributed free to local and international industry stakeholders; via a mobile app; and is also reproduced in full on the high-traffic discovertnt.com website, and on MEP’s Yumpu, Magzter, and Issuu accounts.
ENERGY Caribbean was the first publication of its type ever devoted exclusively to the energy industry in the Caribbean. A joint project between MEP and veteran energy journalist David Renwick, it was published six times a year from 2002 to 2014, alongside the annual ENERGY Caribbean Yearbook, a survey of developments in the year in energy gone by and outlook for the year ahead. ENERGY Caribbean and the ENERGY Yearbook are both on hiatus.
The Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide (TTBG)
Making its debut in September 2007 with its pilot issue, the Trinidad and Tobago Business Guide (TTBG) filled an important niche as the international businessman’s invaluable — and unbiased — reference manual on doing business in and with Trinidad and Tobago. With a 25,000 print run, TTBG put all the necessary information about doing business in Trinidad and Tobago into the hands of the people who matter. With original information and analysis — not advertorial or vanity pieces — it was the definitive guide, covering all the major sectors of the economy: its history, challenges, development and growth, and future forecasts. It also supplied vital and up-to-date information on currency, business etiquette, political structure, transparency, available technology, and more. TTBG is currently on hiatus.
Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide 2009-10 (PDF: 5.9 MB)
Trinidad & Tobago Business Guide 2008-09 (PDF: 6.7 MB)
In the past, we have also published several magazines, brochures, company histories, annual reports, catalogues, directories, event programmes — both in house and for private clients, ranging from multi-national corporations and NGOs to local SMBs and individuals.
- Above and Beyond (a history for BWIA)
- BPTT Insider (bpTT)
- Investment Guide to Trinidad and Tobago (Citibank)
- Energy Caribbean (with David Renwick)
- The Energy Caribbean Handbook (with David Renwick)
- Gasco News (NGC)
- The Point Lisas Story (PLIPDECO)
- The Trinidad and Tobago Business Directory (with TIDCO)
- The Trinidad and Tobago Exporter (with TIDCO)
- The Trinidad and Tobago Export Directory (with TIDCO)
Tourism, culture & the environment
- BWIA’s Caribbean (BWIA)
- BWIA FunVenture (BWIA)
- BWIA Kids Beat (BWIA)
- Caribbean Gift Craft Show catalogue (Caribbean Export Development Agency)
- The Caribbean Review of Books (CRB)
- The Caribbean Sea – A Very Special Area (United Nations Development Programme, English & Spanish)
- Carnival Countdown
- Discover Tobago
- Explore Guyana (Guyana Tourism Authority)
- Hi-Time (inflight magazine for Helenair)
- The St Kitts and Nevis Visitor (St Kitts & Nevis Tourist Board)
- Youth at Risk – Trinidad and Tobago National Development Report (UNDP)
Brochures, newsletters and event programmes
- Angostura Yachting World Regatta
- Agostini Insurance
- Diversification of Exports (CABI conference)
- Kimme’s Sculpture Museum (Luise Kimme)
- Linx (Republic Bank)
- Pan is Beautiful VII
- Pan Jazz Festival
- Tobago Villas (Tobago Villas Association)
- Two Islands, One Paradise (Trinidad & Tobago Hotels & Tourism Association)
- The Villas at Stonehaven.