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Breaking News! Stephen Hill accepts Visionary Award
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Breaking News! Stephen Hill accepts Visionary Award
From Left: Stephen Hill, CEO of CIN & Earl Jarrett, GM of JNBS.”

Co-Founder and CEO of The Caribbean International Network (CIN), Stephen Hill and the General Manager for Jamaica National Building Society, Earl Jarrett have been selected to receive significant awards at the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation’s Annual Excellence Gala. This will be held at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, New York on July 14th.

Stephen Hill will be awarded the Visionary Award because of his outstanding and documented impact on Caribbean Culture. For the past 24 years, Stephen Hill, through CIN and other initiatives, has taken his efforts to spread and endorse Caribbean Culture in North America. CIN offers the burgeoning Jamaican and Caribbean population in the ‘Big Apple’ with a full range of news, sports, drama and music programming and has recently been measured as the most viewed Caribbean Channel in New York. The Hope Media Research Group which conducted the survey endorsed CIN as the “The Genuine Voice of the Caribbean.

Earl Jarrett, GM of JNBS and leader of the Society's growth over the last eighteen (18) years, will be receiving the Business Excellence Award at this year’s event. Stephen Hill and Earl Jarrett will be recognized alongside Robert Holland Jr., Colvin Grannum, Neil Foster and Dr Marcella Maxwell.

The Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation was established in 2005 in honour of Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne, parents of the current owners of the Golden Krust Bakery and Grill. This community based foundation is committed to giving time and support to communities in the United States and the Caribbean through scholarships as well as social services. A major area of focus is on students who are facing challenges pursuing a college education at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and the Bronx Community College in Bronx New York.

Last year, Stephen Hill received from The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York, the prestigious Trailblazer Award.

Lowell Hawthorne (CEO of Golden Krust) in disguise for UNDERCOVER BOSS.”

The Caribbean International Network (CIN) salutes Lowell Hawthorne, CEO of The Golden Krust Bakery as ‘Undercover Boss’ in the very popular CBS series Undercover Boss. CBS the most watched TV network in the USA featured Lowell Hawthorne in a prime time episode watched by millions of viewers and in so doing took the audience on a tour of the Golden Krust operations. The Jamaican ‘patty’ was presented to a largely new audience of millions and enhances the growing popularity of a traditional Jamaican product.

Stephen Hill, CEO of CIN, notes that this is "a true story of Jamaican greatness. Lowell's story chronicles a man from humble means in Jamaica, rising to greatness in one of the most competitive markets in the world, the United States.

“The media is filled with negative images of Jamaica and Jamaicans so it is inspiring to see the rise of a true Jamaican Icon. Mr. Hawthorne's story is one to be emulated and proves that through hard work and vision, one can rise to unimaginable heights.”

All Jamaicans can be proud of the “Patty King” Lowell Hawthorne.

Please see links below with video clips from last Sunday’s Undercover Boss with Lowell Hawthorne.

Clip 1: Intro
Clip 2: Brooklyn, New York
Clip 3: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clip 4: Bronx, New York
Clip 5: Queens, New York

Lowell Hawthorne (CEO of Golden Krust) in disguise for UNDERCOVER BOSS.”

NEW YORK, NY (May 11, 2016)–Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, May 22 (10:00-11:00 PM EST/PST) on the CBS Television Network. Known for its signature Golden Krust patties and other Caribbean culinary delights, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is one of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S. with over 120 franchise restaurants in nine states. Golden Krust also operates a Retail Division that provides Jamaican patties to the New York City public schools, the penal system, military channels and over 20,000 supermarkets, club stores and dollar stores nationwide.

Disguised, Mr. Hawthorne gets a first-hand look at the business’ strengths and flaws. This eye opening experience allowed him to see the personal and professional struggles of employees and franchisees and provided meaningful insights into the brand and invaluable appreciation that goes into the day-to-day operation of a Golden Krust Restaurant.

“Golden Krust’s mission is to become the “King of Patty” and therefore be the preferred patty, the preferred employer and preferred choice of food for customers nationwide. Everything we do revolves around that mission,” Hawthorne noted. “Being on ‘Undercover Boss’ provided a golden opportunity to get an inside look from the perspective of the employee, the franchisee and the customer. I walked away with an extraordinary sense of pride for our amazing employees. When it boils down to it, it’s about our product and the committed people behind it.”

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, a wholly Jamaican-owned chain of quick service restaurants continues on an aggressive growth path with the company eyeing expansion not only in the U.S., but Europe, the Caribbean and Canada.

UNDERCOVER BOSS, in its seventh season, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each week, a different leader will sacrifice the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their operation. UNDERCOVER BOSS draws a huge audience and is watched each Sunday by an audience of over 60 million.

Stephen Hill, CEO of Caribbean International Network (CIN) states that Lowell Hawthorne’s success in the most competitive country in the world, the United States, is to be lauded, especially because it was founded through hard work by Jamaican immigrants almost 30 years ago. This is a great achievement for the Golden Krust Group of Companies as it reflects the coming of age of the patty. He is cementing Jamaica’s contribution to global cuisine and putting Jamaica front and centre on the World stage.

Professor Trevor Munroe will deliver the 2016 CIN Lecture
2016 CIN Lecture Series”

Professor Trevor Munroe, who the Gleaner newspaper called "One of Jamaica's most brilliant sons, will deliver the 12th Annual CIN Lecture at Harlem's Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture in New York, October 20, 2016. As envisioned by Mr. Stephen Hill, CEO of The Caribbean International Network (CIN), "The annual lecture attracts capacity audiences to participate in this unique exchange between Caribbean thought leaders and members of the New York Caribbean community”.

The lecture, created to present important intellectuals, is a community forum for hearing visionary Caribbean leaders who reflect on regional affairs and provide hope and direction for the future. Over the years speakers have been leaders, artists, policy makers, business leaders and scholars offering their own unique perspective.

Trevor Munroe is the Executive Director of National Integrity Action – the Jamaican Chapter of Transparency International, the leading global coalition against corruption. Dr. Munroe is one of the Caribbean’s most distinguished public scholars, with an outstanding career in academia, civil society advocacy and public service.

Dr Munroe, the Jamaican Rhode Scholar completed his Doctoral Studies in Political Science at Oxford University and was the only person from the Caribbean invited to address the 110th anniversary of the Rhodes Scholarships, celebrated at Oxford University in September, 2013. As a civil advocate, Professor Munroe served as Director of United Way of Jamaica, was co-founder and subsequently President of the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU)), a founding Board Member and Vice-Chairman of Citizens Action for Free and fair Elections (CAFE), Jamaica’s election observer group. He was also founding member of the Breakfast Club and Jamaica Speaks award winning current affairs radio programmes. In 2015, Dr. Munroe served as a member of Transparency International’s Board Task Force on Strategy 20/20 and is the only person from the English speaking Caribbean to be a appointed an individual Member (IM) of Transparency International, one of the thirty IMs from across the globe.

Last year, the Presenter of the CIN Lecture Series was Don Wehby, the Chief Executive Officer of Grace Kennedy Ltd, and in previous years Dr Peter Phillips, former Minister of Finance and three (3) former Prime Ministers of Jamaica, PJ Patterson, Edward Seaga and Bruce Golding and other distinguished presenters.

this year’s forum will be streamed live and rebroadcast on CIN TV reaching the over two million Caribbean-Americans in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Ronnie Thwaites Returns to New York on CIN-TV
The Jamaica Way

Rev. Ronnie Thwaites is back on CIN-TV. This time he addresses the Diaspora with a brief, yet fascinating current affairs commentary called ‘The Jamaica Way’, CIN’s newest offering starting April 17th at 6:30PM on CIN-TV Ch 73 and Verizon Ch 26.

The Jamaica Way is a weekly 3-minute commentary by the former Minister of Education and 40 year media veteran, as he analyses and talks about issues facing Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora. Jamaica Way brings a fair and balanced perspective to evening talk by eliminating the stereotypes associated with current affairs programs and political talk shows.

The down to earth and approachable Rev. Thwaites wears many hats, as a Lawyer, Farmer, Hotelier, Company Director, and Minister of Religion but will discuss topics from the perspective of the average man, bringing an interesting and fresh approach to the issues of the day.

This stimulating current affairs commentary is a part of CIN’s larger vision to create a solid international platform to discuss issues affecting Jamaicans with insightful comments. Ronnie Thwaites return to CIN will be eagerly awaited by the over one million Jamaican-Americans in New York.

Jamaica Way begins April 17th on CIN-TV Ch 73 and Verizon Ch 26, every Sunday at 6:30PM.

The Saudicka Diaram Show
The Saudicka Diaram Show

The Saudicka Diaram Show (SDS), a weekly entertainment and lifestyle talk show in Jamaica has inked a deal with Caribbean International Network (CIN). CIN TV is a television channel in the Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) watched by over one million Caribbean nationals on channels 73 and Verizon Fios 26. The SDS premieres on CIN-TV this Sunday, 13, 2016 at 6pm, with a repeat on Sundays @1:30pm.

Saudicka Diaram, who serves as host and producer, said since the program debuted on Television Jamaica (TVJ) last August, it has made an impact among teenage and adult viewers. She says her team hopes to continue bringing refreshing, exciting content to television, while showcasing topics and issues that are universal.

The award winning TV host who have interviewed some of the most formative names in showbiz including Nicki Minaj, Damian "Junior Gong"" Marley and Beenie Man, brings spice and perspective to entertainment journalism. The SDS has explored the surge of cosmetic surgery in Jamaica where the celebrity plastic surgeon 'Doctor Miami’ was featured. The show also features an intimate interview with Olympian Novlene Mills about her journey and battle with breast cancer, the issue of 'fluffy women' and also former dancehall artiste Miss Ting who is now a Christian and preparing for a career in the gospel music industry.

Stephen Hill, CEO of CIN TV had high praises for Diaram saying that she has the most popular talk show on Television Jamaica (TVJ).

He referred to her as "Jamaica's Oprah Winfrey" as she brings an engaging presence and her upcoming airing on CINTV will attract another large audience to the CIN platform. The personalities and topics that she covers will entertain the large Caribbean audience in New York.

Yanique BarrettHost Yanique Barrett

CINTV premieres Season 9 of Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall...over 600,000 viewers of CIN will see this exciting and dynamic one hour programme every Saturday.

The curvy diva Yanique Barrett is back on CIN when Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall returns 5th at 11pm on Ch.73 & Verizon FIOS Ch.26!

Watch over the coming weeks as Ms Kitty, Skatta and Professor Nuts groom the next breakout Dancehall stars.

Watch as these artistes square off lyrically to claim the ultimate crown of Magnum's King and Queen of Dancehall.

Get updates of coming shows and programming from our social pages!

- Janice McLeod
Phylecia RenaeHost Phylecia Renae (centre) enjoying herself at the launch party for 'Di Riddim Sweet'

Valentine's Day, February 14, 2016, marked the launch of 'Di Riddim Sweet' on Caribbean International Network (CIN). The occasion was celebrated with a viewing party at Hyacinth’s Haven, a hub for Caribbean Culture. The evening featured good food and a good time. Pictured above is the lovely host of the program, Phylecia Renae, partying with her fans. The episode was warmly received and wrapped with a resounding applause from the audience.

'Di Riddim Sweet' is a New York based lifestyle show highlighting the movers and shakers of the Caribbean, who are making strides on the international stage. The first episode featured the iconic Pat Chin, founder and matriarch of VP Records. The episode delved into her journey to success and growing one of the most successful reggae outlets in the world, VP Records, into the behemoth that it is today.

The upcoming series will feature remarkable individuals in the Caribbean community and the stories behind their success. Catch 'Di Ridim Sweet' this and every Sunday at 7:30pm with a repeat at 11 pm on CINTV channel 73 and Verizon FIOS Channel 26.

- Janice McLeod
Phylecia RenaePhylecia Renae, host of the new programme 'Di Riddim Sweet' throws premiere party for her show to air on CINTV February 14, 2016.

It is the beginning of a new year and the Caribbean International Network (CIN) brings some amazing new shows to New York on CINTV Ch.73 & Verizon FIOS Ch.26. Being driven by its slogan “Your window to the Caribbean”, CIN continues to connect the Caribbean-Americans to home by airing more local and current programmes on CINTV. These include the fabulous musical entertainment programme, 'Jussbuss Acoustic' which begins on February 14 and features top Jamaican artistes performing on set. 'The Saudicka Diaram' show begins 13 and this show brings its audience up-to-date with everything lifestyle and entertainment in Jamaica. CIN is also proud to announce that they will be airing after several years a local New York programme called ‘Di Riddim Sweet’ to begin on February 14. This fast-moving entertainment magazine features Caribbean Personalities living in the New York Tri-State area and is hosted by Phylecia Renae!.

CIN is excited about its new content and continues to seek out the best in Caribbean programming to present to the over one million Caribbean-Americans in New York. Look out shortly for more announcements about new shows to appear on CINTV Ch.73 & Verizon FIOS Ch.26.

- Chantal Smith
CIN Lecture Series with Don Wehby Airs Sunday on CINTV
Don WehbyThe Caribbean International Network (CIN) will be airing its 11th Annual Lecture Series with Grace Kennedy’s CEO, Don Wehby. It will broadcast on CINTV, Ch. 73 & Verizon Fios Ch. 26 this Sunday December 6, 2015 at 11pm, reaching 18.5 million people in the Tri-State area.

Don Wehby’s astounding presentation “Jamaica To The World...The Grace Kennedy Story”, gathered a vast audience at the Schomburg Centre in Harlem, New York on October 29, 2015. His inspiring presentation was well received by the audience as he engaged them in the history of the company and outlined Grace Kennedy’s strategy to become a global company. He gave credit to all his predecessors and  shared personal stories reflecting the commitment of Grace Kennedy including the vision of creating a more personalized bank, which led to the birth of First Global Bank after the crash of the banking industry during the 1990’s.

This captivating one hour special with Don Wehby, who was described by Golden Krust CEO, Lowell Hawthorne as “determined, illustrious and dynamic”, will inspire its viewers to strive for greatness as he proudly discussed Grace Kennedy’s success, such as its recent acquisition of the Hispanic brand, “La Fe,” and its rapid growth which is evident in the current distribution present in France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Holland and Africa.

The presentation ended with Jimmy Cliff’s, “Many Rivers to Cross,” and in closing Don reminded his well engaged audience, “we have many rivers to cross, but we can see our way over them.”

The CIN Annual Lecture Series is the conception of CEO Stephen Hill, who ended the evening by speaking on the growth of CIN and where it is today, 23 years strong.

- Chantal Smith
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Just wondering why CIN is not available on long island's cablevision network. There are so many Caribbean people on long island and we need access as the other boroughs do. The paper media is great but we need live access as well. Hopefully in the very very near future long island with be included in your network access. Speaking for myself and others here on long island - our lives will be blessed if CIN is available to us! Thanks!!! >>> Maureeen

TELEVISION cable company, Caribbean International Network (CIN) headed by Jamaican Stephen Hill has, according to a survey conducted by Hope Research Group, scored a higher viewership among people of English-speaking Caribbean heritage residing in the New York area than established television cable networks, Fox, CBS, ABC and the Discovery Channel.

CIN came out ahead with 57.2 per cent of the survey, followed by ABC with 56.0 per cent, and coming in at third place was Fox at 38.4 per cent. Then came CBS with 32.7 per cent followed by Discovery at 32.7 percent.

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