In Caribbean news, 18° North- it’s the new hit television news magazine show that tells a variety of bold and in-depth stories of
the Caribbean that are usually left uncovered.
Prime Time Television will never be the same…. 18° North is provocative, factual, entertaining, educational,
informative, and it brings the core of investigative journalism to the fore- make no bones about it!
Watch 18° North at 22:30 on BEN TV on Thursdays, with a repeat broadcast at 11:30 on Sunday mornings.
For a full list of stations that will broadcast 18° North, visit our website at http://www.18degreesnorth.tv.
18° North has far-reaching impact on the Caribbean Diaspora in the United Kingdom. It offers viewers the
ideal and unique opportunity to keep abreast of happenings back home in the Caribbean, as well as, learn
more about critical regional issues that will affect them in the UK.
This season features riveting stories about the Jamaica-US Lottery Scam, Lee Boyd Malvo, Dominican
Republic femicide, mental health in the UK, Haitian juveniles in Florida, and a host of other interesting topics.
18° North is the brainchild of Executive Producer/Host, Zahra Burton. Named for the geographic coordinates
of Jamaica, 18° North will be the first production of Global Reporters for the Caribbean. The former
Bloomberg TV reporter and Jamaican born and raised Burton founded the company last year to fill the void
for investigative reporting on Caribbean issues. “There are millions of people in the Caribbean and its
Diaspora who want credible news from the region,” said Burton. “I am determined to deliver news that digs
deeper and remembers to follow up.”
“We have oil and gas; we have stock exchanges; our weak borders make us prone to drug trafficking; we
have one of the most closed societies in our backyard in Cuba; we have Rhodes Scholars, record-holders in
the world of sports, and indigenous tribes; world heritage sites; gold cartels and one of the world’s biggest offshore
banking locations in Cayman. My point is there’s no shortage of stories. We want to bring the
importance of Caribbean stories to the rest of the world,” Burton said.
The program’s interim website www.18DegreesNorth.tv features clips from upcoming stories that reveal
Burton’s dedication to in-depth coverage of Caribbean affairs. So far more than 20 stations in the Caribbean,
U.S. and U.K. have signed on to distribute 18° North including top broadcast networks like Jamaica’s TVJ and
Trinidad’s TV6. Negotiations are underway with even more broadcasters as far away as Africa.
The show’s hard-hitting style of journalism and high editorial standards has attracted both regional and
international investors and advertisers. “The response from our major advertising markets here in the
Caribbean and in the US has been encouraging with GRACE International signing up as our major sponsor.
18° North will become the best platform for Caribbean advertisers hoping to reach the Diaspora and overseas
advertisers looking to reach the entire Caribbean with a one-buy solution,” said Burton. Jamaican National
International Money Transfer is also on board as one of the lead sponsors.
It’s 18° North- Watch it! Talk it! Support it!
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