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Over 500 Attend The Taste The Islands TV Show Premiere Party

Nicole Hylton, Barrie Hype, Calibe Thompson and Chef Irie - Photo by Addy Chin.

Nicole Hylton, Barrie Hype, Calibe Thompson and Chef Irie – Photo by Addy Chin.

On April 27, 2015 Blondie Ras Productions hosted the Watch Party for the South Florida premiere of their history-making series “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie”. Throughout the course of the evening over 500 guests passed through Fusion Cafe, where attendees watched the first South Florida broadcast of the show along with the cast and production team.

The star studded affair was attended by celebrity guests Kevin Lyttle, Ato Boldon, Inner Circle and Honorebel, dignitaries including Jamaican Consul General Franz Hall, former US Consul to Jamaica Ward Morrow and Mrs Carmen Morrow (Karmen’s Collection), Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam and former Miramar Commissioner Alexandra Davis, stars of the show Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair and Nicole Hylton, Executive Producer Calibe Thompson, Associate Producer Lukkee Chong, sponsors including Caribcast’s Tyrone Robertson,’s Xavier Murphy, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Victoria Mutual Building Society and more.

Executive Producer Calibe Thompson announced that in addition to the over 130 public television stations that will broadcast “Taste the Islands” around the United States, the show will premiere nationally on the Create TV Network as of June 29, 2015 reaching over 230 million potential viewers.

See Photos from the Taste the Islands Watch Party .

Find out where to watch Taste the Islands in your neck of the woods.

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Calibe Thompson

Jamaican born TV host, producer and director Calibe Thompson is Head Dread at Blondie Ras Productions, creators of “Taste the Islands”, “The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly”, “Miami Fitness TV” and other terrestrial and web based series broadcast regionally throughout the Caribbean, US and Canada. She is also an opinion columnist for the South Florida Times, voiceover professional and on-camera personality. Thompson’s mission is to continue to showcase the best of Caribbean culture to the wider world.