CIN’s New York Produced lifestyle program, “Come Chat Wid Mi” is the first diaspora program to air in Jamaica. The program was aired on CVM TV at 10:00 PM on Friday and received a lot of attention from the Jamaican audience. The show featured season’s greetings from friends and relatives in New York, the Humming Bird Gala, highlights from Time Square with Chef Simpson and performance by artiste Tarrus Riley.
The host of the show Ziggie Bless, said he received a lot of calls from people who sent season’s greetings saying they were seen by family members.
“It was a great opportunity as a host who was born in Jamaica to allow men and women back home to see their relatives from the tri-states. This opportunity has benefited both myself and those in Jamaica,” said Ziggie
Like Ziggie, producer of the program, Raquel Hagood said she is excited that CIN is the first diaspora program to air in Jamaica. She said they hope to find a home on CVM TV so that they can continue bringing New York content to the Jamaican Community.
Stephen Hill, CEO of the Caribbean International Network (CIN), feels that “Come Chat Wid Mi” will link the diaspora visually each week to family and friends in Jamaica and create an excitement that only television can bring to an audience.
“For years the Jamaican government and media have talked about the diaspora, but finally CIN is the first to make this link a reality,” said Hill.
“Come Chat Wid Mi” will be aired again on Christmas because of its success on CVM TV.