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ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean May/June 2018 (issue 43)

ZiNG Caribbean is a vibrant celebration of all things Caribbean, which will appeal to anyone with a curiosity in learning more about the region, or planning a visit, or who lives in the region. Drawing on a diverse range of writers and photographers, ZiNG is a colourful, energetic publication that gets beneath the skin of one of the world's most beautiful regions.

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United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
get on board!

Welcome to sweet summertime in the Caribbean. At this time of year we celebrate the region’s vibrant tones with amazing music festivals, bright carnival celebrations and all of our favourite sports. And of course, LIAT will take you there to experience all of these events live. Enjoy your trip on our modern ATR aircraft as we operate to 15 destinations and connect you to our incredible islands – we are the airline to connect you in the Caribbean. In this issue, we take you on a floral journey to enjoy the gardens of the Caribbean, as well as five great hotels with glorious green settings. We invite you to explore underwater by diving at some of the best sites in Barbados, and learning about some impressive conservation work. We also preview…

3 min.
the mémorial acte

9 REASONS TO VISIT THE MÉMORIAL ACTE This Caribbean centre for the expression and memory of the slave trade and slavery is unique. During his visit, Reverend Jesse Jackson, famous defender of civil rights in the USA, called the Mémorial ACTe “the best of this type of interpretive center in the world”. Educational, easily accessible, and also a place that inspires refection, the Mémorial ACTe offers a variety of areas for exploration: 1 A 1700m² permanent exhibition space showcasing a breathtaking journey into slavery from time immemorial up to the modern day. Its 37 ‘islands’ feature six ‘archipelagos’ designed as a trail enabling total autonomy for visitors. Audio guides are available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Creole. 2 A 700m² temporary exhibition space dedicated to all facets of contemporary artistic creations. 3…

1 min.
one to watch

Soulful and groovy – that’s how rising Bajan star Lennox describes his style: “It’s island soul – a bit alternative.” Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Tracy Chapman, Lennox’s first solo track, ‘I Swear’, has gone down a storm, as have live performances across the region. “Now I hope to take my art worldwide,” says Lennox. “I want to let people know what I’m about – let them hear my fresh sound.” PLUS * Hot stuff... Antigua retreat, Caribbean creatives * Brilliant books... This month’s top reads * Epic events... Tunes in St Kitts, sailing in Guadeloupe * Fine food... Choc, cakes, beer * Q&A... Meet soca star Holla Bak * It’s What I Do... Olympic swimmer turned entrepreneur SOUNDCLOUD.COM/LENNOX246; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LENNOXMUSIC246; @LENNOXMUSIC…

1 min.
watch the birdie!

Conservation organisation BirdsCaribbean set its members a challenge ahead of its latest conference: capture the magnificence of the region’s flying fauna in the perfect shot. From a raft of entries, a handful of winners were chosen across three categories. We particularly loved this little fellow – a fabulously colourful Cuban tody perched amid lush foliage, captured in a shot that also won photographer Gabriel Lugo the Grand Prize. But this spectacular shot is just one of many wonderful images of the region’s birds that grabbed the judges’ attention. You can admire all of the finalists’ photos online at the BirdsCaribbean website. * WWW.BIRDSCARIBBEAN.ORG GABRIEL LUGO/WILDSIDENATURETOURS.COM…

1 min.
seas the day

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The idea behind this designation is to raise global awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and associated ecosystems around the planet, including endangered species such as the green turtle (pictured). The ICRI also wants to promote good management of coral reefs, come up with effective strategies for their conservation, and get everyone thinking about the sustainability of the seas. For more on how the Caribbean is conserving its sub-aquatic environment, turn to page 72 to read our special feature on André Miller of Barbados Blue. * WWW.ICRIFORUM.ORG/ABOUT-ICRI/IYOR;WWW.DIVEBARBADOSBLUE.COM…

2 min.
memorial in paperback

In August 2015, as Philip Walwyn was making his 17th solo transatlantic crossing, the first draft of the book he’d just finished was waiting for him in England. But when the classic yacht Kateentered Falmouth harbour with all sails set, Philip wasn’t aboard. It was later discovered that he’d suffered a heart attack and died, falling into the sea just a few miles off the Cornish coast. Now the book is being published by his wife, St Kitts artist Kate Spencer, as a touching memorial to his life. Born in England, Kate is now one of the Caribbean’s most prolific and well-known artists. She has made her home on St Kitts since 1978, working from her studio in a former sugar estate that belonged to Philip, who was from an old…