Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean September/October 2018 (issue 45)

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.

United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
get on board!

The vibrant festivals and activities of summer are over, but we continue to celebrate across the Caribbean. There are always lots of events being held across our fun-loving region (see p32 for ideas). And LIAT will celebrate another birthday – our 62nd – on 16 October. We thank you for making us your carrier of choice as we serve the region. With 494 weekly flights, we will take you comfortably to your destination, whether it be for business or pleasure. As we connect you to 15 destinations with our modern ATR fleet, we are proud to say that we are the Caribbean Airline. In this exciting issue we explore some of the best beach bars in Antigua, we dip into five amazing hotels with really cool pools, and we look back…

1 min.
one to watch

Meet Lady Virtue, a reggae and Calypso artist from Barbados who wants her sound and message to ring out across the Caribbean. “I take my music very seriously – it’s my passion,” she says. Lady Virtue travelled to Jamaica extensively to ensure her first album, Reggae My Endless Love, had an authentic sound. She has also collaborated with Jamaican artists Luciano, Lutan Fyah and Mad Dog, as well as Buggy Nhakente from Barbados. “I’ve been working hard against the odds to make my journey a success,” she says. “I want to keep bringing music that people can relate to. If a song can help in some way then I’ve achieved my goal. I will be the voice of the people.” * WWW.LADYVIRTUE.COM; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LADYVIRTUEMUSIC PLUS * Hot stuff... Art aid, San Juan stay, rum…

1 min.
mad for mangoes

Caroline Fabre’s latest sumptuous cookbook is a celebration of both the mango and Caribbean life. British-born Caroline, an established novelist, has previously written another cookbook focusing on her mother’s recipes. But in The Magnificent Mango, it’s her love of her adopted island of Antigua and its produce that resonates most deeply. “Mangoes were very familiar to me – we used to eat them for breakfast when I was growing up in Kenya,” says Caroline. “Here, the same as there, there’s no easy way to eat them. Jumping in the sea to wash off the juice is by far the best solution!” The Magnificent Mango is packed with mango recipes, from mango caprese to cocktails, ice creams and body scrubs. It also features gorgeous photos by Max Freling that capture the loveliness of…

1 min.
cool for coral

An innovative mission to survey the Caribbean’s coral reefs from the sky has been launched by The Nature Conservancy. A hi-tech aircraft – essentially a flying science lab – called the Carnegie Airborne Observatory has flown over St Croix and the Dominican Republic to gather data on the location and condition of living corals. This information will be used to draw maps of underwater habitats at a level of detail never before possible. The aim is to understand coral reef ecosystems in a comprehensive way so that effective plans can be made for restoration and protection. The project will also survey pre- and post-storm satellite imagery to assess the damage inflicted by the 2017 hurricanes. * WWW.NATURE.ORG…

2 min.
creativity from chaos

“MAYBE IT’S THE SUNSHINE OR THE CALMING EFFECT OF THAT BLUE HORIZON LINE, BUT EVERY YEAR WE LOOK AHEAD OPTIMISTICALLY”JO-ANNE MASON Having survived two major hurricanes during 26 years living in the Caribbean, Jo-Anne Mason believes creativity is a major healer. After moving to Anguilla in 1992, Jo-Anne started creating large commercial wall murals for restaurants and hotels. Then, after Hurricane Luis hit in 1995, struggling to come to terms with the devastation, she decided to write an illustrated children’s book. Paddy the Goat that Saved Anguilla, Trixy the Monkey that Ate Nevis and The Perfect Shell are now established favourites with young readers. “We were in the eye of Hurricane Luis for over 90 minutes,” recalls Jo-Anne. “The storm built into a fierce monster that pulled every leaf off every tree and…

1 min.
never stop improving.

The C-Class is known for its perfect proportions, its comfort, its quality and its drive. The sense of forward momentum in the new C-Class Saloon is plain to see. Highlights include a modified front end that simply exudes dynamism and contemporary appeal, stunning LED headlamps, new Dynamic Body Control suspension, more efficient engines and an interior that has undergone fascinating changes.* The new lighting concept, new aprons, new colours and new materials all add up to an even greater sense of the dynamism and contemporary appeal of the C-Class. The optional Dynamic Body Control adjustable suspension can be tuned to anywhere between decidedly comfortable and sportingly firm, changing the C-Class from a saloon to a sports car at the mere touch of a button. The new C-Class Saloon has state-of-the-art features that make…