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ZiNG Caribbean November/December 2018 (issue 46)

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gecko Publishing Ltd
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In this issue

1 min.
get on board!

We’re almost at the end of another year. We at LIAT are happy to provide you with the comfort and service that you deserve. We welcome you aboard our modern ATR fleet as we take you to 15 destinations across the Caribbean. With 496 flights per week, we connect you to your destination whether for business or leisure. As we come to the end of 2018, we want to thank you for flying with us. Your loyalty and support are what truly keeps us flying. The LIAT family wishes you all the best for this holiday season and looks forward to connecting you to your family and friends to celebrate. We pledge to continue serving you in 2019. In this issue, we cover one of the Caribbean’s greatest pastimes: sport. We look…

1 min.
one to watch

We’ve been following the progress of Antiguan conceptual photographer Chavel Thomas since featuring him in ZiNG a few years back, and were intrigued by his latest project, ‘Melanated Kings & Queens’. “It’s all about self love, and embracing how black is truly beautiful,” says Chavel. Creating the images was fun, he adds: “I asked the models to be free, to pose however they liked. I wanted them to look as if someone was passing on a boat, discovering them for the first time.” * INSTAGRAM: @DOTKIDCHAVY; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DOTKIDCHAVY PLUS * Hot stuff... R&B release, classy curries * Brilliant books... New reads * Epic events... Nine Mornings, New Year * Food for thought... Hot Dominican choc, cool Antigua café * Q&A... Trini soca star Patrice Roberts * Inspiring people... Climate change activist Angela Burnett…

1 min.
sunken treasure

We know more about the surface of the moon than about what lies deep in our oceans. All manner of weird and wonderful creatures and phenomena – like this coral spawning in golden sparks – lurk below the waterline. Now, you have a chance to document it. This December, Anse Chastanet resort on St Lucia is holding a Dive into Underwater Photography Week. Aspiring sub-aqua snappers will learn the basics of underwater photography, including composition, light use and animal portraiture. Guests will be loaned equipment including a state-of-the-art SeaLife DC2000 underwater camera to snap turtles, sea horses, octopus, lobster, parrotfish and more. * UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WEEK AT ANSE CHASTANET, 1-8 DECEMBER; WWW.ANSECHASTANET.COM…

1 min.
celebrating st martin

It’s party time on Sint Maarten/St Martin. The island, which is rebounding brilliantly following last year’s hurricane devastation, will celebrate all that makes it special on St Martin’s Day (11 November) with ceremonies, music, flag-waving and, of course, fantastic food. Then, from 10 December, the opulent Belmond La Samanna is reopening, following a chic restyle. Overlooking Baie Longue’s mile-long white sands, the hotel has been transformed in cool pastels with more than a touch of glamour, embodying a classic French spirit. Why not raise a toast in its historic La Cave Wine Cellar, the largest private wine cellar in the Caribbean. Salut! * WWW.BELMOND.COM…

2 min.
dominica awaits… …and only 1 year after hurricane maria!

REDISCOVER SIGNATURE ACCOMMODATION… Set to re-open in November is Dominica’s romantic Secret Bay, followed soon after, in February 2019, by Jungle Bay Resort, which will beckon guests to experience true luxury with exceptional service and stunning vistas from their 30 villas. Visitors will also be thrilled with the opening of two world-renowned luxury brands in 2019: Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica (October) and Anichi Resort, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection (late 2019). REDISCOVER DOMINICA’S FESTIVALS With the staging of the 20th World Creole Music Festival in October, along with celebration of 40 years of Independence, Dominica continues to prove to the world that the destination, with a backdrop of spectacular natural scenery, is the perfect place to release, to fete, to let go! The 40th year reunion party continues with Taste of Dominica from…

1 min.
listen up!

Cleavon Childs – aka Cjae – from Grenada began writing music as a hobby when he was a teenager. However, after the passing of a close friend in 2015, he began to take his craft more seriously, and in 2016 he released his debut EP, Overdue. Though R&B is his forte, the 28-year-old likes to switch styles, experimenting with different sounds and ideas, leading to his latest release, Code Red. “It was set to be a short five-song EP, but transformed into a 12-plus-track album,” he says. “The term ‘code red’ usually means an emergency situation,” Cjae adds. “Code Red the project signifies an alarm to myself: it’s time – time to address the dangers of being in the state of indecision; the state of helplessness; the state of laziness;…