Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean January/February 2019 (issue 47)

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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in this issue

1 min.
get on board!

Happy New Year from all of us at LIAT! 2019 looks to be a new year filled with promise and opportunities, and we at LIAT would like to take this chance to wish you a prosperous year – filled with lots of travel, of course. We pledge to continue our drive as the Caribbean Airline to take you across the region safely, reliably and in the comfort of our modern ATR fleet. With 15 great destinations in our network, we invite you to explore the Caribbean in all its variety and beauty, whether for business or pleasure. In this issue, we take a fresh look at Carnival, introducing some of the bands reinventing the festivals across the region, as well as the supporting stars who make the magic happen. We explore the…

2 min.
baleno experience the drive

The Suzuki Baleno, reintroducing a name to the Suzuki range that has been absent since 2002, is the car that wants you to have it all; a stylish and exhilarating hatchback that also gives you class-leading interior space, value and efficiency. Taking a typical Suzuki approach, the Baleno makes no attempt to copy its competitors. Instead, Suzuki developed a brand new lightweight chassis that refuses to compromise on strength and rigidity. The Baleno offers a step up in size from the legendary Swift, offering more practicality for those who want to retain the smaller car’s road appeal but desire greater space and comfort in the interior. The first glance reveals the car’s distinct ‘low and wide’ stance, which offers a clue to its philosophy. It’s a form that permits an aerodynamically efficient…

3 min.
3 great reasons to visit the mémorial acte

1 MACTe 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: • 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. • A 700m² temporary exhibition space dedicated to all facets of contemporary artistic creations. • A genealogy research centre for understanding the history and origins of Guadeloupean surnames and families. • A media library and…

1 min.
one to watch

L’shun Emmanuel – aka Jimmy October – is a man of many talents. The Trinidadian singer, songwriter, rapper and poet has performed alongside the likes of Steve Aoki and Major Lazer. He calls his current style ‘New Calypso’, a nostalgic but contemporary fusion of Caribbean sounds, R&B and Afropop. Last year he launched ‘Remember the Days’, his first single since joining Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective – the first of many great things to come. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THEJIMMYOCTOBER; TWITTER: @JIMMYOCTOBER PLUS * Hot stuff... Eco-packaging, fruit wine * Nature... Fabulous flamingos * Brilliant books... New reads * Epic events... Honey Jazz, Bajan films, Three Kings, Test cricket * Food for thought... Lip-smacking rotis, top Thai, tasty tea * Q&A... BVI urban dancehall diva Monéa…

1 min.
rediscovering a secret

Secret Bay in Dominica was named the World’s Best Boutique Hotel in 2016. Tragically, it was left in tatters by the devastating 2017 hurricane season, along with so many other places in the region. However, following a long period of restoration, this incredible resort has just reopened – now more resilient and even more special than before. Proprietor Gregor Nassief was determined to rebuild. “The biggest challenge for the whole team has been finding the emotional stamina to ride the ups and downs of a major reconstruction project in the aftermath of a significant storm, and balancing that with the challenges of our own lives,” he says. “But witnessing the trees and the flowers begin to blossom again, and the villas find life again, has been rewarding and inspiring. Knowing that…

2 min.
the bling kings

It’s an extraordinary tale. By day, Anthony Hall was an accountant and Richard Dookhdeen an IT tech. But their secret nighttime existence involved sequins, glitter and all the showmanship that goes with being Carnival fashion designers. So successful are they that they’ve been propelled out of their regular jobs and onto the world stage. “WE HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO CATER FOR BOTH THE BOLD AND BRAVE AS WELL AS THE CONSERVATIVE AND CHIC CLIENT. AFTER ALL, CARNIVAL IS FOR EVERYONE.”RICHARD AND ANTHONY Richard Anthony Productions & Concepts, based in Trinidad & Tobago, now conjures up hundreds of dazzling, bejewelled and be-feathered Carnival creations, parading all over the Caribbean and further afield. The two met 16 years ago, and soon decided their styles and ethos would work well together – so they set…