Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean March/April 2019 (issue 48)

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!

It is that time again in the Caribbean: we are celebrating – enjoying carnivals, regattas and our yearly Easter trips. LIAT continues to fly you to our 15 destinations with our modern ATR fleet. We are happy that you have chosen us as your carrier, whether you are flying for business or pleasure. We continue to work on getting you to your destination safely, comfortably and on time. In this issue of ZiNG, we invite you to become a Weekender: take a short break to one of our wonderful destinations across the Caribbean, flying on LIAT. If this is your year for wedding bells, see our guide to the best places to get married, and our top five hotels for wonderful weddings. The Caribbean Tourism Organization has designated this the Year…

2 min.
pure grenada: festivals & fun all year round

Festivals, adventure, nature, wellness, cuisine or whatever it is you desire, Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, has something to offer. Famous for their abundant spices, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are a true Caribbean experience, with year-round ideal weather, new and exciting hotels, and a diverse mixture of land and water-based activities, including the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park. The destination invites you to enjoy a unique schedule of events that celebrate its rich cultural heritage, culinary creativity and the warmth of its people. Visit Carriacou on 26-28 April to enjoy an event that highlights the African tradition of thanksgiving. The 2019 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival offers visitors the chance to witness a ‘maroon’ – a celebration offering thanks for the last harvest and asking for good fortune…

1 min.
one to watch

Designer Taribba do Nascimento’s Même Bête bags are for the woman on the go who wants to stand out from the crowd. “We aim to make accessorising fun,” says St Lucia-based Taribba, “and to add a little bit of our island luxury to your wardrobe.” The brand’s latest designs for 2019 are inspired by candy. “These really encapsulate what it is to be a Même Bête woman,” Taribba adds. “That is: fun, flirty, trendy and, most importantly, colourful!” * WWW.MEMEBETE.COM; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MEME.BETE;INSTAGRAM @MEMEBETE.BAGS PLUS * Hot stuff... Pet portraits, keep fit * Brilliant books... New reads * Epic events... Carnival craziness, fine art, the big swim * Food for thought... Marvellous moringa, USVI tours, bold brews * Q&A... DJ International Stephen * Inspiring people... Conservation hero Bing Lin…

1 min.
the lap of luxury

The Spice Island’s Silversands hotel is a true stunner. Opened in December 2018 after a long period of development, it’s an intimate hideaway with contemporary, high-spec design, palatial rooms, high-quality restaurants and a relaxing spa. Better still, it has the natural charm and authenticity of Grenada at its heart. Its villas nestle into the lush green hillside and its dazzling 100m pool seems to flow right into the perfect blue waves lapping Grand Anse Beach. The hotel is committed to working with Grenadian farmers to source the best local fruit and vegetables, as well as collaborating with local colleges to discover budding young talent in the hospitality sector. Work will begin on a second and third hotel in 2019. * WWW.SILVERSANDSGRENADA.COM…

1 min.
heat of the moment

Think about the magic and mayhem, the crowds and cacophony of Carnival. Now imagine trying to capture it in a single image. Not easy – but undaunted, professional photographers such as Duane C Bailey give it a go. “First, I make sure I’m fit,” says Duane. “Carnival entails long hours on the road, as I move from band to band capturing the best vibes of the day.” Duane likes his images to be as natural-looking as possible, full of vivid colours, as well as a bit on the moody side. “I specifically seek out revellers who are partying hard to the music, having a really good time; once I can see the emotions reflected on their faces, I snap away,” he says. “Right in among the crowd is where I get to…

2 min.
bush benefits

For millennia, the original peoples of the Caribbean – and later the early settlers – didn’t have the luxury of regular deliveries from around the world arriving on container ships. They had to utilise what was available on island, not least the natural fibres that could be turned into clothes, ropes, baskets and fishing nets. Today, the Barbados Natural Fibres Network (BNFN) is working hard to ensure that this traditional knowledge doesn’t die out. Crafts development specialist Dr Sandra Browne and biotechnologist Dr Wendy Hollingsworth cooked up the idea five years ago. They’re focusing on fibre-producing plants such as pandanus, cabbage bark, bulrush, sansevieria, banana and palm, which all grow in Barbados. The duo have gained funding for their work from the United Nations Development Programme’s GEF-Small Grants Programme and the…