Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean January/February 2020 (issue 53)

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 here at LIAT! 2020 is filled with many possibilities and we at LIAT wish you a year filled with prosperity and travel across the Caribbean. As your airline of choice, we pledge to continue to improve our service to you, so that you can fly across the region safely, reliably and in the comfort of our ATR fleet. This year we invite you to explore the various destinations with us, whether for business or pleasure. In this issue of ZiNG magazine we explore the wonders of Dominica, which is proving to be one of the hottest destinations for 2020. We go feteing right across the French Caribbean as we delve into the Carnival traditions of the islands of Martinique, St Martin and Guadeloupe. We…

3 min.
something for everyone

Live your Caribbean dream in Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean. Whether you wish to relax and rejuvenate, explore and connect with locals or immerse yourself in the flavourful cuisine of the islands, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has something for everyone. There’s so much to do in just 24 hours. You can start with a swim on the world-famous Grand Anse beach, snorkelling at the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park before lunch and hiking in the rainforest around Grand Etang Lake in the afternoon. Then get ready for a great night of dining and entertainment – enjoying the island’s amazing musical talent. A dream day in Grenada can also consist of a heady mixture of spices, rum and chocolate. Enjoy a rum tour and include a visit to one of…

1 min.
one to watch

Trini designer RisAnne Martin, founder of Brown Cotton Caribbean, doesn’t just do fashion – she creates wearable art. “Dynamic, Caribbean-rooted and timeless, our products are usually one of a kind, hand-painted and handmade,” says RisAnne. Signature pieces include kaftan gowns, harness tops and Carnival couture; BCC also provides styling services for TV and print campaigns. RisAnne likes to give back, too: “Youth mentorship is at the heart of everything we do, and it is our mandate to continue our valuable work in this field.” * PLUS * Hot stuff... Spicy sauce, floating bars, artistic talent * Brilliant books... Shakirah Bourne * Epic events... Mas Domnik, raucous regattas, film and football * Food for thought... French baking, craft beers, rum cakes * Q&A... USVI singer Adam O + Your presidential decrees…

1 min.
never too old to party!

The heat is on in old San Juan! Puerto Rico’s biggest celebration, the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, erupts across the capital from 15 to 19 January. The cobbled streets and handsome plazas will be overflowing with live music, spontaneous dancing, artisan stalls, awesome acrobatics and much more. It sets the tone for what promises to be a whole year of revelry: in 2020, the UNESCO-listed city has a range of events planned to mark the run-up to its 500-year anniversary. San Juan was founded by Juan Ponce de León in 1521, and this coming year the city will mark the occasion by embracing its Taino, African, Spanish and North American traditions. * WWW.DISCOVERPUERTORICO.COM…

2 min.
5 minutes with… marlon roudette

Marlon’s must-hear track...‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley – as relevant today as the day it was written What made you want to pursue music? I have a very creative family. My earliest memories are of the artists and musicians my mother knew. We went to watch Phase II Steel Orchestra in Trinidad when I was about eight, and I was hooked. When we moved to St Vincent, I learned to play the tenor pan with my first music teacher, Ashley Kirby. Who has been influential for you on your journey? My basketball coach, Orlando Ferguson, heard me rapping outside KFC in Kingstown when I was 15 and told me I had a special talent. That was a pivotal conversation. I was also a very average basketball player! You’ve collaborated recently with the likes…

1 min.
drink adrift

Bar One at Admiralty Bay is an old construction barge converted into a trendy hangout by SVG brothers-in-law Kerry Ollivierre and Ivor Simpson. The cocktails feature locally grown fruits and herbs; the ginger beer is made fresh every morning. Getting there is part of the fun. “Arrive via your own dinghy, by kayak or with a short water-taxi ride,” says Ivor. “Some customers even swim out for their drink!” Most popular drinks? Order a Skinny Coconut Mojito or a Shark Bite, an adventurous mix of Malibu, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and lime * & INSTAGRAM: BARONEBEQUIA ERICA VIRVO, NICOLA CORNWELL, CANYON DUNCAN…