January - March 2009 lime 09
YOUR SAY! … fl y through the sky Imagine sailing 100 feet over the ground, speeding from one tree to the next at speeds of over 30 miles per hour. It isn't a dream – there are several locations across the Caribbean where you can hook yourself up with a ZIPLINE OPERATION TO FLY ACROSS A FOREST CANOPY. If you're visiting or live in the Dominican Republic you can face this thrill and adrenaline rush, but without the danger, at Yasika Adventures. Hundreds of tourists visit the ziplining attraction at Yasika each year, and the experience is one which few will ever forget. The adventure park has ten platforms and eight cables. Safety is of primary importance and all of the equipment is well- maintained, and the staff are highly trained. The park is situated only a thirty minute drive from Puerto Plato and remains open throughout the year from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Price is $ 84 per person, and the cost includes transport to and from Puerto Plata, water and a fruit cocktail. 10 lime January - March 2009 Antigua & Barbuda's Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has renamed Boggy Peak, the country's highest mountain, Mount Obama. Spencer said it was the island's way of paying tribute to US president- elect Barack Obama. He informed Obama of the decision in a congratulatory note, adding that his message of change would ignite hope and action in people of many countries who might still be passive in the face of inadequacies and injustice. However, the renaming has caused some dissent on the island and has led to a number of blogs appealing against the decision. What do you think? Have your say at www. lime- magazine. com CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING There are many things people do to celebrate their wedding, but one hotel in Nevis has come up with an initiative that will also help the environment… Newlyweds at the NISBET PLANTATION BEACH CLUB are being invited to plant a palm tree on their wedding day. The boutique hotel is famed for its scenic Avenue of the Palms, which runs down from the Great House to the beach. All couples now have the chance to commemorate their wedding with the planting of a tree near the Avenue. Jamie Holmes, general manager, said: " Palm trees fi rst became a major feature at Nisbet Plantation when it was operating as a coconut plantation. Over time the palms have become part of the landscape and a particular feature of the hotel. This palm- planting initiative gives wedding couples a lasting reminder of their big day and also serves to enhance the resort environment." LiMELITE Y HAPPENINGS P12 Y NEWS & VIEWS P14 Y EXPLORE PUERTO RICO P16 Y EATING OUT P18 Y LIMEGREEN P20 Y BUSINESS P22 Y HEALTH P24 TAKE ME HOME! THIS COPY OF LiME IS YOURS TO KEEP – FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT WITH FRIENDS YASIKA ADVENTURES ZIP LINE WHERE TOHOW TO Amanda Holden and Paul Alchin from Essex, England, were the fi rst couple to plant a tree on their wedding day.