Sunday, December 21, 2014

Development

Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary - Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nations groups in British Columbia have expressed outrage at proposals to transform an island into a liquefied natural gas terminal, citing a gross infringement of aboriginal rights.

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary – Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nation groups in British Columbia (Canada) have united to condemn plans to …Read More: Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Celebs visiting resorts

Maldives: Star-Studded Private Island Christmas Vacation for David Beckham and Family

Velaa Private Island - Courtesy of Velaa Private Island

Football superstar David Beckham has guaranteed a white Christmas with a difference, swapping the snow for the powder white sands of the Maldives in a spectacular private island vacation.

One&Only Reethi Rah – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

According to British press reports, former Manchester United ace David Beckham will be …Read More: Maldives: Star-Studded Private Island Christmas Vacation for David Beckham and Family

Development

Arctic: Russian Military Helicopters Discover New Island in Arctic Waters

During a routine mission in the Laptev Sea, two Russian helicopter pilots stumbled across a previously unknown island between the Port of Tiksi and the New Siberian Islands.

Yaya Island – Photo Courtesy of www.russia-ic.com

During a routine mission to transport military equipment unspecified equipment to the New Siberian Islands, two Russian …Read More: Arctic: Russian Military Helicopters Discover New Island in Arctic Waters

Breaking Island News

Iran: Teheran Rejects Gulf Cooperation Council’s Statement on Disputed Islands

The Strait of Hormuz - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Another island sovereignty dispute has flared up, this time in the Persian Gulf as both Iran and the United Arab Emirates reignite the dispute surrounding the Hormuz Islands

The Strait of Hormuz – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Reports emerging from Teheran suggest that the Iranian Government has vehemently rejected the …Read More: Iran: Teheran Rejects Gulf Cooperation Council’s Statement on Disputed Islands

Breaking Island News

Canada: B.C. Government Aims to End First Nation Land Dispute by Buying Private Island

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The government of British Columbia has announced plans to purchase a private island to protect an ancient burial ground, after a First Nations Tribe threatened the province with legal action.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The government of Canada’s western-most province, British Columbia, is currently considering …Read More: Canada: B.C. Government Aims to End First Nation Land Dispute by Buying Private Island

Breaking Island News

Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

(The remote East China Sea islands)

Turbulent times in the East China Seas – after reports of a thaw in relations between Japan and China, the argument surrounding the disputed Senkaku Island Group has once again intensified.

The Disputed Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands Group

What a difference a week makes. After years of arguments surrounding the hotly-contested Senkaku …Read More: Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

Breaking Island News

Italy: Marriott Hotel Group to Open Private Island Resort in the Venice Lagoon

JW Marriot Venice Resort - Photo Courtesy of JW Marriot

The luxury imprint of the Marriott Hotel Group has this week announced it plans to open the doors of its first private island project, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in 2015

JW Marriott Venice Resort – Photo Courtesy of JW Marriott

Marriott International has this week announced that the …Read More: Italy: Marriott Hotel Group to Open Private Island Resort in the Venice Lagoon

Breaking Island News

Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

(The remote East China Sea islands)

Turbulent times in the East China Seas – after reports of a thaw in relations between Japan and China, the argument surrounding the disputed Senkaku Island Group has once again intensified.

(The remote East China Sea islands)

What a difference a week makes. After years of arguments surrounding the hotly-contested Senkaku / …Read More: Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

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