Friday, January 30, 2015

Development

Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands

The United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership agreement with a series of highly vulnerable Pacific Island nations to develop four new USD 50 million, 1.8 MW solar voltaic energy projects.

The Solomon Islands – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Whilst they may not be known for having the best track …Read More: Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Breaking Island News

Pacific Ocean: A New Island is Born after Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

A large volcanic eruption in the Pacific region has produced a brand new island, located approximately 70 kilometers to the north-west of Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

A volatile volcano has presented the Pacific island Kingdom of Tonga …Read More: Pacific Ocean: A New Island is Born after Spectacular Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

Governments buying Islands

Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

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

The Province of British Columbia is close to brokering a deal to protect Grace Islet – a tiny private island currently at the center of a storm surrounding a First Nations aboriginal title claim.

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

Just over a month after insisting that there …Read More: Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to Richard Branson’s Private Island Paradise!

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Find out more about the brand new competition giving you and one lucky friend the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime to Richard Branson’s incredible private island home, Necker Island.

Necker Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Does an all-expenses paid private island trip for two to one …Read More: Caribbean: Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to Richard Branson’s Private Island Paradise!

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin Island, an …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

Island Issues

Island Issues: Private Island Squatters - Protect Your Property, Know Your Rights

Isla de Coco, Panama - Image courtesy of Vladi Private Islands and used for illustration purposes only

Most property owners know that adverse possession can present a risk to ownership rights. But you might be surprised to know that even private islands aren’t immune to the threat of squatters…

Private Island Life – Illustrated by Allan Jardine

Most property owners are aware that adverse possession can present a serious risk …Read More: Island Issues: Private Island Squatters – Protect Your Property, Know Your Rights

Development

Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Burgh Island - Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

Plans to install 200 solar panels on a privately-held island made famous by English author Agatha Christie have been put on hold after attracting huge criticism from the local community.

Burgh Island – Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

The private island which provided the inspiration for several of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels …Read More: Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Island Resorts

French Polynesia: The Brando Joins National Geographic’s Unique Lodge of the World Collection

(Marlon Brando's Tetiaroa/Vladi Private Islands)

Less than one year after opening, French Polynesia’s premiere private island retreat – The Brando – has been named part of National Geographic’s exclusive Unique Lodge of the World collection.

(Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa/Vladi Private Islands)

The hugely popular international geographic journal, National Geographic, has this week singled out Hollywood legend Marlon Brando’s …Read More: French Polynesia: The Brando Joins National Geographic’s Unique Lodge of the World Collection

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