Thursday, June 22, 2017

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

One of the largest hurricanes in recent memory left many private islands battered and bruised – now that the storm has moved on, it’s time to pick up the pieces.

(Idyllic: Great Stirrup Cay before Hurricane Irene)

The path of …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

Breaking Island News

Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

Hurricane Irene has forced a dozen cruise ships to change their itineraries after battering the Bahamas throughout the week according to a CNN report. Cruise liner Royal Caribbean also secured and evacuated Coco Cay, its private island resort in the Bahamas to ensure maximum safety.

Many major US airlines are changing their routes and …Read More: Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

Island Resorts

Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Part of a gorgeous, pristine Indian Ocean archipelago that stretches 250km across northern Mozambique, this unique private island resort offers a luxury diving and fishing experience like no other.

(Image Courtesy of Rani Resorts)

On this luxurious private island resort, it’s hard to tell where the beach ends, and the …Read More: Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Environment

Caribbean: Longest running sea turtle project celebrates 25 years

It’s good news for the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project, which is celebrating its 25th year, with the news that there has been a significant increase in nesting sea turtle populations over the last decade.

Majestic sea turtle

Located in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, Long Island, better …Read More: Caribbean: Longest running sea turtle project celebrates 25 years

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

The main residence on Sir Richard Branson’s $54,000+ per night hideaway, Necker Island, suffered a freak fire when lightning struck the building, which was being used at the time by his family and actress Kate Winslet.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

It was far from an idyllic private island holiday for …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

Island Resorts

United States: A Lighthouse Adventure on East Brother Island

The lonely life of a lighthouse keeper is certainly not for everyone, but on this California isle, visitors thrill to experience this unique piece of Americana – at least for a night or two.

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Breaking Island News

Brazil:Private Brazilian island among assets frozen in tax evasion crackdown

Even though private islands are not the most obvious personal asset, often located miles away from the owner, they are not out of reach of the law.

Brazilian police arrested 18 people on Wednesday in a widespread crackdown on tax evasion totalling an estimated USD 633 …Read More: Brazil: Private island among assets frozen in tax evasion crackdown

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Shark Attack Tragedy Strikes the Seychelles

Grief and fear have overcome the small island nation of the Seychelles after two fatal shark attacks near the island of Praslin, a shocking occurrence in what were thought to be safe waters.

(Creative Commons Image of Anse Lazio)

For primary school teacher Gemma Redmond, 27, and her new husband …Read More: Indian Ocean: Shark Attack Tragedy Strikes the Seychelles

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