Thursday, June 22, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Japan Raises 1 Billion Yen to Buy Senkaku Islands

The Governor of Tokyo has a simple solution for maintaining control over hotly disputed islands also claimed by the Chinese and Taiwanese governments – just buy them!

(The disputed Senkaku Islands, in the East China Sea)

It may be surprising that a few isolated snippets of land could cause so …Read More: Asia: Japan Raises 1 Billion Yen to Buy Senkaku Islands

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Rent a Rolling Stone’s Private Island Villa

They’re spectacular holiday homes hidden away amid the lush grounds of renowned private island resorts – and these deluxe rentals are made all the more glamorous due to their Rolling Stone owners.

(Image of Mustique Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Rock Out at Mick Jagger’s Mustique Island Villa

There’s nothing …Read More: Caribbean: Rent a Rolling Stone’s Private Island Villa

Island Market

Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

The Italian government has announced that 15 lighthouses around Sardinia – some on their own small islands – will be up for tender to raise funds to pay off the country’s looming public debt.

(La Maddalena Islands, near Sardinia)

Rumours have persisted since the start of the European debt crisis …Read More: Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

Breaking Island News

Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

The French-Canadian chanteuse and her husband have decided to sell their luxurious home on a small private island just south of Montreal, including all of the stylish artwork and furnishings. 

(Image Courtesy of Joseph Montanaro)

A stunning French-Normandy chateau on a Québécois private island has just come on the market …Read More: Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

Island Resorts

Asia: Soneva Kiri Launches New Treetop Dining Experience

A lavish private island resort in Thailand’s Gulf of Siam has introduced a truly unique way to enjoy a delicious meal – high off the ground amidst gorgeous tropical foliage.

(Image Courtesy of Six Senses Soneva Kiri)

Bringing a new meaning to the term ‘a dinner with a view’, Soneva …Read More: Asia: Soneva Kiri Launches New Treetop Dining Experience

Environment

New Zealand: Teens to Visit the Remote Kermadec Islands

A group of 30 New Zealand teenagers are getting ready for the trip of a lifetime; they’ve been chosen to travel to the far-flung, uninhabited Kermadec Islands to learn about conservation.

(Image of Raoul Island by NASA)

For young students, trips away from home are always an exciting adventure – …Read More: New Zealand: Teens to Visit the Remote Kermadec Islands

Breaking Island News

USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

Within the frigid wilderness of America’s most northern state, one brave man is intending to strand himself on an uninhabited island and live like a hermit for a year.

(Latouche Island Historical Image)

For 17 years, oil company employee Charles Baird has harboured a usual dream; to strike out into …Read More: USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

Island Market

Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

An emerald isle near the quaint town of Kinsale is set to be sold via tender later this month, but as with many undeveloped islands in Europe, there is a catch.

(Island Image from www.corkcamera.com)

A small 18-acre island in County Cork is scheduled for a tender on May 23rd, …Read More: Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

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