Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Breaking Island News

USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

The Mississippi town’s latest renewal efforts have shone a light on the little-known tale of Jean Guilhot, who lived alone as a hermit on a nearby island.

(Image from coastalmanagement.noaa.gov)

For the seaside resort town of Biloxi, Mississippi, preserving the town’s historical …Read More: USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

Island Issues

Canada: The Little-Known Island Dispute Over Machias Seal Island

Along the border of the Canadian province of New Brunswick and the American state of Maine sits a small rocky island caught between the two countries.

(Image of Machias Seal Island from www.unb.ca)

An almost endless number of headlines have been made …Read More: Canada: The Little-Known Island Dispute Over Machias Seal Island

Island Resorts

South Pacific: Fiji’s Laucala Island Resort Welcomes New Global Advisor

The idyllic private island resort has high hopes for its international profile with the appointment of Mandarin Oriental alumnus Kurt Wachtveitl.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The business of luxury private island resorts is notoriously competitive – and when it comes …Read More: South Pacific: Fiji’s Laucala Island Resort Welcomes New Global Advisor

Environment

Asia: Conservationists Evict Dinosaurs from Island in India

Plans for a replica ‘Jurassic Park’-style attraction on a tropical island in India’s Chilika Lake have been quashed over environmental concerns.

(Chadheihaga Island in Lake Chilika)

Efforts by a well-meaning tourism organization in the Indian district of Odisha have had local environmentalists concerned about …Read More: Asia: Conservationists Evict Dinosaurs from Island in India

Island Resorts

Asia: Couple Flees Big City for Life on a Tiny Remote Island

The inspiring true story of a young couple who abandoned their high-flying lives in Dubai for a new adventure on an island in Cambodia.

(Image from www.nomadslandcambodia.com)

For all of the people who’ve ever dreamed of leaving the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle behind for the simple life …Read More: Asia: Couple Flees Big City for Life on a Tiny Remote Island

Breaking Island News

Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

Your chance to win a week on a private island through Vladi Private Island’s special Christmas contest will end on December 21st. Please see below for more details.

Solve the clues and win a week’s stay on a real treasure island!

As the nights draw longer and the …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

Environment

South Pacific: Conservancy Seeks Filmmaker for Dream Tropical Island Job

Prominent NGO BirdLife International has put out a call for a talented filmmaker to travel to a remote South Pacific atoll for a month-long conservation expedition.

(Beach Hut on Anchorage Island)

Combining an exciting adventure with the opportunity to film some of nature’s most stunning scenery, it’s difficult to imagine …Read More: South Pacific: Conservancy Seeks Filmmaker for Dream Tropical Island Job

Breaking Island News

USA: The Bizarre Battle for South Florida’s Wisteria Island

A small island in Key West Harbor has been the subject of a highly unusual fight between the island’s owners, a group of local residents, and the United States government.

(Image of Wisteria from the State Archives of Florida)

When it comes to thwarting development on privately-owned islands, few success …Read More: USA: The Bizarre Battle Over South Florida’s Wisteria Island

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