Monday, November 20, 2017

Island Issues

Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim

Yet another First Nation group in Canada has registered a claim seeking the return of traditional, aboriginal territory, this time involving three islands in the Strait of Georgia (British Columbia)

A First Nation group in Western Canada has registered a contentious territory claim on three sprawling islands in British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia. Represented …Read More: Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim

Island Market

Greece: You Could Buy a Private Island For Less Than The Price of a Garage in London!

Little Lesbos - Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

It could be the easiest decision you’ve ever made – a picturesque private island in Greece is up for sale for the less than the price of a London garage. Which one will you choose?

Little Lesbos – Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

Mediterranean private islands rarely arrive on the island market …Read More: Greece: You Could Buy a Private Island For Less Than The Price of a Garage in London!

Island Issues

Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Isle of Gigha

A community-owned island in Scotland is in dire financial straits, with reports suggesting that the heritage trust in charge of the island is almost GBP 3 million in the red.

Isle of Gigha

It appeared to be one of the world’s most positive examples of a community island buy-out – Gigha Island, …Read More: Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

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

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