Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breaking Island News

Seychelles: Former Seychelles’ President Sir James Mancham Dies Aged 77

The founding president of the Republic of Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at his residence. He was 77 years old.

According to local media reports, Sir James Mancham, the former president of the Seychelles passed away in his sleep Sunday 8th January 2017 An active campaigner for global peace, …Read More: Seychelles: Former Seychelles’ President Sir James Mancham Dies Aged 77

Breaking Island News

Bahamas: Private Island Vacation for Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau

Bell Island is once again in the headlines of the international press after receiving an extra-special guest over the Christmas break: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent his Christmas vacation on Bell Island, a beautiful private island in the Caribbean The island in question, Bell Island, is located in the …Read More: Bahamas: Private Island Vacation for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Resort Trends

Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Whilst tourist figures are increasing, former Seychellois president and tourism ambassador Sir James Mancham believes there’s still a long way to go to.

Whilst Seychelles, La Réunion, Mauritius and the Maldives have been successfully engaged in tourism development over the last 25 years, developments have remained relatively stagnant in the rest of the Indian …Read More: Tourism: Could the Indian Ocean Tourism Market Realize its Potential in 2017?

Development

Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

The Indonesian Government has announced plans to carry out a detailed inventory into the country’s islands in a crackdown on illegal island ownership.

Indonesia has around 13,000 islands – of which 6,000 are thought to be used as private and commercial resorts Yet many of these islands are thought to be illegally occupied – …Read More: Indonesia: Government Plans to Return Private Islands to State Hands

Environment

The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

Part three of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

The Physiography of the Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds and the mountain chains located directly to their south form a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

Environment

The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

Part two of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

Pacific Plate / Australian Plate

Due amount of volcanic activity in this region, one would perhaps expect New Zealand’s North Island (which comprises – to a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

Environment

The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

Part one of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

The Geology of New Zealand – An Overview

Pacific Plates Overview

The illustration featured to the left shows a contemporary tectonic outline of New Zealand in …Read More: The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Win A Trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Exclusive Private Island Retreat

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Great news for our German readers – you could win a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive private island retreat in order to take part in the final round of the Extreme Tech Challenge.

A new start-up festival located in the German city of Munich is offering participants a unique opportunity to win a …Read More: Caribbean: Win A Trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Exclusive Private Island Retreat


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