Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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 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