Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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

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Caribbean: Cruise Line’s Bahaman Private Island to Undergo Exciting Face Lift

Norwegian Cruise Lines has just released the first tidbits of information regarding the long-awaited upgrade of Great Stirrup Cay – their flagship private island in the Bahamas.

Great Stirrup Cay

 

Just a few years after purchasing Belize’s Harvest Caye, cruising behemoth Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has now revealed multi-million dollar plans …Read More: Caribbean: Cruise Line’s Bahaman Private Island to Undergo Exciting Face Lift

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USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Birch Island, Maine, USA - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Controversy surrounds Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity it is revealed that plans to sub-divide a 6-acre private island in Maine into 250,000 separate lots may be illegal.

Birch Island, Maine, USA – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A private island in Maine’s Lake St. George has found itself at the …Read More: USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

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UAE: Underwater Villas Planned for Dubai’s Artificial Island Complex “The World”

A series of futuristic underwater villas in Dubai’s “The World” are about to be launched for sale, just weeks after Private Island News revealed that work on the artificial island project has restarted.

(Aerial View from Wikipedia)

A community of futuristic, underwater villas has this week been unveiled to a select group …Read More: UAE: Underwater Villas Planned for Dubai’s Artificial Island Complex “The World”

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UAE: Work Set to Continue on Controversial Artificial Island Project The World Dubai

Construction company Dutch Docklands has confirmed that the next stage of the UAE’s’ much maligned World Islands project is set to continue, with Australasia touted as its latest addition.

The World Dubai – Aerial View from Wikipedia

Construction company Dutch Docklands has confirmed that the next stage of the United Arab Emirates’ …Read More: UAE: Work Set to Continue on Controversial Artificial Island Project The World Dubai

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Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

Tavanipupu, Solomon Islands

The United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership agreement with a series of highly vulnerable Pacific Island nations to develop four new USD 50 million, 1.8 MW solar voltaic energy projects.

The Solomon Islands – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Whilst they may not be known for having the best track …Read More: Pacific: United Arab Emirates Agrees to Fund Solar Energy Projects in the Pacific Islands

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Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

Burgh Island - Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

Plans to install 200 solar panels on a privately-held island made famous by English author Agatha Christie have been put on hold after attracting huge criticism from the local community.

Burgh Island – Photo Courtesy of www.roughguides.com

The private island which provided the inspiration for several of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels …Read More: Great Britain: Controversial Plans to Install Solar Panels on Agatha Christie Island Rejected

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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

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