Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Island Issues

Island issues reports on territorial disputes, government policies affecting the purchasing or development of islands and individual cases concerning island owners

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)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

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 One)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

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

Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Tiran Island - Courtesy of EgyptianStreets.com

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of Cairo after President Sisi signed a new border demarcation agreement ceding the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A new border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was signed during King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s recent five-day visit to Cairo As …Read More: Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Island Issues

Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Linga Island, Scotland - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands GmbH

Attention private island buyers! The UK Government has implemented plans to increase Stamp Duty. Private Island News investigates what consequences this will have for island buyers.

As announced in 2014’s Autumn Statement, the British Government has increased Stamp Duty, introducing a sliding statement dependent on property prices. The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is …Read More: Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Environment

Sweden: Alternative Nobel Prize Highlights Threats to Low-Lying Island Nations

Marshall Islands' Minister Tony de Brum with RLA founder Jakob von Uexküll and Farhad Vladi of Vladi Private Islands

The Marshall Islands has become the first country to receive the Right Livelihood Award, picking up the Alternative Nobel Prize for its efforts to encourage nuclear disarmament and to fight climate change.

A low-lying island nation was singled out for praise at this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, picking up an “Alternative Nobel Prize” for …Read More: Sweden: Alternative Nobel Prize Highlights Threats to Low-Lying Island Nations

Island Issues

China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands - Photo Courtesy of www.janes.com

Beijing has announced that work on its man-made islands in the South China Sea is almost finished, heightening tensions with neighbouring countries and posing a serious threat to the environment.

Beijing has announce that it has moved another step closer to completing its controversial artificial island project in the disputed Spratly Islands The project …Read More: China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Governments buying Islands

Caribbean: The First Bahaman Private Island to be Protected from Development

Finley Cay, Bahamas - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Finley Cay has become the first private island in the Bahamas to be subject to conservation laws after a moratorium was placed on the island’s future development and construction. 

Finley Cay, currently on sale for USD 1.995 million, has become the first private island in the Bahamas to be subject to conservation laws A …Read More: Caribbean: The First Bahaman Private Island to be Protected from Development

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