Sunday, September 23, 2018

Island Issues

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

Breaking Island News

Japan: Authorities Force Island Hermit to Abandon Desert Island Home

After 29 years of solitude on Sotobanari Island, Japanese authorities have forced 82-year old island hermit Masafumi Nagasaki to abandon his desert island home.

82-year-old Masafumi Nagasaki swapped civilization for a life of solitude back in 1989, setting up base on the island of Sotobanari (Japan) After 29 years of living the castaway lifestyle, …Read More: Japan: Authorities Force Island Hermit to Abandon Desert Island Home

Breaking Island News

Australia: World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found on Wedge Island

 

The world’s oldest message in a bottle has washed up on a remote beach on Australia’s Wedge Island: some 132 years after its writer threw it from into the Indian Ocean

A Perth family has found the world’s oldest known message in a bottle on a remote beach in Australia The note in …Read More: Australia: World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Found on Wedge Island

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 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

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

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