Saturday, September 25, 2021

Governments buying Islands

Scotland: The Isle of Gigha gets ready for its 10th Music Festival

Isle of Gigha

The small Isle of Gigha, pronounced Geeya, off the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland is preparing for its 10th annual Music Festival, a three-day event that will take place from 24-26 June. Henri Macaulay, a member of the organizing committee, talks to Antoinette about the festival and life on Gigha, a most interesting …Read More: Scotland: The Isle of Gigha gets ready for its 10th Music Festival

Development

Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

The solitude and dreamy isolation offered by private islands are part of their allure, but feeling far away from the cares of civilization may also mean being cut off from the mainland power grid. When connecting to a central power supply is prohibitively expensive or altogether impossible, there are many creative options for the …Read More: Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

Governments buying Islands

North Carolina Family “Adopt” Their Own Island

A water-loving family from Charlotte, NC are giving back to their community in a unique way: by adopting a small island in Lake Norman through a local conservation program.

A man-made lake that sprawls out across more than 50 square miles of North Carolina, the immense Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the …Read More: North Carolina Family “Adopt” Their Own Island

Environment

Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?

Climatologists are predicting a significant – and frightening – rise in sea levels over the next century. What does this mean for the world’s small islands?

(Image of Niue Sourced from The Cayman Institute)

It is a little-known fact that December 24th, 2006, was a momentous day …Read More: Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?

Environment

For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Many countries have undergone long, expensive programs to eradicate dangerous foreign species – however, a non-native tortoise is bringing new life to one African island.

(Image Copyright Raniero Tazzi)

The idea of introducing a non-native species into an environment is a controversial one – critics can …Read More: For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Celebs visiting resorts

For Hillary Clinton, a Unique Island Kind of Island-Hopping

After a family holiday in the sunny Turks and Caicos, Secretary of State Clinton visited the remote islands and fjords of Greenland for international talks on climate change.

For an unforgettable Easter Break, Hillary Clinton and her family, including former president Bill, her daughter Chelsea and her husband Mark, took a sun-dappled holiday …Read More: For Hillary Clinton, a Unique Island Kind of Island-Hopping

Island Resorts

North America’s Best Island Honeymoon Escapes

Royal newlyweds Kate and William have spurred renewed interest in the idea of a romantic, exotic private island honeymoon – but you don’t have to travel to remote locales like the Seychelles. North America is home to some glorious private islands of its own, from paradises in the Caribbean to castles fit for royalty! …Read More: North America’s Best Island Honeymoon Escapes

Development

The Netherlands: Personal submersibles for the ultimate underwater experience

C-Explorer

In 2005, Bert Houtman realized his dream when he founded U-Boat Worx, a Dutch company that builds submarines for personal use.

In an interview with U-Boats Marketing and Sales Manager, Erik Hasselman, I dive into the world of mini personal submersibles and explore this fascinating underwater perspective.

MOVE OVER MR BOND!

What an adventure! …Read More: The Netherlands: Personal submersibles for the ultimate underwater experience