Thursday, September 16, 2021

Environment

South Pacific: Kiribati Seeks Climate Change Refuge in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Small island nations are now feeling so threatened by the prospect of rising sea levels and super storms from climate change that they are making plans to flee to safer shores.

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/KevGuy4101 Photo)

First, the government of the low-lying Maldives announced that they would …Read More: South Pacific: Kiribati Seeks Climate Change Refuge in Fiji

Breaking Island News

New Island Book: The World of Private Islands

An exciting new publication is now available from Vladi Private Islands, the company that first showed the incredible beauty and variety of islands in their sold-out coffee table book Luxury Private Islands.

(Publisher: teNeues/Photo: Farhad Vladi)

No company can boast of a more intimate knowledge of the business of …Read More: New Island Book: The World of Private Islands

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Two New Private Islands Turn Public in P.E.I.

(Murray Harbour Islands from www.peicaps.org)

Every year, an increasing number of islands in Canada are being put back into public hands through the dedicated work of individuals, government programs, and conservancy groups.

(Murray Harbour Islands from www.peicaps.org)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is celebrating a new victory as two ecologically important islands – Governors …Read More: Canada: Two New Private Islands Turn Public in P.E.I.

Island Market

USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th

As part of a large family estate, a very unique private island in Beaufort, SC will be auctioned off to the highest bidder next month.

(Image Courtesy of the National Auction Group)

Yet another island auction has appeared in the news recently, and at a sprawling 220 acres, Cane …Read More: USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Ditch Your Blackberry at a Black Hole Island Resort

A new trend is sweeping our information-overloaded world as holiday makers take refuge from electronics on private island resorts.

(Beach Villas on Soneva Fushi)

‘That’s where you wanna go to get away from it all,’ sang the Beach Boys in their 1988 hit Kokomo, about a beautiful island free …Read More: Worldwide: Ditch Your Blackberry at a Black Hole Island Resort

Island Issues

USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

A rose by any other name may indeed smell as sweet, but plans to name a coastal Florida island after a controversial Spanish explorer have some groups holding their noses.

(Florida's Space Coast barrier island)

A storm is brewing in one of Florida’s small coastal towns over a yet-unnamed …Read More: USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

Island Resorts

Latin America: Isla Palenque Interns Get Ready for Prime Time

A tropical Eden in the Gulf of Chiriqui is releasing the first in an entertaining video series made by their eco-minded summer interns, Ben and Luke.

(Image Courtesy of Amble Resorts)

Last spring, an exciting contest was announced by an under-development island resort in Panama: using Youtube videos and …Read More: Latin America: Isla Palenque Interns Get Ready for Prime Time

Island Gossip

Worldwide: Part 2 - The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Continuing our two-part series on the private islands of the stars, Private Island News uncovers the truth about celebrity island ownership; do you know how many of these oft-repeated rumors are true, and which ones are just entertaining fictions?

(Tagamago Island in Spain)

Cristiano Ronaldo – Deserta Island, Portugal

…Read More: Worldwide: Part 2 – The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands