Monday, August 2, 2021

Development

USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Facing destruction from a broken levee, a Bay Area island owner needed some quick thinking to save his property from being swamped – but he faces challenges in getting his fix approved.

(Image Courtesy of John Sweeney)

The owner of Chipps Island, found Solano County’s portion of the …Read More: USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Environment

Seychelles: Frégate Private Island Adopts Rare Warblers

In a touching conservation success story, the luxurious Frégate Private Island has given a new home to some of the most endangered birds on the planet.

(Frégate Island Image Courtesy of VPI)

Many of us long to start a new life on a remote, tropical private island, but in …Read More: Seychelles: Frégate Private Island Adopts Rare Warblers

Breaking Island News

UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

The ambitious World Islands project in Dubai has suffered some setbacks, but appears to be on the rebound with the opening of an exclusive club on the private island of Lebanon.

(Construction Image Courtesy of World Islands Beach Club)

Few real estate projects create so much ambivalence, and are …Read More: UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

Celebs visiting resorts

Latin America: Martha Stuart Parties on a Private Island in Panama

The queen of decorating joined a group of prominent friends last week to celebrate the birthday of businessman and artist Jean Pigozzi on his island in Panama.

(Martha Stuart with President Martinelli/from Twitter)

When you’re a larger than life figure like Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi – a successful investor, photographer, …Read More: Latin America: Martha Stuart Parties on a Private Island in Panama

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Progress on Another Island Conservation in Nova Scotia

The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy is celebrating the continuing success of a fundraising campaign to finish their purchase of an ecologically important local island.

(Image of West Ironbound from Google)

In 2011, island conservation in Nova Scotia rose to an unheard-of prominence, with numerous organizations working together with government agencies …Read More: Canada: Progress on Another Island Conservation in Nova Scotia

Breaking Island News

UPDATE: Island Resorts Breath Sigh of Relief in Maldives

In a surprisingly quick turnaround, the government of the Maldives has rescinded a potentially economically-crippling ban on the operation of spas.

(The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa)

On December 27th, it was widely reported, including in Private Island News, that after a shocking decree from the President of the …Read More: UPDATE: Island Resorts Breath Sigh of Relief in Maldives

Island Issues

South Pacific: Citizens Concerned at Sale of Islands in Vanuatu

Recent sales of long-term leases of islands in Vanuatu have sparked a debate over whether foreign development dollars are promoting corruption and a lack of respect for traditional values.

(Turtle Island image taken by the author)

When a local church group on the island of Espiritu Santo donated a …Read More: South Pacific: Citizens Concerned at Sale of Islands in Vanuatu

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Is the Future of Maldives Island Resorts in Jeopardy?

In a move that stunned the resorts of this tourism-dependent nation, the government of the Maldives has ordered all spas and “wellness centers” to close in response to Islamic protests.

(Islands like Huvafen Fushi have award-winning spas)

In an uncertain global economy, it comes as a surprise that any …Read More: Indian Ocean: Is the Future of Maldives Island Resorts in Jeopardy?