Monday, August 2, 2021

Environment

Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

Environmentalists rejoice as the Seychelles’ first wind farm opens on Mahé Island, signaling a change in tact regarding the national energy policy.

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

News that a 6-megawatt, eight turbine capacity wind farm has been opened on Mahé Island has been welcomed by green thinkers the world …Read More: Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Breaking Island News

Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Military official calls end to operations on Hans Island, signaling the end of a twenty-year old diplomatic dispute between Denmark and Canada.

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

High-ranking army general, Walter Natynczyk, has announced a change of tact regarding the long-disputed, uninhabited Hans Island, backing away from military activity and at …Read More: Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

Development

Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

Plans have been announced to bring the world’s largest underwater hotel to the Maldives private island of Kuredhivaru in an incredible multi-million dollar scheme.

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism is reported to have given the go ahead for the development of the world’s largest …Read More: Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Development

USA: Question Marks Surround Future of New York’s Plum Island

The home of the US Government owned Plum Island Animal Disease Center, looks set to change hands to a private party as part of a debt-lowering package.

Plum Island Courtesy of www.ars.usda.gov

The closure of the Plum Island Animal Center looks all but certain, as US Government financial experts seek to …Read More: USA: Question Marks Surround Future of New York’s Plum Island

Breaking Island News

Tragedy as second owner found dead on the shores of private island paradise

Image courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Only three months after the discovery of Olivier Metzner’s body within the Gulf of Morbihan, tragedy has struck the private island world again, as UK tech guru James Martin is found dead in Bermuda.

Agar’s Island – Photo Courtesy of www.thesun.co.uk

Multimillionaire philanthropist, Dr James Martin, has been found dead …Read More: Tragedy as second owner found dead on shores of private island paradise

Breaking Island News

Seychelles: Frégate Island Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

One of the Seychelles’ most exclusive private islands, Frégate Island Private, now adds the much-coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to its ever growing roll of honours.

(Image Courtesy of Fregate Private Island)

Already boasting the best beach in the world  amongst its many accolades, Frégate Island has this …Read More: Seychelles: Frégate Island Private Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has this week bought a collection of private islands in Scotland with the aim of turning them into a nature reserve.

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

Best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has this week …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

Breaking Island News

Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios Island

Skorpios Island

The sale of the Greek island of Skorpios is to be reviewed by the Greek Legal Council to ensure compliance with the terms of former owner Aristotle Onassis’ will.

Skorpios Island

The widely reported sale of Skorpios Island is to be placed under judicial review after doubts were cast over …Read More: Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios