Thursday, September 16, 2021

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Historic Scottish island Tanera Mòr goes on sale

Tanera Mor - Image Courtesy of the Guardian

Tanera Mòr, the largest member of Scotland’s Summer Island Archipelago has this week been put up for sale with a guide price of GBP 2.5 million

Tanera Mor – Image Courtesy of the Guardian

An island unlike any other has this week entered the private island market with a bargain …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish island goes on sale

Breaking Island News

Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Castaway Cay, Bahamas - Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

The perfect antidote to those infamous itineraries – more and more cruise liners turn to private islands to provide passengers with the ultimate Caribbean experience.

Castaway Cay, Bahamas – Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

Famous for packed itineraries and never-ending mealtimes, there’s no better way to get a …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Breaking Island News

Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

Located deep within the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean, South Africa’s all-but-uninhabited Prince Edward Islands have been declared a Marine Protected Area by green-thinking politicians.

Conservationists the world over are celebrating a formal announcement to declare South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). Long since heralded as a site of significant biodiversity, …Read More: Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

Breaking Island News

Tennessee Island Makes It To The Online Auction Block

As the global economic crisis continues to take its toll on the private island market, one shrewd seller has taken to the online auction house eBay in an attempt to sell his Tennessee island.

Wolf Island, TennesseeImage Courtesy of eBay

The island market is abuzz with the news that Wolf …Read More: Tennessee Island Makes It To The Online Auction Block

Island Issues

Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Small disputed islands in Asia-Pacific are being promoted as exciting new tourism destinations, solidifying China’s growing influence over the region.

(Disputed Yongxing Island in the Paracels)

In past centuries, countries seeking to establish dominion over a territory had to build and maintain a costly military …Read More: Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Island Market

USA: Restaurant Mogul Buys a Minnesota Private Island Retreat

The placid waters of Lake Minnetonka are home to a spectacular private island retreat with a chequered past and a high-profile new owner.

(Image from Google Earth)

Minneapolis restaurateur Kam Talebi, founder of some of the city’s top gourmet establishments, has reportedly purchased a …Read More: USA: Restaurant Mogul Buys a Minnesota Private Island Retreat