Saturday, September 25, 2021

Island Market

China: Government Releases Twenty New Private Islands to Investors

Authorities in Fujian Province have this week identified twenty uninhabited islands which will be made available to global tourism investors on a leasehold basis.

(Image Courtesy of Our China Daily)

Looking to cash in on China’s increasing interest in private islands, the government of Fujian Province has this week singled …Read More: China: Government Releases Twenty New Private Islands to Investors

Environment

Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation

The Seychelles has agreed to an innovative debt-swap agreement which will see the island republic’s debt reduced in exchange for a greater commitment to marine conservation.

Private Island Seychelles – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Government of the Seychelles has agreed to a transformational “debt-for-adaptation” swap which – …Read More: Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation

Island Market

USA: Private Island Auction Bargain Set To Light Up Life of Lucky Bidder

Boon Island - Photo Courtesy of www.seacoastonline.com

A state-owned lighthouse island in the US state of Maine is currently on sale via online auction, forming part of a nationwide federal government program to cut costs and raise revenue.

Boon Island – Photo Courtesy of www.seacoastonline.com

Boon Island, an uninhabited lighthouse island off the coast of Maine, is …Read More: USA: Private Island Auction Bargain Set To Light Up Life of Lucky Bidder

Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A recent diplomatic tour of Canada saw Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing move one step closer to becoming Canada’s eleventh province.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing got much more than he bargained for during his recent diplomatic tour of Canada, …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Breaking Island News

World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of Brand New E-Magazine

Oceans & Islands Magazine - www.oceansandislands.org

Placing the most important issues of private island life within the broader context of responsible marine management, Oceans & Islands aims to inspire a new generation of island activists.

Oceans & Islands Magazine – www.oceansandislands.org

Even though the vast majority of the public are aware of the importance of …Read More: World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of New E-Magazine

Environment

Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

In an attempt to counteract a dramatic decline of the region’s marine predator population, The British Virgin Islands has transformed its territorial waters into a safe-haven for all shark species.

(Bullshark image from www.wikipedia.com)

The British Virgin Islands has this week become the third country in the Caribbean region to declare …Read More: Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

Breaking Island News

Greece: A New Era of Private Island Glamour? Celebrities Party on Skorpios Island

A new era of private island glamour has begun on Skorpios. Beyoncé, Rihanna and even Prince Albert of Monaco join island owner Ekaterina Rybolovleva for the party of the year.

Skorpios Island – Image Copyright Farhad Vladi

Indelibly marked by the legacy of Aristotle Onassis, few private islands have succeeded in …Read More: Greece: A New Era of Private Island Glamour? Celebrities Party on Skorpios Island

Island Issues

USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Avery Island - Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

Established in 1906, Tabasco sauce has emerged as one of the world’s favourite condiments – but did you know that every last drop of the spicy stuff is produced on an American private island?

Avery Island – Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

It’s a little known fact that Avery …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle