Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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 small, …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 country …Read More: Indian Ocean: Is the Future of Maldives Island Resorts in Jeopardy?

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