Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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

Development

Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

The small island country of the Maldives is renowned for its luxurious private island resorts, and this latest move by the government will add 6 more to that list.

(A Typical Small Island in the Maldives)

Half a million tourists flock to the Maldives each year, the tiny island …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: President of the Maldives Becomes a Climate Change Icon

The premier of a riveting documentary about President Mohamed Nasheed has brought global attention to the real impact of climate change on island nations.

(Poster by Actual Films)

Few images are as dramatic as that of an entire nation being simply washed off the face of the planet. Like …Read More: Indian Ocean: President of the Maldives Becomes a Climate Change Icon

Environment

Maldives: How futuristic floating villages could solve some climate change challenges

Maldives

Ever imagined playing a round of golf on a floating course, walking through an underwater tunnel to the clubhouse, where a glass elevator drops down to the main bar in the middle of a spectacular natural aquarium, all in a village of man-made private islands and villas?

No…this is not a futuristic movie, it …Read More: Maldives: How futuristic floating villages could solve some climate change challenges