Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

As attempts to turn the tide of global warming begin to stall, is it a case of sink or swim for this private island paradise?

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

What with continuing political turmoil, a significant drop in visitor numbers and the ever-looming sceptre of climate change, 2012 was without …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

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USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

The Mississippi town’s latest renewal efforts have shone a light on the little-known tale of Jean Guilhot, who lived alone as a hermit on a nearby island.

(Image from coastalmanagement.noaa.gov)

For the seaside resort town of Biloxi, Mississippi, preserving the town’s …Read More: USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

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Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

Your chance to win a week on a private island through Vladi Private Island’s special Christmas contest will end on December 21st. Please see below for more details.

Solve the clues and win a week’s stay on a real treasure island!

As the nights draw longer and the …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: Time is Running Out for Treasure Island Contest!

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USA: The Bizarre Battle for South Florida’s Wisteria Island

A small island in Key West Harbor has been the subject of a highly unusual fight between the island’s owners, a group of local residents, and the United States government.

(Image of Wisteria from the State Archives of Florida)

When it comes to thwarting development on privately-owned islands, few …Read More: USA: The Bizarre Battle Over South Florida’s Wisteria Island

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USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties

The feared ‘superstorm’ swept through the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, causing untold destruction and loss of life, including for the crew of the famous replica tall ship.

Special report by Manuel Brinkschulte of China New Frontier LTD in collaboration with Private Island News

(HMS Bounty/Vladi Private Islands)

Last night, …Read More: USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties

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USA: Internet Auction Creates Buzz for Jacksonville Private Island

A small privately-owned island in a pleasant resort community in Florida is set to go to online auction with a very reasonable US $50,000 start price.

(Image via Fisher Auction Company)

When it comes to selling a private island, standing out …Read More: USA: Internet Auction Creates Buzz for Jacksonville Private Island

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USA: Environmental Groups in Frantic Bid to Preserve Little Gull Island

Time is running out for a coalition of New York State environmental groups who are trying to preserve a small island and its historic lighthouse from development.

(Little Gull Lighthouse by boats-n-cars/flickr)

It may only be an acre in size, but the race to preserve Little Gull Island, a …Read More: USA: Environmental Groups in Frantic Bid to Preserve Little Gull Island

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South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island

A luxurious private island resort for sale in the Solomon Islands can add another perk for potential buyers – it just received a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When it comes to marketing a private island resort for …Read More: South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island