Friday, January 24, 2020

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United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

A new book explores the touching story of a Maine couple who built a home together on a small island, enjoying its beauty and weathering its storms for four decades.

(Image Courtesy of the University Press of New England)

It takes a certain kind of person to live …Read More: United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

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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

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Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

One of the largest hurricanes in recent memory left many private islands battered and bruised – now that the storm has moved on, it’s time to pick up the pieces.

(Idyllic: Great Stirrup Cay before Hurricane Irene)

The path …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

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Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

Hurricane Irene has forced a dozen cruise ships to change their itineraries after battering the Bahamas throughout the week according to a CNN report. Cruise liner Royal Caribbean also secured and evacuated Coco Cay, its private island resort in the Bahamas to ensure maximum safety.

Many major US airlines are changing their routes and …Read More: Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

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Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

The main residence on Sir Richard Branson’s $54,000+ per night hideaway, Necker Island, suffered a freak fire when lightning struck the building, which was being used at the time by his family and actress Kate Winslet.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

It was far from an idyllic private island holiday …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

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Brazil:Private Brazilian island among assets frozen in tax evasion crackdown

Even though private islands are not the most obvious personal asset, often located miles away from the owner, they are not out of reach of the law.

Brazilian police arrested 18 people on Wednesday in a widespread crackdown on tax evasion totalling an estimated USD 633 …Read More: Brazil: Private island among assets frozen in tax evasion crackdown

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UK: An Amazing Portable Private Island

An innovative group of yacht designers from the United Kingdom have proposed what must be one of the most extravagant ships of all time – a floating tropical island.

(Image Courtesy of Yacht Island Design)

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UAE: Oil Sheikh Writes Mile-Long Name on Island

The decadent enclaves of the United Arab Emirates are known for their vast wealth and even more profligate ways of demonstrating it. Now, one wealthy oil baron may have trumped them all.

(Image from Google Earth)

Private islands may be the ultimate luxury, but for those for whom …Read More: UAE: Oil Sheikh Writes Mile-Long Name on Island