Monday, December 10, 2018

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Greece: More and More Greek Islands Placed Up for Sale As Result of Financial Crisis

Little Lesbos - Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

It’s a buyer’s market in Greece, where an increasing number of private islands are entering the market as island owners continue to feel the pinch of the European financial crisis.

Little Lesbos – Courtesy of Vladi Private Island

It was one of the most talked-about moments of the European financial crisis – …Read More: Greece: More and More Greek Islands Placed Up for Sale As Result of Financial Crisis

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Iran: Teheran Rejects Gulf Cooperation Council’s Statement on Disputed Islands

The Strait of Hormuz - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Another island sovereignty dispute has flared up, this time in the Persian Gulf as both Iran and the United Arab Emirates reignite the dispute surrounding the Hormuz Islands

The Strait of Hormuz – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

Reports emerging from Teheran suggest that the Iranian Government has vehemently rejected the …Read More: Iran: Teheran Rejects Gulf Cooperation Council’s Statement on Disputed Islands

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Canada: B.C. Government Aims to End First Nation Land Dispute by Buying Private Island

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The government of British Columbia has announced plans to purchase a private island to protect an ancient burial ground, after a First Nations Tribe threatened the province with legal action.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The government of Canada’s western-most province, British Columbia, is currently considering …Read More: Canada: B.C. Government Aims to End First Nation Land Dispute by Buying Private Island

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Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

Turbulent times in the East China Seas – after reports of a thaw in relations between Japan and China, the argument surrounding the disputed Senkaku Island Group has once again intensified.

The Disputed Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands Group

What a difference a week makes. After years of arguments surrounding the hotly-contested Senkaku …Read More: Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

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Italy: Marriott Hotel Group to Open Private Island Resort in the Venice Lagoon

JW Marriot Venice Resort - Photo Courtesy of JW Marriot

The luxury imprint of the Marriott Hotel Group has this week announced it plans to open the doors of its first private island project, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in 2015

JW Marriott Venice Resort – Photo Courtesy of JW Marriott

Marriott International has this week announced that the …Read More: Italy: Marriott Hotel Group to Open Private Island Resort in the Venice Lagoon

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Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

Turbulent times in the East China Seas – after reports of a thaw in relations between Japan and China, the argument surrounding the disputed Senkaku Island Group has once again intensified.

(The remote East China Sea islands)

What a difference a week makes. After years of arguments surrounding the hotly-contested Senkaku / …Read More: Asia: Hopes of Reconciliation Dashed As Conflict Over Dispute Senkaku Islands Intensifies

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Cambodia: Prince Albert of Monaco Promotes Conservation on Song Saa Private Island

The Song Saa Foundation and its Royal Government of Cambodia and Fauna & Flora International partners hosted HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in the country’s incredible Koh Rong Archipelago.

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

In his official capacity as President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco …Read More: Cambodia: Prince Albert of Monaco Promotes Conservation on Song Saa Private Island

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Asia: Tensions Mount in South China Sea as China Develops Artificial Island for Military Airbase

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands - Photo Courtesy of www.janes.com

Chinese officials have created a 3,000 meter reef in the hotly-contested Spratly Islands, sparking fears that the People’s Republic has plans to build airbase to further stake its claim in the region.

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands – Photo Courtesy of www.janes.com

Satellite images suggest that Chinese officials are in the process …Read More: Asia: Tensions Mount in South China Sea as China Develops Artificial Island for Military Airbase