Sunday, August 1, 2021

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Shark Attack Tragedy Strikes the Seychelles

Grief and fear have overcome the small island nation of the Seychelles after two fatal shark attacks near the island of Praslin, a shocking occurrence in what were thought to be safe waters.

(Creative Commons Image of Anse Lazio)

For primary school teacher Gemma Redmond, 27, and her …Read More: Indian Ocean: Shark Attack Tragedy Strikes the Seychelles

Island Gossip

Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

The sale of the fabled isle of the Onassis family to fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been widely misreported in the press – what makes this private island rumour so compelling?

…Read More: Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

Island Gossip

USA: "Real Housewife" Sonja Morgan’s Ex-Husband Selling Private Island in CT

During a tumultuous divorce battle, the Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan accused her ex-husband of barring her from their co-owned properties, while he lives on a private island near Stamford, CT. The island is now listed for sale for almost US $19M.

(Image of Greenaway Island Copyright …Read More: USA: “Real Housewife” Sonja Morgan’s Ex-Husband Selling Private Island in CT

Island Gossip

USA: California Party Island Struggles to Recover from Scandal

A beacon to 20-somethings in surrounding San Joaquin County, a small island resort dished out Mai-Tais and summer fun with abandon. After a series of problems, the resort was closed – but is fighting to reopen.

…Read More: USA: California Party Island Struggles to Recover from Scandal

Island Issues

Greece: Tourism minister says islands are not for sale

In Greece, enticing, turquoise, clear waters surrounding precious and stunning islands offer tourists from around the globe unforgettable holidays, whether on the busy built-up party islands or the more quiet, less developed and perhaps more exclusive destinations in the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.

Atokos

Unfortunately, Greece is often …Read More: Greece: Tourism minister says islands are not for sale

Island Issues

Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

The State of Queensland and the Federal Government of Australia are battling it out over the future of Hummock Hill Island – and the fate of a proposed near-AUD $1 Billion development.

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

Hummock Hill Island, found south of the industrial …Read More: Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Loses Case against Island Owner

During the 2008 financial crisis, the billionaire behind an exclusive club for America’s wealthy had a collapse of his own. In a new development, the TCI government has lost a lawsuit against Emerald Cay’s embattled former owner.

…Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Loses Case against Island Owner

Environment

South Korea: Green plans for the Korean island of Ulleung

The volcanic island of Ulleung is located about 120 k east of the Korean Peninsula in the Japan Sea. The 70 km squared land is home to 10’000 inhabitants and forms part of Ulleung County, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Ulleung Island, courtesy Steve Barber

An article in the …Read More: South Korea: Green plans for the Korean island of Ulleung