Monday, August 2, 2021

Island Issues

South Korea/Japan: Dokdo or Takeshima…that is the question!

Dokdo Islands

In a related story, Antoinette hears from Canadian ex-pat English teacher Steve Barber, based in South Korea for over a decade, who became interested in researching the conflict surrounding the island’s ownership, and what he has to say about the situation.

Dokdo Islands

Though the rest of …Read More: South Korea/Japan: Dokdo or Takeshima – that is the question!

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Worldwide: Disputed Islands Around the World

While national borders and boundaries are usually well-established, small, remote islands can fall through the cracks. Desired for fishing and oil drilling rights, military access, or simply national pride, a number of these disputed isles are causing territorial clashes around the world. The very public battles over islands like Taiwan and the Falklands are familiar …Read More: Worldwide: Disputed Islands Around the World

Island Gossip

Central America: Meet the Isla Palenque Intern Contest Winners

This gorgeous eco-lodge on a private island in Panama made headlines in February when they held a contest to be their media-savvy island intern for the summer. They’ve now announced the results – and it was a tie!

(Image Courtesy of Amble Resorts)

A Heated Competition

Nearly 100 …Read More: Central America: Meet the Isla Palenque Intern Contest Winners

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Indonesia: Authorities investigate alleged illegal sale of Gili Islands

Gili Meno West Coast

The legal question of property ownership has come to the forefront again in Indonesia, where authorities are investigating the alleged illegal sale of 13 of the Gili Islands. This very popular tourist destination is located to the northwest of Lombok, not far from the well-known island …Read More: Indonesia: Authorities investigate alleged illegal sale of Gili Islands

Island Gossip

Caribbean: Celebs on islands

Turtle Island

HOLIDAYING LIKE A CELEB 

Are you thinking of the ultimate in exclusivity and indulgence with that little extra something? How about staying on a private island owned by a celeb for your next holiday?

CNN reporter George Webster takes you on a fabulous tour of some of the most beautiful celeb-owned private islands …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs on islands

Island Issues

Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island

Neckar Island

The flamboyant head of the Virgin conglomerate wants to create a refuge for threatened lemurs on one of his two islands in the BVI – however, this plan has sparked a local controvery.

UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson is reportedly intending to import two dozen ring-tailed lemurs to his private Moskito Island in April. …Read More: Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island

Island Issues

The Barclay Brothers’ £2M Bid for Control of the Isle of Sark

 

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Newly released correspondence shows how UK billionaire brothers Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay have been waging a long battle with Seigneur John Michael Beaumont, the hereditary ruler of Britain’s feudal island of Sark.

 

The Isle of Sark, part of the scenic Channel Islands, is a world …Read More: The Barclay Brothers’ £2M Bid for Control of the Isle of Sark

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The Fight to Save Bannerman Island’s Castle

New York residents have started to get passionate about saving the crumbling castle on Bannerman Island. This Hudson River landmark is on its last legs –unless swift action is taken.

 

It’s a vision that wouldn’t look out of place in a remote Scottish mountain – battered by storms, an ancient-looking …Read More: The Fight to Save Bannerman Island’s Castle