Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Island Issues

China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

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

Beijing has announced that work on its man-made islands in the South China Sea is almost finished, heightening tensions with neighbouring countries and posing a serious threat to the environment.

Beijing has announce that it has moved another step closer to completing its controversial artificial island project in the disputed Spratly Islands The …Read More: China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Development

USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Birch Island, Maine, USA - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Controversy surrounds Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity it is revealed that plans to sub-divide a 6-acre private island in Maine into 250,000 separate lots may be illegal.

Birch Island, Maine, USA – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A private island in Maine’s Lake St. George has found itself at …Read More: USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Catalone Lake - Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed as “owner unknown” within the Province’s land registration database. But what does this mean?

Catalone Lake – Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Island Issues

Seychelles: Former President Sir James Mancham Re-Elected to Comesa Committee

Seychelles Global Citizen: The Autobiography of the Founding President

The former President of the Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, has this week been re-elected for his second term as a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Committee of Elders.

Sir James Mancham – Founding President of the Seychelles

The founding President of the Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, …Read More: Seychelles: Former President Sir James Mancham Re-Elected to Comesa Committee

Island Issues

Europe: Survey Proves That Germany is Dreaming of Private Island Ownership

Velaa Private Island - Courtesy of Velaa Private Island

A survey carried out by research institute Forsa has established that the average German daydreams of a life of luxury – with the ultimate goal of buying a private island to call their own.

Velaa Private Island – Courtesy of Velaa Private Island

Germany: a nation of industry, efficiency and punctuality …Read More: Europe: Survey Proves That Germany is Dreaming of Private Island Ownership

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Johnny Depp to Marry Amber Heard on His Bahaman Private Island?

Little Halls Pond Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Almost one year after their shock engagement, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are said to finally be getting ready to tie the knot in a spectacular wedding on Depp’s island, Little Hall’s Pond Cay.

Little Halls Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Almost a year to the day …Read More: Caribbean: Johnny Depp to Marry Amber Heard on His Bahaman Private Island?

Island Issues

Island Issues: Private Island Squatters - Protect Your Property, Know Your Rights

Isla de Coco, Panama - Image courtesy of Vladi Private Islands and used for illustration purposes only

Most property owners know that adverse possession can present a risk to ownership rights. But you might be surprised to know that even private islands aren’t immune to the threat of squatters…

Private Island Life – Illustrated by Allan Jardine

Most property owners are aware that adverse possession can present a serious …Read More: Island Issues: Private Island Squatters – Protect Your Property, Know Your Rights

Island Issues

Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim

Yet another First Nation group in Canada has registered a claim seeking the return of traditional, aboriginal territory, this time involving three islands in the Strait of Georgia (British Columbia)

A First Nation group in Western Canada has registered a contentious territory claim on three sprawling islands in British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia. Represented …Read More: Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim