Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

Island Issues

Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Isle of Gigha

A community-owned island in Scotland is in dire financial straits, with reports suggesting that the heritage trust in charge of the island is almost GBP 3 million in the red.

Isle of Gigha

It appeared to be one of the world’s most positive examples of a community island buy-out – Gigha Island, …Read More: Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Island Gossip

Worldwide: Feel-good Friday at Private Island News

Greek Island in the Ionian Sea - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As the world winds down for the weekend, Private Island News is celebrating feel-good Friday – sharing a series of island-related anecdotes and imagery that are bound to put a smile on your face.

Greek Island in the Ionian Sea – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Vladi Private Islands team …Read More: Worldwide: Feel-good Friday at Private Island News

Island Issues

Seychelles: Former Island President Presents New Book in Hamburg

Founding President James R. Mancham and son with Farhad Vladi - Photo Courtesy of www.nation.sc

The founding president of the Seychelles, James R. Mancham, recently presented his new book at a formal reception organized by Vladi Private Islands’ chairman, Farhad Vladi.

Founding President James R. Mancham and son with Farhad Vladi – Photo Courtesy of www.nation.sc

The founding president of the Seychelles, James R. Mancham (75), recently …Read More: Seychelles: Former Island President Presents New Book in Hamburg

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

Development

Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Ufenau - Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

Private Island News reveals controversial new plans to create a host of man-made islands within Switzerland’s Lake Zurich. According to authorities, people and nature will profit.

Lützelau – Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

The head of Swiss-based planning group Zimmerberg (ZPZ) has revealed controversial plans to construct a series of artificial islands …Read More: Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Environment

Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

A small stretch of azure water is all that separates the luxury island resorts of the Maldives and a ticking toxic time-bomb: Thilafushi Trash Island. Private Island News investigates.

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Planning that once-in-a-life time private island escape? The chances are that the Maldives won’t …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Environment

Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

The Oyster - Photo Courtesy of www.theinstitute.ieee.org

A series of pioneering renewable wave energy technologies are currently being put to the test within Northern Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Private Island News takes a closer look.

Two Pelamis Machines of the Coast of the Orkney Isalnds – Photo by Colin Keldie at EMEC

The countless islands of Scotland are rarely far …Read More: Scotland: Scottish Islands at the Forefront of Renewable Wave Energy Technology

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