Monday, August 2, 2021

Island Issues

USA: The Fight For Busta Rhymes Island Heats Up

Busta Rhymes Island - Courtesy of Google / 99percentinvisible.org

Fighting to officially change the name of his private island to Busta Rhymes Island, American rap-fan Kevin O’Brien has locked horns with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.

Busta Rhymes Island – Courtesy of Google / 99percentinvisible.org

In what at first glance may seem to be an April’s Fool joke …Read More: USA: The Fight For Busta Rhymes Island Heats Up

Island Issues

Denmark: Independent Private Island Kingdom Created Close To Roskilde

Kingdom of Elleore - Aerial - Courtesy of Chiefacoins.com

Ever wanted to up sticks and escape to your own island empire? One group of Danish schoolteachers did just that, creating the autonomous Kingdom of Elleore on a private island close to Roskilde.

Kingdom of Elleore – Aerial – Courtesy of Chiefacoins.com

Counting amongst one of the most frequently asked questions …Read More: Denmark: Independent Private Island Kingdom Created Close To Roskilde

Island Issues

Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Island - Banten - Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

Two Indonesian private islands form the exotic centre-point of a corruption investigation surrounding the controversial governor of poverty-stricken Banten province.

Island – Banten – Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

As part of an on-going corruption investigation into the financial background of the governor of Indonesia’s Banten province, Ratu Atut Chosiyah, a damning report …Read More: Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Private Island Wedding Plans For Johnny Depp?

Little Hall's Pond Cay - Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Just days after making their engagement official, it seems that Hollywood star Johnny Depp and fiancée Amber Heard are already planning a private island wedding in the Bahamas.

Little Hall’s Pond Cay – Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Ladies, get your tissues at the ready – it seems that …Read More: Caribbean: Private Island Wedding Plans For Johnny Depp?

Environment

Global: Seacology – Saving One Private Island At A Time

Seacology.org

Private Island News presents Seacology – a nonprofit environmental conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of island environments and ecology.

Seacology.org

As well as forming luxurious travel destinations, private islands are also hotbeds of ecological activity, providing shelter for an array of rare flora and fauna, many species of which can …Read More: Global: Seacology – Saving One Private Island At A Time

Island Gossip

USA: Angelina Jolie Did Not Buy A Private Island for Brad Pitt – False Information Spread For a Reason?

Petra Island Courtesy of archdaily.net

Whilst Private Island News is certain that Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has a lot of surprises in store for fiancé Brad Pitt’s 50th birthday, it seems that a private island is not yet on the shopping list.

Petra Island Courtesy of archdaily.net

For days now, the gossip columns have been …Read More: USA: Angelina Jolie Did Not Buy A Private Island for Brad Pitt – False Information Spread For a Reason?

Island Issues

Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

Volcanic Eruption in Japan - Courtesy of Yahoo News

A huge volcanic eruption has created a new island in Japan’s Ogasawara Archipelago, just short of 1,000 km to the south of Tokyo.

Volcanic Eruption in Japan – Courtesy of Yahoo News

Located in the Ogasawara Archipelago, some 1000 km to the south of Tokyo, the 200 meter diameter islet looks …Read More: Japan: Huge Volcanic Eruption Triggers Creation of New Island in Pacific Ocean

Environment

Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

The National Trust for Scotland has stepped in to curb Canna’s rampant rabbit population, after incessant burrowing plays havoc with the island’s infrastructure.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

Home to 12 human inhabitants and more than 16,000 rabbits, the Scottish island of Canna is a tiny island with a big …Read More: Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island