Cempedak is a 17 hectare private island 9km off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia. Located 91km from Singapore, the travel time from Tanah Merah ferry terminal is approximately two and a half hours. After the political independence, Jamaica was governed by a prime minister, who is required to consult with the Governor General who was the representative of England. PNP and JLP are two major political parties in Jamaica today. The PNP, the held political office and initiated a shift in major economic policies between 1972 and 1980. From 1980 to 1989, the JLP held political office. With a special political relationship with the Reagan administration, Jamaica benefited from generous USA assistance in the first half of the decade. The prosperity of Jamaica was further fueled by the large volumes of emigrants started in the eighties also saw , primarily to the USA.
Greenland is the world’s largest island, with an area of over 2.1 million km², while Australia , the world’s smallest continent, has an area of 7.6 million km², but there is no standard of size which distinguishes islands from continents , 5 or from islets 6 There is a difference between islands and continents in terms of geology Continents sit on continental lithosphere which is part of tectonic plates floating high on Earth’s mantle Oceanic crust is also part of tectonic plates, but it is denser than continental lithosphere, so it floats low on the mantle. Islands are either extensions of the oceanic crust (e.g. volcanic islands) or geologically they are part of some continent sitting on continental lithosphere (e.g. Greenland ). This holds true for Australia , which sits on its own continental lithosphere and tectonic plate.
The island of Motu Akitua, located in the Cook Islands group in the Pacific Ocean is one island known for its remoteness. Visitors to the island can only arrive by ferry, from the island of Aitutaki. The island’s resort is exclusive, yet affordable with just four bungalows and one villa available to visitors. Rates start at $210 a night during the off season.
The tiny suni antelope were originally brought to &Beyond Mnemba Island from Jozani Forest with the aim of diversifying and increasing the population of these rare little animals. Life has been so good for the suni on Mnemba, where they have no natural predators, that they have been breeding twice, rather than once, every year. With numbers increasing so rapidly, periodical relocations of the species have ensured that there is enough space and food for the suni. Over the years, more than 250 suni have been moved to 13 sites throughout Zanzibar.
For more information about diving and the marine life around Nikoi Island please view the images on the Cempedak Facebook page or visit the excellent blog – Nikoi below the Surface , which is maintained by Michel Lippitsch, our marine conservation officer.