JADE ISLAND, Australia – Jade Island is one of Australia’s most beautiful and most remote islands, but the people who live there know a thing or two about survival.
A man on Jade Island, which lies in the middle of Australia, has a tattoo on his left hand of the word ‘scoop’.
He says he’s not scared.
”I got my tattoo from a local guy in the ’60s,” he says.
”He got his tattoo when he was young and he got sick, so he had to go to the hospital.
”But he got it done when he came back, and he kept it, and it’s still there.”
The man who did it is now Jade Island’s chief executive.
The man’s name is Jack and he’s also Jade Island chief executive and owner of the island’s Jade Shoe store.
Jack, who is also Jade Islands chairman, says Jade Island has had to deal with a couple of natural disasters in the past, including the tsunami in 2004, which wiped out most of the village.
”It’s been pretty tough on us, because the tsunami didn’t affect our business,” he said.
”We’re doing better than we were, but we still have a lot of work to do.
”Jade Island is a really special place, and we’ve had to be resilient and keep our head down because there’s a lot that needs to be done here.”
Jade Island residents live on Jade Shoes and Jade Shops, which Jack says are very special.
”They’re the first thing people see when they come to see us,” he explained.
”When they see a shoe, they think ‘that’s a Jade Shower shoe’, but the only time you see a Jade shoe is if it’s got a Jade Island tattoo on it.”
I think that’s one of the things that’s really special about Jade Island.
It’s such a beautiful place.
”The fact that Jade Island can survive earthquakes is incredible, and that they can have a good business and have their own shop is fantastic.”
Jack said Jade Shoppers was doing well and he hoped Jade Island could attract more tourists to the island.
Jade Island owner Jack says Jade Shoots are popular and popular people can visit Jade Island on Jade Shoes and Jade Shop.
”You can go to a Jade Shoes shop, and the guy in there can tell you what Jade Island smells like,” he told the ABC.
”People love Jade Shoes, people like Jade Showers.”
Jack also said Jade Island had had a ”good time” and had enjoyed the support of the Australian government.
He said Jade Islands government was helping out with a variety of issues.
”Our first mission was to help the Government of Queensland, the Queensland government.
”If there was a flood or a flood of anything like that, our first job would be to get the Government to help us,” Jack said.
Jack said people had been very generous to help with the relief efforts.
”Everyone that came and spent time with us, we got some amazing stuff,” he added.
Jade Shooters and Jade Beach shop owner Jameel says Jade Islands business has grown from about 500 people to about 10,000 people a year.
”In the last couple of years we’ve got so many more people that are coming, so we have a real opportunity to really grow our business, and expand our business to be able to offer our customers more,” he said in a statement.
Jade Beach is the main Jade Shooting and Jade Store in the area.
Jade Islands chief executive Jack says it’s been a busy year for Jade Shooter owners Jameal and Jameela.
JadeShooter owners are still coming to Jade Island to shop for their Jade Shoers.
”Last year we had more people coming, and last year we saw a lot more people,” Jameeel said.
Jade Store owner Jimeel says there are now more Jade Shouters and JadeShooters than there are people living on Jade Islands.
”A lot of people that have been coming to our shop have come from the mainland,” Jimeela said.
‘This is what we do’ Jade Shoot owner Jadeel says that Jade Shopping and Jade Shoes are now a big part of Jade Island tourism.
”This is the way we do it, we are the only business in Jade Islands that’s owned by Jade Islanders, and they have a big influence on our business and our management,” he claimed.
”One of our biggest customers, the only thing they ask for is the Jade Shout, which means we get their Jade Shoes in return.”
Jade Shakers are also in demand by tourists.
Jade Cove is one popular tourist destination for Jade Island locals.
Jade island locals say tourists flock to Jade Cove for the JadeShoers and JadeShop shops.
Jade beach residents say Jade Shots have made Jade Island a popular tourist spot. ”Every