Monday, May 30, 2016

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Food Blogger “Deliciously Ella” Ties the Knot in Perfect Private Island Ceremony

Mustique Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Ella Henderson, star of healthy-eating food blog “Deliciously Ella”, tied the knot to her partner Matthew Mills in a low-key ceremony on popular private island resort of Mustique Island.

The author of one of the internet’s most popular healthy-eating blogs, “Deliciously Ella” eloped to Mustique Island with her partner of two years, Matthew Mills …Read More: Caribbean: Food Blogger “Deliciously Ella” Ties the Knot in Perfect Private Island Ceremony

Island Resorts

United Kingdom: Dating Website Acquires Private Island for Adulterers

Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Extramarital dating website IllicitEncounters.com has acquired a private island in the UK in order to offer its adulterous members the chance to enjoy a romantic weekend without getting caught.

The infamous extra-marital dating website, IllicitEncounters.com, has announced the purchase of a private island in Great Britain It is hoped that the island – currently …Read More: United Kingdom: Dating Website Acquires Private Island for Adulterers

Breaking Island News

Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

A ground-breaking campaign to protect 100 coastal islands is nearing completion, according to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  Just CA$ 300,000 separates the organization from its CA$ 3 million goal.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is moving ever closer to completing its mission to protect over 100 wild islands off Canada’s Atlantic Coast According …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

Breaking Island News

Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Tiran Island - Courtesy of EgyptianStreets.com

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of Cairo after President Sisi signed a new border demarcation agreement ceding the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A new border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was signed during King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s recent five-day visit to Cairo As …Read More: Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Breaking Island News

Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Halligen Islands at High Tide - Photo Courtesy of Klett-Interaktiv.de

The crisis of rising sea levels has never been clearer for the residents of Germany’s North Sea islands. The historic Halligen Islands and the popular holiday destination of Sylt are all at risk.

The crisis of rising sea levels is often associated with low-lying island nations such as the Maldives Republic Recent studies carried …Read More: Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Island Market

Europe: Your Own Private Island for Less than the Price of a 160 m² Cottage in Germany

Ratua Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

All over Europe, property prices are going up and up and up… With even tiny cottages attracting as much as EUR 11.2 million, perhaps it’s time to look outside the box for your next investment…

Property prices in Western Europe are on the up, with Northern Germany the latest region to be witnessing record-breaking …Read More: Europe: Your Own Private Island for Less than the Price of a 160 m² Cottage in Germany

Island Issues

Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Linga Island, Scotland - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands GmbH

Attention private island buyers! The UK Government has implemented plans to increase Stamp Duty. Private Island News investigates what consequences this will have for island buyers.

As announced in 2014’s Autumn Statement, the British Government has increased Stamp Duty, introducing a sliding statement dependent on property prices. The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is …Read More: Great Britain: UK Government Increases Stamp Duty

Island Market

Caribbean: Cruise Ship Company Plans New Private Island Venture

(Islands in the Bahamas by F. Vladi)

The Swiss-based, global shipping line, Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), is reported to have invested over USD 200 million on private island in the Caribbean, reported to be Ocean Cay.

MSC Cruises has invested over USD 200 million into transforming a Caribbean island into a private cruise ship destination The Swiss-based shipping line is …Read More: Caribbean: Cruise Ship Company Plans New Private Island Venture

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