Friday, April 18, 2014

Island Market

Caribbean: Bahamas’ Biggest Private Island Goes To Auction

Hog Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Bahamas’ biggest privately owned island looks set to head to the auction block next month, putting private island investors on red-alert.

Hog Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island hunters have just over a month to prepare themselves for what could well be the sale of the century, …Read More: Caribbean: Bahamas’ Biggest Private Island Goes To Auction

Breaking Island News

USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Copper Beech Farm - Photo Courtesy of Forbes

A charitable organization has splashed out USD 120 million on a phenomenal fifty acre private estate, smashing America’s real estate record and creating a sensation right across the private island world.

Copper Beech Farm – Photo Courtesy of Forbes

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Private Island News can now …Read More: USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Governments buying Islands

Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Hook Island, UK - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity has purchased an eight hectare private island in England’s East Yorkshire region, protecting its wildlife and putting a halt to any existing development plans.

Hook Island, UK – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), …Read More: Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Island Issues

Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide - Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

TV adventurer and former SAS soldier Edward “Bear” Grylls has raised the ire of the Welsh building authorities, after installing a huge metal slide on the side of his rugged private island home.

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide – Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

He may have conquered Everest, trekked across …Read More: Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

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 come one …Read More: USA: The Fight For Busta Rhymes Island Heats Up

Governments buying Islands

Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Pheasant Island - Courtesy of Wikipedia

The German town of Eutin is gearing up for a bold redevelopment, with controversial plans in place to purchase nearby Pheasant Island – a private island located in the Großer Eutiner Lake.

Pheasant Island – Courtesy of Wikipedia

The sleepy, north-German town of Eutin is set for a new look, with a …Read More: Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Island Market

Australia: Cautious Optimism across Australia’s Private Island Market

Orpheus Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A cautious sense of optimism is creeping in Down Under, as signs suggest that after over 10 years in financial free-fall, the Australian private island market is finally bottoming out.

Orpheus Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

One of the world’s most beleaguered private island markets is slowly showing signs …Read More: Australia: Cautious Optimism across Australia’s Private Island Market

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 at …Read More: Denmark: Independent Private Island Kingdom Created Close To Roskilde

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