Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservationists Thrilled at Cross-Border Island Donations

Due to the tireless work of many land conservation organizations in both Canada and the United States, a new policy allowing for cross-border property donations is already showing an impact.

(Sandy Island Natural Area/Georgian Bay Land Trust)

Americans have long fallen in love with Canada’s natural beauty and majesty, from …Read More: Canada: Conservationists Thrilled at Cross-Border Island Donations

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Royals Jet to Necker Island for Holly Branson’s Wedding

Despite having been ravaged by a fire in August, the luxurious Necker Island was in fine shape to host the wedding of Richard Branson’s daughter last week – and some young royals were on the guest list.

(The destroyed Great House can be seen on the hilltop)

It’s not often …Read More: Caribbean: Royals Jet to Necker Island for Holly Branson’s Wedding

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Private Isles Still Available for Christmas or New Year’s

While most people associate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with festive fir trees and snowy weather, some prefer palms and sandy beaches! Read on for some tropical isles still available for an unforgettable holiday celebration.

(Bonefish Cay, Bahamas)

One of the most prominent families enjoying a non-traditional Christmas this year …Read More: Worldwide: Private Isles Still Available for Christmas or New Year’s Eve

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Will A Chinese Port Combat Piracy in the Seychelles?

The famous private island destination off the coast of Africa is hoping to combat security concerns with a strategic partnership with China, while allowing the superpower to extend its sphere of influence.

(Victoria, proposed site of the Chinese port)

Few countries are as closely associated with luxurious private islands as …Read More: Indian Ocean: Will A Chinese Port Combat Piracy in the Seychelles?

Governments buying Islands

USA: NY Town Raises Funds for Roger’s Island Purchase

The sleepy hamlet of Fort Edward has successfully lobbied the government of New York State for funds to buy a historic island property.

(Image Courtesy of Tug44.org)

As previously reported in Private Island News, the small town of Fort Edward, found north of Albany along the Hudson River in Upstate …Read More: USA: NY Town Raises Funds for Roger’s Island Purchase

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Will Nova Scotia’s New Budget Fuel Island Purchases?

A multitude of diverse islands have moved from private to public hands in the last few years, and the approval of a large new budget for land buys may result in further island conservation.

(Islands in Nova Scotia Courtesy of F. Vladi)

In a surprising display of Nova Scotia’s commitment …Read More: Canada: Will Nova Scotia’s New Budget Fuel Island Purchases?

Breaking Island News

Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

The mayor of the cash-strapped municipality of Chalki has decided to raise funds in a unique way: offering a beautiful local island for lease.

(Image of Alimnia by Hans H. Hoffmann)

A furor surrounded Greece’s islands last year when several prominent EU politicians suggested that the near-bankrupt country sell some …Read More: Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

Island Resorts

Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort

The French brand’s only Australian resort is slated to close in January, citing poor sales numbers, changing customer desires, and the broader economic issues affecting Whitsunday tourism.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

In a move that has shocked the Queensland tourism industry, Club Med has announced that it will …Read More: Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort

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