Saturday, November 18, 2017

Breaking Island News

Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Makepeace Island

Sir Richard Branson’s Australian private island retreat, Makepeace Island, will feature within three episodes of Australian prime time entertainment show The X Factor.

(Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island)

Sir Richard Branson’s antipodean private island escape looks set to steal the spotlight on the Australian X Factor, with the heart-shaped Makepeace Island …Read More: Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Environment

USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Harbor Islands, Boston - Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

Boston’s Harbor Island witnesses dramatic increase in animal population, with number of mammals rocketing from 340,000 to 484,000 over the course of a decade.

Harbor Islands, Boston – Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

It seems that we at Private Islands News are not the only ones to have been bitten by the island …Read More: USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Development

Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Eden Island - Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A prominent Seychelles developer turns to private islands to entice property investors from Hong Kong and China to the famous Indian Ocean archipelago.

Eden Island – Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A Seychellois developer has turned his attention to the lucrative Chinese and Hong Kong markets on the search for potential investors for …Read More: Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Island Market

Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Florida’s famous investor, David Wolkowsky, has placed the utopian Ballast Key on the market, much to the excitement of the private island community.

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Famed for his reputation as one of Florida’s most visionary property investors and his efforts to preserve the character of his home-town, the Florida …Read More: Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Development

Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Ocean Reef Panama - Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Panama joins Dubai as the latest country to adopt artificial private islands, with construction scheduled for completion in 2014.

Ocean Reef Panama – Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Created very much in the style of Dubai’s beleaguered Palm Islands project, Panama has become the latest land to turn to artificial islands in the …Read More: Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Environment

Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

Environmentalists rejoice as the Seychelles’ first wind farm opens on Mahé Island, signaling a change in tact regarding the national energy policy.

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

News that a 6-megawatt, eight turbine capacity wind farm has been opened on Mahé Island has been welcomed by green thinkers the world over. The …Read More: Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Breaking Island News

Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Military official calls end to operations on Hans Island, signaling the end of a twenty-year old diplomatic dispute between Denmark and Canada.

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

High-ranking army general, Walter Natynczyk, has announced a change of tact regarding the long-disputed, uninhabited Hans Island, backing away from military activity and at the …Read More: Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island