Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breaking Island News

Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, celebrates triumph over Greek bureaucracy after gaining planning permission to develop a dream home on the private island of Oxia.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The first foreign investor to successfully buy a Greek island …Read More: Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

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Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has this week bought a collection of private islands in Scotland with the aim of turning them into a nature reserve.

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

Best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has this week beat …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

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Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios Island

Skorpios Island

The sale of the Greek island of Skorpios is to be reviewed by the Greek Legal Council to ensure compliance with the terms of former owner Aristotle Onassis’ will.

Skorpios Island

The widely reported sale of Skorpios Island is to be placed under judicial review after doubts were cast over the …Read More: Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios

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Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week volunteered …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

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Scotland: Historic Scottish island Tanera Mòr goes on sale

Tanera Mor - Image Courtesy of the Guardian

Tanera Mòr, the largest member of Scotland’s Summer Island Archipelago has this week been put up for sale with a guide price of GBP 2.5 million

Tanera Mor – Image Courtesy of the Guardian

An island unlike any other has this week entered the private island market with a bargain guide …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish island goes on sale

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Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this week …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Castaway Cay, Bahamas - Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

The perfect antidote to those infamous itineraries – more and more cruise liners turn to private islands to provide passengers with the ultimate Caribbean experience.

Castaway Cay, Bahamas – Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

Famous for packed itineraries and never-ending mealtimes, there’s no better way to get a first …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Breaking Island News

Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

Located deep within the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean, South Africa’s all-but-uninhabited Prince Edward Islands have been declared a Marine Protected Area by green-thinking politicians.

Conservationists the world over are celebrating a formal announcement to declare South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). Long since heralded as a site of significant biodiversity, …Read More: Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island


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