Thursday, November 23, 2017

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

Development

USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Birch Island, Maine, USA - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Controversy surrounds Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity it is revealed that plans to sub-divide a 6-acre private island in Maine into 250,000 separate lots may be illegal.

Birch Island, Maine, USA – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A private island in Maine’s Lake St. George has found itself at the …Read More: USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Island Market

Caribbean: Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Call Johnny Depp Your Next-Door Neighbour

Hall's Pond Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Islands are often viewed as an exclusive refuge for the rich and famous. With the help of Vladi Private Islands, however, you too can rub shoulders with the stars. If you’ve got the cash, that is.

Hall’s Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Private islands have long since been …Read More: Caribbean: Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Call Johnny Depp Your Next-Door Neighbour

Auction Results

Breaking: Bahaman Private Island Reportedly Sells At Auction For USD 17 Million

Hog Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Bahamas’ largest private island goes for a song, with sources suggesting that Innocent Island was successfully sold at auction for an impressive USD 17 million.

Hog Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

You heard it here first – Private Island News can reveal that Innocence Island – the largest …Read More: Breaking: Bahaman Private Island Reportedly Sells At Auction For USD 17 Million

Governments buying Islands

USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Just over one year since being snapped up by a conservation group, heart-shaped Harbor Island in Maine has once again been placed on the private island market.

Harbor Island, Maine – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As one of the key trends on the private island market, avid readers of Private …Read More: USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Island Market

Italy: World’s Most Haunted Private Island Goes Up For Sale

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

The cash-strapped Italian Government has placed Isola Poveglia up for auction – a private island so spooky that no tourist has set foot on it for years.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

Looking to book an unforgettable private island vacation? We’re willing to bet that an ultra-spooky, plague-stricken private island doesn’t …Read More: Italy: World’s Most Haunted Private Island Goes Up For Sale

Islands on the market

Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?

Ailsa Craig - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Scottish private island responsible for the production of the curling stones used at this year’s Winter Olympic Games has been put up for sale with an asking price of GBP 1.5 million.

Ailsa Craig – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A tiny, uninhabited island located some ten kilometers from the British …Read More: Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?

Islands on the market

USA: Death of an Island – Paul Allen’s Island Set For Extensive Development

After spending almost a decade on the market, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has finally found a buyer for Allan Island, his American private island bolt-hole.

(Image Courtesy of Wally Gudgell/Windermere)

After languishing for nine long years on the private island market, Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has finally …Read More: USA: Death of an Island – Paul Allen’s Island Set For Extensive Development

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