Sunday, May 19, 2019

Governments buying Islands

Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The Province of British Columbia is close to brokering a deal to protect Grace Islet – a tiny private island currently at the center of a storm surrounding a First Nations aboriginal title claim.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

Just over a month after insisting that there …Read More: Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Island Issues

Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Isle of Gigha

A community-owned island in Scotland is in dire financial straits, with reports suggesting that the heritage trust in charge of the island is almost GBP 3 million in the red.

Isle of Gigha

It appeared to be one of the world’s most positive examples of a community island buy-out – Gigha Island, …Read More: Scotland: Is the Bubble About to Burst for Community-Owned Gigha Island?

Breaking Island News

Ireland: Wild Wallabies Hide Out on Private Island in Republic of Ireland

Lambay Island - Courtesy of UCD.ie

Despite being 10,000 miles away from their natural habitat in Australia, the marsupial species is positively thriving in its unusual, new abode – a remote private island in Dublin!

Lambay Island – Courtesy of UCD.ie

Amongst the wild deer, cattle and rare birds roaming about the rugged landscape of Lambay Island (Dublin), …Read More: Ireland: Wild Wallabies Hide Out on Private Island in Republic of Ireland

Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A recent diplomatic tour of Canada saw Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing move one step closer to becoming Canada’s eleventh province.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing got much more than he bargained for during his recent diplomatic tour of Canada, with …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Island Issues

USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Avery Island - Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

Established in 1906, Tabasco sauce has emerged as one of the world’s favourite condiments – but did you know that every last drop of the spicy stuff is produced on an American private island?

Avery Island – Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

It’s a little known fact that Avery Island, …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Environment

Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

As well as forming a popular private island escape for the rich and famous, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island also forms an exotic refuge for a host of endangered animals.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Never far away from the headlines, Sir Richard Branson’s British Virgin Island home is a …Read More: Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

Breaking Island News

Greece: Private Island Forms Part of Record Breaking Divorce Settlement

Billionaire island-owner Dmitry Rybolovlev has found himself embroiled in the world’s most expensive divorce – will Skorpios have a part to play in the settlement?

Skorpios Island – Image Copyright Farhad Vladi

A gripping six-year saga finally reached its dramatic conclusion earlier this week, as Dmitry Rybolovlev, the billionaire owner of Skorpios …Read More: Greece: Private Island Forms Part of Record Breaking Divorce Settlement

Environment

Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Little Hall's Pond Cay - Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas are one of the Caribbean’s most popular private island destinations. Yet whilst the islands paint a paradisiacal picture, it’s a different story below sea level.

Little Halls Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas form one of the …Read More: Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

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