Thursday, October 1, 2020

Islands on the market

Celebrities: Fast & Furious Star Buys Daughter Private Island for Christmas

Blueberry Island

Tyrese Gibson has gone all-out this Christmas. The Grammy-nominated singer and star of Fast & Furious 7 is reported to be buying his 8-year-old daughter a private island.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Fast & Furious 7 star revealed what he’d be placing under his daughter’s Christmas tree On Christmas morning, …Read More: Celebrities: Fast & Furious Star Buys Daughter Private Island for Christmas

Island Market

Greece: Italian Real Estate Agent Admits Buffett Island Claims Were Lies

St Thomas Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

An Italian real estate company has admitted fabricating claims that billionaire US-investor Warren Buffett had purchased a private island in Greece called St. Thomas Island

St Thomas Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Rumours that Warren Buffett had purchased a private island in Greece had been circulating the international …Read More: Greece: Italian Real Estate Agent Admits Buffett Island Claims Were Lies

Environment

Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island CEO Announced as Young Global Leader

The founder and CEO of Song Saa, Rory Hunter, has been singled out by the World Economic Forum a Young Global Leader as a result of his pioneering work in the field of sustainable tourism.

Song Saa – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Song Saa Private Island Team has …Read More: Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island CEO Announced as Young Global Leader

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 …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 …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 …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, …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 …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle