Sunday, February 23, 2020

Breaking Island News

Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

Nominated to carry the flame on behalf of its Royal Patron Prince Harry, the essential disaster-relief charity MapAction was thrilled to take part in the prestigious Olympic Torch Relay.

(Mr. Ming getting some encouragement from the young Royals)

As he passed by Buckingham Palace, Wai-Ming Lee held the Olympic …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

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Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

At age 87, the unlikely English owner of a Seychelles private island achieved international fame, and has left an enduring legacy of conservation for others to enjoy.

(Image Courtesy of helicopterseychelles.com)

In May of this year, an unusual story broke in the international media; the tale of one Brendon …Read More: Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

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New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine

A renowned photographer in the Thousand Islands has published a unique interactive eBook exploring this picturesque region – including the story of his own charming private island.

(One in a Thousand eBook for the iPad)

For photographer Ian Coristine, capturing the essence of the Thousand Islands region has become …Read More: New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine

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Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

The online image archive of the globally-renowned private island broker and aerial photographer has now been viewed by an incredible 1 million people from every corner of the planet.

(Farhad Vladi with his camera on an island tour)

When it comes to beautiful islands, there is a true universal …Read More: Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

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UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

The Hawaiian government has let slip that there is indeed a deal in the works to sell Lanai Island – and the billionaire prospective buyer is no stranger to unusual purchases.

(Lanai Image by orangeplastic/Flickr)

On Wednesday, the Governor of Hawaii broke exciting news for those following the sale …Read More: UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

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USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Rumours have been confirmed that Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock is indeed trying to sell Lanai Island in Hawaii, a high-value property that could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

(The Island of Lanai, Hawaii)

When it comes to the private islands of the rich and famous, …Read More: USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

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Interview: The Enduring Appeal of the Desert Island Cartoon

Farhad Vladi and Allan Jardine in Lower Largo, Scotland, the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the author of the famous book „Robinson Crusoe“ and ancestor of Allan Jardine

It’s a simple and instantly recognizable premise; a man, a tiny deserted island, and a lonely palm tree. Cartoonist Allan Jardine discusses why this …Read More: Interview: The Enduring Appeal of the Desert Island Cartoon

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USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction

Private islands occasionally do go under the hammer, but it’s rare that an island is guaranteed to be sold to the highest bidder in a no-reserve online auction.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Co.)

Going once, going twice – and this undeveloped gem near Fort Meyers, Florida, will be …Read More: USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction