Sunday, February 23, 2020

Breaking Island News

Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

The French-Canadian chanteuse and her husband have decided to sell their luxurious home on a small private island just south of Montreal, including all of the stylish artwork and furnishings. 

(Image Courtesy of Joseph Montanaro)

A stunning French-Normandy chateau on a Québécois private island has just come on …Read More: Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

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USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

Within the frigid wilderness of America’s most northern state, one brave man is intending to strand himself on an uninhabited island and live like a hermit for a year.

(Latouche Island Historical Image)

For 17 years, oil company employee Charles Baird has harboured a usual dream; to strike out …Read More: USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

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Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Japan’s balmy tropical islands in the area of Okinawa seem like an ideal place to set up camp and live like a hermit, and one 76-year old man has done just that for more than two decades.

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

When …Read More: Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

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Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island

When some people are suffering from a broken heart, they get a new hairstyle or go on a diet – Ian Usher, on the other hand, sold all of his possessions and bought a private island.

(Image copyrght Daily Mail/Mark Richards)

British native Ian Usher has become an internet …Read More: Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island

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Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Less than three months after his controversial resignation as president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is back hitting the press circuit.

(Film at theislandpresident.com)

It’s almost unheard-of for the leader of a small country like the Maldives to achieve international prominence, but in the …Read More: Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

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Caribbean: Prince Harry Visits Windermere Island on Jubilee Tour

The sentimental prince put in a special request to visit the island, a favorite of the late Princess Diana, while on his 10-day tour of the Caribbean.

(Image of Windermere by Greg Huntsman)

While Prince Harry was visiting the Bahamas earlier this month as part of the Queen’s Diamond …Read More: Caribbean: Prince Harry Visits Windermere Island on Jubilee Tour

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New Island Book: The World of Private Islands

An exciting new publication is now available from Vladi Private Islands, the company that first showed the incredible beauty and variety of islands in their sold-out coffee table book Luxury Private Islands.

(Publisher: teNeues/Photo: Farhad Vladi)

No company can boast of a more intimate knowledge of the business of …Read More: New Island Book: The World of Private Islands

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NZ: Vladi Private Islands Seeks Web-Savvy Hermit for Island Job

The world’s premier company for the sale and rental of private islands is searching for an independent young IT specialist with great writing skills for the position of a lifetime.

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Hamburg-based company Vladi Private Islands caused plenty of excitement in the media …Read More: NZ: Vladi Private Islands Seeks Web-Savvy Hermit for Island Job