Thursday, August 13, 2020

Breaking Island News

Tragedy as second owner found dead on the shores of private island paradise

Image courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Only three months after the discovery of Olivier Metzner’s body within the Gulf of Morbihan, tragedy has struck the private island world again, as UK tech guru James Martin is found dead in Bermuda.

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Multimillionaire philanthropist, Dr James Martin, has been found …Read More: Tragedy as second owner found dead on shores of private island paradise

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Seychelles: Frégate Island Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

One of the Seychelles’ most exclusive private islands, Frégate Island Private, now adds the much-coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to its ever growing roll of honours.

(Image Courtesy of Fregate Private Island)

Already boasting the best beach in the world  amongst its many accolades, Frégate Island has this …Read More: Seychelles: Frégate Island Private Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, celebrates triumph over Greek bureaucracy after gaining planning permission to develop a dream home on the private island of Oxia.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands/René Böhm)

The first foreign investor to successfully buy a …Read More: Greece: Royal Headache Resolved On Greek Island of Oxia

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Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has this week bought a collection of private islands in Scotland with the aim of turning them into a nature reserve.

View from Eilean Mor (http://commons.wikimedia.org)

Best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has this week …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

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Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios Island

Skorpios Island

The sale of the Greek island of Skorpios is to be reviewed by the Greek Legal Council to ensure compliance with the terms of former owner Aristotle Onassis’ will.

Skorpios Island

The widely reported sale of Skorpios Island is to be placed under judicial review after doubts were cast over …Read More: Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios

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Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

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Scotland: Historic Scottish island Tanera Mòr goes on sale

Tanera Mor - Image Courtesy of the Guardian

Tanera Mòr, the largest member of Scotland’s Summer Island Archipelago has this week been put up for sale with a guide price of GBP 2.5 million

Tanera Mor – Image Courtesy of the Guardian

An island unlike any other has this week entered the private island market with a bargain …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish island goes on sale

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Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island