Thursday, October 1, 2020

Island Issues

South America: Illegal Mansions Sprout on Public Islands in Brazil

Brazil’s coastline is renowned for its gorgeous tropical islands, most of which are part of national parks. This has not stopped some wealthy elites from taking them over and building luxurious holiday homes, however.

(Illegal mansion on Cavala Island)

A controversy is brewing in Brazil over the revelation …Read More: South America: Illegal Mansions Sprout on Public Islands in Brazil

Island Issues

Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

Throughout Greece’s ongoing financial crisis, rumors that the country is considering selling off its treasured islands to foreigners have been rampant in the media.

(Image of Skorpios by Farhad Vladi)

What makes the idea of owning a Greek island so captivating? Of course, the rocky, desert isles in the …Read More: Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

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USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

A rose by any other name may indeed smell as sweet, but plans to name a coastal Florida island after a controversial Spanish explorer have some groups holding their noses.

(Florida's Space Coast barrier island)

A storm is brewing in one of Florida’s small coastal towns over a yet-unnamed …Read More: USA: Dueling Interests Battle to Name Florida Barrier Island

Island Gossip

Worldwide: Part 2 - The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Continuing our two-part series on the private islands of the stars, Private Island News uncovers the truth about celebrity island ownership; do you know how many of these oft-repeated rumors are true, and which ones are just entertaining fictions?

(Tagamago Island in Spain)

Cristiano Ronaldo – Deserta Island, Portugal

…Read More: Worldwide: Part 2 – The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Island Gossip

Worldwide: Part 1- The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Celebrities are heavily associated with private islands in the media, which can lead to wild speculation about just who owns one of these exclusive pieces of luxury real estate. Here, Private Island News provides Part 1 of the definitive guide to the islands of the rich and famous – it may be surprising which …Read More: Worldwide: Part 1- The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Island Gossip

USA: Kim Kardashian Longs for Deserted Island Wedding

The stunning reality star confessed that after the stress and publicity of her televised wedding in August, she wants her next ceremony to be on an island far from prying eyes.

(Image by Glen Francis)

Kim Kardashian’s wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries on August 11th was certainly a …Read More: USA: Kim Kardashian Longs for Deserted Island Wedding

Island Gossip

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Awarded $9.29M in Emerald Cay Suit

One of the most spectacular private island estates in the Caribbean was at the heart of a battle between the Turks and Caicos government and an American billionaire resort developer.

(Emerald Cay Image Courtesy of VPI)

Sparsely populated and picture-perfect, the tiny Caribbean nation of the Turks and Caicos …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Awarded $9.29M in Emerald Cay Suit

Island Issues

UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents

The residents of a unique private island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides have been offered full control of their destiny by their landlord, who inherited the island in 1998.

(Image Courtesy of Bocian & Tusia/Flickr)

Part of the windswept Hebrides archipelago on Scotland’s remote western coast, the 1,600-acre Isle of …Read More: UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents