Monday, January 21, 2019

Governments buying Islands

Italy: Private Island Dream Denied For New Zealand Businessman

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The battle for Budelli has reached a bitter conclusion for would-be owner Michael Harte, with the Italian Government exercising its right of first refusal at the eleventh hour.

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A New Zealand businessman has had his plans to buy a Mediterranean private island derailed by the …Read More: Italy: Private Island Dream Denied For New Zealand Businessman

Island Market

Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Wiay - Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island located in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides region has been snapped up by a mystery local buyer for over GBP 500,000.

Wiay – Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph (UK)

An uninhabited island with a regal history is set to change hands before Christmas in a deal to the tune of GBP …Read More: Scotland: Historic Scottish Private Island Sold

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is set to reveal all about the purchase of his private island paradisein a BBC documentary due to air this evening.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

As reported by Private Island News earlier this year, the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alex …Read More: Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

Breaking Island News

Italy: Mediterranean Private Island Bought By New Zealand Businessman

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After successfully bidding for Isola Budelli, a New Zealand businessman and Vladi Private Islands’ client now has a tense wait to find out whether the island is his to keep.

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

One of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean has been bought at auction …Read More: Italy: Mediterranean Private Island Bought By New Zealand Businessman

Island Market

Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The Norwegian Cruise Line is the latest ocean carrier to purchase a private island for its passengers, investing an estimated USD 50 million in Belize’s Harvest Caye.

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The trend for ocean carriers snapping up private islands continues with the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) snapping …Read More: Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Breaking Island News

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)

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

Breaking Island News

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 beat …Read More: Scotland: Alexander McCall Smith Buys Series of Scottish Islands

Breaking Island News

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 the …Read More: Greece: Question Marks Surround Sale of Skorpios

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