Mel Gibson's New Island
According to the New York Daily News, actor/director Mel Gibson has bought the island of Mago for $15 million. Mago Island in the Northern Lau group of islands in Fiji is over 5400 acres of varied terrain including cliffs, reefs, white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons. The rich volcanic soil produces mango, coconut, grapefruit, mandarin, guava and papaya among other flora. It has natural spring water, a village with 35 residents, 400 head of cattle, and an interior plain that was once was once the largest sugar plantation and cotton plantation in the South Pacific. Mago's indigenous Fijian owners were moved off the island when they converted to Christianity in the 19th century so deeply Christian Mel won't have to do any missionary work.