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VIDEO: Richard Branson’s New Underwater Destination in the BVI

 It’s perhaps the most exciting addition to the Caribbean underwater scene in years: the BVI Art Reef, the brainchild of a group of conservationists led by BVI resident Sir Richard Branson. It’s called the BVI Art Reef, and an underwater …

Richard Branson Relaunches Entrepreneurship Center in Jamaica

 Richard Branson recently traveled to Jamaica to celebrate the relaunch and relocation of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. After originally launching the center in Montego Bay in 2011, Branson’s Virgin Unite has moved the center to Kingston to be closer …

New $8.9 Million Solar Project Launches in Aruba

 A major new solar energy project has broken ground in Aruba. The Sunrise Solar Park has gotten a green light for initiation, a project that will become one of the largest solar projects in the Caribbean region. Sir Richard Branson …

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 The Caribbean’s newest dive site is one of the only ships to survive the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s called the Kodiak Queen, and it’s just been sunk in the heart of the British Virgin Islands near …

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 Sir Richard Branson is making a big push in commercial supersonic air travel. Branson has announced that Virgin Galactic’s manufacturing team, The Spaceship Company, has partnered with Colorado-based Boom Supersonic to work on Boom’s new supersonic airplane. Boom introduced its …

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 Virgin’s cruise endeavor has a new brand By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Sir Richard Branson’s new Caribbean cruise line is moving forward, and it’s got a new name. At a press conference in Miami on Tuesday, the new cruise line announced …

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 Sir Richard Branson is continuing his major push for green energy in the Caribbean with the purchase of a renewables firm in Jamaica. Branson’s purchase of Blue Mountain Renewables Jamaica Wind Limited was announced at the commissioning this week of …

 In recent years, there has been perhaps no better advocate for the Caribbean’s natural environment than one of its most famous residents: Sir Richard Branson. And while Branson’s biggest advocacy has come in favor of the green energy movement in …

 A unique tournament By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the latest innovation from British Virgin Islands resident Sir Richard Branson: a new kind of Caribbean golf tournament. It’s called the Necker Open, and it won’t be quite like any other golf …

 Above: Richard Branson at a ceremony in Miami this week By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Cruises is a go. Sir Richard Branson’s cruise brand launch is now official, with plans to begin sailing out of PortMiami in 2020, he …

 Above: Jacobsen above the top of Necker Island’s Great House By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s resident mogul, Richard Branson, is increasingly sharing the goings-on at his private Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, but his latest release might …

 Above: Branson at the Pitons (Photos: Greg Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s not an easy hike. In other words, the perfect challenge for the Caribbean’s most famous resident entrepreneur: Richard Branson. In a post to his company website …

 Above: Richard Branson pops champagne on the Necker Island beach By the Caribbean Journal staff Sir Ben Ainslie, one of the world’s greatest sailors was sailing past Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands when his boat …

 Above: Richard Branson By the Caribbean Journal staff Is Richard Branson about to disrupt the Caribbean cruise industry? The global mogul and British Virgin Islands resident announced plans last week to form “Virgin Cruises,” a new cruise line that will …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed a memorandum of understanding to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge. Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and Carbon …

 Above: Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman By Alexander Britell Aruba Prime Minister Mike Eman is currently on a hunger strike, protesting alleged interference from the Dutch government in Aruba’s affairs. Tuesday was the fourth day of Eman’s hunger strike, following …

 Above: Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Seven countries and territories in the Caribbean have signed on to a regional challenge aimed at transitioning the Caribbean to green energy. The agreements were signed at …

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell LIAT has issued a response to Sir Richard Branson, a week after the Caribbean airline rose to international notoriety when Branson tweeted a complaint letter about the carrier. The company released a pair …