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Caribbean News Roundup from News Americas Feb 21 2019

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Feb. 21, 2019: Here are the top headlines making news from the Caribbean and Latin America for Feb. 21, 2019:  Haiti’s PM says the detained 5 Americans busted with guns are ‘terrorists’ targeting his government. Hundreds bid adieu Wednesday to  11-year-old Riya Rajkumar who was allegedly killed by […]

Branson sticking to his position on marijuana

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From Caribbean News Service BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 10 2017 – British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has hit back at a Barbadian criminologist who last week accused him of being way off the mark after he recommended decriminalization of marijuana use. The Virgin Atlantic boss, who addressed a business seminar here last week, got drawn into […]

Obamas Caribbean vacation

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Inside the Obamas Caribbean vacation Spot From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017: Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are now vacationing on the private island of billionaire Sir Richard Branson in the BVI. Reports indicate the Obamas are on Necker Island after being whisked there from California […]

“Virgin Voyages”

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Virgin Cruises sets sail under new moniker “Virgin Voyages” Sir Richard Branson’s Cruise Line Reveals New Name & Icon, A Signed Ship Building Contract and A World First Clean Energy Partnership MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson today revealed Virgin Voyages as the inspiring new identity for the company’s cruise line. Joined by the […]

Virgin Atlantic turned industrial waste into greener jet fuel

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget The company’s partnership with LanzaTech could cut airline carbon emissions by 65 percent. Illinois-based LanzaTech and Virgin Atlantic have been working on an alternative fuel source for Sir Richard Branson’s flagship airline since 2011. This week, the two companies announced a breakthrough that could drastically reduce the airline industry’s carbon […]

Richard Branson ‘bitten by a shark’ in the Cayman Islands

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By Roshina Jowaheer From Travel Aol UK Sir Richard later walked into a glass door while shopping for a wedding anniversary gift Sir Richard Branson has told how he was “bitten by a shark” while swimming in the Cayman Islands and later ended up with three stitches above his left eye when he walked into […]

Guy Harvey to lead Q&A with Sir Richard Branson at Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

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Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, will host a Q&A with Sir Richard Branson on ocean conservation and sustainability at the third annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), an authoritative platform for fresh thinking on alternative investing, at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, February 5. The summit takes place at the […]

Saint Lucia showcases its renewable energy transition

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From Rob Gourley December 7, 2015 Solar Head of State calls for leaders to go solar Today, in keeping with its promise to transition to 35% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2020 and reduce electricity consumption in the Public Sector by 20% by 2020, the Government of Saint Lucia announced a new partnership in […]

Cayman government ministers return from Branson energy summit

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Environment Minister Hon. Wayne Panton and Finance Minister Hon. Marco Archer recently returned from entrepreneur billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s energy summit in the British Virgin Islands. They will now share their experience with other Cabinet ministers to decide whether the Cayman Islands will be one of 10 Caribbean countries to become 100 percent fossil fuel […]