Debt relief talks for Caribbean are real, says Branson
Sir Richard Branson spoke with GlobalCapital’s Lucien Chauvin on Wednesday, after meeting Caribbean heads of government and leaders of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington. Branson is pushing for a Marshall Plan to help the Caribbean cope with the relentless onslaught of hurricanes, exacerbated by climate change.
Necker Island, where Branson lives in the British Virgin Islands, was hit directly by Hurricane Irma in early September. The entrepreneur behind the Virgin Group has been trying to assist with relief efforts in the BVI, but also pushing for longer term measures to help the Caribbean.
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