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Richard Branson’s Necker Island back in business

Richard Branson’s Necker Island back in business. Photo: Provided
 “It’s been a busy year for our team involved with the island rebuild and we’re incredibly proud of the hard work, determination and dedication that has made it possible,” the company said in making the announcement. Photo: Provided
“It’s been a busy year for our team involved with the island rebuild and we’re incredibly proud of the hard work, determination and dedication that has made it possible,” the company said in making the announcement. Photo: Provided
 In 2017 during a visit to the hurricane-ravaged Islands, Sir Richard Branson, had committed to “…using our foundation @virginunite [Virgin Unite] to coordinate raising money for longer-term reconstruction projects.” Photo: IG/Provided
In 2017 during a visit to the hurricane-ravaged Islands, Sir Richard Branson, had committed to “…using our foundation @virginunite [Virgin Unite] to coordinate raising money for longer-term reconstruction projects.” Photo: IG/Provided
NECKER ISLAND, VI - Necker Island—a paradise vacation spot owned by British Billionaire, Sir Richard C. N. Branson—has officially reopened and welcomed back its first guests, one year on since the hurricanes of 2017, completely ravaged the Virgin Islands (VI).

According to an announcement from parent company Virgin Limited Edition, dated November 22, 2018, “we’re continuing to support Unite BVI and the BVI community as the whole of the British Virgin Islands,’ recover and while there’s still a long way to go the progress is incredible.”

Busy year 

 “It’s been a busy year for our team involved with the island rebuild and we’re incredibly proud of the hard work, determination and dedication that has made it possible,” the company said in making the announcement.

 In 2017 during a visit to the hurricane-ravaged Islands, Branson had committed to “…using our foundation @virginunite [Virgin Unite] to coordinate raising money for longer-term reconstruction projects.”

 Virgin Unite is the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and he noted, “Virgin Unite is also working with @unitebvi [Unite BVI Foundation] and @virginlimitededition [Virgin Limited Edition] to support the local BVI communities… They will be working with local organizations to identify the ongoing needs of affected individuals, families and communities affected by this disaster.”

 One year later while construction is still underway, the company notes that areas such as Turtle Beach has been completely transformed and they will continue to proceed with recovery works on the Necker Island and in the VI.

 Back in 2017 Branson noted that his company “was committed to serve the mid to long-term efforts on the ground and help provide support as that affected recover from the disaster,” while urging the international community to donate what they can.

Stars lining up

 Meanwhile, Tennis Star Maria Y. Sharapova, spared no moment in sharing snapshots of her 2018 vacation to the Necker Island via her Instagram account.

Posting a sun-kissed photo of a view overlooking the sea, she said, “…after the fire and hurricanes, Necker Island is charming as ever! I first visited the island 8+ years ago, looked over to my mother and whispered, “I’ve made it.”

Branson too recently returned to the Territory, where he collaborated in pop-up visits at schools to help students along their career paths and teach them about entrepreneurship.

 “Delighted to see the BVI getting back on its feet after Hurricane Irma and putting entrepreneurship at the heart of its recovery. Getting people into jobs and supporting the economy is so important for the region to bounce back,” Branson said on November 13, 2018, via Virgin Unite foundation Instagram page.

 Virgin Limited Edition is Sir Branson's collection of stunning retreats with a number of private islands, mountain retreat, game reserve, lodge, tented camp, vineyard and luxury villas including Necker Islands located in the Virgin Islands.

 In October 2015, VINO had reported that Mr. Branson had begun a push for sustainable energy for his private Necker Island, following his regional call for sustainable energy development.

 

 

7 Responses to “Richard Branson’s Necker Island back in business”

  • one eye (23/11/2018, 12:12) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    The Cuban got place to eat and dine now
  • Gag (23/11/2018, 13:01) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    Seriously, why print this stuff for this clown? Care about the people that still suffering, no a guy that has homes on multiple continents and flies in his jet everywhere. I am sick of hearing how this Government and our media fawn over these billionaires.
    • Hmmmm (24/11/2018, 02:45) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      @gag! It’s is Richard’s responsibility to make sure you’re not suffering? Is it his responsibility to fix the BVI? Every single house and school by himself? Did you know during the rebuilding of Necker he hired 330 people to work. Do you have an idea how much money they was paying out per week? You’ll in the BVI have a sour taste and poor sight! You’ll hate is what blinding you’ll self! Richard ain’t or ever was our Enemy, You just refuse not to get beyond what you head of him.
      • Gag (24/11/2018, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
        Clearly you are part of Ricky's propaganda machine!
        • A real Fool (28/11/2018, 11:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Get over your jealousy of someone that followed their dreams and accomplished their goals. Start to make some kind of effort do something great for yourself and country. Stop it with the envy and bad mind. I hate people who try to cast shadows because their life in darkness. Concentrate on bettering YOU and stop looking for hand outs. Not everyone in the BVI have your foolish and backwards views.
  • Futuristic (23/11/2018, 20:31) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    For real. Real Clown and ugly basta.....d. Who care about his Island ? Real Alien Blood Suckers ,I wonder if he shapeshifting too.
  • The Reaper (24/11/2018, 03:27) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply

    Bvi sell out They own Country. Branson go **** U know the rest



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