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A statue decorates the pool area of Richard Branson's property on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, Friday, May 17, 2013.  Political and business leaders gathered here Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean's imperiled coasts and waters. Delegations from the participating governments signed a communique pledging to establish a framework for a regional approach to coastal conservation, including “increasing considerably the number of marine protected areas.” They also said they recognized an urgent need to protect sharks and rays, and vowed a “dramatic acceleration in the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources over the next five years.” (AP Photo/Todd VanSickle)
A statue decorates the pool area of Richard Branson’s property on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Political and business leaders gathered here in 2013 to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean’s imperiled coasts and waters. Delegations from the participating governments signed a communique pledging to establish a framework for a regional approach to coastal conservation, including “increasing considerably the number of marine protected areas.” They also said they recognized an urgent need to protect sharks and rays, and vowed a “dramatic acceleration in the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources over the next five years.” (AP Photo/Todd VanSickle)

NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands — Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island, may be his home and favourite hideaway, but he doesn’t mind sharing. With individual rooms now available for some last minute sunshine… what better way to see out the summer? From tennis lessons with our resident professional to…

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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