Sir Richard Branson meets with IMF
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has held talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.
Sir Richard, who owns two of the outer islands in the British Overseas territory, made the disclosure in a letter to the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association. He also called on the association for ideas to help fast track hurricane recovery efforts.
“I committed to Governor Jaspert and Premier Smith that I would consult business owners in all relevant sectors to gather your feedback, ideas, and requests and compile these in a report for their consideration.”
“I am also working to set up a small team in the BVI to support this project to help implement some of these ideas,” stated Sir Richard.
“Over the last month I have met with Governor Jaspert, Premier Smith, Dr Pickering, Caribbean Heads of State, representatives from Inter-american Development Bank, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. During these meetings I have heard some fantastic ideas.”
However, details concerning the meeting with IMF officials were not revealed. Following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, Sir Richard has been working to coordinate relief efforts. (CMC)