Caribbean political, business leaders meet on Branson's private island to discuss conservation

  • by: DAVID McFADDEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 17, 2013 - 2:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica - In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean's tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson's private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region's coastal resources by 2020.

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