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July 14th, 2016
Controversial reggae singer ‘Sizzla’ listed for VI Festival 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Despite being banned from performing in Canada, the United States and many countries in Europe because of lyrics against homosexuals in some of his songs, Miguel Orlando Collins aka “Sizzla Kalongi” has been listed by the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) as one of the main international artists for Emancipation Festival 2016.

February 21st, 2014
You can get herpes from a 'blow job' – Noelene D. Clarke

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While concerns were voiced about sexual transmitted infections especially among the homosexual population in the Virgin Islands (VI) Coordinator of the BVI HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Programme Ms Noelene D. Clarke was blunt with the truth about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among the general population in the VI.

June 1st, 2012
Criminalizing homosexuality has not resulted in less of it – Fitzwilliam

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several of the so-called taboo topics associated with sex and HIV/AIDS least discussed in public forums were brought to the forefront in the Virgin Islands with former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam taking a strong stance for the Caribbean to change its views on homosexuality and leaders to take stronger positions to make changes that are necessary to see actual reductions in HIV rates, with one option being to have condoms available in the prison system.

November 30th, 2011
15% VI’s HIV/AIDS cases are homosexuals

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI (Posted 7:10 am) – Seventy five percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the Virgin Islands (VI) are heterosexuals, while 15 percent are homosexuals and the remaining 10 percent, bi-sexuals.



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