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‘Openly gay couple’ allege being treated ‘like garbage’ by UK expat in VI

Pinky Callwood (left) and Andy Magraw (right) alleged they were discriminated against as an 'openly gay couple' by a United Kingdon expat while vacationing in the Virgin Islands recently. Photo: Facebook
Part of the Facebook post on May 20, 2016 by Pinky Callwood. Photo: Facebook
Part of the Facebook post on May 20, 2016 by Pinky Callwood. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two men, including a Virgin Islander, have alleged on the BVI Community Board on Facebook that they were treated like “garbage” as an “openly gay couple” by an expat from the United Kingdom while they were in the Virgin Islands recently.

The Facebook post made on May 20, 2016 by a Pinky Callwood has seen the “couple” receiving huge support by members of the Facebook group, with many condemning the alleged behaviour of the expat.

According to the Facebook post by Callwood, the couple came “back home for a vacation and to introduce my husband to my family.” Callwood further said his biggest worry coming to the VI was having “the locals giving us grief” for being an openly gay couple.

“But boy were we wrong. Although we had a few funny looks and the odd comment from a couple of locals but nothing can compare to having an homophobic expat from the UK treating us like garbage on our last night. He threatened us with violence and spoke with such hatred in his voice it was unbelievable. He actually pushed a woman who stood up for us.”

‘Can’t help being gay’

Callwood said he only knows the person as “James” and described him as being about 6ft 2 and “chunky with it.”

“Well James, we can't help being gay, it's the way we are born, but you can do something about your attitude towards other human beings. We aren't all the same, and if we were the world would be a very boring place.”

Callwood then expressed thanks to a Karen Vella Freeman, who he said stood up not only for them but for people's right to be who they are.

“Also, thank you to all the local people that we have met on this trip for accepting us for who we are,” Callwood said.

Support

Among the many persons who offered support was a Stevie Ball, who said he was sorry to hear about the alleged incident and that hearing of it made him very mad.

Beth Brown said: “Don't let this one jerk (I would use a stronger word in person) taint your trip. It was wonderful to see you, and I'm so happy I got to meet Andy. Have a safe trip home, and see you on FB!”

Chris Sisneros White added: “I agree with the rest, don't let this one bad apple taint what sounds like a great visit. Honestly, I was a little worried for you, after everything you went through before you left. I am so happy that your homecoming was a wonderful experience, I only wish we could have been there to see you guys!”

Authur Authorious posted: “A small amount of the population has accepted the LGBT life that some have embraced and a large amount of the population has been practicing tolerance (finally). Glad no harm came to you two. Could be in a worse situation...could have been open Atheist lol.”

Stephanie Kerins wrote: “So sorry this happened, Pinky Callwood. I'm not sure why it was anybody's business but yours...and love is love no matter who you love. My Uncle Rex used to say "There is no fixing stupid...Some people, like the Do-Do, just have to die out !" Safe travels...”

‘Fantastic trip’

Meanwhile, Callwood’s ‘partner’ Andy Magraw wrote: “....Other than that one Neanderthal, it's been a fantastic trip. Also for me to see Pinky's home and meet so many of his friends and family has made this a truly wonderful vacation.”

Magraw also said there's no helping people that are too stupid to just enjoy their short time on this planet.

“Hopefully, we'll be back within two years.”

183 Responses to “‘Openly gay couple’ allege being treated ‘like garbage’ by UK expat in VI”

  • i am not sea sick (22/05/2016, 10:24) Like (85) Dislike (25) Reply
    but I wanna puke!
  • OMG (22/05/2016, 10:26) Like (66) Dislike (16) Reply
    What this world is coming to lord?
  • old saying (22/05/2016, 10:27) Like (43) Dislike (11) Reply
    "birds of a feather flock together"
  • maytay (22/05/2016, 10:29) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
    Shim ain't tarzan's son/daughter?
  • yuk (22/05/2016, 10:30) Like (62) Dislike (38) Reply
    OBOMONATION
  • Well Sah (22/05/2016, 10:39) Like (48) Dislike (25) Reply

    Suit them right, with dem n*$tines!!!

  • wize up (22/05/2016, 10:48) Like (53) Dislike (40) Reply
    yea pink: get up, stand up for your rights!!!...some out there cant give an account for 84 million of tax payers money ...
  • Strups (22/05/2016, 10:52) Like (148) Dislike (80) Reply

    Nobody was born gay. Being gay is wrong and nasty!!! Stop trying hard for people to accept yall, we dont want that bull here!!

    • @ Strups (22/05/2016, 11:57) Like (24) Dislike (50) Reply
      Where's your proof for such accusations?
      • Strups (22/05/2016, 12:51) Like (41) Dislike (37) Reply

        I guess you gay and nasty too! Run way i!!

      • Umm (23/05/2016, 11:00) Like (21) Dislike (13) Reply
        Boo nobody is born Gay!! This is problem with the world today!! Ya'll let the devil take over!!! Nobody is born gay!!! Soo you need to get the stepping!! Everybody on here getting upset when ppl who are against this type of behavior make a comment!!! I don't hate ppl !! Ppl do as the like!!! But this is getting out of control!! I think ppl have this life style ass a taboo!! And it's getting sickening....sorry to say!!
      • Wow! (23/05/2016, 16:20) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        Romans 1:21 and beyond
    • wize up (22/05/2016, 12:48) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
      @ strups: that bull been here but lots on them in the closet: there been here holding private and public office: there are here in chuch & state....in my personal opinion there is no difference between those who are gay and those who taking your tax money and spending it without giving full account....
      • Wiser (23/05/2016, 16:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        lotta people tryin label people sayin people in the closet is the same people who be in the closet, too much hypocrites. but to each their own and i do believe that being gay is a choice and i do not support or encourage those activities. so all in all if u sure bout ya self stop mind other people business
    • Real Talk (22/05/2016, 15:08) Like (34) Dislike (6) Reply
      So when did you decide to be heterosexual? Exactly you didn't, you are who you are since birth. Maybe deep down you're hiding something? Denial can be torture let it go bro.
      • @ real talk (24/05/2016, 11:44) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        Actually, we grew up knowing heterosexual families and that it being the norm. So we turn our affections to what we know is right. Just as many homosexual couples will end up having homosexual children. So it's not solely how you are born but also how your mind has been conditioned and what you have been taught to accept.
    • Tolerance (22/05/2016, 18:44) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
      Why don't you try to stop being a bigot
    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 21:20) Like (2) Dislike (14) Reply
      I'm that case I dare you to be gay for 6 months.
      Who knows you might even like it
    • Yes (24/05/2016, 10:42) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
      he could have ben born with a mental pronlem that resulted in him being gay so basically he was born gay.
  • Bonkers (22/05/2016, 10:55) Like (134) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why is this news?
  • Peaches (22/05/2016, 10:55) Like (86) Dislike (59) Reply
    Both of you need the Lord! I wanted to reply to your disgusting Facebook post but I did not want my name to be shown. Come out of this nasty abominable lifestyle. Homosexuality is one of the reason God destroyed Sodom and Gomarrah. In the beginning God created Male and Female and told them to be fruitful and multiply. Stop the nonsense buh you can't help it! Yes you can! You are under the influence of Satan who is seeking to destroy everything good that God created. Two men or two women cannot produce a child. Satan is deceiving you. Your genitals are not compatible for the good sex that God created for man and woman.

    These really are the last days that we are living in because men and women had no shame now, they are parading their sin all over the internet because Satan has them bound. Come out now before it is too late or you will be burnt up in a lake of fire! I know I will get bashed by many for my comment, people will try to say oh sin is sin which is true but the sin that is the topic here on this news site is what is up for comments.

    Romans 1:18-27 says:

    18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    • SKA (22/05/2016, 13:52) Like (142) Dislike (9) Reply
      Adultery and Murder were also among the sins in Sodom and Gomarrah, that caused God to destroy the city. Yet we see people sleeping with other peoples husbands and wives everyday and condone it. We keep secrets to protect murders in our community, cause we claim we minding our business. Mind your business here then and SHUT UP.

      I find it funny how people sin every day, and only remember that homosexuality is among all the other sins of the world. "For we all sin and fall short of the Glory of the Lord." Let people live, they have to answer for themselves not you or anyone else.
      • Yup (22/05/2016, 17:37) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        @Ska, just let them b great right? I feel ya!
      • Peaches (22/05/2016, 21:30) Like (25) Dislike (9) Reply
        @SKA that still doesn't make this or any sin right but like I said before these 2 homosexuals brought their sin to light without shame so we are dealing with their issue. Stop playing foolish
        • SKA (23/05/2016, 00:43) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
          I never suggested any sin was right. My issue with people like you, is you want to quote half scriptures to support your bigotry, that's not OK, and it's not Christ like. Leave the judgment to God was the gist of my post, and while you are at it read the rest of the scriptures, I get the impression you speed reading.
          • Peaches (23/05/2016, 06:38) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
            @SKA you sounding more andore foolish! It's not 'Christlike' to post a scripture from the Word of God? Lord you need help!
    • Duck Duck Goose (22/05/2016, 15:15) Like (53) Dislike (26) Reply
      Peaches, you have to hide your identity to preach your homophobic beliefs? You my dear are the real nastiness and spawn of Satan. The good thing is though, God is not blind. He can see the cold, blackness of your heart and soul. He knows the spitefulness that has infested you. You are the one that God will judge at His door one day. God created these two men, and all men and women like them, in ALL of his image and he intended for them to be just the way they are. They will be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven with open arms. You on the other hand will face judgement for the hatefulness brought on by your stupidness and inability to understand the true meaning of God and His Word and being blinded instead by the written words of man. God is not in the letters put on page but in the spirit of love that inspired persons to try to capture their faith in something bigger than all of us. You, peaches, fail life on an epic scale.
      • Righteousness (22/05/2016, 19:30) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        God created marijuana also and fighting against creation or destroying creation is a sin also talk about all you sinfull people in this world especially the so called christians who suppose to be defending the most high creations pnly satan the devil fight against the most high and his works "so that been said people in the church who you really are?
    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 21:22) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      In that case it makes you a typical cowardly keyboard warrior.
      If you believe in your comment be brave and show your face and let everyone know your name.
      You won't dare because you know that what you are spouting is wrong and against Christianity
    • hah (23/05/2016, 03:47) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      Quoting from a work of fiction
    • God only its written (23/05/2016, 18:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Its cool with all your bible principals! but who are you to judge?? leave it to God doesn't the bible tell you so also? really if you dont agree or dont like something, we should still not be the one to condemned so stop it its wrong god knows if one of your child turns that way?? huh i dont agree with Gayness!! but i am not the one to trash no one for their life style you pray and pray and just try to preach Gods word!
    • Scared (24/05/2016, 00:15) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      You're a Coward
      Show your face if you really believe this nonsense you are spouting.
  • dog (22/05/2016, 11:05) Like (40) Dislike (19) Reply
    shame on all of you. live and let live. Some of the most inventive and caring people are gay. If you want to be "5-star" anything you have to first be a 5-star person.
    • Umm (22/05/2016, 11:18) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
      Have a seat boo!! Some of the rudest most disrespectful ppl are gay!! Not saying I have them.
      • ... (23/05/2016, 08:41) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        @umm Some of the rudest and most disrespectful people also go to church. Not to mention the most judgmental to everyone else but themselves. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against people who are religious . But if you are going to use your religion as a way to put other people down, I think you are missing the whole point of religion. You are meant to spread love and acceptance not hate and judgment.
      • dog (23/05/2016, 10:13) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        gay straight, black white brown red, tall short, blonde black, rude is rude and has nothing to do with traits.
  • Umm (22/05/2016, 11:17) Like (59) Dislike (40) Reply
    I hate the fact that they use" we were born this way" like really!! Nobody is born gay!!!
    • fool (22/05/2016, 13:07) Like (28) Dislike (15) Reply
      Umm.......you are an idiot.
    • Really (22/05/2016, 16:17) Like (33) Dislike (7) Reply
      You are born gay or heterosexual . You are also born atheist until you are indoctrinated with religion and the hatred that goes with it
    • Roll eyes!! (22/05/2016, 19:32) Like (33) Dislike (19) Reply
      to the 20 ppl that dislike this comment!! nobody is born gay!!!! get it together!!
    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 21:25) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      In that case I dare you to give it a go if it's a choice.
    • SROPIT (23/05/2016, 14:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you are not in their position to tell how they were born, you can't try to convince others they were not. Stop living in in the dark ages, people. All persons born with male or female genitalia does not mean they are the sex seen. The person's make up determines that.
  • cay (22/05/2016, 11:19) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    well sah vino hatts off you bold
    • @ cay (23/05/2016, 00:03) Like (4) Dislike (23) Reply
      Leave VINO alone please!!! they are the most read site in the BVI and very solid with facts
      • Kojak (23/05/2016, 07:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        Sadly that speaks volumes as to the average intelligence and morality level
  • Welsah (22/05/2016, 11:20) Like (70) Dislike (8) Reply
    I just want to ask some of you Christians, why do you pick and choose which part of the bible you want to be passionate about? I think these guys know what the bible says about homosexuality, no need to repeat it. No sin is greater than the other. You Christians see a man cheating on his wife, you turn your head and mind your business. There are liars, fornicators, thieves, adulterers, etc. everywhere. We have bars filled with alcoholics and strip clubs packed weekend. I don't seem to see anybody pulling out the bible to recite anything. Why? No sin is greater than the other and you belong treating a homosexual with the same respect and sympathy as you would with a liar (or whatever "excusable" sinner). FYI: I'm not an atheist or homosexual. I just hate hypocrisy.
    • Peaches (22/05/2016, 12:30) Like (14) Dislike (39) Reply
      @welsah you are a fool. Stop seeking justification. If you read my post properly you will see I said that all sin is sin. They chose to parade their nastiness about being gay so that is what is being discussed!
      • Welsah (22/05/2016, 14:52) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
        @Peaches - If all sin is sin, why don't you treat a homosexual and adulterer the same? The same disgust you have for homosexuals "parading in their nastiness" should be there for a cheater out there parading in his infidelity if "all sin is sin". I'm not justifying anything. It is a sin and it is wrong. My point: recite that long ass unnecessary scripture whenever you see anybody doing anything wrong. Mind you, you have to read it to yourself too! They're just like me and you, SINNERS. Good bye, Fool.
      • I'm NOT smiling... (23/05/2016, 07:30) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
        ...Peaches, what 'Welsah' is basically saying is that, you are being hypocritical because you don't make long scripture quoted posts on any of the articles that have an element of sin. The articles with the guys that allegedly murdered another, the article about the dude that allegedly stole and evaded coped for 5 years, there were no scriptures quoted from you. If you're going to spew your rhetoric here, you, as a christian lady, should be willing to spew it there as well. The fact that you don't, is what makes you a hypocrite. And it's not only you, issues like this is where persons lose faith in you church goers.

        Personally, I have an indifference to homosexuality. It's all a matter of choice to me. I read persons saying you born such and such a way, I just shrug at it all. I prefer mashed potatoes over rice, so I'll have mashed potatoes. Some persons prefer same sex relations, it's no big deal. Is it frowned upon in the bible? Yea. So is A LOT of things we do on a day to day basis. But why is it, everyone feels the need to be judgmental about someone's personal choice? To the bible thumpers, you know that there's only one persons that should be judging, and it's noone that's on this earth.

        So leave the people alone and let them live their lives how they see fit. Let them do the things that bring them happiness. You just concentrate on your own happiness.
        • Peaches (23/05/2016, 11:24) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
          @ I'm NOT smiling In due time they will reap the recompense of their nasty lifestyle. Disease upon disease. God is such an awesome God, he created our bodies so perfect and each part has its function. The anus is for passage of faeces not for sex! This is how Aids began and it will continue until the end of time. Satan has them so blinded. I did not trouble them, I never knew about these men who call themselves "husband and wife" until they posted their mess Community Board on Facebook. They are obviously seeking attention.
          • last word (23/05/2016, 17:10) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
            Peaches, plenty of women enjoy anal sex also. It's all about enjoying your sexuality and seeking pleasure. Maybe if you let go of your sexual inhibitions you wouldn't have such a huge stick up yours all the time! {Drops Mic}
          • Passer-by (24/05/2016, 15:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
            AIDS can be traced back to chimps in the jungles of Africa, not gay people - you fool.

            How about you stop trying to play God with all your judgement, let these people live their own lives and let GOD judge them!
  • MB (22/05/2016, 11:22) Like (20) Dislike (12) Reply
    there is a gay Mininster I am sure he will bring a bill to the house to protect these people
    • Observer (22/05/2016, 11:52) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
      hope he not my church minister ,i'll be very disappointed
    • wize up (22/05/2016, 12:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ MB: WTF...who is this gay minister ? are you saying gay as in happy or gay as in same sex minister...
    • belonger. (22/05/2016, 13:01) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      ALL the ministers in the government and some back benchers.
      • about 2 ah dem on the gov side (22/05/2016, 13:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        That bill will pass with flying colors....STINKERS!
      • wize up (22/05/2016, 13:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ belonger: so before the next election we will be seeing a guy rights bill pass in the house of assembly....
      • @ belonger. (22/05/2016, 14:29) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
        I only know of one minister who is gay and its not bal lheaded hehehehe, there are rumors of another one who was caught by his wife but its only rumors only VIP got non gay Politians and that’s a fact BAM
  • qc (22/05/2016, 11:34) Like (18) Dislike (11) Reply
    I wonder what percentage of those bloggers are themself gay or bisexual..My guess would be a high
    percentage..
  • Buju banton (22/05/2016, 11:39) Like (27) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ayu need Jesus.. Boom bye bye
  • BM (22/05/2016, 11:41) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    there is more than one gay/bisexual Minister, we all know who they are so why try and pretend, a bill to the house should not be prevented. Only scared of confirming to their wives, cowards!
  • bvi (22/05/2016, 11:43) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Obviously the BVI is not ready for this Gay thing
  • Educator (22/05/2016, 11:54) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    If this is true, then it is unfair...
  • Jamdown (22/05/2016, 12:04) Like (12) Dislike (21) Reply

    fire going burn dem 

  • how ironic (22/05/2016, 12:06) Like (29) Dislike (24) Reply
    I find it ironic that homosexuals defend themselves by saying their sins aren't bigger than anyone else's sin
    Yet if it's a sin, why try to force people to accept it and call it right?
    Very ironic that straight interracial couples are seen as odd but when it's gay, it's supposed to be normal....
    But that's what the devil does when you entertain it. It tries to make the good look wrong and the wrong look right.
    The bible must be fulfilled. I urge you to repent of this ungodly act. In Jesus mighty name. Amen.
  • .. (22/05/2016, 12:26) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    No one is forcing anybody to accept anything, it is a sin. But if you're going to turn your head and mind your business when you see an adulterer, do the same for a homosexual. If you're going to pull out the bible when you see a gay couple, pull out the bible at the strippers in the strip clubs. If you're going to attack these people like this UK man did, then do that same for ALLLLLL sins. The point is to stop treating them like animals because their sin is different than yours. And standing up for against ill treatment against somebody just like me and you does not mean someone is gay. So not only are you a hypocrite, you're small-minded.
  • lord man (22/05/2016, 12:33) Like (7) Dislike (23) Reply

    All that P*ss out there and this. Santa ia Merry and Gay meaning happy not wanting to throw w**d in another man. I know some p**s- meaning p*$$ycat, out there can be stressful in getting them but it better than Balls University. Stop being homosexual and be p*$$exual.

  • Garbage. (22/05/2016, 12:34) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    That exactly what they are... No respect for our culture..
  • @how ironic (22/05/2016, 12:54) Like (23) Dislike (16) Reply

    Exactly they know it's wrong and they want people to accept that sh*t.. n*sty setta people. How could a man see himself with another man? Thats horrible!!

  • christian (22/05/2016, 13:28) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why this cheche man thing on a sunday at that?
  • Yes (22/05/2016, 13:41) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    LET'S HOPE THE VIEWS REFLECTED DON'T REPRESENT THIS NEWS SITE NOR IT OWNERS
  • jus sayn (22/05/2016, 13:44) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    I bet if he/she had grow up planting banana n cassava in d hill carrot / cane gerden bay it woulda come a REAL man LOL
  • WTF (22/05/2016, 13:46) Like (27) Dislike (6) Reply
    Who is Pinky Call wood from the BVI? I am family to Callwoods, but I don't know one with the first name Pinky. If I get to know that he is from my family of Callwoods, I will accept him because God made us all.
  • bvi (22/05/2016, 14:42) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    this is much to do about nothing all gays go home
    • just asking.... (22/05/2016, 17:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      where will those local one go like a certain Minister back to Antigua?
  • bojan (22/05/2016, 15:06) Like (11) Dislike (21) Reply
    Hear this I have a Nephew i saw him with a car my friends say that car belong to a A/man they did not have to say more I went home his A## was sleeping I grab him I tell him I understand that car belongs to a A/man I don't hear my Grandfather my Father was no A/man if you is one of them when u going to take back the car walk with your things for u not living here. Yes we all have sins but I think that one BIGGER than all there are more women than men in this World we man need help with the amount of woman and man want to be woman and young men at that.I don't like man 2ing man and some men have too much woman because when them woman get to know she man taking more rod the her she have to share some other man.
    • Buck toothed and cross-eyed (22/05/2016, 17:46) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
      Just reading your attempt to put your thoughts into words shows your ignorance.I bet your education comes from what you have seen and heard within 100 yards of your own back yard and reading the back of cereal boxes. I hope your nephew takes your advice and gets as far away from you as he can. To your nephew I say, unfortunately we can't choose our relatives but luckily for us God gave us free will and two feet. Don't just walk, run!
    • ..... (23/05/2016, 10:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Great story Bojan......lol
  • blapm blam (22/05/2016, 15:21) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply

    these people always keep saying that anyone who don't accept them need to be educated, but what they mean is that they need to be brainwashed into accepting one of the oldest demon known to man. crime is crime but some crimes carry a greater penalty and the same is true for sin some are unnatural and therefor are call abomination.

    I have known K>>> for years and he has a history of lying and exaggerating and acting out to get his way so nothing that is said here i believe. *>>> has never proven to have a brain

    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 17:44) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
      You say you know K but your comments show that you don't know him at all.
  • island girl (22/05/2016, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    WTF- your comment is wonderul. Much respect to you and your attitude
  • CHA! (22/05/2016, 16:07) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Until judgement day comes we have to deal with sin in a sinful world whether we like it, love it or hate it.

    They happy and is not hurting anyone so i say let them be and I'm a firm believer in Christianity, my only concern is the display of public affection for the sake of the innocence of the children then placing parents in very uncomfortable positions when being questioned.
    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 20:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      There was no mention of any public displays of affection.
      They are two grown men so would know not to behave in an unseemly manner
  • I don't know (22/05/2016, 17:04) Like (28) Dislike (12) Reply
    I am sorry but, I don't believe a person was born gay. I have a daughter who is 24, she was dating guys now all of a sudden, she is dating women saying she hate men so she turned gay because a woman know what another woman want and need. Talking about she is going to marry another woman. That is one wedding I will not be attending. She got mad and said, she hope her younger brother turns out to be a fag. Is this girl for real, confused or just plain out stupid.
    • I don't know part 2 (22/05/2016, 21:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      The story has not finished. Well guess what? Now my daughter went and marry a Arab man for $10,000 dollars to get his green card. Claim it was a business deal. Guess what? She is pregnant. So if you claim you are gay, hate men, why would you let this man you marry for papers get you pregnant. Does that make any sense?
      • Hmmmm (23/05/2016, 07:38) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
        Sounds to me like you raised your daughter to use people, rather than to love. Shame on you.
        • ,,,,,, (23/05/2016, 10:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          @Hmmm, you sound like a stupid A$$ her daughter is 24. You dumb A$$ ignorant fool. How can you blame the mother. You ignorant A$$. You don't know those people. To say something like that. Mom, please don't waste your time commenting back to Hmmm the wasted sea hag.
  • Love (22/05/2016, 17:22) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
    I belief homosexual acts are wrong and it is an abomination according to the Bible, but I do believe people are born with the tendency to be attracted to their own sex. Thing can go wrong in the developmental stages and different type of abnormality can take place. While I do not agree with this type of lifestyle, I do not hate persons who engage in it and I feel they should not be discriminated against or threaten with any form of violence just because of their sexuality. I have friends and relatives that are homosexual and I would not want to see any one hurt them. Let God be the judge.
    • God is Perfect (22/05/2016, 18:06) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      Since you seem to be an expert on the creation of a human you must have knowledge about the all powerful God. He after all is perfect, he is omnipotent and omniscient. He knows the past, present and future and creates life as he intends. You are suggesting that what he creates is imperfect? That something has gone wrong? Who are you to suggest that there is anything wrong? Who are you to make the great leap that a person physically, mentally and emotionally attracted to the same sex or both sees or who feels with all their hearts and souls thst they are stuck inside the body of the wrong sex, are abnormalities? You say you are accepting of your LGBT friends but you are not if you believe they are abnormal.

      Oh if only I could have the power of God for one day. I'd reincarnate all homophobics and the like as the very ones they hate. Let them argue they weren't born that way then!!
      • GTBABI (22/05/2016, 20:18) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
        Well said. They are not abnormal. They are just the way they were meant to be.
      • Love (24/05/2016, 13:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @God is Perfect, yes abnormal, like having two big toe on one foot or having 12 fingers instead of 10.
    • Psyche 101 (22/05/2016, 22:18) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply

      @Love
      Persons are not born with that tendency. It is an influence based on the environment in which they live and the group of people they are exposed to. This group dates back to the Romans and Greeks.

      Once the influence starts, persons likely uses the internet to lock in these new emotions and behavior. You will agree that this phenomenon has exploded since the internet was born in the 1990's. To the point where same sex marriage is now legal in white nations such as the US and Europe.

  • one eye (22/05/2016, 17:39) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
    heard the fool ranting on FB over the VINO story they will learn like funny man no one mess with VINO BAM
    • @ one eye (23/05/2016, 00:22) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      VINO is a God, in the eyes of some readers. The site with a plan and a propose for the BVI. I can feel it in my bones. So watch what you say about your next Represenative deman
  • Peaches (22/05/2016, 18:01) Like (6) Dislike (13) Reply

    The end of days...Pastors where are you? The church is sleeping while souls are dying in their sin. You have your God given right to call sin by its rightful name! When Lot was in Sodim he was called out with his family because of the sins of homosexuality and other sins but his wife looked back and turned into ta pillar of salt. Mr. Callwood and Mr. McGraw come out of this lifestyle and don't look back. Serve Jesus! 

    • Wplease (22/05/2016, 20:11) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      You are such a nasty person full of hatred. If your God was actually real he would have nothing to do with you. Start treating other humans with decency. Fake Christian
  • Sigh! (22/05/2016, 18:29) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow homophobia is alive and well in this hypocritical country. Each to their own and don't hide your homophobic nastiness behind culture or the bible. Don't be afraid of people who are different, you don't need to agree with them but they are not hurting you. There are more atrocities happening daily with kids being abused, money being stolen, yet so much hate towards two people who are happy. Don't worry guys just go to church on Sunday and all will be forgiven, or so they say.
  • musa (22/05/2016, 19:16) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
    deport all a dem
  • ok!1 (22/05/2016, 19:31) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    reasons why aids is at it highest!!!! great example!!! yawl need to stop it!! don't bring it down here even tho we have a few undercover ones
    • Friendly (22/05/2016, 22:03) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      AIDS is actually uncommon except in third world countries, so you are showing your ignorance with your banal comment.
      HIV now affects more heterosexual people than gay people. There are plenty of drugs that control HIV and also some that will prevent HIV. However they are expensive unfortunately.
  • abomination (22/05/2016, 19:53) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    Simple you were created Adam and eve not Adam and Steve. You can't help it foolishness you want to wallow in this type of mess. No wonder many of our young Boys so ta Tay. You go back to where you came from with that nastiness. I too would have expose your nastiness.
  • Enough! (22/05/2016, 19:56) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just to change up the conversation for another issue that has been considered much more pressing. The deliberate designed to destroy Black men by our oppressors in the 21st Century- View Link: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/graduating-student-of-the-year-barred-from-receiving-diploma-because-of-beard/ar-BBthNMC?ocid=ansmsnnews11
  • Enough! (22/05/2016, 19:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just to change up the conversation for a topic that has been considered much more pressing. The deliberate designed to destroy Black men by our oppressors in the 21st Century- View Link: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/ex-nba-star-etan-thomas-busts-racist-woman-for-only-letting-whites-sit-next-to-her-on-train/
  • HeywoodJablome (22/05/2016, 20:08) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    The number of closet homosexuals in the BVI is a lot bigger than you might imagine.Thump that Bible,but youknow it's true.
  • keep it real (22/05/2016, 20:30) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    this homophobic attitude is just for show lots of b**** man in the BVI and in government

  • Curly (22/05/2016, 21:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok! 1 seriously obviously only gay people have hiv...... Nothing to do with straight people being promiscuous and refusing to use protection, your opinions are from the 80s
  • Mentioned (22/05/2016, 22:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He mentioned that he bought his husband to meet his family, so that mean he got married in one of the States that passed the same sex marriage Law. In Kentucky, a court clerk spend some time in jail because she refuse to issue a marriage license to a gay male couple and, there was a uproar in Colorado when a bakery refused to bake a gay male couple wedding cake.
    • SOWHAT (24/05/2016, 08:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And so what? It is not the States only that has legalized gay marriages. It will soon be legalized in Mexico, boom. Canada does it, Australia and the whole world will do it soon, including BVI. I will be the first to marry them. It is their right to have their own family. MYOB.
  • disappointed (22/05/2016, 22:09) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    He who is without sin cast the first stone...leave judgement up to god!!
  • BuzzBvi (22/05/2016, 22:14) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Shame you could not get married here along with every other gay couple in the world.

    It is not happening here and not because of expats.

    Best of luck with your future.
  • Enough! (22/05/2016, 23:52) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply

    Virgin Islands Gone Wild! Live and Let Live! Life goes on-with or without us! Focus on what we can change here and now. Everyone has an agenda and we are all being played like puppets. There is a breakdown of (Hu-man, do your own research on why it is written in this way) beings living within any system; it’s the 85-10-5 breakdown: Eighty Five percent (85%)) of human beings living on Earth are misinformed, naïve, and ignorant (for black people within this equation, we are still running on the Willie Lynch chip implanted in our consciousness, so the percentage can be higher).

    Ten percent (10%) are the Blood Suckers, those who are taking from the poor for their own interests and special interests; the self-interests who offer them a snippet of their transient and illusionary world and have fallen head over heal for the con.

    And then, there are the 5% of the righteous teachers who are fully enlightened, able to view the whole forest and aware of how our energy is being used for the Cabal’s agenda, and who are working overtime to change the course of their agenda in the world. I will presume that this transmission will go over 85% of the people on this blog. Live and Let Live! If you are not focus on your business, you can guarantee that someone else is fully focused on it for you and it is only a matter of time before you go Bankrupted!!! There are many other sayings along this line: Dig two (2) graves whenever you decide to judge anyone. Whenever you point a finger, there are 3 pointing right back at you, etc., etc., etc.

    This is my last transmission until the level of consciousness of our people has been elevated to a higher percentage. Now, go right ahead and blow up the dislike button because you all have been called out!

  • BVI lawyer (22/05/2016, 23:58) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    I am on VINO's side. However why is thoes silly haters so mad on face book over the story...what damm law suite please go sit down it does not have a chance?
  • No matter (23/05/2016, 00:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They will never allow same sex marriage in the BVI. The BVI is full of gay people who is afraid to come out of the closet. As a child growing up in the BVI, I remember a male neighbor who use to live alone and I use to hear my grandmother and the neighbors telling their sons to beware, stay away, and don't walk near the man house and if they do they will get a good beating because the man a anti man.
  • Imaging. (23/05/2016, 00:59) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let's all stop. Think and imaging for a while.. If you are a male imaging another male on your back and if you are a female another female on your stomach...Now be honest. Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
  • Hmmm (23/05/2016, 08:08) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    My My My look that the comments, wonder if this story was something about A school meeting it would have this much lol
  • CroDad (23/05/2016, 09:26) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    My goodness but there is a bunch of hateful comments about this couple. To each his own. Pinky was born with brown eyes and skin just as he was born gay. It's much easier and fulfilling living with love in my heart than hate. Sounds as though they had a nice visit. Good to hear. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy these islands when they come for a visit.
  • PW (23/05/2016, 09:30) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Homosexuality is a Mental Disorder!
    • Air Heads (23/05/2016, 09:54) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      just saw this story on another news site how come those haters have not jump up talking hogwash them feel vino mehson that why VINO is still the best!
    • Hmmm (23/05/2016, 09:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So is Hatred...we all Mental lol
    • True! (23/05/2016, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was in the DSM as a mental disorder then removed in the 70's. All of a sudden homophobia showed up as a disorder shortly after. Talk about brainwash!
  • Rupaul...... (23/05/2016, 10:21) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    I have a couple questions....for those of you who know Pink or even from the picture above, does he seem "Normal" to you??

    When you hate homosexuality you are called homophobic, what is the term for when you hate rapists and pedophiles....?? If someone dates an underage girl, everyone agrees that something is wrong, so why do we act like nothing is wrong with two men being "married"??????

    I don't know whether or not they born are with gay tendencies but I would want to believe that most are. If people can be born deformed or with Down Syndrome then anything is possible. But I know one thing though, it is nastiness and something is wrong with them. To see the kind of women I does see walking around in the Virgin Islands and you going choose to go up in another man's septic tank?? Oh, something is very wrong with you buddy.... I don't know why you all trying to act like this is normal behavior. Going against your own existence is even more proof that this is abnormal behavior. A man and a woman created us all. Two men can't create anything. That goes against your very own existence......
  • Really??!! (23/05/2016, 10:31) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm not sure why this is news. I am not gay and don't have a problem with gay people. They can be as gay as they want to be, once it doesn't affect my life negatively then good for them. Let them live their life, whether we think the way they live is wrong or right. Cha!!
  • me (23/05/2016, 10:50) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why does this story have 116 comments??! Like really!!! When someone does something positive it barely gets 4 comments!!!?
  • @friendly (23/05/2016, 10:55) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    It seem like you're not paying much attention to the new!!! HIV is at its highest since the my pass the same sex marriage law!!!
  • Welsah (23/05/2016, 11:07) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is why the BVI like this!!! Aid & HIV is at its highest!!! N we allow this down here!! But wait it have a lot of them hiding behind close doors anyways!! This horrible!! I can tell the the world is soon going to end!! We out here making it seem like it's right for 2 men to be inlove and to woman can be happy with each other!! And the sad part is them nasty behind don't even keep to each other!!! NASTINESS!! Pink stay in the states with this mess!!! The BVI don't need it!! Sorry but not sorry!!
    • lie (23/05/2016, 14:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      that is a lie. Aids and HIV is NOT at its highest. Herpes is. Get your facts straight.
  • Hmm (23/05/2016, 11:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I went primary school with this man and from Class 2, it was OBVIOUS that he was on the other side. So this don't surprise me at all. SMFH!
  • Wellsah (23/05/2016, 11:24) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    look at comments. The most I have seen in a very long time. But we can't comment on murders, tiefing and politriksions robbing the country blind.
  • nwa (23/05/2016, 11:34) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Homosexuality is not normal or natural. Every part of the human body has a specific function. Despite what those guys say whether straight or gay we can all agree that sexually a penis was only designed for a vagina.
  • court (23/05/2016, 11:49) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    this is a none issue as we now have bisexual ministers so what's NEXT?
  • states (23/05/2016, 13:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yeah pink/pinky might be that way but,this man he claim is his husband!!
    is his sugar daddy for the moment.
    • What you talking about (23/05/2016, 21:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why do you say it's his sugar daddy?
      Do you know them?
      Where's your proof?
    • $$$ (24/05/2016, 00:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I spoke with him and he is starting a business in the UK so don't need no sugar daddy.
      So much rubbish spoken about one of our own by idiots that don't know him. Fools
      • B Savage (24/05/2016, 12:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        What business is that SODOMY R US? Where you can buy various tools to sodomize yourself and others. Disclaimer: Not intended for minors.
  • What news (23/05/2016, 13:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's funny how you don't have any quotes from the couple
  • hate the act (23/05/2016, 14:07) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets the whole world be gay, and you can be assured that in less that 100yrs, there wont be any humans left on earth. That cant be normal. Sh*t cleaner....
  • wellll (23/05/2016, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I'm not going to judge these folks as I am not GOD...only they know how they feel and pleaseee don't bring up the BIBLE because they were homosexuals in there, also the Sodom and Gomarah (if that's how you spell it), you never hear people preaching about how the daugthers slept with the father to continue the population, so I guess that's ok
  • Truth (23/05/2016, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Gay people run the world
  • Homophobe (23/05/2016, 14:17) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am disgusted by the need to quote the 'bible' on this matter. So much hatred and judgement. Get over yourselves and go find some love whether that be with your woman or man. Pinky/Andy - ignore the hatred and gossip and whip up a storm x
  • Live and let live (23/05/2016, 14:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The level of bigotry and ignorance shown by a large number of these comments is truly appalling. Anyone who calls themselves 'Christian' needs to be open minded and tolerant of a persons sexuality. Even the fact that the articel references the word couple in parenthesis speaks to the bigotry of the editorial policy of this 'news' outlet. The BVI is truly a little backwater and has a very long way to come to join the rest of the civilised world if the views expressed here in relation to homosexuality are representative of the wider societal view. That so many really believe one is not born gay, and somehow is corrupted into becoming gay - is truly incredible, and frankly frightening. Live and let live people
  • just wait (23/05/2016, 14:22) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wait until ISIS is taking over our country and see how much you all care about homosexuality then. Wait until you're drowning or burning and a homosexual saves your life, see how you feel about it then! They're just people who make choices. I'm not religious but I don't go around bashing religious people because I think it's wrong and they shouldn't be religious! Could you imagine? Stop shoving your religious s*** down everyone else's throat. Just because that's what you believe doesn't make it right. Your self centered, self righteous views are what's going to ruin us
  • Wellsah!! (23/05/2016, 15:00) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    All these comments on here and quoting the Bible as their authority, but none can say that the book they are quoting from is a "doctored-work" book by Jews, Romans, and European whites to control minority people like us. People here cussing the "so-called gays," but tell me, who made his natural feelings a sin? Eh? They told you it was 10 commandments, inclusive of man must not lie with man. Who was the person making these rules for mankind today? No one hath seen God at anytime but yet we continue to say that God gave us these rules. What is your evidence that this individual does not have a defective sexual combination? What you do not understand and cannot speak about with evidence supporting, leave it alone. Majority are just your opinions, which you are entitled to, but have no factual basis for others to rely on your opinion.

    There were many like Mr. Callwood, and there will be many after him. They were even in existence before Moses'
    alleged rules in Exodus. Look, people, life existed 3,000 years before Moses and we waiting in this era to know how to live? Study to show yourselves approved. People refuse to reason for themselves today. Search inside you and find the spiritual connection and you will find the answers for yourselves. It is obvious many on here blogging negatively do not know how to identify truth. The day is fast approaching when that which you claim in your Constitution, "non-discrimination" because of sexual orientation, will be thrust in your faces and what you going to do? It is only a matter of time when persons to whom this fundamental rights apply come knocking at the Government's doorstep for proper redress.

    The foundation upon which you hold your view of homosexuality was written in the Bible, and that good story book is not the law of our land today. Let the law reign supreme. It does not call homosexuality a sin or an offence when done with two consenting adults. Story dun; who are you to call it otherwise? Separate Religious Laws from State Laws, please and let truth prevail.
    • tooth&claw (23/05/2016, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      The BVI needs to modernize. Time to abandon the archaic moral foundations of Christianity and a healthy awareness of God's presence. It is time to catch up with the rest of the world. Where people do as they please because it pleases them. Where 'Do what thou wilt' is the whole of the law. Where religion is a bigoted system of control and social engineering. Where honesty is a weakness and greed is a virtue. Where science is the only path to knowledge. Time to scrap gender consciousness. It is time to make the BVI GENDER FREE! You be whatever you want to be. Because that is your right as a human being. Never mind God and your ultimate purpose. Listen to the snake. Join the rest of the world. It's Good.
  • tooth&claw (23/05/2016, 15:45) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nobody is born a homosexual. That is ridiculous. It is a life choice that people make for whatever reason, under whatever pressure. Society can also encourage people to be homosexual. Nobody can find a gene that suggests individuals are born homosexual, because it doesn't exist. It doesn't make logical sense in a biological or genetic paradigm. My impression is that homosexuals reach a point in their lives where they confront their 'shadows', so to speak, where they notice attraction to people of the same gender, and in an effort to make sense of life and of themselves they conclude that they are homosexual. Society plays a big role with it's open approval. The thing is; attraction to friends of the same gender is perfectly normal and shouldn't be labelled as 'gay'. I hold hands with my friends (guys), hug them, kiss them, share beds with them. They are like brothers, but there are moments of intimacy, which is perfectly normal between straight men. Only society says otherwise, society says straight men can't be intimate. Hence; LGBT. And the world is a mess!
  • Truth (23/05/2016, 19:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope u say the murderes, thieves, rapists and AL the other criminals were born that way. U always want the straight people to accept nasty behaviour but u don't accept our 'man to a woman' relationship. Fire and brimstone for u BATTY BOYS.
  • foreigner (23/05/2016, 21:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Throw out the garbage, God bless you.
  • blaze (23/05/2016, 21:47) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    If God made u a man with a penis it was design to enter only a woman vagina. This behaviour of being gay is a mentally disorder and not normal. Does God support gas hell no as u can see in leviticus 20 verse 13 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Where are these true follows of God are??
  • Not2Sure (23/05/2016, 23:59) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Go Navy! Go Pinky!
  • MENTALITY (24/05/2016, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This shows that some on here are not genetist but they are positive people are not born homosexuals? You ever hear more piss this morning. You don't see it has some men from time they were young them acting "tontified."? You don't see some girls from time they born they acting "mannified"? Wha wrong wid allyo mehson? Something is wrong in the people them body. Pink feels like a woman, so he will look man. Kathy feels like a man so she will look woman. Man, all you need to have a conference on this thing. Ah bet you the show sell out. Try see if somebody can't make some money off these ill-informed, non-evidence giving and Bible-touting people in the BVI Story. You think this gay thing going away nuh? The only how it go away is if people stop being born that way. Stop drinking all them water from past Virgin Gorda and them fat juicy chicken they keep bringing in. They are laced with homosexual genes. Who drinking the water? Everybody. Soon majority will be gay, pastors en-all.
  • look trouble VINO ah go get shutdown (24/05/2016, 10:49) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply

    ‎Andy Magraw‎ to BVI Community Board
    May 22 at 2:16pm · Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States ·
    To the people at VirginIslandNewsOnline
    We really don't appreciate you running that story. We put our post on this Community Page to not just vent our anger at the expat, but to also thank all of the local people for their friendly hospitality.
    Running that story is just going to cause problems for many people, but especially for Pinky. He now feels even more that he doesn't belong. People should be able to say what they want on a community board without having to worry that some news organisation will copy and publish it. Especially as you didn't bother to contact us first before doing it.
    Also you've deliberately used a picture to incite adverse reaction. There are many pictures of us that you could've used that wouldn't have had this effect.
    Unfortunately for you, but fortunately for us the picture that you have used (without permission) is subject to copyright protection. So we will be looking at taking this further for breach of copyright.
    • Keep it moving! (24/05/2016, 19:42) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      Anything put out in the Public Square is fair game (facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, whatsapp, online blogs, etc.) Keep your opinions or comments to yourself (private) if your intentions were not to seek public responses or criticisms. Remember that piece of advice for the next time around. No Case Here... Keep it moving, and sum it up as a lesson learned.
      • Wtf do you knoe (25/05/2016, 01:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Pictures on Facebook are subject to copyright laws. Anyone who wants to use them must seek permission from the photograph's owner.

        Being on the internet makes no difference and the O called journalist who wrote (I use that term loosely) this should know this. Well they would if they were professional.

        Before commenting rubbish do some research to see if the rubbish you are spouting is accurate.
        • Keep it moving! (25/05/2016, 11:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Wtf do you knoe- I am very aware of copyright laws, and one do not need permission if an image, photo, etc has been reference (i.e, google, facebook, etc.). In this case however, this will not go anywhere in the VI. Live and learn.
          • Wtf do you knoe (25/05/2016, 14:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            @keep it moving
            Do some research it doesn't take long
            Think Andy Magraw posted this


            http://zombiejournalism.com/2011/01/ruling-or-no-always-ask-permission-before-re-using-images-on-the-social-web/

            https://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-know-when-to-use-photos-from-social-media/s7/a545631/

            • Keep it moving! (25/05/2016, 17:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
              @Wtf do you knoe, save your money, your findings will not work in the VI. I too can find cases to back up my position, but it is not that relevant in the grand scheme of things. I was just giving you some basic advice so you don't go ahead and waste your money on such a petty matter. Will, maybe you got it like that. I will make this my last response. Keep it moving!
  • WHAT!!! (24/05/2016, 15:24) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Because he is dress in drag? Fine, you are on vacation, you are going to have critics. You should have just ignored what the guy said to you and pinky and not put it out there. If Pinky had not say anything, no one would be saying anything on line. Just remember this, you just meet Pinky, there is people here who know him wayyy longer than you do. He should have just ignored.

    • Friendly (25/05/2016, 01:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What does him being in drag have to do with it.
      That photograph is from a professional
      Modelling photoshoot.

      The people from Tortola should be proud that one of their own is being successful in the outside world.
      He's hwlping put Tortola on the map
  • brisw (24/05/2016, 18:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Take it viral on youtube pinky with this much attention this is gravy baby
  • what a mess (24/05/2016, 19:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    i thought a man was made for a real woman and a woman was made for a real man am i missin somethjing here
  • Im gay (25/05/2016, 23:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes I'm gay! I'm happy so yes im gay!
  • On looker (26/05/2016, 11:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    more hot lava fire pon dem
  • Really? (02/06/2016, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayu people gay? why yall making their problems yours? everybody has the right and authority to live how they want to. Sometimes I wonder how much Gods we have seeing that everybody and them grandmother love to judge people, talking about sin and bible and what they should and shouldn't do when everybody don't damn well live as they should! somebody always wrong and nasty until it becomes you in a situation. just shut the hell up and move on with life. steady worrying about people live when u only have one.when u dead u dead stop wasting time worrying about how other people living theirs we all know when God ready for us and his time for judgement what will happen..leave it to him!


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