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July 26th, 2023
‘Legislative changes’ needed for same-sex referendum- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The referendum on the issue of same-sex marriage that was promised by the Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has appeared to have suffered a delay.

July 18th, 2023
Jamaica & US at odds over accreditation of US Diplomat’s same sex spouse

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A diplomatic dispute between Washington and Kingston has reportedly resulted in the straining of historically strong ties between the United States and Jamaica, where at the center of the conflict is Jamaica’s refusal to grant accreditation to the same-sex spouse of an American diplomat.

July 3rd, 2023
Planned referendum on same-sex marriage gazetted; HoA debates in July - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that the planned referendum on same-sex marriage in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been gazette on Friday, June 30, 2023, and this paves the way for the next steps in the process.

May 24th, 2023
Churches ‘animated’ over gay rights, silent on community initiatives– Damion C. Grange

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Talking points co-host Damion C. Grange has slammed the church for what he illustrated as silence on community initiates, but suddenly becoming animated on issues related to LGBT rights in the territory.

May 11th, 2023
'Let the people decide' on same-sex marriage issue- Talk show hosts

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A conversation on same-sex marriage saw various views being expressed during the Talking Points show aired on ZBVI 780 AM and live-streamed on Facebook on May 8, 2023.

May 10th, 2023
Premier Dr the Hon Wheatley engages VI diaspora in UK

LONDON, United Kingdom- Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and his delegation engaged in meaningful discussions with members of the VI diaspora during a meeting held at the [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) London Office in the United Kingdom on May 8, 2023.

May 3rd, 2023
Expect same-sex marriage referendum 'very soon'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A referendum regarding the matter of same-sex marriages is likely to be executed for the first time in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) ahead of June 2023.

March 13th, 2023
‘We’re defending marriage between a man & a woman’- Premier Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance and Seventh District Representative Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said while the Virgin Islands (VI) welcomes persons of different cultures and beliefs in its society without discrimination, it is not in favour of anyone trying to force a different culture and beliefs on the VI people.

March 10th, 2023
VI should 'not even consider' referendum on same-sex marriage'- UK Christian advocate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Christian Concern Mrs Andrea M. Williams has said it will not serve the territory of the [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) well to redefine marriage or family.

February 26th, 2023
Same sex-marriage: ‘I will stand on the biblical principles’- Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of same-sex marriage is always a hot and controversial topic in the Virgin Islands and many a politician choose to shy away from it. At a press conference called by Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) at HireBVI Conference Room on February 24, 2023, the members of the panel were asked their position on the topic.

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