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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.

December 19th, 2022
Premier announces referendum on same-sex marriage in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced a special referendum on the matter of same-sex marriages in the Virgin Islands (VI) to allow the local electorate to consider and decide on the question of whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the territory.

November 27th, 2021
Legalizing Same-Sex marriages 'not on my agenda at all'– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The territory’s leader said making same-sex marriages acceptable in the Virgin Islands is against his religious beliefs and is not something that is currently on the Government's agenda.

September 14th, 2021
WP exemptions to end with divorce unless domestic violence involved- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said that persons who receive work permits by marriage will be able to keep their status after divorce once domestic violence is involved, otherwise, the exemption ends.

June 19th, 2020
Man sleeps @ police station; Accuses wife of witchcraft

EAST END, Tortola, VI- A married couple of 34 years has been advised to seek counselling to ensure the union is saved after the husband chose to sleep in the yard of the East End Police Station fearful that his wife is working witchcraft.

January 2nd, 2017
The husband should remain the head of the home- Allivern Smith-Harrigan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite the global revolution on women empowerment and the paradigm shift in the home, the BVI Administration Manager at Banco Popular, Allivern Smith-Harrigan, has joined the conversation, saying her husband is the head of her home.

September 26th, 2015
'Some people don’t stay married from the pulpit to the pew' – Hon Andrew A. Fahie

CANE GARDEN, BAY, Tortola, VI – The large gathering of well-wishers who had congratulatory messages for Mr and Mrs William and Josephine Rhymer on their 75th wedding anniversary heard that many marriages end shortly after they make their vow in today’s society and 75 years together in a marriage is worthy of high commendation.

May 2nd, 2014
'Belonger status must be given upon marriage!' - Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Edmund G. Maduro has raised what many may find to be a sore issue that has continued for some time in the Virgin Islands, but seems to find no way of becoming resolved.

March 12th, 2013
The level of hypocrisy in the VI 'is my biggest struggle'- Ayana S. Hull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The level of hypocrisy that we pretend to be normal, it’s the biggest struggle that I have. Most of the people that know you know what you are going through but they try to pretend that it’s only something you know and I am not a hypocrite, I cannot live life like that.”

March 9th, 2013
Local entrepreneur launches dating site for VI & Puerto Rico

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Local businessman Touché Mc Lean has officially launched an online dating site for individuals in our region on March 1, 2013. Mr Mc Lean explained that online dating has become a new and growing trend while adding that there are hundreds of thousands of new persons that sign up for various dating sites daily.

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