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Vogue magazine reports of same-sex wedding on Necker Island

- wedding reportedly took place in May 2022
Wesley Vultaggio, left, and Michael McCarty, right, at their wedding ceremony on Necker Island in May 2022. Photo: Vogue
Left: Gay couple Wesley Vultaggio and Michael McCarty getting up close and personal with the lemurs on Necker Island. Right: The couple kissing on the beach before a swim. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Left: Gay couple Wesley Vultaggio and Michael McCarty getting up close and personal with the lemurs on Necker Island. Right: The couple kissing on the beach before a swim. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Two musicians from the Virgin Islands perform on Necker Island as part of the same-sex wedding event. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Two musicians from the Virgin Islands perform on Necker Island as part of the same-sex wedding event. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Michael McCarty told Vogue he got married to Wesley Vultaggio on the precipice of heaven on Necker Island in the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Michael McCarty told Vogue he got married to Wesley Vultaggio on the precipice of heaven on Necker Island in the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Same-sex couple Wesley Vultaggio and Michael McCarty strike a pose on the beach at Necker Island. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Same-sex couple Wesley Vultaggio and Michael McCarty strike a pose on the beach at Necker Island. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
NECKER ISLAND, VI- Same-sex marriages may be illegal in the Virgin Islands; however, it has not stopped same-sex wedding ceremonies from taking place on Richard C.N. Branson’s private Necker Island.

According to the American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, in a September 15, 2022, publication, a wedding ceremony between two men took place on Necker Island in May 2022.

The magazine, which published several photos of the wedding and events surrounding it on Necker Island, named the couple as Wesley Vultaggio and Michael McCarty of the United States of America.

Wedding reportedly took place in May

According to Vogue, the couple wanted an intimate destination wedding near the beach, and following plenty of research, they landed on Sir Richard Branson’s private islands Necker and Moskito in the [British] Virgin Islands.

It said the year prior, Wesley had booked a 40th birthday trip to Moskito Island, but because of COVID, had to cancel—so the location was already on the couple’s radar.

“We did a deep dive on islands around the world, from Brando Island in Tahiti to Capri in the Amalfi Coast, but were always pulled towards Necker,” Michael says. “We had a couple of conversations with them and the best dates they could offer us were November 2023, which was too far off for us. Three days later, they called and said they had a cancellation in May, and did we want it? Obviously, the answer was a resounding ‘Yes!’” Vogue quoted Michael McCarty as saying.

He also shared to Vogue that three containers’ worth of decor were shipped to the VI in order to pull off four days of events, including a Slim Aarons–inspired beach party, a jazz-club-meets-the-tropics night, “and of course, our incredible ceremony and after-party. In the end, Chris and his team—along with the incredible Necker and Moskito staff—did the impossible. We were blown away.”

First kiss as ‘husbands’

McCarty also said he and his partner had their two friends, Elena Scott and Todd Hawkins, officiate the ceremony.

“I recited my vows and promises to him, and there was not a dry eye in the house—even our friends who didn’t think it was possible for them to shed a tear were in sobs. After our vows, we exchanged our rings, were announced as Mr and Mr McCarty Vultaggio, and had our first kiss as husbands. As soon as our lips touched, a gospel choir burst into their rendition of ‘I Say a Little Prayer.’” After a few cheers, the couple processed out for pictures, while a gospel choir performed a rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods”—in Michael’s words, “the first Taylor Swift song I was able to get Wesley to love.”

‘Wedding of the century’

According to Vogue, the couple described their wedding as the “wedding of the century”.

It was also shared that local entertainers performed during the 4-day event and Mr Branson was also on island during that time.

Our newsroom reached out to the Attorney General, Hon Dawn J. Smith; Hon Sharie B. de Castro, who held the portfolio of Junior Minister of Tourism at the time; and Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mr Clive McCoy for a comment; however, no response was received up to time of publication.

In 2019, a report by the UK House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee advised the United Kingdom (UK) government to force the 14 British Overseas Territories (OTs) to legalise same-sex marriages.

But the UK government responded by saying it had no plans to do so, instead pledging to continue encouraging OTs to “recognise and protect same-sex relationships.”

90 Responses to “Vogue magazine reports of same-sex wedding on Necker Island”

  • smdh (18/09/2022, 14:16) Like (64) Dislike (12) Reply
    Now which local pastor did the ceremony for this wedding? Also, if it illegal here where are they getting the marriage certificate from?
    • Enquiring Minds Want to Know (18/09/2022, 19:37) Like (40) Dislike (10) Reply
      Now I do not support same-sex marriage, but God has the final say. With that said, I need to ask two questions:
      Who wss the marriage celebrant and since it is illegal in the Territory, why was it allowed. Gramted Branson owns the island, but it is still in the BVI and our laws should be respected and upheld
      • controversial (22/09/2022, 09:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        The VI does not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples but it is not illegal to perform a wedding ceremony between same sex couples. So the same sex couple probably got their license in the US but is just having the ceremony in the VI.
        Branson, a billionaire businessman understands this and is taking advantage. I estimate that with guests staying for at least 2-3 days, Branson is probably grossing $200,000-$300,000 from this single ceremony. Branson does not care about the gender of the couple, just the colour of the money and he knows he is not doing anything illegal.
        As a community, the VI needs to decides where it stands on the issue of gay marriage licenses and gay marriage ceremonies, and the ceremonies will happen whether the VI issues licenses or not. Do we follow Branson and take the money, or do we continue down the path of ignoring it.
        A point to note, the UK will impose gay marriage on the VI, at some point.
    • Comment (18/09/2022, 22:03) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
      Let’s see if the Christian Counsel will do something about this? The UK is watching to see if we will truly fight for something in this place! You all feel a letter is enough to stop their agenda? Christians we better wake up!
    • @ smdh (19/09/2022, 09:30) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      If you zoom in on the photos to the link of the article, you would see it’s not a local and the wedding was vows only and not a marriage certificate issued in the BVI.
    • Don’t Debate Me Take it Up with God (19/09/2022, 09:39) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
      You got so-called people who claimed to follow Christ and love calling the Lord’s name in their mouth when it’s suits them BUT…

      Busy on social media promoting this mess because it’s a money making opportunity that promotes the BVI and they don’t want to offend their homosexual friends/family.

      Try go and read your Bible and build a REAL relationship with God.

      1 John 2:15-17
      15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

      Mark 8:36 KJV: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

      1 Timothy 5:22 KJV: Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

      2 Timothy 3:1-5 King James Version (KJV)

      This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
      • oh sweet chile (20/09/2022, 10:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        God has nothing to do with the bible. It was written and continuously re-written by Kings and rich white men of England to control the masses. Try a more spiritual approach to God and maybe you hatred will fade from your heart, instead of following an interpretation of the KING JAMES Bible.
    • Blind leading the blind (19/09/2022, 10:39) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      People brains too big and full of pride that they feel they know more than God.

      You got some saying don’t highlight one sin over another just so they could rationalize away the sin they have no problem with when God’s Word CLEARLY says, “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:20-32
    • side effects (19/09/2022, 11:32) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
      These two local FISH musicians will feel the pinch in the community.
      • FEO GOMEZ (20/09/2022, 08:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You think them care? Money from FISH still blue. You all see Kamau aNd them playing for you ALL CARNIVAL TO WATCH ICKY GIRLS GRIND ON MEN? FISH pay better.
    • @smdh (19/09/2022, 17:50) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is not the first same sex ceremony that happened in this territory. A well known VG pastor officiated one a few years ago down Spring Bay beach. And just like this one a local band provided the entertainment.
    • lola (19/09/2022, 21:24) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      The wedding ceremony could have taken place at Necker Island and the marriage license be from another country. Persons have done that before.
    • Examine Yourselves (20/09/2022, 07:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Romans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
    • God Knew and STILL Knows (21/09/2022, 08:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      2 Timothy 3 NIV

      3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.(A) 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money,(B) boastful, proud,(C) abusive,(D) disobedient to their parents,(E) ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous,(F) rash, conceited,(G) lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness(H) but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.(I)

      6 They are the kind who worm their way(J) into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.(K) 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,(L) so also these teachers oppose(M) the truth. They are men of depraved minds,(N) who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men,(O) their folly will be clear to everyone.
  • Why is this news (18/09/2022, 14:26) Like (46) Dislike (33) Reply
    ABOMINATION
  • Fish can't drown (18/09/2022, 14:26) Like (32) Dislike (16) Reply
    Is branson island so them could do what the want over there
    • same (19/09/2022, 00:26) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
      Necker Island, Pedo Island, they are all the same, all a bunch of rich sickos who get away with everything.....until caught! Sick disgusting people that have zero respect for anyone. No respect will be given to this old smelly fish anymore when he brings his wrinkled, brown teeth here. YUK!
  • trevor (18/09/2022, 14:47) Like (93) Dislike (42) Reply
    Who cares?
    They came, they left.
    Great for tourism increase, we should be welcoming ALL peoples to holiday here!

    Besides, isn’t this story hypocritical…..
    • I hate it here (19/09/2022, 05:14) Like (28) Dislike (20) Reply
      Thank you!!! Everybody ALWAYS got something to say go drink water and mind y'all business!!!! I'm wondering if it is affecting any of you in any way did it affect your pay???? were u unable to eat or pay your bills???? Did you die??? Sh*t man since MAY this happened if this article wasn't published some of you hypocrites would of NEVER knew this happened! Stop bashing same sex individuals let people live because majority of you here in the BVI in the closet and fraid to come out because of ridicule so stop hating on people who publicly express their sexual preferences in your country y'all to hypocrite here bad
      • @ I hate it here (19/09/2022, 13:09) Like (7) Dislike (22) Reply
        that's 1 of the reasons God's judgment is coming on this place, because of the nuff grievous sins committed in private and (their) public. Just go where you like it ..................(period). !!!
  • Dem lost (18/09/2022, 14:55) Like (32) Dislike (33) Reply
    Sue them. But the Government so like bribes , nothing will come out of it even if they broke the laws. But let it be me and you will see for a simple thing they sending us jail. Rise up BVI.
    • You lost (19/09/2022, 05:17) Like (16) Dislike (19) Reply
      Sue them for what??? mind your business will YOU gain financially by suing them?? I will never understand some of you people in this place. This is great publicity for the BVI
  • Honestly (18/09/2022, 15:02) Like (53) Dislike (40) Reply
    Look at the double standards and the display of white supremacy, same sex marriage is illegal in the bvi, but it took place but see how fast they ran Beteto Frett from doing his casino boat.

    This country us no better than South Africa during the days of apartheid
  • mad max (18/09/2022, 15:11) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    You are missing an important piece of this story. Please confirm what the CN stands for in Sir Richard Branson’s name. Thanks
  • Love (18/09/2022, 15:19) Like (37) Dislike (66) Reply
    Love is Love, no matter who you love.
    Mazeltov
  • jah (18/09/2022, 15:30) Like (43) Dislike (19) Reply

    A bunch of n***y people...there is something call control! You could control your self from doing unjust but you cannot control your feelings?I guess some human love the smell of sh**..

    • @jah (18/09/2022, 17:34) Like (67) Dislike (49) Reply
      But it’s ok for grown men to sodomize/rape little children and nothing is done. Not even a register for paedophiles.
      What about men brutally beating women. Married men out there chasing teenage girls and often impregnating them. We need to stop the hypocrisy in this place. If two men or two women want to be together, let them. None of our business.
    • Nah Jah (18/09/2022, 17:50) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
      That’s just nasty hearted of you
  • fromafar (18/09/2022, 16:10) Like (39) Dislike (31) Reply
    this needs to be investigated, this should not have taken place, we need this investigated Necker is not a country unto itself
    • lol (18/09/2022, 16:31) Like (47) Dislike (2) Reply

      How people get so @#$%% dumb? I am not in support of the nastu behavior but the ceremony itself is not illegal, they just cannot get a Marriage License issued by the BVI. They more than likely did the legal part in the USA or elsewhere and the ceremony here.

    • Bugs bunny (18/09/2022, 17:59) Like (38) Dislike (10) Reply
      Jaja they hold a ceremony but the marriage is not recognized here maybe where they came from, just drink water and mind ayo business
    • Why investigated? (19/09/2022, 05:28) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      @fromafar It is not illegal to be in a same-sex marriage. It is just not recognized here. You cannot have a same-sex marriage here that means you are legally married. But, you can have a blessing anywhere. These 2 gentlemen will have had a blessing here and a legal ceremony somewhere that is not homophobic.
    • Do what? (19/09/2022, 07:12) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      What would you like the outcome to be? Ban the couple? Fine or jail Branson (he has belonger status)? Are there even penalties in the statutes?
  • local bow cats (18/09/2022, 16:24) Like (22) Dislike (37) Reply
    fire for those two local musicians, bowing for dollars.shame
  • Oh for crying out loud (18/09/2022, 16:31) Like (56) Dislike (9) Reply
    We know there are LGBTQ persons living here. Some are our sons daughters brothers sisters cousins! You don't have to like their lifestyle but as long as they are not eating the bread out of your mouth let them be! Mind alyo own business. I'm sure more sex marriages have taken place there before. We know of same sex BVISLANDER couples. So let us stop pretending. Take the beam ..........
    • To Crying out loud (18/09/2022, 19:54) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
      How do you mind your business when someone is broadcasting their lifestyle for the world to see? Explain that one to me.
      • um (19/09/2022, 10:06) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply

        Did you see it anywhere except in this story on VINO? When it happened, did you see it? Did it impact your life in any way? You didn’t even know about it until someone decided to use easily manipulated people like YOU to stir up hatred and prejudice. And here you are doing that. Funny. You think you have great pride and true knowledge but in fact you are someone else’s pawn!

        • To umm (19/09/2022, 16:28) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply

          Yes, I see it every time I turn on my TV, without any sort of warning too. You know what’s worse? My young children get to see that sh** too. Mind my business you said. It doesn’t affect me you said. I’m the pawn you said. You people always want others to accept your nasty lifestyle. Well guess what, I won’t.

  • fruit cup (18/09/2022, 16:40) Like (31) Dislike (8) Reply
    live and let live we have killers walking everyday among us
  • Unite BVI (18/09/2022, 17:06) Like (20) Dislike (34) Reply
    Wow now you know why this group wants greater political power in the VI. Only to get local politicians to push a foreign agenda that will result in the elimination of Africans!

    European culture is not our own. All these Bronson lackies on fb and the morning braff seeking votes to have more of Bronson ideology dominating VI life!

    Say no to Bronson and his unite bvi of gay lovers!
  • race matters (18/09/2022, 17:28) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    The owner of the island is white mr frett is black
  • Rolling My Eyes (18/09/2022, 17:33) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Branson dem is law unto themselves. Foolishness
  • LEGION (18/09/2022, 17:48) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
    Zero respect for the VI.
    • Other disrespect (19/09/2022, 07:21) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      Just like those who engage in cronyism, corruption, xenophobia, drug running, etc
  • Schuups (18/09/2022, 17:55) Like (24) Dislike (23) Reply
    Let God judge. Mind uuh bizniss. Drink kirkland
    • Nicker is in the BVI . (18/09/2022, 18:31) Like (28) Dislike (11) Reply
      It must be govern by BVI laws.. It's a concern, it's intl news..Soon they all will run come down to do the same..
  • wellsa (18/09/2022, 18:18) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply

    It is a disgrace to see the such thing is happening in BVI whether what island. The has not come into effect to have same-sex marriage. The persons need to be jail and the pastor performing n"£$iness.

  • The AG is a waste a time (18/09/2022, 18:24) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    The AG is a total waste ah time! She need to get a clue!
    • Exactly! (20/09/2022, 09:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      She the DPP and the Police have dropped the ball. This is not about what is morally right or wrong this is about what are in our laws. At this current moment the law states that this act is not legal (well some have argued this but I’m not sure based on how the law is written) and the fact that this is in the news and none of these bodies have investigated … it speaks volumes of those offices. Waste of time!!!!!!
  • fromafar (18/09/2022, 18:38) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply

    N"£$Y we should condone such n"£$y acts here what next?

  • King Charles (18/09/2022, 18:56) Like (60) Dislike (31) Reply
    This is a sign of mental illness in my opinion, but they are trying to promote it as normal behavior. When a man finds another man sexually attractive instead of a woman, something is very wrong.
  • one eye (18/09/2022, 20:01) Like (21) Dislike (20) Reply
    Some of you all on here blogging gay as hell so please stop it!!
  • Sam (18/09/2022, 20:30) Like (30) Dislike (11) Reply
    Disgusting to say the least. Men laying with man is just yuk.
  • Puking (18/09/2022, 21:36) Like (27) Dislike (19) Reply
    Wrong is wrong and it can never be right. This should never have been allowed.

    Where are our representatives? Where are our religious leaders? Where are our morals? Who is looking out for us? Why are we not protesting? If we do not put our feet down the tails will soon be wagging the dogs. This is evidence that it has already started, but we have to stop it. Enough is enough!!

    Our laws should be upheld. Please - let us not be sidetracked for a fistful of dollars.
    • @puking (19/09/2022, 07:25) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      Indeed, where are the morals? We have adults engaging in relations with children, we have criminals who don’t think twice about killing others, we have elected politicians who can’t/won’t explain where the money is, we have church going people on Sundays who don’t think twice about exploiting outsiders, we have people who lie about their abilities, and so forth. BVIs is a long way from being a paragon of virtue.
    • VG Mon (19/09/2022, 08:33) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      Your representatives and "religious" leaders are down at the Spanish bars instead of at home with they wife and kids. They handed out work permits to all dem girls who can't even say a word of English but that's cool, right?
    • Hahahahahaha!!!! (19/09/2022, 10:12) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      You, in an attempt to defend the integrity of our territory, actually wrote these words:

      “Our laws should be upheld. Please - let us not be sidetracked for a fistful of dollars.”

      Hey, fellow VIslander, know thyself.
  • Woosh (18/09/2022, 21:48) Like (18) Dislike (34) Reply
    Dem man stink so funny , using womens perfume and their male hormones reaction against it , so you have male and female in one body is like Aliens stench.
    Mehson I went in the main house to pick up a big mirror for a function on the beach , when I reach up there I had to run back , dem man smell and had lip stick and long eye lashes like women , is like real Sodom vibes , real demomonic stuff Mehson.
    • May as well (19/09/2022, 07:50) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @woosh if you didn’t quit and leave the island on the next boat then your just as bad. The fact you stayed on the island to make money from Sodom and reserve that payment your just as guilty
  • Sick (18/09/2022, 22:46) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    We all want to knock the guys, but not knocking the fornication and adultery in our country and in the same Christian churches. Please we are not fair in this place.. then again here is not a real place to begin with.
  • Island vibes (18/09/2022, 23:07) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    So disappointed in t***y and Ti*o for making this happen just for a few bucks. That’s us disgusting All around
  • churches (18/09/2022, 23:59) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of the local preachers , politicians , leading elders in the churches just leave church on a Sunday, eat with their family and then gone to look for their their other women ,,, hanging out at a bar, sneaking out at the beach or hotel room … the church looks the other way . Society accepts it A set of excellent hypercritical hypocrites
  • Shhhhhhhh!!! (19/09/2022, 00:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alyo hold that in alyo MC, that's what alyo want... keep on discriminating against alyo own Caribbean Brothers and sisters....
  • Big Slick Willie (19/09/2022, 00:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

    It’s not valid anywhere. Dream on f*g$.

  • Now Really (19/09/2022, 01:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ayo really think somebody didn't know about this? Come on man with all the containers imported with props and other decorations. Lots of persons knew. Let's be real.
  • Bizzy Bee (19/09/2022, 02:42) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    This site reports on two people who love each other like it’s some huge scandal… So the BVI gets dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. About time.
    Meanwhile, not one syllable of mention on the 8000 minutes of audio tape evidence submitted to damn and incriminate the former Premier in Miami.
    Thing that make you say "Hmmmm?"
  • Norris Turnbull (19/09/2022, 04:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    2Kings -Isaiah 38....In essence....Get your house in order saith the Lord. Ill just rest this here.
  • 1st district original (19/09/2022, 05:20) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    The result of when we like to take good with one hand but don't want to take the bad with the same hand. We are always bribed with what looks like charitable giving. Once you are in their pockets thats it. We too like to take and DO NOT ANALYZE WHAT WE GETTING IN RETURN. HE IS THE ONE WHO WENT BEHIND OUR BACKS TO BEG FOR MONEY FOR THE
    BVI AFTER IRMA, KEEP GIVING A BOX AH MONEY TO A POLITICAL LEADER, UNITE BVI...BS. WHAT WAS HE AT ZELENCY IN UKRAINE ???????? TABLE NEGOTIATING ON BVI HEAD. WE KEEP GIVING THESE PEOPLE TOO MUCH SLACK. HOPE THE KING MAKE HIM PAY HIS UK TAXES. BUT AGAIN HE WILL KEEP FUNCTIONS IN BIGGER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AND NOT MENTION OUR LITT BLACK AXXXES!
  • Wedding or Party (19/09/2022, 08:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    We will see what the government does about this. They probably did a service without getting a marriage certificate and got that back in the US. If that's the case, it was just a formal party not an actual marriage and does not break the law. But if a certificate was given bearing the Britsh Virgin Islands then we have a problem.
  • £££££ (19/09/2022, 08:40) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply

    Can you please add some more to this article...because it should have included a statement from the Registrar General as to if her office was contact for a marriage licence?? Next...BVIslanders need to protect their country and way of life for foreigners like Richard Branson - first he is allegedly a member of this group who wants to destroy BVI financial services by having public registers now he is here having a same sex wedding on his property when he would or should know that same sex marriage is NOT legal in the BVI. Branson keep your UK values in the UK...we are the VIRGIN ISLANDS... BVI be careful who you make belongers...no matter how much money they have.

    • @£££££ (19/09/2022, 09:19) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply

      If you think your own nastiness represents the VI culture you should look at it from another pov.
      Financial services literally helps criminals, terrorists and tax avoiders. Tax avoiders - like you pay NHI and SS, they supposed to pay a portion into their community to everyone has those kind of services if they need. We became the word leader in enabling all those law breakers and you say that’s our ‘VI culture’. The his does not square with the high church morals we love to show off.
      Hating homosexuals is something that should define us a VIslanders? Bull. Indoctrination by the white man church is what defines us. We’re so indoctrinated we’re proud of how indoctrinated we are. Proud of how cruel we are because we are indoctrinated to think it’s GOOD to be cruel and inhuman to homosexuals, despite them existing here and everywhere, for ever.
      Your certainty reminds me of slave owner justification, and Nazi holocaust justification. Your mindset is the same. You are them.

    • Ummm (19/09/2022, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      doe sit matter we are still under british ruling and it will happen regardless
  • To the BVIslanders who joined in... (19/09/2022, 08:42) Like (7) Dislike (16) Reply
    Kamau what a shame and disgrace on you!
  • Investigate! (19/09/2022, 08:57) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    We must investigate how a community so absorbed by the injustice committed against their ancestors, so deeply Christian and godly at every possible chance they can show it, so kind, loving and tolerant of child abusers, incest, murderers and drug lords, can be so disgustingly prejudiced, inhuman and cruel about people who have naturally existed in every society since the dawn of homo sapiens. How? How do we expect decency to win over evil when you all don’t even stop to notice that crying for man who love man, and woman who love woman to be killed, beaten, tortured or have their lives destroyed some other way - just because you were raised to hate them. That’s all. Just like slave owners children were raised to think all black people are subhuman, so they never thought twice about beating slaves, and probably had verses on the Bible to explain why such cruelty was a good thing. You all church pretenders are going to shout back with lines from the same book about ‘abomination’ etc and you ignore 1000 other lines in the same book that aren’t convenient to you - like stoning adulterers, treating your slaves correctly and all the other stupidness that’s not relevant in our world today. Plus, you willfully ignore the clear distinction between marriage as a LEGAL status, with no involvement of religion at all - and marriage in a church by a pastor pretending to give God’s blessing. One is a CIVIL ceremony with no religion, and one is a church ceremony, which also qualifies as a legal marriage. It is easy to understand, unless you choose to ignore it.
    So much desire to hate in this community. So much love and yet, cruel, heartless and inhuman bull**** pouring out the back end. We have no more moral high ground than the next man or woman. We are ALL gods children so stop pretending you know gods will just because your society indoctrinated you a certain way. Remember, the ones who God will judge may not be the ones you think. Love. Be kind, not evil.
    • @ Investigate! (19/09/2022, 13:30) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Point of correction it did not naturally exist in our black people, not in our societies where we were taken from. It was used and a form of dehumanization on our forefather to belittle their ego as man. This shit pushing behavior was never our thing. if People would really see the origin of this behavior they would never approve of this foolishness. Also; the same 1 you repeating of who said to "Be kind, not evil" also continued to say HATE SIN; and shun it, HE calls this a sin and that it is. The year 6 B.C OR 2022 A.D has nothing to do with when God approves of wrong or wright. Wrong is wrong, and Right is right in His site. "A thousands years is like a day with God".
      • investigate (19/09/2022, 15:21) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        You see this is where your nonsense shows.
        “It did not exist in our black people”.
        Black peoples in Africa are not one make believe group of souls, they are millions of different people from thousands of different African cultures which have existed for thousands of years. You all claiming like Caribbean black people are from one African culture is stupid because it is not and never was true. In some societies it may have been forbidden, in others it was accepted. Across the continent and over 1000s of years there is so much variety in Africa, but you don’t want accept that. So, granted, probably some societies were hung up on it like you, but through time, across the world, it has always been there and you proclaiming it evil just reflects your closed mind, not any actual reality.
  • gm (19/09/2022, 09:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Its 2022 people! Try to keep up!
  • Thick (19/09/2022, 10:29) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Nothing like proving a good part of the population are thick and cant understand.
    It wasnt a marriage......
    Lots of gay - female and male couples have cermonies here and the OFFICIAL marriage / paperwork in countries its allowed.
    Well done for showing the rest od the world what backward people we are.
  • Get it (19/09/2022, 11:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    ALL OF YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE FOR GOD SAKE. WHO GIVES A FLYING FOWL EGG IF THE BULLA BOYS ON NECKER!!!!!!

    THEY ALL OVER. THIS @#$%^ PLACE

  • ? (19/09/2022, 12:12) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
    Can same sex create another human being? God’s very making of a women from the ribs of a man says much. He didn’t make another man for adam. His examples are simple
  • :( (19/09/2022, 13:15) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    S. A. L. O. P ! (stinking ass leaches on poop) Fire Burn! Sodom & Gomorrah Language
  • Billy (19/09/2022, 14:53) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Vultaggio has a net worth in the billions. I am sure many of you have drank an Arizona drink at least once; he is one of the owners of that company. When you attain a certain level of wealth (which many of you never will, especially with the way you think), the rules do not apply because you realize that said rules are not real unless you are a part of the middle class or lower. After you have the wealth, you realize that the only things that truly matter in this life are your health and happiness. Let these men be.
  • real world (19/09/2022, 17:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    sodom and Gomorrah read the Good Book or some says the Bible because this level of conduct been around for years from biblical times(how come adults in some communities molesting our underage children and every man shut
  • Gay marriage!? (19/09/2022, 17:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They were probably snorting coke and having orgies! Naked people everywhere. Great music. Free booze. Money in everyone's pockets.
    Why didn't I get an invitation!
  • Comments (19/09/2022, 20:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's wait to see how the government and the governor handle this and their response. We putting so much pressure on our own people and others are getting away with these kind of unlawful practices. No wonder we have so much corruption in this little territory.
  • Funny (19/09/2022, 20:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y’all can come in here and quote scriptures for this story and want to talk about how sinful it is to be with a person of the same sex, but, you can’t see nothing wrong with being married to the opposite sex and blatantly cheating on your wives and husbands. GTFOH
  • Ummm (19/09/2022, 21:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    it is not illegal to have a ceremony in the BVI... same sex marriage is what is... they obviously cant get a license in the BVI Branson island or not so more than likely they did their dream ceremony and got married elsewhere.. all of yall upset about the ceremony but living amongst the gays and lesbians people like yall in this society is why people live in the closet..

    so sad to see how yall bringing down local entertainers for making a dollar but if it was some celebrity doing it, it wouldnt be a problem
  • Big Richard (20/09/2022, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    “SAUSAGE FEST” ????


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