Peter Wickham says his marriage status will not affect his career

Peter Wickham and his partner Giancarlo Cardinale (photo courtesy Wickham’s Facebook page)

The man who conducted opinion polls for the last general elections in Dominica ,Peter Wickham, says his decision to marry his male partner of ten years is not expected to affect his career.

Wickham married Giancarlo Cardinale at a ceremony in Strasbourg France on Saturday.

There have been suggestions that countries like Dominica where residents are against same sex marriages could cut ties with Wickham because of his sexual preferences.

But he said although some of clients have openly expressed positions contrary to his own is not unusual.

As far as Wickham is concerned, his personal and professional lives are different.

“It (homosexuality) is illegal in countries like Barbados but I was married in France under French law. My intention is to continue to work as a pollster…” he said.

Wickham says his work includes questioners, reading public opinions and presenting the findings.

“All of that has nothing to do with my sexuality or marital status. My assumption is that things will continue as normal,” he said.

Giancarlo is originally from Milan Italy but would visit Barbados regularly.

Wickham says he will continue to live between Barbados and France as his husband works with international organization based in Strasbourg.

Same sex marriage is illegal in Barbados.

In June 2016, Barbados Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said the Government would not change the law to allow for same-sex marriages.


Video of Wickham celebrating with his partner

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  1. Sybil nowell
    January 17, 2020

    Hey never once did i say to any one to accept anything, i keep my beliefs to myself. I am adult enough to let people be. Their choice is theirs , the bible said other things to apart from Sodom and Gomorrah,why not pray for them Who are we to judge any body.
    I actually feel sorry for my DA brothers and sisters our hearts are cold.
    We are in January 2020 the man finished his work let us leave 2019 behind and mind our buisness.

  2. Mystalics Family
    January 17, 2020

    Ahhhhhhh Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody tell Mr Peter Wickham for me PEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, STOP YOUR DORTY STINKING SMELLING WAYS

  3. zandoli
    January 17, 2020

    I support people finding love in whatever manner they choose. it is not for me to decide who someone should love and marry. Having said that, for Wickham to think his career will not be impacted in the Caribbean, he is deluding himself. Few people will want to associate with him knowing the potential fallout that may arise given his sexual orientation. Sad but true.

  4. Annony
    January 17, 2020

    This story does not have as much to do with same sex as it has to do with desensitizing the population. Remember there is a group here with that agender that also has members in high places including the clergy? Some have even won the last election and just waiting for the right moment to make it legal. Is not even legal in Wixkham’s island but they busy making inroads here. Just look, don’t blink they working.

  5. January 17, 2020

    I had to come to greep on this one. However i will keep my comment short. Peter. If this your personal life. You should keep it personal. We don’t need this kind of news. Certain things are better off not knowing.

  6. January 16, 2020

    “In fact I cannot wait to hear that Elizabeth blogger on this site to post her comments.”

    @As I see it, just to let you know that I am glad to be a popular person on this comment board, thank you for telling me.

    But as for the rest of it, sorry that you are gonna have to wait forever; this thing is none of my business; I have no right to interfere in the lifestyle of grown men and women, I have mine to look after.

    • Ibo France
      January 17, 2020

      Liz, as a devout Christian, do you support that lifestyle? By the way, you are certainly delusional if you think you are popular on this forum. You are just notorious for your outrageous comments at times. Just a nonentity!

  7. greshman
    January 16, 2020

    Come on people…issues are young men going astray….child abuse and we being our neighbours keepers. Our elderly need a little visit or a little tidy up at their homes. This is Peter’s personal business not ours. My people continue to be Godly in your way Peter is Peter answerable to God and not man.

  8. Feminist
    January 16, 2020

    Why is this even news? If he was fired by DLP for being gay and DLP went out in search of a straight pollster this would be discrimination. Now that would be news.

  9. curious
    January 16, 2020

    well i believe i read in the article that peter said his husband works in France, so that means he is the artificial female and the Caucasian is the male?

    • Nastymen
      January 16, 2020

      Wood in Wicham :mrgreen:

  10. Carensa
    January 16, 2020

    What does anyone partner have to do with their Job on hand ? Nothing !
    Is it his other half doing the job ? No !
    Dominicans need to educate themselves a bit more and concentrate on stuff that would really affect their life. We are in 2020 … move on ! He went right France and got married … not in Dominica . Mind you all business !

  11. I said what I said
    January 16, 2020

    What does this have to do with anything?What effect is this suppose to have on his job performance? NOTHING!!!!

    Don’t you think there are gay/bi people teaching your children? Does this affect their teaching ability?

    There are bigger issues to fret about.

    • Poor people governor
      January 17, 2020

      Nothing is sweeter than making love to a woman. I can not understand what some men see in bulling. There is nothing sweet like whats between a womans leg. Go get a life ……..

  12. Way of the Cross
    January 16, 2020

    I will not get personal with Peter Wickham but I will give my pence here. How can we say God is wise and yet, he made a man and armed him with a pennis; then he made a woman and equipped her with a lovely vagina that can hold any penis. At the back of both the man and woman he gave them a bottom to let out all the rotten foods they would eat, yet some reject the natural attraction God gave and chose to put the penis inside the toilet? Isn’t that our way of insulting and rejecting God?
    How do we understand Romans 1 . 26That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.
    To me such people are very, very, sick whether they do it in secret or in public

    • Gary
      January 17, 2020

      Before you made such comment, have you wondered about your thinking process leading you to write such an opinion. Your description of how God is being insulted and rejected says a lot about your ignorance of the Deity you call God with the nonsense you ascribe to. Before you give instructions about how to understand Romans 1.26, why don’t you spend more of your time trying to understand who you are, regarding the nature of your being, then you will know about the Deity you call God. Why pass judgement on a person you do know, wow. Why keep your self in a prison with religious beliefs about other people.

  13. viewsexpressed
    January 16, 2020

    “Same sex marriage is illegal in Barbados.” Good, Dominica too. We need it to stay like this. This is madness and against all Gods and nature`s behaviour. If that is the case for you, let us know when your so “called Partner (?) is pregnant? Or will you do like some that nature does not allow same sex marriage because they are unable to produce as our natural body, God, nature has given us male/female, that is naturally. We as human on earth must respect the act of sex and nature. Two males, two females cannot, will not produce a child. So, if this is your life, go with it, but please leave us out of this blasphemous behaviour. We just don`t condone this disgusting parade. This is you life, you private life keep it there. It`s action is disgusting. Don`t ask us to condone or welcome this inhuman act. Nature, God has given us Male/Female and that`s why you, me, others, the population are here today, mother/father able to conceive and keep our world alive. Nature nice to disrespect…

  14. Da Girl
    January 16, 2020

    So wait, people are condemning Skerritt for Wickham choices?? So Skerritt in the man bedroom with him? All of you too damn hypocrite! I am not condemning nor condoning anybody lifestyle..he who has no sin cast the first stone because all who condemning either fornicating, committing adultery, are murderers, child molesters, liars, thieves and the list goes on. How people choose to live their lives is between them and God..when that day comes we each will answer for our own sins. So for people to go blaming another person for somebody else’s lifestyle is pure crap.

    I am not in support of homosexuality but am I to judge??? You all would go to these people country and eat and drink and party with them knowing full well that they are part of the LGBTQ community and they are your friends!! Then you come down here and act all high and mighty. Pshh!! Please!! We see right through you. And is the people who condemn you know..married men and women, people in high places, “Christians”…

  15. Staying In My Lane
    January 16, 2020

    These two Jokers should consider a role as sword fighters in a remake of Robin Hood or Rubbing Wood.

    Perhaps a starring role as Rear Admirals in a sequel to Mutiny On The Bounty entitled Mounting The Booty could entice them.

    I would have recommended a role in a Western but I have been told that one has to be straight to shoot straight.

  16. January 16, 2020

    Weirdness. Moving on….

  17. Connect the Dots
    January 16, 2020

    Let’s connect the dots my people because interestingly, the timing of this article is so significant.
    People you realize the first few weeks of January the entire Caribbean has been shaking or stuff happening? As for Dominica every other day is tremors and that’s not cool.
    Why is important ? Peter Wickham is an interesting Caribbean person as the man is either directly connected or indirectly connected to almost every seating government. Now where is he from? Who is the PM of Barbados again? Who is the current chairperson of CARICOM? HOPE you starting to connect the dots. But let’s go down the road still. You remember what was the reason for the flood of Noah according to Genesis 5-6? Ok you remember why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed in Genesis 19? Boy the Caribbean was a region that once feared God and hated evil. Now we even provoking God by electing abomination in office to the point that they not even ashamed. So now you guys start to understand why we shaking like…

  18. Workers of Iniquity
    January 16, 2020

    So they will preach prosperity no matter how it comes; say God is good, ready to cast out all demons, find a name for every demon, talk about witch and witchcraft and how we need to pray and fast more. But when comes to the weightier matters of the bible? They abstain because if they address them they will offend Skerrit and his evils and that they fear will hurt him at the pole. Not only that but some of them helped the man lie about villas while some hand delivered envelopes like FEDEX. Some know about their church members that were abused as minors and some facilitated and were part of the Evils. So now the best friend and advisor to the PM can come and talk about his gay marriage and nobody can say a thing because they have made belly their God. So my problem is not with the garbage of Peter Wickham but rather, the way it hurts us as a country simply because the church MUST compromise God’s word to keep Skerrit in power. 20 yrs ago the Evangelist would condemn that but now it…

  19. Sybil nowell
    January 15, 2020

    How is the PM involved with the man’s sexuality ? You backward fools . Get with it this is the 21st century.
    Half of you is this way inclined but are hiding behind woman .Look around DA the whole heap of Zamee and Marko that there is not Skerrit that make them so you thy neighbour that is what God said not hate,

  20. Ripe patat
    January 15, 2020

    Another malfeasance in Skerrits circle. Labourites wouldn’t care though

    • Casio
      January 16, 2020

      Once they getting their cool out.

  21. Sybil nowell
    January 15, 2020

    You people in Dominica are very sick.o What has the man’s profession has to do with his sexual orientation. Give me a break You backward fools. Once again the P M’s name is in all you ….. Grow up and move with times. No one ask you lot to join. Look around DA gays and lesbians making fire. You bloody hypocrites. Education free go and educate yourselves. Half of allyou hidingbehind women and participating in man to man sex in the dark. Once again give me a dam break.

    • Ibo France
      January 16, 2020

      I don’t agree with people who are viciously attacking Peter Wickham even though I don’t and will never concur with that sort of lifestyle. Sybil, not because this is the 21st century, you should not force your beliefs on me. To reject gay marriage does not mean that I’m anachronistic. It’s unnatural. It’s contrary to the normal course of nature. Don’t bash me because I adamantly refuse to accept it as normal as you do. No two persons think alike not even identical twins. Every man has a right to decide his own destiny. You don’t decide for me.

  22. Kalinago Justice
    January 15, 2020

    What an abomination the one-man corrupt rogue regime is associated with!!! Then again,he doesn’t care, it’s all about power by any means!!! The abominable weak-ham is accepting that’s it’s homosexuality! How can two male marry, who’s the husband and who’s the wife! :?: Therefore this abominable act cannot equate to a Man and a Woman entering a Holy Matrimony of Marriage! If this is not the Desolation of Abomination, I don’t know what is!!!

  23. JAH KAL
    January 15, 2020

    What a shame thats what we come down too.

  24. Ask Mel
    January 15, 2020

    So she once said he cannot see pussycat; so what if he weak towards cock too? Boy look trouble I see.

  25. Who the cap fits
    January 15, 2020

    Gason if your damn friend gay, you too gay.
    If your friend is a too bobon, you too is a too-bo-bon.
    If you friend is a donkey hole, you too is a donkey hole.
    It’s just a matter of time b4 you legally divorce she and marry him be is a him in China, Malaysia or even Iran because birds of a feather, always flock together and show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.
    Who I referring too you ask? Nobody except if the cap fits you

  26. Shaka zulu
    January 15, 2020

    What peter Wickham does with his private life and his sexual orientation is not my business and could care less. Let God judge him when that time comes. He is not Dominica problem and apparently not hiding about his true self. However the reason this is illegal especially in Dominica is because of our deep conservative Christian views which are constantly being exploited by those who pretend to be people they are not. It is ironc that our dear PM refused to decriminalized buggery while his adviser and pollster seem to be of that preference. So he was essentially harboring a criminal. He had to have known. There are those who are married to women and misuse women in an effort to hide their true self. There are those who practice deception at every angle to fool the people of Dominica into believing they care about the poor the elderly and the less fortunate. There are those who pretend to be god fearing while they fan the flames of hell. Lie and steal to cover who they truely are.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 16, 2020

      Sybil says: “Hypocrites. Love thy neighbour that is what God said not hate”,
      Sybil, true, God said do not hate. He also says after man was alone, he gave birth to Woman (Female) to be this companion to the man. These two Males Females will not conceive, produce children. Then it is to be proud of a father (Male) and a woman (Mother) in home. This is natures bliss. This is the nature of the world. Are we also promoting, condoning, accommodating “Bestiality?” That`s man who goes out to have sex with Animals for example, a dog, cow, and other available animals. My God, where are we going with this nonsense?Sad
      We do not condone this nonsense. If you put all men on an island and all women in another island all on their own separately. Well, I bet that after 20 years those two islands will be extinct, why? Because same sex cannot produce children. This is the kind of logic that we have to address.
      To of the same sex cannot produce anything. Be what you wanna be, but do not get over…

    • viewsexpressed
      January 16, 2020

      “However the reason this is illegal especially in Dominica is because of our deep conservative Christian views” Shaka Zulu says. Oh Boy, excuses. A male/man rear “anal” is not designed for penetration. It`s designed to poo,(excret) which means to pass waste, which makes the body function when the waste is passed. This is why we have to eat well that our bowels, anus is functioning well and not disrupted, or abuse by these men’s` dirty penetration habit. That’s not the function of the anus. it`s Penis=Vagina.
      However the reason it`s illegal especially in Dominica is because of our deep human decency and complimented yes by our conservative Christian humanistic views. Are we also beginning to condone and promote that a husband should have two wives, and wife, two husbands? This may soon be coming and it will be debar pou debar. Look indecency in this world. Paedophile too
      That`s nature, that`s life. Everything else is an abomination. Let them people go live their lives, let us…

  27. Eagle-Eyed
    January 15, 2020

    I find it astonishing that in this day and age Homophobia is still rife in our society. It is time to repeal those discriminatory laws that engender so much hatred to same -sex people from our citizens. It would appear that we are still small islanders with very closed minds when it comes to respecting the rights of others who do not share the same sexual preference as ours. The irony is that most Dominicans have traveled to other countries where the right to one’s own sexuality is protected by law, yet we still harbor these discriminatory tendencies within our own society. My people it is about time that we look forward in our thinking rather than dwelling on the outdated dinosaur mentality that has kept us back for so long. The guy has been with his partner for ten years, we should be celebrating with them rather than trying to lynch them. By the way, i’m a straight man with a family of four, but i hate discrimination in any form.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 16, 2020

      Eagle Eye…We have the right to decent and chose what we feel is right or wrong, inhuman, or nasty to us. We will not condemn you for your thoughts and beliefs, please do not attempt to get at us. It will not work. Nuff respect.
      We abhor this act, life of homosexuality and lesbianism. We do not go with it, because two men, and two women cannot produce anything. Even the birds and bees and animals know that and we as human practice this nastiness and condone it????. This is madness. Two men cannot produce children. It takes a sperm and the egg. This is natures greatest gift and bliss. Amen.
      We live our lives, you live yours.

      • Eagle-Eyed
        January 16, 2020

        @views expressed, I’m taking into account the point you made about two men and two women by themselves cannot produce children (although if you follow medical science you will realize that it doesn’t take sexual intercourse now to produce children. That’s why we have sperm banks where men can donate or sell their sperm). Are you also prepared to stone to death women who are barren or men who are infertile? I think that’s what they did in the olden days when the bible was first written, isn’t it? Anyway what make you think that people should only get together only if they want to produce children. I would hate to see what type of relationship you have with your own partner. Is it based on love for each other or just sex?

        • viewsexpressed
          January 17, 2020

          You are gettin extreme with your thoughts here sir. Stay focus and aligned to the subject at hand.
          “Are you also prepared to stone to death women who are barren or men who are infertile?
          Again, this is an extreme devious thought of yours. We are open and honest with what we stand for. We do not hate the person, we hate and dismiss this dirty act. the same way we stand firm to avoid the abuse of our children and man beating up woman because they feel they big man. On the other I, we go by the nature of life and it is one man one woman. yes, men and women respectively will probably have a girlfriend or a Boyfriend. I have the right to say that homosexuality is a nasty habit. That part of a mans body is NOT for penetration, it has its purpose. We will not condone this nasty act. Nature is man to woman, just like the birds and the bees stick to nature.
          To have a man coming to me saying “you look good and that the anus is same as vagina”.
          “We go the nasty way and try to justify it…

    • Frank N Stein
      January 16, 2020

      I find it astonishing that you are so dense. The question here is not homophobia but law. Homosexuality is an offence in Dominica. Therefore unless it is decriminalized the PM is harboring a criminal. You pseudo smart folks are so dumb.

  28. john born
    January 15, 2020

    What a mad world…. :cry:

  29. As I see it
    January 15, 2020

    I now expect Skerrit to congratulate Mr or Mrs. Peter Wickham. Then I expect the preachers of Skerrit to twist the bible around in support of gay and gay marriage. Then I expect the red church in Dominica to ask for forgiveness for wrongly interpreting verses in the bible that condemn homosexuality. In fact I cannot wait to hear that Elizabeth blogger on this site to post her comments.

  30. Human Rights Activist
    January 15, 2020

    When will we stop associate ones sexual preference and or personal life with their professional life? What does his sexuality have to do with his delivery of services when required?

    People it`s 2020, the world is moving and so is the LGBTQ movement. There are opening LGBT heads of government. Luxembourg Prime Minister (Just to name a few) is an Open Gay Man, Can´t he not lead his country?


    • As I see it
      January 15, 2020

      Here we go. This one must be evangelist Petter

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 15, 2020

      Guy, just because people of all walk of life is involved in this filth; does not make it morally right!

      And if you believe in a higher authority, that is the authority of God Jehovah you would not talk crap about year 2020, because longer than two thousand years, God almighty destroyed the nations of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the sin of homosexuality; for the action of buggery which is out-law in Dominica.

       Indeed we know there are leaders in the Caribbean (a woman) who is a nasty lesbian too, but if you focus on their position in life to justify what they are doing, you can be sure you will burn in hell with them.

      So, let me conclude by simply asking you how can something like that be wrong more than two thousand years ago according to the word of God the Creator who condemns the action; and all of a sudden be right and accepted by people like you?

      It’s about an appetite for human flesh!

    • Made in China
      January 15, 2020

      Homosexuality is a mental illness. You would be wise to question the judgement of somebody who suffers from mental illness.

    • Ibo France
      January 15, 2020

      There are going to be some who will never accept the gay lifestyle. They too have a right to their religious beliefs. Why are you so adamant about forcing your outside beliefs on a people? They (LGBTQ)have a right to live out their life as they see fit. I have that same right to reject it. I will never grow comfortable with a man marrying another man. That is unnatural. I will not condemn Peter Wickham but as I said previously, I don’t approve of that lifestyle. Never will I!

  31. Red Preacher
    January 15, 2020

    What a shame, shame shameful thing to happen to a country Skerrit conviniantly refers to as a Christian nation! That’s who the advisor of our Prime Minister is God? I start to get scared and worried about him since birds of a feather usually flock together. Now I call on PM Skerrit to either congratulate or condemn his beloved friend and his wife or his husband.

    • jamie
      January 15, 2020

      You are not God,stop the judging,let god decide,you have your opinion express it with no hate,get over it.

    • Life
      January 15, 2020

      Shame for what it’s his personal life, not yours

      • Workers of Iniquity
        January 15, 2020

        So they will preach prosperity no matter how it comes; say God is good, ready to cast out all demons, find a name for every demon, talk about witch and witchcraft and how we need to pray and fast more. But when comes to the weightier matters of the bible? They abstain because if they address them they will offend Skerrit and his evils and that they fear will hurt him at the pole. Not only that but some of them helped the man lie about villas while some hand delivered envelopes like FEDEX. Some know about their church members that were abused as minors and some facilitated and were part of the Evils. So now the best friend and advisor to the PM can come and talk about his gay marriage and nobody can say a thing because they have made belly their God. So my problem is not with the garbage of Peter Wickham but rather, the way it hurts us as a country simply because the church MUST compromise God’s word to keep Skerrit in power. 20 yrs ago the Evangelist would condemn that but now it…

      • Wrong is wrong
        January 16, 2020

        I now call on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the chair of CARICOM to publicly congratulate Peter Wickham on success, even if we know what he did the holy Bible refers to it as abomination . I call on them to congratulate Peter Wickham for his abomination, because they sent their soldiers to shoot us on the eve of our election and they congratulated Skerrit for STEALING an electronic they know they helped him steal. I don’t see a difference between the evils of Skerrit and the abomination of Peter Wickham. I didn’t call it abomination it’s the holy Bible that referred to it as abomination

    • Bwa-Banday
      January 15, 2020

      I support your statement 1000000000%. Now that is the only sin I recall the bible labeling an abomination…..I may be wrong but…!

      • Da Girl
        January 16, 2020

        Ohoh…what does the bible say about adultery, fornication, liars, murderers??? So if it is not labelled as an abomination it’s all good right?? Not supporting homosexuality, just saying that the pot shouldn’t call the kettle black.

  32. The Evangelist
    January 15, 2020

    Right in the face of the church! Skerrit says he always follows God direction so I have to conclude that his god told him Peter Wickham, his friend and personal advisor is the man that should help him take Dominica in the right direction. Regretfully, the church can no longer condemn: homosexuality and gay marriage 2. Stealing 3. Abomination 4. Lying 5. Corruption 6. All manner of ungodliness they just supported and were part of during the campaign

  33. Cock & pullet
    January 15, 2020

    So Peter Wickham married? But to me is another man he got married to? So two cock sparrows? Was Skerrit his friend his best man? Sorry, don’t know if I should say best man or best woman

    • Bwa-Banday
      January 15, 2020

      Birds of a feather usually fuocks together my friend. Ever heard the term bi-sexual? As Princess Jeezebel of her suspicions reference the said Peter and Dr. Smell-E-Deek. You will be very disturbed indeed.

  34. Patriot
    January 15, 2020

    the sick world we live in. Well, live and let live.

    • Workers of Iniquity
      January 15, 2020

      As a Christian I will not pay much attention on this abominable thing since marriage according to God’s word is between a man and a woman. However, because it is Peter Wickham, the friend and advisor of my government and Prime Minister I am disturbed, es pm especially with his involment in our last election. But even more than that what really bothers me is the silence of the church on such critical subject simply because they want to shield Skerrit. Our preachers especially those red preachers have compromised God’s word so much, just to participate and facilitate the evils of Skerrit that they just cannot preach against ungodliness. When last you hear them say Righteousness exalts a Nation sin is a reproach? When last you hear them preach against adultery, fornication, stealing, laziness, marriage? When last you hear them preach against homosexuality and challenge our men to go work? No they can’t because they can’t can’t offend their Lord and expose him and his friends.

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