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Governor, FCO misrepresenting Queen's authority – Edmund G. Maduro

- will be addressing on his weekly radio talk show scheduled for tonight, February 18, 2016
Maduro, along with Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey, Doug Wheatley and a host of other persons had sought to send a petition calling on government to withdraw the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) and iron out numerous concerns before implementing it. Photo: VINO/File
Not being satisfied with the non-committal response given by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith to the petition submitted to him on October 13, 2015, the Group sought to up the ante and send it to the Queen but did so through the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the chagrin of Maduro. Photo: Provided
Not being satisfied with the non-committal response given by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith to the petition submitted to him on October 13, 2015, the Group sought to up the ante and send it to the Queen but did so through the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the chagrin of Maduro. Photo: Provided
According to Maduro, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office sent down a letter in response to the petitioners request for an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: VINO/File
According to Maduro, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office sent down a letter in response to the petitioners request for an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former member of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Edmund G. Maduro has accused Governor John S. Duncan OBE of corrupting the process of getting a petition on behalf of the people to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and accused the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office of abusing and disgracing the authority of Her Majesty.

He was speaking with this news site in an interview on the subject today February 18, 2016, during which he voiced his displeasure with the Governor and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Maduro, along with Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey, Doug Wheatley and a host of other persons had sought to send a petition calling on government to withdraw the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) and iron out numerous concerns before implementing it.

Not being satisfied with the non-committal response given by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith to the petition submitted to him on October 13, 2015, the Group sought to up the ante and send it to the Queen but did so through the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, much to the disappointment of Maduro.

Because of their differences of opinions on the subject, Maduro allegedly walked out of a meeting of the group on December 13, 2015.

According to Maduro, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office sent down a letter in response to the petitioners request for an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He said, however, that the letter was not signed.

He said the Group wanted to go and see the Governor and he advised them against it. “All they had to do was say to the Governor here is the petition. I want you to forward it on to Her Majesty the Queen, because the Constitution says that executive authority of the Virgin Islands shall be in the Queen. So you cannot go through any Foreign and Commonwealth Office, you have to send it straight to the Queen and then she can send it to the Parliament and ask for advice if she so needs,” said Maduro.

“I told them that the Governor was just corrupting the whole situation because he is here representing Her Majesty the Queen and everything he has to do must be in accordance with the Queen because he represents her,” he said.

Maduro accused the other members of the Group of not taking his advice which he said is based on the Constitution.

“I told them that they have to send the petition to the Queen through the Governor but they would not listen to me. I know they are angry with me because they are saying that what I am saying here was discussed in secret. But nothing about this petition can be in secret because it is the people's work we were discussing.”

He said he will be on his programme 'The EGM Show' tonight on ZROD 103.7 FM where he will continue to discuss the response from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the responsibilities of the Queen and those of the Governor.

9 Responses to “Governor, FCO misrepresenting Queen's authority – Edmund G. Maduro”

  • cay (18/02/2016, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poor fella
  • SMH (18/02/2016, 11:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Edmund with that video circulating with your behavior I think you should be ashamed to come to the public with anything else going forward. Hang it up boy, you're done.
  • jj (18/02/2016, 11:46) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    A bunch of crazy men
  • debull (18/02/2016, 11:46) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    Typical bvislanders always fighting each other instead of the cause
  • one day (18/02/2016, 13:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    One we will all understand what you gentlemen are fighting for one day...as for this video I don't agree with the way in which Mr Maduro was carrying on, but it appears he was provoked & a lil drunk...anybody tell me I'm a antiman or I spoil my son live I would react the same...maybe
  • Boo (18/02/2016, 14:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yawn! this group trying to grab some attention still?
  • wize up (18/02/2016, 15:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    4 bline mice: the four of them together can't get 4 electoral votes...
  • Peaches (18/02/2016, 16:18) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is wrong with what they are doing? so much corruption going on and the majority of the country just yap yap yap and hide behind these news sites but afraid to come forward. Do't you all see what happens in other parts of the world when they are not pleased with the Government's actions? we too soft, that's why the Government will always get away with what their behaviour! If we can't stand up to make a change we should keep off the news sites and keep our mouths shout and tek what we get!


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