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‘People are asking me to run for office’- Edmund G. Maduro

Political activist and businessman Edmund G. Maduro may run for political office for a fourth time when general elections are constitutionally due in 2019. Photo: VINO
Mr Edmund G. Maduro is the brother of Conrad A. Maduro, a former elected official, Minister and  founder of the now defunct United Party and uncle of Sixth District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Edmund G. Maduro is the brother of Conrad A. Maduro, a former elected official, Minister and  founder of the now defunct United Party and uncle of Sixth District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Radio talk show host and political activist Edmund G. Maduro told our newsroom today December 6, 2018 that he has been approached by members of the public to run again for political office.

Mr Maduro, who is also a businessman and former Chief Immigration Officer, turns 79 years of age this year 2018.

He ran 3 times before and was never successful, coming in close to the bottom each time. Mr Maduro, who has not been on air since the powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria of September 2017,  last contested the 2015 snap elections as an Independent At Large candidate and gained a mere 85 votes, coming in second to last, beating out Ishmael E. Brathwaite who got 65 votes. There were 16 At Large Candidates in the 2015 elections.

The top vote getters in the 2015 election were Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) with 5777 votes and Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando  Smith (AL) with 5753, both of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).

Maduro never a winner

Mr Maduro also contested the 2011 general elections as an Independent At Large candidate and he came in 14th place out of 16 At Large candidates.

When asked if any of the two main political parties have approached him to run with them, he said “No.” 

The retired civil servant said “if enough people ask me to run I will” and he does not mind being an independent candidate in the next general elections, as he believes “politics is of God.”

Mr Maduro declined to give details on the number of people who have allegedly approached him to seek political office for the fourth time. He also did not elaborate on what he considered “enough people” for him to make a decision to run or not to run again for public office.

Politicians in his family, but no Edmund

If the Virgin Islands’ next elections is called in 2019 when it's constitutionally due, the Virgin Islander, Mr Maduro, the brother of Conrad A. Maduro, a former elected official, Minister and  founder of the now defunct United Party, will be 80 years of age.

The current Sixth District Representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, is also his niece.

50 Responses to “‘People are asking me to run for office’- Edmund G. Maduro”

  • voter (06/01/2018, 19:19) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    too late for my Saturday night laugh
    • Hmph (07/01/2018, 09:22) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      Many people want him to be a four time loser!!! Edmond should get back to exercising his constitutional right to do the laundry for the charter companies.
    • This man is to blame ... (07/01/2018, 09:25) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      The ex patriate work force in the BVI felt disenfranchised because of Labour and immigration policies designed by people like Edmond. If they had been made to feel more welcome and encouraged to invest in property here, they would have stayed in the BVI after the storms rather than running off to the Cayman Islands (where they have been made to feel welcome and have been encouraged to buy property).
      • Lb (07/01/2018, 09:57) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
        And now the indigenous Caymanian are the minority in their own country and can't afford to buy a half acre of land. Thank you Edmund for helping to preserve and protect these Virgin Islands for Virgin Islanders!
      • Hmm (07/01/2018, 09:59) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
        If you knew what disenfranchise meant, you'd understand that non-citizens and criminals should be disenfranchised. Can a VIslander go to say the US or Dominica and vote in their elections? If you want to vote and own property, become a citizen.

        Why do expats always want benefits without showing the loyalty?
      • Outsider (09/01/2018, 08:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I'm one of those expats who ran off to Cayman...and wow, I did feel welcome there. It's a great little country. The expats there are properly invested in Cayman; it's their home. That's the difference between there and the VI; in the VI expats are not encouraged to settle down, invest here and make this place their home.

        I am now back in the VI....I'd have settled down and invested here quite some time ago if this country was run the way Cayman is. I'm not sure what I will do, even though I'm glad to be back.

        The Cayman approach may have its pros. It may have its cons. But it is a reality. Quite a difference in terms of results.
    • Smile (07/01/2018, 18:27) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      He should change his name to "Rejected Ballots". He probably will get more votes.
  • Yeah Right (06/01/2018, 19:22) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Doh lie Edmund.
  • sam the man (06/01/2018, 19:24) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    while many like me will rule him DOA and a dead man after the 2011 elections anything is possible in the Be We I
  • ting te talk (06/01/2018, 19:25) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    VINO please! next time cut him off
  • May I (06/01/2018, 19:25) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply

    Many persons have asked you to run.......
  • Don't trust them (06/01/2018, 19:27) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmund you know people going encourage you and then come voting day they not going vote for you. Our talk is very cheap so pkease save your time and money
  • Wall win (06/01/2018, 19:27) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    You can run, fly, jump what ever you want but you will never win.

    Money run tings and you don't have it.

    Now dah mek sense!
  • Hmmm (06/01/2018, 19:42) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm wondering who people asking, because you had your chances and you fail us big time. In the end I'm asking you to rest yourself. you have so much negatives vibes bad talking the government when years ago when you was in thing. you was doing worst.
  • who? (06/01/2018, 19:58) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Must be your imaginary friends
    • Jost van Dyke (07/01/2018, 06:12) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      Well he got 85 votes last time more than Rajah Smith received so what's the fuss?
  • .... (06/01/2018, 20:02) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    What he means is that the two or three people who work for Neto's are telling him to run. Lol
  • pat (06/01/2018, 20:18) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jeez um bread vino really? Tell me this is not fake news?
  • jack (06/01/2018, 21:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok vino it's a weekend and its normally slow so I give you a break but this must be a prank!!!!
  • liberal (06/01/2018, 21:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    People can't be that stupid to encourage a c**zy @#$ to run for office and we already being disrespected from the ones we have in there already that needs to go!! HELL NO, not you Maduro!!!

  • Guest (06/01/2018, 21:18) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI's edition or spin on Saturday Night Live??
  • Oh Please (06/01/2018, 21:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Honorable AMC please tell/advise your uncle to go and rest himself. He can hardly walk much less "run"
  • helen (06/01/2018, 22:04) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Edmund just like being in the news. The person who told him to run is the only one who will vote for him. Doesn’t he know how old he is? Waste of time and his last energy and people need to stop teasing an old man. Your times up pin head. Lol lol lol
  • Yes (06/01/2018, 22:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run his mouth?
  • go edmund! (06/01/2018, 22:25) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's right mr maduro!! We got you! All 17 of us.....
  • Bad Vibes (06/01/2018, 23:41) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Got to be the people in the cemetery, hehe
  • Snoop (07/01/2018, 01:30) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    He obviously misunderstood them. They said run FROM not run FOR.
  • My Advice (07/01/2018, 01:41) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    just continue to run your talk show and give your opinion/advice/suggestions etc whatever on that scene. pls allow for the youths to excel in that area no more ZzzzZzz pls.Moreover your niece already there too many family reunions on the political scene. continue to be the people's advisor. God has his plans for you ask Him and He will tell you
  • wize up (07/01/2018, 06:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The question(which office)!!!!!!!
    not to mingle with the tax payers money; see how the political business in this place have suddenly become joke business: the fellow ran for office in the past and got 1 vote and he did not vote for himself.....go and help rebuild that supermarket !!!!!
  • Wendy (07/01/2018, 06:10) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Edmund cannot do no worse than Mr zzzzzzz, funny man or tt minister so let him run
    • wize up (10/01/2018, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Wendy that may be true but he have to get pass the voting process first(x)
  • foy (07/01/2018, 08:41) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ok I will vote for him at least he will not thief like the ndp gang
  • Oplease (07/01/2018, 08:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmund the people them dont know wa them saying. Go sitdown please.
  • coach (07/01/2018, 09:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    RUN Mr Maduro but please do but GO in the opposite dirrection. You will RUN faster if you do.
  • Flatbush USA (07/01/2018, 09:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    VINO I love your style, publishing these editorials . After Irma we need laughs for it is the best medicine. One thing though please do not allow your site to become the "Comic Section". You are being read world wide and is ppopular. Pease do not let it be just where people go for a good laugh.
    • @ flatbush usa (07/01/2018, 13:09) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      nothing wrong with Edmund look at the characters we have there now!
  • send help (07/01/2018, 15:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mehson try go sit ur a$& down from talking out ya head......Run to do what ?.....No disrespect to ur age sir but we need young fresh minds up in dey.....Action both in office and in field.....Take several seats plz
    • Street reporter (07/01/2018, 19:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Edmond would do a better Job in labour and Agriculture than who we have now...Who we have is very disappointing...
  • Local (07/01/2018, 18:13) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    He may not win, but he is eligible to run (unlike 2 there now) for office and many of us would even consider him being in the race useful.
  • Those Island People (07/01/2018, 19:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those People who not getting no representation from labour or the Labour minister is desperately in need of representation right now anything and anyone will be better and do better for the oppress and laid off workers. Especially those who do not need work permits in favor of those that need work permit.. For this reason I will vote for Edmond...
  • Johnny Mathis (07/01/2018, 21:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well it’s over, the years are gone, what’s the use in trying to hang on.....Too much too little too late to ever try again....
  • What? (07/01/2018, 22:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmund for God sake...
  • Welsah (08/01/2018, 00:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I needed that laugh !
  • joe (08/01/2018, 14:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Running a government is a whole lot different from sitting in a radio station an talking crap an giving the impression u have all the answers to the nations problem
  • born here (09/01/2018, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run for which office you hoodlum!! I was born and raised here along with my other siblings and you worthless piece of man deported my mother from here because a local woman wanted my dad. I scooping you! Go run! Bet you run off the podium!
  • run baby run (10/01/2018, 21:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hmmm....we obviously have a way to go when it comes to politics...

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