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UPDATE: Maduro pleased ‘crusade noise’ was turned down

According to a caller to the CBN Channel 51 programme 'BVI Forum', the noise from the crusade at Festival Grounds was penetrating her bedroom and causing her much discomfort. The caller also complained that she called the police and they allegedly told her there is no law in standing to deal with her issue. Photo: VINO
Host of BVI Forum, Mr Edmund Maduro also agreed that the crusade at Festival Grounds was a noise nuisance. He was also pleased to report on his show on Saturday April 27, 2013 that the volume was since turned down. Photo: VINO
Host of BVI Forum, Mr Edmund Maduro also agreed that the crusade at Festival Grounds was a noise nuisance. He was also pleased to report on his show on Saturday April 27, 2013 that the volume was since turned down. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the television talk show ‘BVI Forum’, Edmund Maduro, was pleased to report on his programme on CBN Channel 51 on Saturday April 27, 2013 that the entity responsible for hosting the crusade at Festival Grounds had acted in a “responsible way” by turning down the volume of the loud speakers on three consecutive nights following complaints about the “loud noise”.

The issue had come to the forefront on Saturday April 20, 2013 when a woman called in to his show complaining that the loud audio coming from the crusade at the Festival Grounds was affecting her and she was not getting any satisfaction from the police and government officials.

According to the woman, the noise from the crusade was penetrating her bedroom and causing her much discomfort.

The caller made it clear that she had no objection to the crusade but that the worshippers needed to have regards for other people.

Mr Maduro was in support of the woman and had said he himself had issues with the “noise”.

“These are the people coming from God and they have no respect for your rights. Then what are they teaching you?…Will a man of God come and make so much noise that he drives you crazy? These are some of the follies that we have to put up with? Some of the most religious people are some of the most wicked you can find on the face of God’s earth. I have experienced that,” Mr Maduro had stated but also clarified that he was not necessarily referring to the persons holding the crusade.

Speaking on his show Saturday evening, Mr Maduro said he was glad to hear that the entity to whom the complaint was made against had, on three consecutive nights, turned the loud speakers down to a point of tolerance.

“There has been great understanding, the persons involved have in fact acted in a very humane way, a very responsible way, of which I am proud,” Mr Maduro reported on his show.

Holding up a document, Mr Maduro said it was pertaining to the Noise Abatement Law, which is in existence in the Virgin Islands but which needs to be enforced. He had promised to get copy of the law after the caller had said she made complaints to police about the noise at the crusade but was allegedly told there was no “law in standing” to deal with her issue.

The host commented that he liked the Noise Abatement Law “because it gives everyone the opportunity to correct anything that they are doing that would make too much noise without just being arrested and taken to prison. The law is excellent.”

See previous article posted on April 22, 2013

'Crusade noise' sparks debate on BVI Forum!

The Edmund Maduro hosted programme, BVI Forum, on CBN Channel 51 appeared to be going smoothly on Saturday April 20, 2013 until a woman complained that the loud audio coming from the crusade at the Festival Grounds was affecting her and she was not getting any satisfaction from the police and government officials.

According to the woman, who called in to the programme, the noise from the crusade was penetrating her bedroom and causing her much discomfort.

“We really have no laws here. Somebody grant permission for the people to use the tent on the Festival Grounds. This is the third weekend….I called the police station, I called government members and none of them has done any better. You have to have things done with regards for other people,” the woman complained.

The caller also complained that she called the police and they allegedly told her that there is no law in standing to deal with her issue. Mr Maduro objected to this since, according to him, there is a “Noise Abatement Law” in the Virgin Islands. He also said he sympathized with the caller because “I had to leave my house one night and go down at the bottom and tell them stop their nonsense.”

The caller made it clear that she had no objection to the crusade but that the worshipper needed to have regard for other people by being so loud.

“These are the people coming from God and they have no respect for your rights. Then what are they teaching you?…Will a man of God come and make so much noise that he drives you crazy? These are some of the follies that we have to put up with? Some of the most religious people are some of the most wicked you can find on the face of God’s earth. I have experienced that,” Mr Maduro then stated but also clarified that he was not necessarily referring to the persons holding the crusade.

Another caller then asked about the festival activities held at the same venue and wanted to know of the first caller listens to the noise then. “Does she listen to it? Then they should stop the festival because I am sure she does be hearing. The festival does have all the noise and it does be late,” the woman reasoned.

“Lady what you are arguing makes no sense at all. The lady has called for the enforcement of the law, the law is there and it should be put in place,” an obviously upset Maduro retorted.

Efforts to get a comment from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the Seventh Day Adventist Churches in the VI were not successful. The Seventh Day Adventist Churches are reportedly the organisors of the crusade.

127 Responses to “UPDATE: Maduro pleased ‘crusade noise’ was turned down”

  • disgraceful (22/04/2013, 10:04) Like (38) Dislike (563) Reply
    These religious fools ahave no respect for anyone outside of their own faith it is becoming downright annoying. Just this weekend I had more of those jehovah witness fools knocking on my door to preach their beliefs - i told them to get lost, i dont come knocking on their doors, i dont invade their homes with their religios fanaticism so don't do it to me!
    • Hmmm (22/04/2013, 10:21) Like (13) Dislike (28) Reply
      God will help you.
      • foxy (22/04/2013, 10:40) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
        For a bit of insight into this topic plus a few laughs, google the following:

        youtube george carlin religion

        This beats going to church any day. :)

      • disgraceful (22/04/2013, 10:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        no such thing!
    • sad day (22/04/2013, 10:33) Like (32) Dislike (48) Reply
      I wonder have you complained about the disgraceful acts and exposure that these women and men perform during festival? Are you saying that preaching the word of God and singing gospel songs are disgracefull and annoying and being religious fools?

      Please read the following and I mean really do yourself a favor and read those scriptures, please, so that you have information.
      1. Psalm 14:1; (2) Psalm 53: 1 and (3) 1 Corinthians 1:18. I pray God that you have a Bible, if not, since you are already online go to www.blueletterbible.org and pull up the scriptures. Please do, at least for information. One person said, the difference between ignorance and wisdom is "Information". Please be informed and then make your comments.

      If you do not, we will still pray that God will forgive you, as Stephen when he was being stoned and Jesus, they said, "Father forgive them, for they know Not what they do and I will say, Father forgive this one, for they know Not what they say.
      • notes (22/04/2013, 11:32) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
        Inform thyself too:
        Rape:
        Deuteronomy 21:10-14 "When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the Lord thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her."

        Deuteronomy 20:14 "But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself"

        Slavery:
        Exodus 21:20-21 "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money"

        The Bible is all-encompassing, condoning both the rapist and the slave-owner.
        • True (22/04/2013, 11:56) Like (9) Dislike (72) Reply
          your an idiot preaching the bible about slavery when it was the slave masters who forced that very philosophy on you. Yes philosophy not religion as all the 48+ churches in the BVI are all bulit upon a philosophy of religion not a religion.
          • ..... (22/04/2013, 20:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Hey "True", I think "Notes" is saying the same thing you are saying. I really don't know why you are calling them an idiot. The person before them told someone to go read the bible, so they are saying that this is also in the bible.
        • knowledge (23/04/2013, 09:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          In the old testaments, people were bound by the Law, the law was the Slave Master. However in the New testament Jesus died and live again to free us from those laws. Deuteronomy 21:10-14 illustrates the way things were done under the Law. We now have follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
    • the rock (22/04/2013, 21:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      u are a lucifer in the making!
    • thr rock (28/04/2013, 21:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u sound like an a..!
    • Junior (29/04/2013, 19:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When the festival comes nobady hear the noise, try to give your live to jesus you still on time SINER
    • tommx (02/05/2013, 17:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You really need God ..cause u not makin sense.Think before u speak
    • Tom (02/05/2013, 18:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If u dont see the point u need help God qould hold her acountable for soul that were lost if she didnt preach the word and Maduro just need to shut he mouth and listen
  • my lord (22/04/2013, 10:05) Like (42) Dislike (40) Reply
    edmund and the caller need Jesus...festival does not bother her but the crusade does...lord help us
    • wake up call (22/04/2013, 10:12) Like (11) Dislike (173) Reply
      Jesus died 2000 years ago - The only difference between him and yourself is that he thought radically about things compared to the thought process of the day, much the same as Darwin did!

      Now get to reality and understand that the promotion and marketing of this dead man is purely to drive the business of the church, grow its victim base (I mean followers) and make more money.
      • so so (22/04/2013, 10:45) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
        The Church is God's organization on earth.
        • I agree 100% (22/04/2013, 12:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
          AMEN
          • vex (22/04/2013, 20:06) Like (5) Dislike (255) Reply
            Stop the crap there is no god!!
            • so lost (23/04/2013, 10:54) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
              229 person for God Verses 2 for the devil, thank you Jesus. I wonder who give him life to wake up every morning. the bible said a fool will say that there is no GOD
              • @@@@@ (24/04/2013, 02:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
                The religious zealots will continue to refer us to the bible teachings when solutions are glaring in our faces. What is wrong in advocating that the nosie be lowered
                • Sylvia (27/04/2013, 22:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
                  I agree. The noise is too loud and should be lowered. People do not have to scream at the top of their lungs, GOD CAN HEAR THEM if they spoke a little lower. Respect other peoples right to come home and enjoy peace and quiet their way. Also it should end at a decent hour.
            • hellboy (23/04/2013, 14:42) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
              @vex tell them again!!!!!!!!!!!
            • ?? (28/04/2013, 14:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
              If the is no God where are you alive? It is not your own doing, but God's mercy kept you.
            • Opinion (29/04/2013, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
              then who made you? we where all made. i never saw metal form it self into a car, how then did you just form you.
            • BARBIE# (11/09/2013, 20:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
              Y0U G0ING STRAIGHT HE11 !!!!!!!!! B0UT N0 G0D, WH0 THIS PERS0N REA11Y IS!
    • fact (22/04/2013, 18:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Festival is exempt from the law. There are several events that the law does not apply to. It is actually written into the law
  • Lady Sue (22/04/2013, 10:05) Like (34) Dislike (55) Reply
    You sound so foolish when August festival come them does be playing music until 5:00am why you don't complain about that, you too sad with yourself, welcome God to your home. you welcome the Devil and not Christ. the people dem does finish before 10 just a little after 9. come on people get in touch with God apparently it seem as if you are not. I does hear dem and I sing along with them
    • links (22/04/2013, 10:10) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply

      How do you guys know this woman don't complain about festival as well? Noise is noise and people need to use their discretion. You don't need to behave like an @$Z to praise the lord or whoever you believe in.

      • dead man (22/04/2013, 10:51) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
        I have always found that people who profess to br christian are the furthest from being one
      • jazz (22/04/2013, 20:51) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        If festival was also an issue she would have said so. The problem is, she doesn't want to hear the word of God.
    • hhmmm (22/04/2013, 15:06) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
      I honestly think you guys don't get it because it is annoying to me as well. We don't mind a crusade going on but not for so long. Festival is for a few days then it's over with, last year this crusade went on for over 6 weeks that can be annoying every night singing in your head until after 10 please. One to two weeks then pack up and go back to your church. Don’t talk about on Saturday it is day and night service who feels it knows it.
    • Bandit (22/04/2013, 15:18) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
      @Lady Sue
      Because I does be out there wuking up and enjoying myself that's why I don't care how much noise they make doingfestival time. ok then.
  • LaLa (22/04/2013, 10:15) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Edumond looking talk for his show, he feel that way about everybody not only Christian, as a matter of fact Jesus worship amount the unsave people because if you and I was save he wouldn't need to be amount us so for that lady what said that she run dem from in front of her door because she don't , you noe why you don't do visiting from door to door. no one on earth is holy but Christ. Maybe you need to find Jesus and then you and Edmund, have a bless day. some body invite me and I go would you both like to come along
  • Sad Days (22/04/2013, 10:18) Like (29) Dislike (36) Reply
    This is a very sad day if this is what Maduro is saying and the lady who complained. Maduro should know better that the noise abatement act is effective from 10:00 or 11:00pm and indeed there is nothing the Police could do before that time. If Maduro program is from 7:00 to 8:00pm the caller had absolutely no right or leg to stand on becasue the crusaders were right in line.

    However, if they were making noice, as the lady claimed, at any time after 10:00 or 11:00pm then the police would have gotten involved.

    And rightfully according to the other caller, does that lady, the first caller complain during festival time? I am sure that noise at the village would have been much louder and longer, becasue they usually go all night until day break. Where is she during that time? Does she take a vacation from BVI and travel overseas, or maybe she would be right in the crowd where she would even be hearing much more noise.

    This is very unfear and uncalled for. And again Maduro need to know the law before he comes in with his biased remarks. He need to go on an anger management program. They should have included him on hte program they did at the prison. I guess he will never learn cos it is hard to bend an old grown tree. He really needs to do better than this as a host of a program. I thought the JTV action had taught him a lesson, but it does not seem so.

    The people have a right to be where they were having thier crusade as long as they do not go over the limit of time when the law takes effect. Either 10:00 or 11:00pm. I beleive we all have rights in these Virgin Islands.
    • bam (22/04/2013, 10:47) Like (6) Dislike (32) Reply
      SOMEBODY needs to sue and let them know with all thier religion, their actions are not above common society.

    • NB (22/04/2013, 13:25) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      As per a comment made by Hon. Christian, he mentioned that the Noise Abatement Act gives the police certain powers to ensure that residents are not affected by noise over and above normal conditions. In that case, it is not just a particular time.
  • in the news (22/04/2013, 10:23) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Em.....my interest ends with saying all dem churches are the same!

    • mother hen (22/04/2013, 10:48) Like (15) Dislike (25) Reply
      The responses on this Blog has given me a very good impression
      of how many ANTI Christian people it is living and working in this Island.
      I am not saying that everyone that have commented here is .
      But by some of the " below the belt " remarks you can tell
      • Yes (22/04/2013, 11:19) Like (10) Dislike (15) Reply
        See there are sensible people in the BVI afterall - not all of us are taken in with this religious brainwashing !
  • Ignorants is bliss (22/04/2013, 10:24) Like (8) Dislike (33) Reply
    To all you people that are saying that when it has festival individuals do not complain. First of all festival is a annual something everyone knows about it and can prepare for it mentally. 2nd of all festival is for 1 week this crusade has been going on for 3 weeks already and is suppose to continue for well over a months time. 3rd of all if you are going to say that the festival does it so then its okay for the church to do it. that makes absolutely no sense because i thought the church was suppose to be different from the world. Cause the world has no regards for person in regards for the noise level then the church should follow suit ? You all are not making a lick of sense.
  • Hmmm (22/04/2013, 10:25) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    May God be with those persons.... it not a problem at festival time but its a problem now.... by 9 30 noise done... when its festival time 9 30 noise just about to start till 4:00 r 5:00 in the morning... Jesus is really coming soon.
    • ha ha ha @Hmmm (22/04/2013, 13:00) Like (1) Dislike (170) Reply
      oh really? keep on waiting and when he reach call me
      • Hmmmm (29/04/2013, 13:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I Dont have to call you because u will hear the calling.... u better wake up...some people are really blind... i am praying for people like ....
    • Hmmm (22/04/2013, 15:14) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      I hope he gets through with his work permit when reaches here
      • yankee (23/04/2013, 11:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        That is very rude, you need to stop playing with God, you need to give your life to Christ , you never noe what can happen to you rite at this minute, no body have to call you seek him and he may be found.
        • hellboy (24/04/2013, 15:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          @yankee oh so if you give your life to God i guest nothing will happen to you then lol
      • Wa dat (01/05/2013, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        My my I hope you repent, because you just cut your life span.The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof and they that dwell therein, so either you repent or order your box. Sorry for you.
  • -------------- (22/04/2013, 10:43) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Father, as I read these comments and see your own people bashing the churches. I pray you don't send another Hurricane to remind us that there is a God and why churches exist. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but don't be st*pid about it. Bashing a chruch...sad.

    • Goodnews (22/04/2013, 11:26) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      Praise the Lord God Is good all the time and all time God is wonderful, We are standing on Holy Ground and I know that there are angel around let us praise Jesus now . People we need the Lord, not just when bad things happen to us, we should want to listen to his words at all time
    • sayso (22/04/2013, 16:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      ----------------- I am with you but you know, Our Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord God is a mercyful God may he have mercy on us in this place amen
  • wise-up (22/04/2013, 10:55) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    well will take Edmund by the same tent to night and rub him down with cooking oil then say a 30-seconds prayer for him.....but he is right, not because you name church give you the right to disreguard the LAWS of the LAND.....talk that
  • Truth (22/04/2013, 10:59) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    The truth is I am not sure how they have it amplied or what and all that but I am sure the persons who are speaking about it are those that acutally live and sleep in town because it is rather extraordinarly loud and I found they should be an example and I have heard festival for years on end and the sound is more obsorbed for what ever reason. What I was more surprised about is the fact that I thought as christains we are suppose to be an example. We are always asking pubicly for the secular crowd to be respectful we should too.

    It is rather loud and I am surprised to see this article online but it tells me i'm not the only one that thinks so, if the community is saying something and crusades occur all the time then something is done differently whether more speakers or whatever. Those comparing it to festival I don't think you live in the area and understand specifically how it sounds. Yes they want to be heard and spread the word but they can accomplish that without being that extreme, you have to go into someones home in the town area, Botanic Station, Lower Estate, etc. and really hear how it sounds inside.

    We should be able to listen if we so desire but we should also be able to turn on a radio or watch another Tv programme and actually hear it or not feel like someone is screaming at us in our own home. I'm simply saying let us be an example of how ANY function should be held. It's not able a Jesus thing or religious thing.
  • NICK (22/04/2013, 11:09) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    god got nothing to do with hurricane.
    • Been there (22/04/2013, 12:36) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      I lived in lower estate for 9 years and god knows what i went through whenever there was an event ,esp
      carnival, l i even considered taking off to my sister's house at one time . People need Jesus that's all.
      • WHY? (22/04/2013, 14:05) Like (7) Dislike (148) Reply
        Why do we need Jesus? He died a long time ago.

        PLease come with something more rational!
        • na na na (22/04/2013, 22:06) Like (1) Dislike (23) Reply
          mr. why i got somethin 4 u u cant talk u ugly bish from ackin on like a fool jus tek a day by tht church den u goin change yuh mind cuz wen he come back he shud strike yuh blak back side yuh to rude out of order disrespectful foolish retarded . dem shud tun up the speaker dem an sing louder in dem mic. yuh need god bcause if u dont yuh aint goin heaven and there is only space for the truely lover of god yuh cud do wat eva u lik but all i have 2 say is who the cap fit where it but yuh na get no cap at all
          • joker of the pack (23/04/2013, 07:32) Like (4) Dislike (70) Reply
            There is no such place as heaven - have you ever seen any real proof that it exists? NO!

            Just because it is written in your little book does not make it true - it was written that Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall - is that true? More likely it is than your story about heaven so go sit down and get an education!
        • chad (26/04/2013, 14:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          He died so that we may have life, and not death from the wages of our sins!!
    • Joy (23/04/2013, 13:05) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please read the book of Amos in the Bible, and check the historical record that corroborate this part of history.
  • sda (22/04/2013, 11:10) Like (9) Dislike (32) Reply
    MAKE A JOUFUL NOISE UNTO THE LORD
    • feeling Good now (22/04/2013, 13:34) Like (4) Dislike (112) Reply
      Why do they have to have a crusade for three weeks, even if they baptise one hundred poeple and keep them in the church ubtil they get their commision from head office, the people do not stay in the church because they want to control what you wear and who you talk to. Imagine getting saved with a tatoo and the sAdventist pastor telling you you must take it off. Hmmmm yes they do because they told me I have to take off mine and I cannot wear earings, so I left and went to another church, where I am comfortable praising God without people watching me funny.
    • dad (24/04/2013, 02:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The hypocrisy of some religious groups confounds me
  • suggestion (22/04/2013, 11:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What I can say as it relates to Festival, the Festival Committee and Police should work together to ensure that it starts at for instance 8PM and ends no later than 2AM. If it was up to me, it would be 1 AM. There are neighbourhoods in the area whose residents should not have to endure this noise especially for 2 weeks at a time.
  • questions (22/04/2013, 11:30) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Do these people that attend these events understand that it is a bunch of nonsensical screaming that is going on by the speakers?
    Do they understand how out of tune many of the singers are?
    Now put those together with lots of decibels and imagine how bad it sounds in peoples living rooms. At least with festival whether you like it or not there is some kind of rhythym so it is somewhat less annoying
  • other churches (22/04/2013, 11:41) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't have a problem with hearing the services and I actually enjoy the services in the evening. My only concern is there are other churches in the vicinity, such as Apostolic Faith (which is not a/c) and other churches. I wonder if the SDA have considered their interruptions to these churches.
  • Concerned (22/04/2013, 11:44) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    The Seventh Day Drums every Sunday from 2:00 on is intrusive, as well..Perhaps they can find an area in the open spaces of the country instead of drowning out the people in and about Road Town, the Ships, and people wanting a relaxing Sunday afternoon by the Admin and surrounding areas..far and wide....
    • BS (22/04/2013, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      you just sound so stupid. people trying to do something good for the young people and it always have people like you discouraging the young people. Thanks be to God....small minded people...NO GOD IN THE BVI
  • Me Too (22/04/2013, 11:44) Like (4) Dislike (48) Reply
    If it the police tells the caller it don't have a law about noise why they like to come to different clubs or parties saying to turn down the music or even want to stop the party? Not because your praising the Almighty give you more rights and you still have to respect others. I also have problem with the noise from the Crusade it's like every year they up their sounds with the noise I can't even hear my tv at nights even when it's turn up on all. I find the village at August isn't as loud but also is a problem but since the stage has changed the direction, the speakers are turn so the sound doesn't be as loud but the Crusade speakers are turned directly into the valley so the sound is travelling more in to the homes because sounds bounces of the hills and seats in the valley of the hills. I think they need to turn their tent and speakers the other direction to the sea so the sound don't bother much homes. Also something needs to be done with these lound scooters they are really disgusting I love them but not when individual changes the sound they are to be making to these loud disgusting sounds, it makes my kids jump up out their sleeps at nights.
    Why it have a law saying you can't make noise around the Hospital and Elderly Home but not homes especially late in the nights?
  • down under (22/04/2013, 11:46) Like (34) Dislike (29) Reply
    some people on here are so stupid these people are worshipping god and you are on here complaining you all need to stop , thats why some of you cant get ahead you need to read your bible and pray..
    • Don't Judge (22/04/2013, 13:01) Like (4) Dislike (100) Reply
      that give nobody an excuse to be disturbing the peace. I use to say the same thing when it comes to work the job told a coworker of mines to turn off or turn down their music which was soft soul music but another coworker started to play gospel at a real higher sound and it seem nothing is being down by that it's still disturbing the office space. So to me no matter if your praising the Almighty there still should show respect for the rest of the residents in the community. We know they want to reach everyone but some people can't bare the noise. So i don't see anyone saying they can't do their Crusade but the volume needs to be lower. And your not the one to Judge any about being Stupid nobody can put up with noise especially the elderly or someone with a headache or migraine.
    • Comment (22/04/2013, 13:07) Like (63) Dislike (1) Reply
      First all it's God not god, which is an idol so people please stop referring to Him as "god" instead say God. Second, it's strange how people speak of God and blaspheme others in the same sentence.
  • waay boy (22/04/2013, 11:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    the screaming lady need to turn it down she is too loud.
  • BV Keep Calm (22/04/2013, 12:02) Like (8) Dislike (87) Reply
    Festival is one week. This crusade is for WEEKS. The male song leader can't sing. The lady who think she is the bomb with that scratchy soprano is annoying and then the word which I won't mind listening to is mostly on keeping the Sabbath to get to heaven. I don't mind crusades, but 1 WEEK is ENOUGH NOISE!!! When I go home from work and whatever else, I would like peace.
    If the singing was pleasant to hear and the word was just about getting yourself saved I wouldn’t mind. BUT……….
  • I'm Concern (22/04/2013, 12:11) Like (83) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is the last days, the devel is fighting the people of God through his agents like the lady who calls to complain for noise. and the host of the said show. You cannot fight The Almighty God. There are several night life dramers that are disturbing and there you will find The Police preasance and no one complains. The Lord Jesus Christ is on His way back to rapture His Church and many of us will be found wanting. I am admonishing the people of the Virgin Islands to turn to God. @Now@
  • ausar (22/04/2013, 12:19) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    My only question is: How come the crusade people never make enough noise to be heard only by those under the tents?

    There needs to decibel controls for these crusades. I'm not saying not to have them. Only that those under the tent should hear the "noise" from the tents , that's all!
  • VIlander (22/04/2013, 12:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The rules & Laws are for Everyone & every group, no one is exempt. I don't mind their message but their method is ANNOYING.
  • jesus save (22/04/2013, 12:33) Like (46) Dislike (13) Reply
    Jesus save and only God can save both Edmund and the woman. God need to put the two of them flat on their back so they can look up and recognize that God is no respecter of person. You don't play with God the Holy Spirit is coming into your bedroom and you shunning him and saying to much noise. You better wise up oh foolish woman, because that may be the last sermon you may ever hear and then is judgement. My question to you is which side you will wake up on? Ponder on this.
    • hellboy (22/04/2013, 15:04) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
      @ jesus save did he put you flat on your back to make respect him?????
  • Praise The Lord (22/04/2013, 12:41) Like (25) Dislike (26) Reply
    Come down and join the congregation in giving God praise, instead of complaining about noise. Edmund you need Jesus not a talk show. There are so much evil going on in the world, I think a little noise from voices singing praises and giving Thanks, is the least of all the many evils.
  • peace (22/04/2013, 13:13) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dear Pastor

    Please turn down the speakers to a comfortable level to accommodate the residents. Let us be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

    Your fellow believer
  • Moving (22/04/2013, 13:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be fair. What about Festival and the loud noise that comes from Horse-path mooring and evening. Be sure of one thing, the word will and must be preached.
  • Concern Citizen (22/04/2013, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (33) Reply
    This woman need Jesus. I wonder, if she complain when Festival is taken place.
  • facts (22/04/2013, 13:52) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Jesus was a quite person, if you is so a fellower of Jesus why not be humble like him, not be making so much noise, whether inside or outside.
  • Ridiculous BS (22/04/2013, 14:12) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    It seems to me that ppl in the bvi are just share idiots...no matter what you won't be able to please everyone. Noise is everywhere...right down to the stupid young boys on these scooters that makes a whole bunch of noise on these death traps wishing they were a Busa....the cars making noise on the streets as well. Ain't every day you see a tent on the same devils ground proclaiming the word of God. And they are doing it. 2hrs every nite ain't gonna kill the bvi cuz I'm pretty sure that the woman who is making the complaints in the first place is damn deaf from her own TV!!!! I live in town and the festival grounds keeps me up every nite with their BS every nite. And the thing is nothing positive or good comes out of that crap at the ending of the nite or morning to make a difference in ur personal life. I can sure bet when the festive activities is going on she dares not pick up the phone to call to say a word BECUZ who the hell gonna study her bout noise....she sits and endure it for a week. But the simple church crusade she wants to complain about noise...it's always the ones who knows about God are the ones who complains about his word.

    Somebody needs to check that fool Maduro about his ignorance BECUZ he sounds like a clown! These are the ppl we actually sit down and listen too like Really? God don't like ugly that's why our country can't prosper the way it's suppose to because Tolians complain about simple stupidness. 2hrs in the nite is really gonna kill this woman to hear the word of GOD....ain't like she going to sleep she wide awake watching CSI MIami....come on ppl leave the church alone and enjoy the word of God BECUZ some us might need it. In a few months carnival is coming up and it's going to be noise like crazy....

    I HOPE TO SEE THIS TOPIC AGAIN THE ENDING OF JULY AND THE SAME WOMAN COMPLAINING ABOUT NOISE AND MADURO TALKING IGNORANCE ABOUT THE NOISE ABATEMENT LAW....share IGNORANCE!!!
  • Peaches (22/04/2013, 14:16) Like (21) Dislike (42) Reply
    I made sure to read each and every comment carefully before I commented. This is so very sad to read that people are bashing the crusade, bashing the preaching of God's Word. The bible says in Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD." The topic that was preached under the tent last night was 'STARVATION ON THE STREETS OF TORTOLA' and that is exactly was Amos 8:11 is saying. The day will come (and very soon) when men will want to hear the Word of the Lord preached but there will be no CRUSADE, No big YELLOW AND WHITE TENT, NO CHURCH SERVICES, NO PASTOR, NO BIBLE STUDY. THE WORD OF THE LORD WILL NOT BE FOUND. There are two nights that there is no meetings and that is on Monday and Thursday nights. People you all are complaining about simple things, some of you maybe not even going to church because you are REJECTING the Word of the Lord. You all think that that is noise coming from under the tent? We have not heard anything yet. When those earthquakes begin to rumble and those plagues begin to fall, it is then you will hear noise. Don't talk about when the TRUMPET sounds, every island will move out of its place, the dead will rise, the earth will be destroyed and you all are here complaining. Be careful, be careful, the Lord is soon to put in his appearance. Look all around: the SIGNS are everywhere, even a BLIND man can see that something big is about to happen, but you all prefer to stay in your comfort zone and act careless and carry on with ADULTERY, HOMOSEXUALITY, STEALING, WORSHIPPING IDOLS, FORNICATING, BREAKING GOD's SABBATH. Woe be on to you all, the day will come when you will want to hear the Word of the Lord.
    • Seeker of TRUTH (22/04/2013, 14:56) Like (1) Dislike (25) Reply

      Quoting the Bible which is written by man proves what? I can quote a magazine or good book myself. Do you see people up and down trying to live by other books? Please cut the $h1t out. It's not the only set of scriptures that exist which speaks of the days of God. You all using the same book that advocated whipping the black skin off your backs to be your savior.

      • Peaches (22/04/2013, 15:20) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        @Seeking the Truth: @ Peter 1: 21 says "For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." So if you think that the Word was written by "SIMPLE" men, you are so WRONG. these men were no ordinary man. If you really are a seeker of the truth, do that and ask God to help you to study his WORD and understand it and STOP looking for excuses to live how you want.
        • Seeker of TRUTH (28/04/2013, 10:17) Like (0) Dislike (96) Reply

          Peaches, you cannot use the Bible scripture as proof that the Bible is correct. That is very STUPID. The fact that you have to do that proves my point. It is all man written and no way to prove it was true. How do we say that this is truth and all other scriptures written are false? You choose to believe this particular thing and you convince yourself that it's the truth. That doesn't mean it is. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You are essentially telling me "The Bible says it is true so that means it is true!". WHAT? You expected a verse or scripture in the Bible that would say it's not true? I don't get your level of thinking. If someone walks up to you with a 'book' claiming that it can make you 'x' amount of money if you put up 'x' amount of money, you put up a red flag one time. But this book, you believe wholly and solely like a blind bat. I have nothing against anyone who are Christian or otherwise Religious. What I have a problem with is that they are willing to be open minded and cautious about everything else except their religion, no matter how many facts you provide. Then when all else fails, they tell you it's the Devil have you questioning God and you better prepare for hell. Pure scare mongering and slave minded bull$h1t is what I call that. Ignore everything else, pray to God and wait for things to happen, while people are actually out there doing things to make things happen.

  • Seeker of TRUTH (22/04/2013, 14:35) Like (5) Dislike (109) Reply

    All this blather is about nothing. The sound should be to a level where the people participating can hear it clearly. It does not have to be that loud and that's the point. It is church and not a music fest. When they have church in their own building it is never that loud so why does it have to be so amplified when the people are right there? Nobody has a problem with Church, people have a problem with how loud and bothering it is for 3 whole weeks. We can all meet middle ground. BVI people are not evil people. Not because people don't follow your religion makes them devils. Everybody has a right to believe what they want. Many people believe in God but despise Religion. Religion and Church is NOT GOD! Get that in your head. So when people don't like your church bullshit it's not that they don't like GOD. Stop trying to equate the two because it shows you are a j@ck@$z and need to learn about what God stood for. God is not Church or Religion.

    • Me (22/04/2013, 21:47) Like (0) Dislike (57) Reply
      Thank you !!!!! It is too LOUD especially on a Saturday I went to ESHS to do a rest and could not concentrate !!!
  • posh (22/04/2013, 14:38) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like I said on an other website, Tortola people complain about everything.....Its like nobody suppose to hold a function or do anything on this stupid island....down to CHURCH they complain about...Well boy JAck this is it...
  • BRAD BOYNES (22/04/2013, 14:55) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Noise is Noise regardless of who is making it. I think what was more offensive for some folks was the noise being forced on people on a Sunday morning when most religious people in the VI celebrate/observe their Sabbath. I don't think this has anything to do with festival noise or what ever. Noise isnoise.
  • Help Lord (22/04/2013, 15:02) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    You people are just sick. So why don't we see articles like this when it is festival time. You can't even sleep good the music have you shaking out of your bed are you people for real. Lord please help this sick world and nation.
  • Self centered (22/04/2013, 15:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    What exactly are you doing to help this "sick world and nation"?

    By the way, it is a territory not a nation.
  • believer (22/04/2013, 16:03) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    the bible says MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE LORD ALL THE LANDS
  • 2 comin (22/04/2013, 18:12) Like (3) Dislike (29) Reply
    Father god soon coming for he world
  • My input (22/04/2013, 21:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    WOW!!!!!! The crusade it is just to LOUD!!!!!! I had to go school but could hear anything the teacher was saying . YES your worshipping GOD but he is not DEAF !!!! So you don't have to be scream and carrying on and sometimes it has breaks during the shows at night for festival it's not constant noise/loud music all day and all night be reasonable people !!!
  • I understand (22/04/2013, 22:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    My understanding of the whole thing is not that people are against the crusade or against the religion, it is the way in which it is done. SDA do not have to blast it. I was invited but I don't need to leave home to go under the tent because I can hear quite clearly from home. 6 one way 1/2 dozen the next - same thing. The SDA followers would be offended by the comments. How would SDA appreciate if anyone comes down their area and just pump up their volume when service is going on. It wouldn't be nice at all. My kids try to do their homework and we don't have A/C to close the windows and during 7 - 9 they can't focus. 9 is their bedtime, and also the shut off time of the loudspeakers on the key. Their is no school during the festival time, and we choose to take our vacations because we do not appreciate the intrusion either, so that's how I deal with it. I do not at all have anything against the crusade, nor against the word of God, or making a joyful noise. It isn't the first crusade held on the grounds and it wouldn't be the last, but we just ask for consideration.
  • bad boy (22/04/2013, 23:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    hi hi madouro again when would this guy learn this is god work and he is against it maybe he is amuslim
  • Manabouttown (23/04/2013, 06:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have read the article; please don’t be upset with the woman. She has a right to make a report whilst there is a noise abatement Act. Where is the instrument in Law for the officers to use to determine that it is loud? The Bible said, “Oh come let us make a joyful noise unto the Lord”. The worshipers have a right under the Constitution to practice their religion.
  • Law Abiding citizen (23/04/2013, 07:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I've read some ridiculous comments on this topic, but Bad Boy, you 're a real retard. Comments like that are malicious and stupid. You don't need Jesus in your life, you need duct tape to cover that useless hole on your face.
  • word up (23/04/2013, 07:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If ABC thinks 123 is too loud, invest in a good set of headphones if you don't already have one -
    problem solved.
    But the problem here is more than noise....
  • 00PS (23/04/2013, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What we all need to do tell Dr Smith to come back to his roots where he started from He knows more abouy Adventist more than any one . SAD to say he only come when its election time to get the members vote.
  • SMH (23/04/2013, 18:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What utter nonsense! The Devil is really busy ....but we will prove him wrong...Mr.Maduro how quickly we disclaim the core essence of moral and social values instilled with us! May God have mercy on us all.
  • may day (24/04/2013, 02:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Christianity is about behavior not about the number of churches we have.
  • chad (24/04/2013, 10:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heavens when Jesus spoke he was not quite, he had followers and he spoke and they listened. Carnival does be going on for 2 weeks and no one complains the christians listen and don't complain. Un Godly ppl is what you is woman a hater and the devils child this should not have even made it to the news it sounds stupid and un called for. What can the Government do, what can the police do it is church and they got permission. I am so disappointed for the negative comments May God Bless you cause this place sure need him badly to clean up this place. It is just sick i am so upset.
  • tears (25/04/2013, 07:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    OMG some of these comments brought tears to my eyes. I cannot believe how these people are defaming the name of GOD and HIS WORD. His WORD is exalted above HIS very name. May GOD have mercy on us all. Lord, forgive them for they know not what they do. Lord I pray you will save me from the destruction I foresee will come upon this country and the people who are profaning Your name and rejecting You and Your words.

    Just after these meetings are finished....Let the fire and flood wash this place of this evil and these wicked people.

    E...d, may I suggest that you settle your outstanding accounts with your creditors around Tortola.

  • May God Be With You All! (26/04/2013, 14:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And then they wonder why The BVI is the way it is. God has not sunken these little islands because of the faithful praying people on it. The ones that pray to keep the BVI in one piece and have faith that God will see us through. You all are so ungrateful!!...every dog has its day remember that. God never sleeps or slumber watch what you say. They can manifest any time when you least expect it. I pray that God be with all of you. Just like festival is an annual event so is the crusade so I don't see what is the issue. Probably you just have issues -_-
  • BVI Keep Calm (27/04/2013, 09:52) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    I have a problem with them after crusades. They are some of the people with the meanest Attitudes, dirty mouths and will tell you a piece of their mind without hesitation. What does a longgggggg crusade do for them. NOTHING but disturb people's peace for 6-8 weeks.
  • Seeker of TRUTH (28/04/2013, 10:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    See what I mean? Tears want to give the impression that he/she is this big Christian person but couldn't help but take a personal jab at Edmund. WoW! Truly Christian behaviour, with me or against me. You all are patiently waiting on a natural disaster to say "See see, that's why God did it, because you all are talking nonsense." I guess Christians don't die in Earthquakes, Hurricanes etc.? It is a bunch of crock and you need to stop trying to force it on people. You don't have to teach people love, care, family, kindness, respect. These things come natural as we progress in life. This separation foolishness is what is killing the country. Imagine there are other 'Christian' Churches in the vicinity of this crusade and they themselves couldn't have service because the noise was so loud. Do you think that's 'Christian'? Or is it just being selfish. I don't want a thing to do with those people. They just talk down to everyone who don't believe their little mother goose tales and ignore all common sense. All their focus is on reminding you that they are better than you and going where there is milk and honey while we go where there's rum and whores. That's what they try to convince you of. They are no different to the extreme muslim radicals around the world who everybody despises. Their ideology is the same. They believe word for word what their book say and are ready to war against anybody else that doesn't believe the same. Don't believe me? Read the Christian comments above and enjoy. I will say again, BVI people are not evil, they are just becoming smarter and realize that many of these people preaching are a set of wolves looking for slaughter. Most of us grew up in and still attend Church and the more we see/learn, the more we realize that we shouldn't be blindly following anything and anyone just because of fear.
  • Pissed Off (28/04/2013, 10:50) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Maduro you and that woman are devils in our eye sights. i hope when august reaches, go and tell the festival personnel to turn it down. both you and that woman makes me sick!
    • Seeker of TRUTH (28/04/2013, 12:11) Like (3) Dislike (24) Reply
      See this is what pisses me off about you so called Christian people. At no point did anybody say they have a problem with church. They said they had a problem with the NOISE! Church is never a problem to anybody. You cannot compare church to August Festival. According to you, those of us who attend Village are devils and heathens so why are you comparing yourself to them. You are supposed to set an example. Use small speakers so that everyone in the tent and immediate area can hear clearly. There's no reason why someone in Horse Path should hear bass pumping and people howling as if it was right in their backyard. You are so caught up in your nonsense that you don't see principle or common sense. Nobody have a problem with the Church. People are wondering why it has to be so damn loud if it's Church and the people attending are right there. Parties, Festival etc. are known for having loud music. Churches are not. That's the point.
  • Yep (28/04/2013, 11:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    My problem is some people believe, because they are playing religious music, they have the right to disturb others, I have witness this in apartment buildings, public gatherings and even in workplaces. I think what even adds to the annoyance is most of these people don’t behaves in a matter that demonstrate true Christianity, matter –of-fact some of the most Gospel music players behavior more like them spawn from hell.
  • Saw (28/04/2013, 11:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    At last.
  • Skeptic. (28/04/2013, 12:50) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
  • yea MAN (28/04/2013, 19:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Listen folks God deals with understanding. We loving folks coming hear and arguing is media highlights.All we have to do is turn down the noise a bit and then continue as we do. The rest is just us disrespecting each other while carrying out our point of views.....you ask us to turn down and we did that. Please lets move on.
  • Boss (28/04/2013, 21:48) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mr. Maduro i am very disapointed in you. For an old man who has been around this long you need to apply wisdom before you comment on some topic; especially when God is with the people you are you argoing after. Sir advise you to back off the people of God.
  • bb (29/04/2013, 02:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    God help those that help themselves.
  • Disgusted (29/04/2013, 09:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It certainly wasn't turned down last night.
  • believer (30/04/2013, 00:10) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    virgin islands people come onnnnn stop bashing and give God his glory its only 7 to 9 by the end of the crusade all ear should hear. the many of you who complaining are the ones who don't want to hear the word of God. when the Lord comes for this sinful world wid trumpet leme hear ayo say toooooooooo much noise den. the message needs to get to everyone stop complaining and repent of your sins. ayo should be glad the boys on the corner hearing so dem aint shoot and rob nobody
  • u (10/09/2016, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is two sides to the story and I can agree with them. the first is that there is a time and a place for everything under the sun. We have rules and regulation on certain things for a reason and as Christian we have to follow the rules no IFs or Ands about it. And two I believe God is real no body can actually prove God is not real Christianity is not about what we do for God but God reaching down to us and having a real relationship with him. If you do not want to believe God is real. ok fine. But I will encourage you all to look at both sides of the story. Don't look for god as religion look for God as somebody to meet. I love you!


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