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Vanterpool may be mentally ill - Edmund G. Maduro on D4 Saga

-Says entire conundrum is ludicrous & embarrassment to D4
With the District 4 saga surrounding the resignation of Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool and Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assemble (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock currently before the High Court, former talk show host Mr Edmund Maduro is adding his voice to the conversation. Photo: Facebook/VINO/File
“From my own experience in law enforcement and from what I know of the constitution… this thing never need to go to the courts, the Speaker [Hon Julian Willock] in Right,” he told Skelton-Cline and the listening audience.
“From my own experience in law enforcement and from what I know of the constitution… this thing never need to go to the courts, the Speaker [Hon Julian Willock] in Right,” he told Skelton-Cline and the listening audience.
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – With the District 4 saga surrounding the resignation of Representative-elect Mark H. Vanterpool and Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Speaker, Hon Julian Willock currently before the High Court, former talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro is adding his voice to the conversation.

Mr Maduro, an outspoken television host, said that the entire conundrum is ludicrous and even noted that mental illness may be involved, when he appeared on the Tuesday, April 16, 2019, edition of ‘Honestly Speaking’ on ZBVI 780am, with host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

Speaker is Right –Maduro

“From my own experience in law enforcement and from what I know of the constitution… this thing never need to go to the courts, the Speaker in Right,” he told Mr Skelton-Cline and the listening audience.

Mr Maduro continued, “The major thing about it is, if somebody says they resign, they resign. That is absolutely their power,” he said while noting that Mr Vanterpool made it clear that his intention was to resign from the HoA when he submitted his resignation and further went to the media.

“Here is a person who has been in office, if not 20 years or more… Obviously, he must know that in fact, who indeed to address his resignation to. If that person really didn’t know who to address his resignation to, most obviously something was wrong and after spending 20 years in the House of Assembly, it is rather disappointing that he didn’t know what he did,” Mr Maduro said.

Mental illness

Further, according to the former BVI Forum host, “If indeed the person who was elected [Mr Vanterpool] can’t understand what he has done, something must be wrong with him mentally,” he implored.

“But [he] comes back now and [is] asking the House to accept him. It is totally ludicrous, he has already embarrassed the people who put their faith and trust in him,” Maduro said.    

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Justice Ann Marie-Smith rejected Mr Vanterpool's application seeking leave for a judicial review over Speaker Willock’s refusal to swear him in as Fourth District representative in the HoA. The territory is now awaiting the final outcome of the dispute on May 2, 2019. 

17 Responses to “Vanterpool may be mentally ill - Edmund G. Maduro on D4 Saga ”

  • Quiet Warrior (20/04/2019, 14:07) Like (62) Dislike (8) Reply
    Mr. Maduro is on point. The theory of this D-4 saga case comes down to intent. Mark intended to resign and he resigned. This is a political issue, not a legal issue. The voters of D-4 got shafted, embarrassed.......etc and should be given the opportunity in a by election to vote again. And if they want to vote Mark back in again so be it. But doubt he will stand for election again. The solution is to let the people vote——-Let the people vote. They need an off ramp from this roller coaster.
    • the rock (21/04/2019, 00:38) Like (7) Dislike (21) Reply
      The 4th already spoke, action now, action man always, and the rock means always!
      • QW (21/04/2019, 12:59) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        @the Rock, true, D-4 spoke on 25 Feb but the situation on the ground changed so D-4 need the opportunity to speak again, given the emotional roller coaster that it has been put on since the election. Sometimes to demonstrate true love something or someone you have to leave, set them free. Is Mark’s heart truly into representing the residents of D-4? If so, he has a peculiar way of showing it. At one point, he was not running then at 11th hour he changed his mind probably to save the seat for NDP. Emerging victorious out of the 25 Feb election, he submitted his resignation on 05 March and few days he recanted his resignation and requested to be sworn in. However, the Speaker desires that a by election is held. There is a stalemate and the issue is before the courts. Nevertheless, IMO, the issue is a political one, not a legal one. The issue should be solved by the voters through a by election. The voters of D-4 should be given the opportunity to vote again for a representative in 2019. Who is responsible for a second election being required? A by election is a win-win for Mark, D-4 and the territory as a whole. Mark should welcome a by election to show people who run tings and who rules the roost, unless he is trembling with fear. In any event, it is highly doubtful if Mark will stand for election. Let the people vote to see if the Action Man is truly always the choice in D-4.





    • Quiet Storm (23/04/2019, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      “ This is a political issue, not a legal issue.” Concur. The VI is Parliamentary democracy with three co-equal branches of government, ie, Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Theoretically, Legislative Branch enact laws, Executive execute the laws and Judicial interprets the constitution. Each branch is intended to provide checks and balances on each other. However, in the BVI is little daylight between the Legislative and Executive Branches; they are relatively the same, comprising mostly of the same people. Further, the Judicial may not like the action(s) of the Legislative/Executive Branch but if the action(s) is consistent with laws and constitution, it should stay out. In regards to this issue, the voters need to decide.
  • rattie (20/04/2019, 15:48) Like (21) Dislike (11) Reply
    Both of them have mental illness
  • Mr. Constitution (20/04/2019, 16:22) Like (16) Dislike (27) Reply
    Correct Mr. Maduro. Mark intended to resign, but according to me, HE DID NOT. So much foe your knowledge of the law.
  • D 4 (20/04/2019, 18:44) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Just get the by election on
  • Wow (20/04/2019, 18:51) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr. Mentally ill is talking again... come on guys “Let’s Speak Maduro’s Mind”
  • Hmmmmmmm (20/04/2019, 20:04) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Greed and deceitfulness are mental illnesses ...
    • wize up (21/04/2019, 01:26) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @hmmm: second your motion: within 8 years automatically becomes financially stable...have you ever heard about the church-mouse
  • asking for a friend (21/04/2019, 08:23) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    Do people take Edmund seriously?
    • @asking for a friend (21/04/2019, 10:44) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sounds like you asking for yourself by means of the scores associated with the like and dislike buttons ...
      Not all humans stupid ...
  • Tell your friend (21/04/2019, 09:24) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ask themself one question, are they taking Mark seriously right now?
  • What? (21/04/2019, 12:01) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    So if I intended to pay my loan and the bank was closed? Will the bank accept that as payment? I would definitely have to get my rass to the bank when it reopens and pay my loan.
  • Windy (22/04/2019, 11:44) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The U.S. has Trump and we have Mark Vanterpool


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