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Edmund Maduro: I have no sympathy for car removal

- Says if persons had cared it would have been taken care of
The Lincoln car which was lying at Smugglers Cove beach was deemed a historical icon by some while others found it was an eye sore and needed to be removed.
Edmund Maduro said the car was derelict and congratulate group for removing it, stating that if persons had cared about it, they would have restored it.
Edmund Maduro said the car was derelict and congratulate group for removing it, stating that if persons had cared about it, they would have restored it.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk Show host Edmund Maduro has no sympathy for those who felt it was wrong to remove the car from Smugglers Cove beach which was used by Queen Elizabeth 11 during a visit here in 1976.

He was at the time responding to a caller who had called in on his new talk show last evening Sunday February 26, 2012 to express disappointment with the car’s removal which was in a very dire state. The caller claimed that many long term visitors were outraged with the car’s removal as thousands visit each year and take photos of the car which was deemed a historical icon.

According to the caller, the Elmore Stoutt High School Environmental Group in collaboration with the Belmont Association had sought to clean up the area which resulted in the car’s removal.

“What’s wrong with that, it was derelict. If they cared so much about the car that the Queen drove in, they would have kept it in a better condition, wouldn’t they?” Maduro blatantly asked the caller who agreed with him.

Maduro further stated, “It was derelict and there is a law which says that a derelict vehicle can be towed away at any time. Am I not right?”

The caller agreed but said at the same time the car could have been restored.

However, the talk show host said if persons, including the Government and former Minister for Education and Culture and current District 1 representative Andrew Fahie had cared about the car, “he would have brought that car somewhere and kept it in some place well-polished, well taken care of because this is the car Her Majesty the Queen drove in”.

He said the group who were cleaning up the beach saw it to be a nuisance and they removed it. “I congratulate them for that. We have to stop knocking about your young children when they doing things good because if you will kick them when they do good things, and when they do bad things they will self-determine what they will do to the rest of us.”

“So ladies and gentlemen, I have no concern or sympathy. If I find the ex-minister is joining them or anyone with that wicked behavior, something is wrong with them. The kids were trying to clean up the beach, as simple as that. So because the Queen drove in it, it will stay there and rotten and look like a piece of old junk? No way. I congratulate the kids.”

16 Responses to “ Edmund Maduro: I have no sympathy for car removal”

  • confusion (27/02/2012, 13:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is why we will never vote for that fool
    • Mann up (27/02/2012, 19:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      speak for your self..with who in we hoa now it clearly says any body any body and dem mommy could get elected..dem even aint got to be born here...standards gone down the drian!!! i putting up some of the crazy people walking the streets.
  • Present Please (27/02/2012, 14:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I AGREE!! It should have been preserved, but I think it was beyond restoration for quite some time. But all is not lost. They could contact the survivors of the family, and obtain some photographs, blow them up in full color to poster size with legends attached and have a video/audio tour of the occasion, complete with sound effects . We have to use modern technology (As is done elsewhere) to help to enhance the visitor experience and interests. This need not be done on a grand scale, but sufficient to be an effective drawing card for the vendors to have scheduled showings. Archeological artifacts and remnants of the plantation period are not the only forms of our history worth preserving. Culture is dynamic and history is made everyday.
  • Music (27/02/2012, 15:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Photos available at Old Gov House museum, and it was 1966 NOT 1976 on her first visit. Second visite was in 1977, not 1976 also. It was kept for some years inside the cafe and was in reasonable condition before it was moved outside, presumably by the Dennison children.
    • history lessons 101 (28/02/2012, 01:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      hope you are not one of thoes rewrting history!! "Lodger"
  • Not2Sure (27/02/2012, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone has their own opinion on that car. Why Edmund Maduro thinks that everyone else wants to hear *his* opinion is still a mystery though.
  • Mmm (27/02/2012, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • qc (27/02/2012, 17:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmund hush me aint know people still listen to your show..are you still cutting off the people dem???
  • leave the people alone (27/02/2012, 18:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    leave the damm car where it is these NDP cowbirds making a mess with everything they touch.
  • David (27/02/2012, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Plus the government didn't have to pay for the removal. These individuals did it on their own time and their own dime. The people of the BVI owes them some gratitude.
  • 1st District (27/02/2012, 23:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The community and especially those kids were doing the right thing. The group wouldn't have been down there if people would have cleaned up after themselves in the first place. Sorry, I can't support Devon or Ricky even tho they in my district on this one. These guys just in it for themselves and trying to stir up trouble.
  • cane garden bay (28/02/2012, 01:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so the brox bummer is in favor of the old car...what ah ting! he should say why....
  • under rated (28/02/2012, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is much to do about nothing if you ask me!!!
  • Solid Waste (28/02/2012, 20:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like a pile of junk to me. Well done youths. Thanks for getting rid of the rat trap.

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