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Berris A. Maduro, prominent VIslander & dad of Hon Maduro-Caines, passes

- Mr Berris Austin Maduro’s brothers include Conrad & Edmund Maduro
The late Berris A. Maduro was fond of making fish pots but especially loved gardening. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Berris Austin Maduro was born on April 15, 1933 on Tortola and also had a long career of service both in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Photo: Facebook
Mr Berris Austin Maduro was born on April 15, 1933 on Tortola and also had a long career of service both in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander, businessman, farmer and patriot Berris Austin Maduro passed away yesterday September 8, 2016 at around 8:00 P.M. while at Peebles Hospital in Road Town.

The late Mr Maduro, aka ‘Well me Boi’, is from a prominent indigenous family that hails from the Baughers Bay area of Tortola. His relatives include daughter Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6), brother and former Legislator and Government Minister Conrad A. Maduro and talk show host and former Chief Immigration Officer Edmund G. Maduro, among others.

It is not clear to this news site what the cause of death was.

About Mr Berris A. Maduro

Mr Berris Austin Maduro was born on April 15, 1933 on Tortola and also had a long career of service both in the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

He served as Acting Chief Agricultural Officer and introduced many farming techniques to local farmers in the area of mango graphing, after being trained in Trinidad and Tobago.

He was the son on the late Antonio Maduro and Alexandrina Maduro (whom the public primary school in Baughers Bay is named after) and husband to the late Cynthia R. Maduro aka ‘Gwen’.

Mr Maduro was regarded as one of the best cricketers here on Tortola. He loved to fish and was a master at making fish pots and enjoyed teaching others about fishing, farming and gardening. Gardening was Mr Maduro’s number one passion, according to a family spokesperson.

Mr Maduro leaves to mourn 8 children and many grand and great grandchildren as well as many relatives and friends.

The Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online offer our condolences to his family and friends.

24 Responses to “Berris A. Maduro, prominent VIslander & dad of Hon Maduro-Caines, passes”

  • ccc (09/09/2016, 11:03) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP well me boy
  • Boobie (09/09/2016, 11:14) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Condolences goes out to the family, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
  • family (09/09/2016, 11:19) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences go out the Maduro family at this time.
  • RS (09/09/2016, 11:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Uncle Bruck will be sorely missed! Such a jovial spirit and always had a fun story to tell! Sympathies to all of the family!
    • Andrew Cox Sr (09/09/2016, 12:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ RS: you knew him well; that's the man always jovial and his stories gave you knowledge
  • loveway (09/09/2016, 11:24) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    my sincere condolences to the family of the late BERRIS rip.
  • friend (09/09/2016, 11:24) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Alvera and woody stay strong
  • Rawlins Family (09/09/2016, 11:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seasons change, and songs do fade, death can never be detached in our fate:
    Don't worry, we will meet them someday in heaven, where eternal happiness stay. Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
  • Law Abiding citizen (09/09/2016, 11:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was my dad's very dear friend. Rest in peace sir.
  • Ex-pat (09/09/2016, 11:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    ole boy will be missed gone but will never be forgotten
  • Andrew Cox Sr (09/09/2016, 12:54) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    My sincere condolences to the entire Maduro Family from the Cox Family. Austin you thought me a lot as a young man about life and caring....I will miss you but never forget you
  • blessings (09/09/2016, 14:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Maduro was a wonderful man. He taught children how to graft mango trees up at HLSCC. I use to go and find him every mango season and he would sell me a box of mangos and have a long chat with me. A real wonderful man will me missed.
  • Darlene (USA) (09/09/2016, 14:43) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow!!!! My good old friend from way back in the 90's while working at DoA... Especially around FW and more, Mr. Maduro was always a part of the activities being held and one thing I can say he was a real man and full of humor. To the family..stay strong. May his soul rest in peace....
  • Jackson (09/09/2016, 17:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    We would spend many hours on the water fishing, which we both have a passion for, but it was the advise, the humor, the love and the thrill of catching fish. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known you. May your soul rest in peace.
  • With deepest sympathy (09/09/2016, 18:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Maduro was a boss graftsman; the best in these islands. There is nothing like his 'sugar' mango - oversized kidney, firm and sweet. Everyone who tastes it asks where we got that tree from. Our family proudly explains that it is the product of Mr. Maduro's skill.

    Mr. Maduro's passing signals the setting sun on a generation, a generation which we remember fondly for its village values and sense of community. My condolences to his children and extended family. May he rest in eternal peace.
  • dms (10/09/2016, 07:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    rest in peace teacher austin
  • my 2 cents (10/09/2016, 09:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    he was a good man he believed in his country and teach us all a lot about life and helping when you can
  • vi (10/09/2016, 10:56) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    it cant be indigenous when maduro hails from Spanish, maduro is a spanish name so it is not indigenous.
    • @vi (10/09/2016, 12:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why are you such an idiot? Go back under your rock from blogging piss!! The man was a true Virgin Islander
      • teacher john (11/09/2016, 11:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Maduro, Penn, Frett, Leonard, Fahie, Smith, Vanterpool, Wheatley, Fraser, Turnbull, Mactavious, and Hodge ect are all INDIGENOUS People of the BVI
  • Sigh! (10/09/2016, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P "Well Meh Boy"! I remember when you was my grandfather room mate in the hospital ah time ! All those jokes sigh! My condolences to Hon. Alvera Maduro Caines and the family ,
  • trrefdrfds (13/09/2016, 15:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Maduro you are gone but will never be forgotten. Your smile, your jokes, the lessons you have taught, the stories, you have left a piece of yourself behind that we all will never forget. Your life has left a mark on so many of us (young and old). Rest in Peace, my brother, my friend, our teacher till we meet again. Condolences to the Family. Woody be strong and courageous in knowing that your dad came into this world for a purpose and he accomplished his mission in life.
  • E.Leonard (13/09/2016, 15:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Athena, along with rest of family, warmest condolence on the passing of Bruk. Stay strong and keep the faith.

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