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‘I pray to God all the robbing & killing stop’- Hon Maduro-Caines

- said badness gone out of style
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines wants to know how the Virgin Islands got to the state as it is regarding crime. Photo: VINO/File
Left: Delta Petroleum was robbed by a lone gunman on December 15, 2016. Right: With the recent upsurge in armed robberies one radio commentator was forced to publically ask the question on many minds ‘Who is next?’ Photo: VINO/File
Left: Delta Petroleum was robbed by a lone gunman on December 15, 2016. Right: With the recent upsurge in armed robberies one radio commentator was forced to publically ask the question on many minds ‘Who is next?’ Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) continues its public appeal for help in capturing criminals following the recent spate of gun crimes in the territory, Junior Minister for Tourism, Hon Archibald C. Christian (AL) and Representative for the Sixth District Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, have joined the appeal.

On December 19, 2016 during the Third Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly, Hon Maduro-Caines asked how the territory got to its present state of crime, while noting, “I pray to God that all the robbing and the killing will stop.”

Hon Maduro-Caines said she longs for a loving community spirit as was displayed in the past. “We are building a little nation to preserve for our children and not for it to be destroyed,” she stated.

According to Hon Maduro-Caines, with the present crime situation, lives are being destroyed but “badness has gone out of style.”

She was supported by Hon Christian who said, “I want to really appeal to the public to support the police in all of their efforts to deter and prevent crime in the territory. Use the tools that are available to us to report any suspicious activity or any activities related to crime, because at the end of the day crime is going to affect every one of us and our livelihood in this territory.”

Who is next?

And with the recent upsurge in armed robberies one radio commentator was forced to publically ask the question on many minds “Who is next?”

Talk show host Doug Wheatley, speaking on the 3D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on December 16, 2016, highlighted some of the criminal activities carried out, including robberies on two gas stations and two shopping establishments.

“And the question on everybody’s minds is who is next. Who is next? I guess since two gas stations have been robbed the gas stations will be on the alert. Two supermarkets have been robbed so I guess supermarkets will be on the alert…but whether or not that will deter the persons from committing those acts, we don’t know, we will have to see…”

According to Mr Wheatley, the police have their hands full; however, the support of the community is also important.

25 Responses to “‘I pray to God all the robbing & killing stop’- Hon Maduro-Caines”

  • Bzbb (20/12/2016, 16:40) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    God is not here.
  • pat (20/12/2016, 16:51) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    man in your face with a GUN and she talking about prayer...struppps NEXT
  • keep praying (20/12/2016, 16:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    and do nothing. Let's see where that gets us.
  • Try Selassie I. (20/12/2016, 17:25) Like (69) Dislike (5) Reply
    Obviously prayer Ain working. People being praying for hundreds of years. Its only getting worst. There is a problem with the prayer, Either who it's coming from or who it's going to. People have that right to pray.. But like anything else if something ain working try something else. Selassie I is the way . try him... If Selassie I had come white and Jesus had black Jesus would have been rejected and Selassie I be worshipped.. Selassie I is Real. No Fake. He said " I came onto my own and my own rejected me" The Flock were Brain wash into ignoring the voice of their shepherd and they were led astray ".
  • RealTalk (20/12/2016, 17:52) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Listen tell those stupid ignorant police officers know how to deal with people gentle and kind and that will help they want you to help with crime yet they acting like you is the criminal makes no sense deal with people better and it will have a better community .
  • Online Now (20/12/2016, 18:11) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    “I pray to God that all the robbing and the killing will stop.”
    “badness has gone out of style.”
    Neither of those things are going to help at the moment. How about saying "if you have any information that could help to solve or prevent a crime, please get in touch with the police or if for any reason you don't feel you can tell the police, tell me."
    The community needs to become the first line of defence.
  • wize up (20/12/2016, 18:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    time longer than twine(one of those gun boys will be shot)some of us will be surprised to see who these fools are that f*c$!ng up our community:
  • Zone 6 (20/12/2016, 18:53) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    She just anit ready for prime time
  • change (20/12/2016, 19:44) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is good to have a politician who knows about the power prayer however our faith also tells us that faith without works is dead. Mrs. Caines it is your responsibility as a leader to use God given wisdom along with prayer to come up with solutions or even allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in in formulating solutions. Starting 2017 no Politician should go into the House of Assembly especially on the Government side complaining ot lamenting without any proposals or actual plans for change. She is well intentioned but time gone for that. If more Politicians came into the House armed with plans and proposals, solutions meetings would not have to be so long.
    • @ change (20/12/2016, 22:01) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      Who told you that they (especially the back benchers) don't come up with solutions? You all need understand who really runs the government and who suggestions and recommendations are taken. Maduro is just one person and she's right to pray and call on God if her voice is not being heard. How dare you say the time to call on God is gone? I pray for you my brother.
      • Prayer Vs common sense (21/12/2016, 03:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Obviously Prayer ain working. Time to think of something else. Most of the Criminals grew up in Church and the Pastor's and Parents being praying for them from small. How did that turn out?.. If You are putting water in Kettle to make Tea and every time you ready for Tea the Kettle is Empty. It takes a lot of faith to continue putting water in the Kettle but it Takes a little common sense to tell you get a new Kettle.
      • @@change (21/12/2016, 10:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please comprehend, I fully agree that she should call on God but the time is gone for Politicians going to the House without solutions on serious issues. That is what she did. Furthermore, after praying she should be even empowered with solutions through God's guidance and wisdom. . That is what our faith teaches if we truly study and are connected.
  • Dragon (20/12/2016, 21:44) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Praying to your invisible, imaginary friend in the sky will not do anything to stop the gun violence on our island.As one of our elected leaders please look for practical solutions to this problem.
  • Really? (20/12/2016, 22:42) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    ok i went to church tonight and pray for less robberies and murders.
  • ta ta (20/12/2016, 22:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a Christmas some families are having
  • VIlander (20/12/2016, 23:51) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    I already told you jackasses that stiffer gun penalties won't deter the crime & u call me all kinds of fool but who is the fool now. If you want the gun crimes to stop legalize guns and let the respectable law abiding citizens have them then watch how fast they cut this sh1t out
  • Ur Rasta Preacher. Read up. (21/12/2016, 03:36) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    When last you hear a Preacher preach what they know to be truth. Instead of what they believe to be true. Believing can be deceiving. Preach that we were in slave by the whites. And Millions of our black fore parents sacrifice their lives for us to be free..And for us to enjoy this life we enjoy today.. Let's live in unity and love and make our fore parents proud.. Rasta Preach that every time. They don't want to see us unite so they kill our Rasta messengers because the message of love and unity and Selassie start penetrating. Masses were leaving church and turn Rasta. So the White Devil's. "CIA" comie with a plan to eliminate the messengers and kill the message..CIA kill Bob Marley then they come up with a plan to put Rasta against each other the same Slavery strategy..Black against black gives the enemy power. Unified black people is a powerful force. So Malcolm X. Martin Luther King are all CIA victims.. Just to keep us divided and fighting each other. So Until another courageous Black man rise up and stand, until the preachers start preaching the truth that will unite us and stop telling us about some man living in the Sky who will deliver us while we are dying by the millions, and they live comfortable and rich from our hard earned small pay check..Aren't we educated enough to know what is wrong and what is right. What makes sense and what doesn't make sense. .Black people we are all brothers and Sisters. Don't believe me look back at your History. Cane and Abel is a true Story, they were brothers two bad Ass brothers always fighting together every one feat them, so the enemy come up with a plan to put them against each other So Cane mill Abel the Strength of of unity and the fear of unity and the threat of strength disappear. Come on my brothers and sisters just a little common sense and a little research. Think for ourselves and let others brain wash us. Unity will make us rich and strong.. Put the violence down. To do bad us a choice. Please don't chooze to hurt others... Rasta every time..
  • Madurass (21/12/2016, 04:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You condone the zone 6 now you talking foolishness. You have no shame, you realise it's starting to hit home
  • Mark (21/12/2016, 08:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Here's why this is all happening, not just in the BVI but around the world:

    2 Timothy verses 1-3:

    But know this, that in the last days
    critical times hard to deal with will be here.

    For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,
    having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness,betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God
  • VI man (21/12/2016, 09:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I certainly believe in prayer, but prayer without action is essentially as waste of time. (Faith without works is dead). Ms Alvera, as a "congress woman", if all you plan to do about this matter is say you pray, then might as well you join the Clergy (From Congress woman to Clergy Woman). We need tough radical actions to get these problems under control.
  • hOWIT? (21/12/2016, 11:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    How come they don't try to find out how these guns coming to the island and who bringing them here? Isn't it time to unleash OPERATIONS COWDOWN to see where is the link to all these guns in the country. You may really catch the dealers. Imagine man on street got gun and business people catching hell to get a license for gun. Allyo joking in this place, man. The first time they crank one of these English man or some Big Shot a gun in he poo-poo, you will see how fast they amend their gun-owning policies. Take warning. Teent getting better, boss, it getting worse. They need to send home the Commissioner and find another from the Caribbean. Ah tell allyo long time, them English Commissioners just here on holiday and leaving us to solve our own problems.
  • GretaGarbo (21/12/2016, 11:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I shudder every time this lady opens her mouth to speak.
  • law abider (22/12/2016, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Praying won't help!!! We need action. Police action starting at the lowest levels and going up the criminal chain.

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