Premier's Office
Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
House of Assembly
Release Date:
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 1:13pm


Hi, I am Alvera Maduro-Caines, representative for the Sixth Electoral District. What a difference a year makes! This time last year, we were still picking up the pieces from our Irma-interrupted lives. Now, I come to you with a different peace: the love, peace and joy of the season. All our lives aren’t back together, our lives aren’t perfect, but we have our lives and that is cause to continuously celebrate, this season and all throughout the coming year.

20-18 for many has been a year of many challenges, while others found so many reasons to be thankful for. There’s the promise of better things to come in 2019. Yes, we’re embarking on another election journey and while we will get ready to go to the polls in a matter of months, it’s important that at this time we enjoy the love and fellowship of each other. This season, and in the next year too, let’s abandon pride, hate, scorn, separation, division and fighting against the great good for all and let’s make love, joy, peace, helping and caring as free as air in 20-19.

In District six, I need your participation to continue to make our District, one where peace dwells and love continuously abides. I’ll be the first to say, as it has never changed, that you, the people, are the reason I continue to work and fight for these Virgin Islands everyday and I hope to continue to do so for the next four years.

May the joy of the season reach you from the top of Belle Vue, down the rolling Sabbath Hill, Butu Mountain, Fort Hill and Jean Hill and continue to flow into Free Bottom, Baugher’s Bay, Purcell Estate and extend as far outward to Johnson’s Ghut, Fish Bay and Kingstown.

With God on our side, the same light that lit Bethlehem on that first Christmas night will continue to light our way. Let us NEVER hide that light under a bushel, but let it be seen everywhere this holiday season and into 2000 and 19.

I am Alvera Maduro-Caines representative for the sixth electoral district and on behalf of my husband and family, Merry Christmas and a happy, bright, prosperous, love and life-filled 2019.