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'I was working before politics' – Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines

- accuses the VIP of spreading rumours, last name dropping & being divisive
Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines played the loyalty card during her campaign meeting at the One Mart parking lot in Port Purcell on May 28, 2015, telling the people that she has always voted in that district and that she would never leave them. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the NDP meeting at the One Mart parking lot on May 28, 2015. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the NDP meeting at the One Mart parking lot on May 28, 2015. Photo: VINO
Hon Maduro-Caines, seen here flanked by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (left) and Territorial At Large candidate Hon Archibald C. Christian, accused the Virgin Islands Party of spreading rumours and being divisive. Photo: VINO
Hon Maduro-Caines, seen here flanked by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (left) and Territorial At Large candidate Hon Archibald C. Christian, accused the Virgin Islands Party of spreading rumours and being divisive. Photo: VINO
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI - “District 6, these days I have become accustomed to the insults and insinuations by past and present opponents along with some in the district. If you remember, during the 2011 campaign, the question was asked: ‘Where the lady with the little bag going?’ but you the people answered for me, and together we proved that little is much in the hands of someone who cares,” Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines told supporters at her campaign meeting at the One Mart parking lot in Port Purcell.

Last evening May 28, 2015, Hon Maduro-Caines, in her usual soft tone of voice, sought to answer her critics by stating her loyalty to the district she has represented for the past three and a half years.

‘I promise to never leave you’

“Now, in this 2015 election, I am being referred to as the outgoing representative and ‘miss do nothing’. I don’t know about you but I find this to be extremely presumptuous, especially coming from someone who does not live among us. How could my opponent in good conscience assume that nothing was done in this community? Let the record show that I have always voted in District 6, I live in District 6 and I fully represented District 6! And guess what District 6? I fully intend to remain in District 6, and promise never to leave you like some do, for political gluttony!”

However, Hon Maduro-Caines, the incumbent representative and National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate, did not call any names. Two other persons are contesting the Sixth District- Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Dion M. Jennings, an Independent candidate.

Taking a swing at VIP

According to Hon Maduro-Caines, the VIP realised that running on their own record will get them no political traction, to the point that their members have allegedly now stooped to a new low with false accusations, spreading terrible rumours about the NDP’s leader’s health and last-name dropping.

She also alleged that the VIP is questioning one’s commitment to country solely based on whether or not one is a so-called indigenous BVIslander. “I’ll pause to say this because I believe it’s important; as one of the “indigenous BVIslanders” and I use that term loosely. These tactics are divisive and I find them to be distasteful and petty! Another potentially damaging tactic; are they playing the race card?”

She said there is no way one can dispute the fact that even before she ever thought of going into politics, she was working in her community and have given of her home, time and money to people who were in need of help. “So I am one politician who can say without hesitation that it did not take politics for me to represent my community, as I have a heart for people and a desire to give in whatever way I can.”

‘My lists of accomplishments are long’

Listing a long line of things she said she has done for her community over the past three and half years, Hon Maduro-Caines alluded to the refurbishing of the home of Phyliss Parillon, addressing water woes in the community, signed off contracts for erecting of retaining wall in the vicinity of Brooks' residence and for the paving of the parking lot for the burial ground in Johnson’s Ghut, among others.

“District 6, my lists of accomplishments and ongoing projects are long…You can just check the record, call Public Works or just see me and I’ll show you the amount of things that we have been able to accomplish in our District in just three and a half years!”

Hon Maduro-Caines also spoke about several initiatives in the pipe line that would be realised should she be re-elected as the Representative for the Sixth District on June 8, 2015.

44 Responses to “'I was working before politics' – Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines”

  • .......... (29/05/2015, 09:47) Like (24) Dislike (17) Reply
    Why ndp always talking to empty chairs?
    • Oh Please (29/05/2015, 10:07) Like (33) Dislike (36) Reply
      A few empty chairs in the front because most people don't like the front. Have you seen the VIP rallies with rows and sections of empty chairs!! NDP all the way.
      • agreed (31/05/2015, 07:06) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        People afraid to sit where the camera would pick them up to be followed by victimization. They stay in cars and outskirts or simply don't come. That's the type of fear the NDP has created in our country and it is rather shameful.
    • cheese and bread (02/06/2015, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      if NDP chairs are empty what are you gonna say about VIP????????? CRICKETS!
  • jokers (29/05/2015, 09:55) Like (37) Dislike (32) Reply
    when we vote for vip all the way we gona vote ndp out of power SO VOTE WITH VENGEANCE THAT THE PAPER CATCH A FIRE
    • voter 6 (29/05/2015, 10:34) Like (38) Dislike (18) Reply
      YOU PROMISE YOU WOULD NOT LEAVE US BUT YOU DID. RUN PEOPLE FROM YOUR HOME. CHANGE YOUR NUMBER, DONT KNOW IF YOU ARE LIVING AN THE ISLAND WHEN WE NEEDED YOU WE CANT FINE YOU . FOOL THE GUYS FROM BELVIEW. NOW YOU COMING AND SAY YOU NEVER LEAVE US THATS HOG WASH I WOULDNT VOTE FOR YOU THIS TIME YOU HAVE FAIL US.
      • @ voter 6 (29/05/2015, 12:50) Like (27) Dislike (20) Reply
        Go get a Damn life!!!!! If you can really say you don't see or can't find Alvera, you are a total LIAR. You say that she neglected the 6th district, but why haven't I felt the neglect? Y'all lil boys just want to sit on the block and smoke weed all day, trouble lil girls, disrespect everyone and not get up and look work. If 10,000 work permits were issued last year, there obviously are jobs that you guys could have applied for and occupy. I remember within the first 6 months of the NDP Government, Minister Myron Walwyn found 6 mechanic jobs and offered to the guys on the block at Belle Vue. However, the message sent back to Myron was that "I ain't working for no small money. So I guess its much easier to shack up with y'all mother and be fed and get allowance, then spend the same allowance on WEED and RUM. The good book says that "the lord help those that help themselves". Maybe if you guys be as aggressive looking for a job as you are stealing and disrespecting everyone else, you will be much further than you are and not have to depend on political promises to put a little change in your pockets, which will finish in a very short time.
      • idk (29/05/2015, 13:03) Like (15) Dislike (28) Reply
        Hey voter 6 who the hell needs you?!! You got issues and baggage. You need to go on Jerry Springer Show. How come I can reach her on her same two numbers? The lady doing her job and you vex so you got to find something negative to say. You failed your own self big man..go look a job and stop looking hand outs. I know personally this lady took care of the boys in the Vue..You are not from the 6th so move along with you baggage.
        • VOTE6 (29/05/2015, 13:52) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
          SORRY FOR BOTH OF YOU BUT I LIVE IN THE SIXTH VOTE IN THE SIXTH. SHE NA DO A DAM THING MAY BE YOU GET HAND OUT. IM TELLING YOU BOTH THREE SHED BY BAB BAU JEAN BEACH AND SO DIE FLOWERS IN PUCELL THATS ALLI SEE.
      • i from here (29/05/2015, 14:09) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Can't even spell bur BELVIEW !!! DWL !!!

        Belle Vue son!
    • lord-o (29/05/2015, 17:00) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Stop knocking Alvera. Give her a chance, I am certain she would do a better job at health than Ronnie and a better job at labour and agriculture than kedrick. those ministers failed us, men with all the experience, education and aculeate got nothing done---Alvera is one of us, simple, humble, hard working, caring, loving--If she gets one of those no action ministries, she will deliver, she will work xtremely hard to prove she is capable and to make us proud---Stop knocking her--stop judging her--give her a chance..
      • Curious (29/05/2015, 19:33) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
        @lord-o, stop fooling you self.....Put Alvera where? These ministries are joke.....A ministry is not a cook shop, don't get confused....and furthermore Alvera did little of next to nothing....If she had spent time in the district the way she was spending time trying to dethrone Miss BVI ,she would have gotten much more done and something better to campaign on....Alvera is also not a very courteous person....
  • Buju (29/05/2015, 10:05) Like (7) Dislike (34) Reply
    Dion Jennings all the way. He will do a better job.
    • @ BUJU (29/05/2015, 10:45) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Where were you when he was rallying in Baugher's Bay? Were you at the funeral home? You needed to support your candidate and bring your other invisible friends to fill up those empty chairslll. He had three (3) persons at his rally. LOL.
  • wow (29/05/2015, 10:26) Like (31) Dislike (10) Reply
    Looks like the big one make all the decision for that district. There's so much she can do but the big ones make the final say. We need someone that would represent us more and not afraid to bring ideas to the table. VIP all the way
  • E.Mail from beyond (29/05/2015, 10:36) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    Thanks for paving the parking lot at the burial ground Ms. A few of my dead buddies normally meet there to see if we could gather enough votes to help you again.
  • 6th St Voter (29/05/2015, 11:26) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why is she addressing 7th District drama at her 6th district rally? Why do these back bench of the NDP idolize the Ministers so? Let them handle their business. We do not need you sticking your nose in other ppl business
    • @6th St Voter (29/05/2015, 12:59) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are such an idiot and it shows you know NOTHING out politics. Every representative speaks about their government accomplishments on a whole. Listen very carefully when and if you attend other rallies. They speak on their district accomplishments and the government proper..You are such a moron and understand NOTHING about politics...OMG!
      • 6th St Voter (29/05/2015, 15:33) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
        Did I touch a nerve there?
        Well if Mrs. Caines addressed issues that her entire party NEEDED her to address then I would be fine. But she went up there and talked about last names and place of origins. NO ONE CARES about who last name from where or where who live and where who vote. Stick with the ISSUES!
        But i suppose Alvera is incapable of doing so, so it is probably best she talks about high school gossip.
        • @6th St Voter (30/05/2015, 02:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
          Like I said, you are a moron & idiot and you knows NOTHING about politics. With all she said all you remember is her talking about last names and place of origins. Go clean your ears and while you cleaning them, get understanding..I got back the test results and you are an idiot.. we voting for Alvera so you can go throw away your vote..
  • just asking. (29/05/2015, 11:30) Like (29) Dislike (13) Reply
    Big upset juggie taking it
  • Zone 6 (29/05/2015, 12:18) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
    You all can talk all the big party talk , NDP and VIP but we are voting for Dion Jennings jn the 6th
  • Caring (29/05/2015, 13:32) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    She is useless as a politician. She may get on the backs of the NDP but no one views her in any regard. Not to be disrespectful but it was Ms. P that said we need more intellectual and visionary women in politics...
  • On the Road (29/05/2015, 14:01) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
    The whole BVI knows that it was the intention of the NDP to side line Alvera, but when the news broke they were to shame to do it so they had no other choice but to hold on. Alvera you are too small for their league, they do not respect you. You are a person I love but I cannot give you my vote, for the reason you are in the NDP ticket
  • VG Realist (29/05/2015, 14:53) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    I too do admire this lady but I think she is affiliated with the wrong party. No disrespect, but she is not capable to hold any major ministerial positions (which I do think it is not a big deal for her); hence, she is not taken seriously by her own party. I wish her the best in this election cycle but if I had to vote in the 6th, I cannot vote for her. In these challenging times, we need women who can lead from day one and can take over in the event of unforeseen situations.
  • ta ta (29/05/2015, 15:13) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    wah now vip all the way
  • HAHA (29/05/2015, 15:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I voting for Delcita.
  • reality (29/05/2015, 15:27) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply

    Dear Hon. Maduro-Caines,

    Thank you for the three and half useless years of service. We the people of the sixth district (or what you will call Z6NE) deserves better representation.

    We understand that you were only there to make up numbers for the NDP at the time, but your time has come to and end.

    We want a mature person as our representative. Someone who don't get caught up in the hype of social media to the extent of being childish.

    Again, thank you for just making up numbers, you are now dismissed.

    Sincerely,
    The citizens of the Sixth District

  • Rasville Massive (29/05/2015, 16:58) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    That woman did nothing for the sixth district I live in Purcell for years Omar Hogde did a lot for Purcell he try to fix the ghut but they kill him for it now this election they now come trying to fix road that woman never around only when is election time you seeing them joggie is the man for us
  • In Ah me pants (29/05/2015, 17:08) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy, sometimes when you open your mouth, you have got to be mindful what comes out because that is what defiles. I heard a member of her team said last night that everytime she comes to meeting she pull her note pad out of her bag with s long list of things she want for her district. Well that goes to she the level of respect they have for her because out of the long list one have to wonder what did they give to her. To make matters worst, it's an At-large candidate who said so. They should recognized what the whole territory needs and never allow any district candidate to come with a whole long list. It's the same thing they doing to Dr. Pico, willfully neglected the 7th district and who looks bad, the good old Doc but it's amazing what men will do to hold power, Doc and Alvera knows fully well that the NDP don't want them. The symbol of the Family is right because it is clearly seen that they only concern themselves with the big families while the poor and lower class suffers daily at their hands
    • voter (30/05/2015, 08:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The is that truth only ARCHIE and MYRON have respect for her the CUBAN said in a meeting in the sixth district that she is a pest those NDP think they are better than the people who put them in there they think their rich cronies could put them in power the voters should teach them a hard lesson to remember for the rest of their lives.
  • Real Talk (29/05/2015, 18:14) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply

    Alvera your NDP candidate is the only one going up the stickett long look And making a hour speech about who is the real this and that when the other opponent went and stated her future and well being along with plAns and intended efforts for the 7th district. Don't be a sour puppy doll with all that weave and make up looking like a wimpy kid up there chatting bull£"$%. I tired off all this mud slinging you host a @""rally" to talk bout wa other people doing how many people running with u?? Get a grip if u don't have nothing to talk bout do like what you been doing for the past 3.5 years take a back row seAt and go motivate your s*n to stop s**l and s***e d**gs. What happen to that case he have pending for being caught with it?? Oops I forgot its political season and you're a NDP they got to keep that one under wrap!!

  • Ravioli Massive (29/05/2015, 19:21) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Just take a look at the bay front in Baughers Bay where she say she's from the boys can't even tie up their boats there all old boats sank there I Hope the people vote her out I surely will that a sore eyes
  • first districy (29/05/2015, 19:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord look mele
  • Bad Man Out Of Style! (30/05/2015, 09:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I VIP but this woman is one of the kindest woman on Tortola. Her doors are open to any and everybody, she does deal with the youths unlike the rest of the NDP wish she was VIP cause she is to good for NDP hope she stays in....
    • THE SIXTH VOTER (30/05/2015, 14:11) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I DONT KNOW WITCH DOOR YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE HER DOORS ALWAYS CLOSE. WE CANT FIND OR SEE HER WHEN WE WANT HER.MAY BE SHE IS IN HER KITCHEN COOKING.
  • strupz (01/06/2015, 10:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea you were working until you got into trouble!


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