Hon. Alvera Maduro-Caines, Sixth District Representative and government member publicly asked for persons to respect her opinion even if it may not be pleasing to some.
“At the end of the day, I would have said and done what I felt in my spirit and in my heart. It may not please everyone and that's ok by me,” she said on social media.
The government backbencher added, “Just respect my opinion as I would respect yours. Constructive criticisms are welcome…I don't much listen to or accept negativity. It draws every inch of positive vibe from your body.”
Caines made headline when she made a surprise move on February 23rd, calling for government to hold off on the TB Lettsome International Airport expansion project.
In the House of Assembly, she said that the government couldn’t afford a project of this magnitude at this time.
"I must say that I am not against an airport (expansion); I simply do not think it is feasible at this time. There are too many things in our country that needs to be fixed that I think that need to take priority. Infrastructure, schools in need of much help, our roads are still a mess, sewerage still a mess. Our whole infrastructure needs a facelift," Caines lamented.
She added, "I repeat, I am not saying we don’t need an airport (expansion), but the time for us to venture into such a great financial constraint that would probably hold us hostage for a number of years."
- Source: BVIHotpress.com