The Minister

The Hon. Alva Romanus Baptiste  

Alva Romanus Baptiste is a Saint Lucian politician who represents Laborie constituency in the House of Assembly for the Saint Lucia Labour Party. He is a former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Baptiste holds a BSc in Aviation Business Administration form the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida (1998-2000).

He also holds a Masters of Science in Air Transport Management from the Cranfield University, United Kingdom (2002 – 2003). The topic of his thesis was: The Economic Impact of Rationalising St. Lucia’s Airport Infrastructure: Feasibility of Making Hewanorra International Airport a Gateway to OECS States.


Alva Baptise is an Aviation and Air Transport expert with more than 20 years experience. Within the industry he has Air Traffic Control Assistant (1985 – 1986); Air Traffic Control Officer (1988 – 1997); Assistant Airport Manager: Hewanorra International Airport (2001 – 2002); and Civil Aviation Officer: Ministry of Civil Aviation, St. Lucia (2003 – 2005).


Baptiste has been the Parliamentary Representative for Laborie for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) since 2006. He was Minister of External Affairs, International Trade & Civil Aviation in the 2011-2016 Kenny Anthony Administration.