Suckoo to be ‘man on ground’ at new PPM office

| 28/04/2014

(CNS): Government ministers Wayner Panton and Osbourne Bodden will be holding constituency clinics at the new PPM office in Bodden Town, which formally opened on Saturday, but it is PPM back-bencher Alva Suckoo, with the support of his veteran colleague, Anthony Eden, who will be the “man on the ground” at the constituency HQ. Suckoo said he wanted to develop a reputation for being the MLA that always answered his phone and always tried to tackle the issues presented by his constituents. The new office was formally opened on Saturday, almost six months since the party acquired the house behind Wendy’s in the Countryside area of the district.

Although the house where the district MLAs will be based has been in use since November, various issues served to delay the formal ribbon cutting but the office is now staffed during business hours and will offer an open door opportunity, Eden said, for people not only to stop by and discuss what’s troubling them but to discuss matters and raise ideas as well.

“This is an important link to the community where we can keep an eye on the issues and do our best to solve them,” Eden added.

Panton, the financial services minister, who will hold his surgery on Friday afternoons, said the office in Bodden Town, which is a housed inside a family home, was reminiscent of the one in George Town, creating the right kind atmosphere that fits well with the ethos of the party.  Bodden, meanwhile, will meet with constituents on Thursday afternoons.

Suckoo said he would spend most of his time there supporting the ministers as well dealing directly with constituency matters. He said he was also tasked with building up the party membership in the district, as he urged those who came out to mark the opening to encourage their friends to come and join the party.

With unemployment concerns being most common constituency issue being raised by those visiting the office since it opened, Suckoo said one of the major goals for the Bodden Town PPM team was to encourage the development of small business in the district to create localized jobs and boost the district’s own economy, helping people to work as well as live in what was once the country’s capital.

Suckoo said government was discussing possible incentives to help generate entrepreneurs in the district and is focusing more on tackling the unemployment across what is still Cayman’s fastest growing constituency.  He also revealed that the cabanas designed for craft, food and local art vendors would soon be in use but the units, which were constructed during the last administration, had not received planning permission.

Suckoo explained this was because there was no usage policy but the government had now undertaken that task and was expecting approval from planning to open them in a matter of weeks, creating an opportunity for local artisans to get the entrepreneurial ball rolling in the district.

Alongside the plans for boosting business, the opening of the boxing gym and the playing fields and track at the primary school to the public was offering new opportunities for residents to get fit. In addition, mended street lights and the start of a major road works programme was already improving life in the district.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Dear Mr Sukoo, Since you and Mr Ton look like you are running the show we are asking you to help us get our District back. Tonight our little District is so disturbed by yhe most disgusting noise that do not even reflect Cayman at the Rotary Park in Spotts Newlands. There are a crowd of people and cars all along the road with some of the most disgusting and loud music and some one announcing over a loud microphone and seems like they are trying to promote George Town Hospital when some lady keeps announcing " Come on George Town Hospital, caome on George Town Hospital". I know that the Rotary Club did not have stuff of this nature in mind when they built this once lovely Park. The people in the neighbourhood appreciates this little Park while there are those comining from Timbucktoo and destroying it. Where has our Cayman culture gone?

    • Anonymous says:

      Our culture and way of live, like we knew it, has been allowed to be taken away by the people we allowed into this country.  We have to stop with this open arms approach and start rejecting some of the problems that  are reaching our shores.  I don't have a problem with people coming to our country. What I have a problem with, is the notorious characters and their behavioral patterns, that our people so happily adapt to.

      Repeat offenders, should be deported.  Why are we allowing some of the characters to destroy our homeland.  Those who are our own should be dealt with according to the law.  Call the police to the area and let them disperse the crowd.   Parks are for socializing, relaxing, but not causing an nusiance to the neighbourhood.  

  2. Bozo says:

    Ohhhh they got pretty balloons. I luuuurvs balloons!!

  3. Need our share of business says:

    Hey Alva,

    good job with your a at folks! Now use your IT talent to attract business to cayman as a whole. The NSA (USA) has put its foot in s%#it so time fo work with LiMe, CEC, and get that data protection law approved so we can get high tech geeks loving to live in Cayman too (ask your other business MLAs Roy & Winston). Big business ready to move here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeh, where did I hear that before? Enterprise City must be overflowing and way back in the days of Segoes those that pushed for the liberalization of Cable and Wireless used that as part of their arguement, just how many online trading companies are there in Cayman? none that I know of at the moment and the two that I knew about are long gone, yes long gone because they were nothing more than rogue scam companies that gave Cayman's financial industry a black eye in the process. The more things change in Cayman the more things get worst for the middle class (average people). Caymanians memories are just too short, because they fall for the same thing that is repackaged a little different every time.  Wake up and smell the coffee, realise a scam when you see and hear one.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I have also had personal and productive contact with Mr. Suckoo. Though he wasn't able to secure me a job, nor give me leads that were not already published, he followed up on my employment search with concern. It really is about being in the right place at the right time which fortunately happened for me. That said, compassion and genuine interest goes a long way. Keep it up.

     

    • anon says:

      Yea, I think Alva will do alright in politics. He's helpful, genuine and follows up with you. I know this'll become harder to do as more people reach out to him, but he's got our interests at heart.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Suckoo, please read the Cardno Entrix EIA for the proposed Bodden Town District complex and bring the development and the needed development and mainentance jobs to Bodden Towners.

    • Anonymous says:

      So now Bodden Towners complaining about jobs!? Get over your selves you sound rediculous! The only project that would have brought so many jobs to BT you all did not want it and you have Minister Cow Cod and your selves to thank for it. That waste to energy facility would have had all people who own trucks and heavy equipment busy with lots of work. Lets not forget the people that would be needed to do labour at the facility but as usual all Caymanians want is hand outs and easy labour with high salaries. These so called politicians has set such a bad example.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you! I don't know if our representatives have even read the proposal from Cardno. Its over 300 pages in length so i doubt it. It is worth reading. Think waste management facility BT'ers not Dump.

       

  6. Anonymous says:

    So they opened their Constituency Office and didn't invite their constituents to the official opening !!!! Now I am really offended PPM. Unna done !!!!!!!!!!! Who unna invited…….the Towners again ?????????? LMAO

    • Anonymous says:

      The entire district was invited via Rooster, Facebook, Radio Cayman, Text Messages and Email

    • Married to a Caymanian says:

      The Public were invited. I saw newspaper and got a text. (So yes all were invited) I even got a text and never voted PPM 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    What are the office hours?

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am really proud of Mr Suckoo, he seems to be doing the right things for the people. I met with him to discuss my unemployment and to ask for his help and he met with me and took the time to read my resume, offer some suggestions and to get me registered with NWDA and he also sent my resume to a number of his personal contacts. He always returns my calls and I think he really cares about his people. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    Good job Suckoo.  I can personally attest to your diligence and  availability at the PPM House over the past months. I know you understands our needs and  you are always willing to listen to our needs and you do try to rectify the problem as best you can. You and Mr. Eden makes a great team, you are both gentle giants in my eyes.  God Bless you always and as long as I can I will support you.

  10. Anonymous says:

    So what exactly are the hours, and does one have to schedule an appointment?

  11. Conference Call says:

    Big Al: “Little Al wants something.”
    Big T: “Like what?”
    Big Al: “My job. Everybody is out to get me. You know that!”
    Big Oz: “What can we do?”
    Big Al: “Let’s put him in Newlands. Behind Wendy’s where no one will find him.”
    Big All: “Yeah that’ll work!”

  12. Anonybus says:

    I wondered what was going on and why they had to close the whole road off. Were they having a street party or was that to emphasise that all the big wigs were there?

    • Anonymous says:

      No Dumbass, it was to avoid a traffic mess with people going in and out of the narrow roadway

      • Anonymous says:

        Sure buddy. You mean there was more traffic coming in and out than during the morning rush hour? Please. It was an excuse for the privileged politicians to flex and preen.

        And try so maintain a civil tongue in your head. You want me to tell your mama?

        • Anonymous says:

          These guys are running the country, I doubt they need to block a road to show their importance, we are not talking about Mackeeva and Ellio now!

           

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes because Alden has a smaller ego right? Get real. These men are ALL alike, cut from the same cloth. GET A CLUE!

        • Anonymous says:

          Morning Rush Hour on a Saturday ? You must be the same UDP supporter who sat in his car in Wendys parking lot and took pictures of the opening and counted the guests, left and came back later on and did the same thing again. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Sounds like you are one of those big wigs. So defensive!  Or Is PPM paying your bills?