Following the plan

(Front left) Senator Irene Sandiford-Gardner, Mara Thompson, Verla DePeiza, Patricia Inniss and Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, along with (from back left) Dennis Holder, Francis DePeiza and Michael Lashley.
(Front left) Senator Irene Sandiford-Gardner, Mara Thompson, Verla DePeiza, Patricia Inniss and Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, along with (from back left) Dennis Holder, Francis DePeiza and Michael Lashley.

Every district in St. George South has been touched in the last five years.

And MP Esther Byer-Suckoo said this would continue when she regains her seat in the upcoming general elections.

One of five women from the Democratic Labour Party to pay in their deposits this morning as prospective candidates for the elections, the MP who is also Minister of Labour said work had been ongoing since 2008.

“There are really no new issues that I am tackling. I am seeing this as a continuum. I haven’t changed anything because elections are called or changed last year because elections were pending. My programme, my vision was formed well before I came in and started my work and what I started in 2008 has been continuing,” she stated.

“If you look back you can see work that has been continuing since 2008. We broke ground on Greens in 2008 for houses; we broke ground for the pavilion in Greens as well and that continued; then we got a play park and I think we did that in 2009. So we can count at least 15 major infrastructure projects,” she maintained.

Byer-Suckoo charged that the constituency had gone from being treated like an outside child to one of progress.

“I have people on the ground advising people about voting and reminding them of the work that has been done and is ongoing. People still continue to come to me in my constituency office, but that is not something they are only doing now. My constituency office has been open regularly since 2008. I have maintained the office where people know they can find me or leave a number to get in contact with me,” she said.

A woman of technology, the St. George South MP said her constituents had also been able to reach her by Facebook and her cell phone, the number of which has not been changed in 10 years.

“So I have remained accessible. My strategy is not to do anything new and try to scramble up, scramble up; you know like people in an exam who waste the school year through the year and then try to cram for exams, that’s not me. I have always been cool and calm … and that will not change. For the last five years I have made sure I covered all my bases. Right now is just refreshing,” she said. (LB)

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