The festival of Diwali is over but Hindus are still talking about the controversy over the date. The national holiday for the occasion was given on Tuesday, November 10, although many people believed that the correct day was on Wednesday, November 11 and observed on that day.
Facing the effects of a prolonged dry season and the depletion of the forest as well as a poor price for lumber, residents of Moraikobai, Region Five share what life is like for them in their community:
Havan Smith, logger,
‘At this time the logging business slow up a lot, especially in the market area with the price.
Under the theme ‘Quality Education Leadership: Improving Schools from Within,’ Education Month 2015 was celebrated in Guyana in September. Throughout the month-long observance, emphasis was placed on stimulating thoughts on ways of improving the delivery of education by focusing on the inner running of the schools.
Interviews and photos by Jeffrey Trotman
Chairman of the Linden IMC Orrin Gordon and the rest of IMC members expressed disappointment at the July statutory meeting over the slow pace at which the current administration is moving to meet their expectations, which include reopening the Kara Kara Toll Point, making speedy arrangements for a new system of operating the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge, increasing councillors’ stipend and employees’ wages among other issues that they feel should be urgently addressed.
This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget. Here are their responses:
Zaimoon Ramjohn, fish vendor,
‘I don’t know what is going on with the budget but I know what is going on in my home.
Interviews by Mariah Lall, Aliyah Briggs and Dhanash Ramroop with photos by Keno George
On a recent visit to Linden, First Lady Sandra Granger expressed her hope of one day seeing a woman appointed Police Commissioner or Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force.
Interviews by Rae Wiltshire and photos
by Arian Browne and Rae Wiltshire
The Guyana Police Force has moved to implement parallel parking on Robb and Regent streets, saying that it will reduce congestion.