I think I am correct if I say that the President of Guyana has signed into law the banning of music on all public transportation. This decision was taken unanimously by Members of Parliament on both sides of the house on behalf of the long-suffering people of Guyana. My question is, why has the Guyana Police Force not been enforcing this law? For too long, Editor, the travelling public has had to be bombarded with loud music banging in their ears while trying to get home from a hard day’s work or school, or trying to get to work in the mornings. This has been going on for years and the police have not been doing anything to stop it. There may be many reasons why they are not enforcing this law, and one of the reasons may be that some police officers are owners and operators of minibuses and taxis. I firmly believe that the Minister of Home Affairs and the Commissioner of Police need to explain to the people of Guyana why is it that the police have not been enforcing the law banning the playing of loud music on public transportation. While we are talking about public transportation, I wish to urge the police traffic department to stop Route 45 buses from speeding down Middle Street in Georgetown in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays. The minibuses have no regard for anyone; they just speed up and down Middle Street which is packed with schoolchildren.
Please will the police put a stop to this madness before people lose their lives.