Tiffny Rhodius

Using a computer

This week we asked the man and the woman in the street if they can use a computer and if they are interested in the One Laptop Per Family initiative Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius, photos by Frances AbrahamShay Culley, private sector employee ‘Yes I can use a computer.

Lall appoints Town Clerk

-Councillors to move no-confidence motion against Green

Local Government Minister Kellawan Lall has appointed Yonette Pluck-Cort as Town Clerk—a move that some councillors fear will result in “a total breakdown in respect.” At a press conference yesterday, Lall announced the appointment of Pluck-Cort, who has been serving in an acting capacity since 2008.

Education TV launched

– will narrow gaps in quality countrywide, Jagdeo says

President Bharrat Jagdeo launched the Educational Television Broadcasting Service (ETBS) yesterday, saying that it will serve to narrow the gaps in providing quality education across the country.

Incessant rains bring flash floods

- ministry in ‘emergency mode’

Intermittent rain over the weekend resulted in flash flooding throughout most of the country and, with more rain forecast until Friday, inundated East Coast and Georgetown residents fear worst days are ahead.

Mash heat on the streets

Mashramani celebrations were graced with brilliant sunshine and thousands of spectators yesterday. Some 34 floats in the annual parade through the streets of the capital brought both the flash and flesh, although this year’s costume designs failed to match the creativity put on show last year.

Long-awaited landfill opens

A Puran Brothers garbage truck was the first to unload at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill yesterday, marking the official opening of the site as well as the long-awaited closure of the Le Repentir Landfill.

Merundoi

What the people say about

Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules Gibson This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they listen to the radio drama Merundoi and what are their thoughts on the show.