Local gov’t elections on November 12

Photos and interviews by Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah With local government elections set for November 12, we asked the man/woman in the street  if they will be voting and about the difficulties being experienced in their areas.

Oil and gas industry

What the people say about…

Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa   This week, we asked the man and woman in the street if they have been following the developments in the oil industry and how they think they will benefit in 2020 when oil begins to flow.

The CCJ ruling

This week we asked the people about their thoughts on the Caribbean Court of Justice upholding the law on the presidential term limit. 

CARICOM Day

Photos and interviews by David Papannah and Bebi Oosman

With CARICOM Day being celebrated today, this week on What the People Say we asked persons, ‘What does CARICOM mean to you?’ Here are their responses.

The indigenous outfit controversy at Mae’s

Photos and interviews by David Papannah and Shamar Meusa

This week we asked the man and woman in the street to comment on the recent issue where Mae’s Schools objected to a student being clothed in his indigenous outfit.  

Social media

Sonia Gordon: `I’m on Facebook and Instagram but I hardly use my Instagram account.

Plans for the Easter weekend

With the Easter season upon, we asked the man/woman in the street how they planned to spend their holidays.

The Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

What the people say about…

Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and Bebi Oosman This week we asked the man/woman in the street about the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy and the decision of the United Nations Secretary General to refer the matter to the World Court.

The oil and gas conference and expo

  Representative from the Private Sector Commission of Guyana Limited `The Private Sector Commission of Guyana limited basically represents the private sector organizations in Guyana.

Return of the parking meters

This week, the man and woman in the street give their views on the possible return of metered parking to Georgetown.

The ruckus in Parliament

Photos and interviews by Bebi Oosman and Shamar Mesua This week, the man and woman in the street shared their views on the recent events that unfolded in Parliament during the consideration of the budget estimates on Monday.

Co-ed schools

Photos and interviews by David Papannah and Dreylan Johnson

This week, the man and woman in the street share their thoughts on the co-education system and whether there is a need to return to separate  educational institutions for boys and girls.

Christmas plans

Interviews and pictures taken by Oliceia Tinnie and Shamar Meusa

This week we asked the man/woman in the street if they are making big plans for Christmas? 

The appointment of the GECOM Chairman

Lalloo Tekchand: `I think the President’s decision is very much unfair to the Guyanese people and it’s very much unconstitutional in the sense that the opposition leader presented on three occasions 18 names and the law is saying that you’re supposed to choose one of the 18 and he went out on one of the darkest nights in Guyana, Diwali night, to make this announcement, an old man who is 84 years, James Patterson, to be the GECOM Chairman.

What the people say about…

Photos and interviews by Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah

Diwali celebrations This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their Diwali celebrations this year and how it compared to previous years.

Climate change

Interviews and photos by David Papannah and Dreylan Johnson This week, the man and woman in the street shared their views on climate change, the effects it has locally and what can be done to reduce the impact of the phenomenon.

Foreign languages

Fareena Mohuyudeen (Salesperson): `I was born in Suriname, so I speak Dutch, English and Hindi.

The toshaos conference

Terry Richmond- Toshao, Kabena, Region 7,Upper Mazaruni `This year’s conference was okay but I would have liked more time to be allotted to questions for the ministers and the ministers spending more time answering the questions.

Prison security

Desmond Gladstone: `To strengthen the prison system I think they need to take examples from overseas.

The Camp St jail-break

Interviews and Pictures by Jonelle Fields and David Papannah

This week, we asked the man and woman in the street their views on the jail-break and the fire which occurred last week Sunday at the Camp Street Prison.

Men’s health

What the People Say About

During Men’s Health Week, the man/woman in the street were asked to speak on their lifestyles and what they do to maintain their health or to encourage their significant others to lead healthy lifestyles.

Tobacco use in public places

Photos and Interviews by David Papannah and Jonelle Fields

This week on what the people say we asked the man/woman in the street about the smoking of tobacco products in public places and whether tariffs should be increased on cigarettes.

Ban on used tyres

Members of the public were asked to give their views on the restriction on the import of used tyres by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Govt’s second anniversary in office

What the People Say

Interviews and photos by Jonelle Fields and David PapannahThis week we asked the man/woman in the street for their views on the coalition government’s second anniversary in office.

Visiting Kaieteur Falls

What the people say about…

Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah Question: Have you ever visited Kaieteur Falls or do you intend to visit?

The oil find

This week we asked the man/woman in the street what they knew about the offshore oil find and whether they had any questions about it.

Easter

This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their plans for Easter and what  the holiday meant to them.

Joining community policing groups

Photos and interviews by Jonelle Fields and Dreylan Johnson

This week, we asked the man/woman in the streets about Community Policing Groups in their communities and whether they would be a part of them.

Using online shopping facilities

This week the man and woman in the street were asked their thoughts on online shopping—whether they make use of it and why they choose to make purchases through that medium.

Arts education in schools

Interviews and photos by Oliceia Tinnie

This week we asked the man/woman in the street if more emphasis should be placed on arts education in schools.

Uploading videos of office confrontations

Kevin Thomas `I would not upload to social media my colleagues fighting or arguing because, first thing first, it can damage the company’s integrity, and also an investigation could come about and it could also affect my job.  

Internet service

Misha Goodchild: `I use it on my phone, I use it on my laptop, at home and at work.

The progress of women

Photos and interviews by Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah In light of the upcoming international women’s day we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts on the progress of women.

The parking meters

Othneil Chance, contractor, ‘From day one when I heard about the parking meter I said government should rethink putting it in place.

VAT on education

Colin Kay: `They should tax private education simply because the schools are charging a fee so it should be taxable, whereas you go to the public schools, you pay no charges so there is no fee.