Diwali and squibs

This week we asked the residents of Alexander Village their views on this year’s Diwali as it relates to illegal squibs and firecrackers.

What Lindeners say about…

Their vision for Linden Town Week 2013 Interviews and photos by Cathy Richards Stakeholders in Linden have begun to pool their ideas for next April’s Linden Town Week celebration.

Blackouts

What the people say about… Interviews and photos by David Papannah This week we spoke to residents in the vicinity of the Port Mourant  market square on the blackouts that have been recently affecting Berbice.

Expectations of Parliament

This week we asked the man/woman in the street if they have been following the sittings of the National Assembly and what they expected the sittings will accomplish for them.

Chris Brown coming for concert

This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts about R&B star Chris Brown coming to Guyana for a December 26 concert and about domestic violence activists condemning the government’s financial support to bring him.

Corriverton Town Day

This week we spoke to attendees at last weekend’s Corriverton Town Day.Ganesh Baijnauth Ganesh Baijnauth- businessman: ‘This is the first time I am here.

GuyExpo

Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah With GuyExpo 2012 on over the last weekend, we asked persons to share their views on the event.

The government buying pirated textbooks

Given the government’s stance on pirated textbooks as revealed by Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon, we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on the issue.

What the people say about…The Amerindian Heritage Month exhibition

Interviews and Photos by Mandy Thompson This week we asked persons at the Amerindian Heritage Month exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Sophia their thoughts about the exhibition, what can be improved next year and what have they seen on display that is interesting.

Back to school

Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah As school reopens for the first day today after a two-month break many children would be turning out in their new gear while some parents were not sure whether their children would be able to start out immediately.

The London Olympics

Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Lakhram Bhagirat This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts on the London Olympics 2012, the highlight for them and their views on how the Guyana team can improve their performance in the future.

Issues to be addressed

As Toshaos from across the country gathered at the Liliendaal Convention Centre for the annual Toshaos Council Meeting last week, we asked them what were some of the difficulties faced in their community and what are their expectations coming out of the meeting.

The national conversation on domestic violence

Photos and interviews by David Papannah Given the tremendous impact it has been having on our country, a team including government officials is going around the country talking to people about the domestic violence situation in Guyana.

What Berbicians say about…

The proposed introduction of the $5,000 bill Interviews and photos by David Papannah This week we asked the man and woman in the street around the New Amsterdam and Rose Hall markets for their views on the planned introduction of the $5,000 bill in Guyana: Anita Paul, self-employed – ‘I do not see the need to bring out a $5,000 note.

Private schools doing better than public schools at Grade Six exam

This week we asked the public their views on the recently released results of the National Grade Six Assessment which showed that most of the top scoring students attended private schools rather than public schools and their suggestions to the relevant authorities. 

The ‘Pick It Up’ campaign

What Berbicians say...

Interviews and photos by David Papannah In the wake of the recently started ‘Pick it Up’ campaign which encourages persons to clean up and take pride in their community, we asked some men and women in Berbice what they thought of the campaign and whether they would want to be part of it.

What Berbicians say about…

Corporal punishment in schools Interviews and photos by David Papannah Minister of Education Priya Manickchand has been holding consultations on corporal punishment in schools in the wake of several violent incidents in the school system.

Enmore issues

This week we asked the residents of Enmore about issues in their community that are affecting them.