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.
By John Richards and Lakhram Bhagirat with photos by Anjuli Persaud and John Richards
This week we asked the residents of Moraikobe village, Mahaicony Creek to tell us what life is like in Moraikobe as well as what are some of the difficulties they face and how they think life in their village can be improved.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah
This week on What the People Say we asked persons in Berbice if they have landline telephones or if they want one as well as how many mobile phones they have and which network they use.
This week persons at the Ministry of Education’s Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair held at Diamond Secondary School spoke about how the initiative has benefited them, what they have learnt and what can be done to improve the exhibition in the future.
The progress women have made
Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Lakhram Bhagirat
In anticipation of International Women’s Day which will be observed on March 8, we asked the man and woman in the street what their thoughts are about the progress women have made over the years, their roles in society today and to identify one woman who should be recognized for her outstanding contributions.
This week we visited the Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme and interviewed residents about the condition of the roads and other infrastructure and also asked them to speak about issues that are affecting them.
In this week’s edition of What the People Say, residents of Berbice commented on issues affecting them and about the recent flooding due to heavy rainfall and what the councils in Regions Five and Six could do to help the situation.