Maxi Williams `This year to get the concept to create my costume, I had to go back into the history of Mashramani and its origins.
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.
Interviews by Oliceia Tinnie, photos by David Papannah This week we asked taxi operators about their views on the parking meters.
‘I think the parking meters are something good but I do not think that a person should have to pay for it all day, every hour you top up your meter.
By Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street their views on tattoos in the workplace and the military.
Photos and interviews by: Oliceia Tinnie and David Papannah Leslie Barnwell- Security ‘My new year’s resolution is to ask God almighty for health and strength, prosperity and success in the future and the future years to come.
Pictures David Papannah Earlena Obermuller, Deputy Town Clerk `I would like to see a much more efficient solid waste department as it relates to the garbage collection and to see better roads.
Shondell Peters, University Student: ‘I don’t really have any plans for Christmas because I’m at the university and I have exams until Wednesday.
Photos by Shabna Rahman Ignatius Jones, self-employed, ‘I just plan to have a normal Christmas with my aunt who lives with me.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought about the government’s budget proposal to implement the value-added tax on water and electricity where bills exceed $10,000 and $1,500 respectively.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their eating habits; whether they consider their diets to be healthy, what they can do to improve it and if a family history of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension influences their diet in any way.
`I mainly use the internet for the usual social media things, like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Interviews and photos by Jonelle Fields and David Papannah This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their views on the US election and President-elect Donald Trump.
Restaurant Week will be celebrated later this month. This week we asked the man/woman in the street if they eat out at restaurants and if so, how often and what their experiences have been like?
Photos and interviews by Oliceia Simon-Tinnie and David Papannah This week we asked the man/ woman in the street about the blackouts that have been occurring.
Last week, a coconut festival was held in Guyana to highlight the potential of the industry.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and Dhanash Ramroop This week, we asked people in Linden to speak about issues that were affecting them.
The Ministry of Education has said it will move to charge parents who keep their children away from school without a valid excuse.
Fees at the University of Guyana have been increased by five per cent.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their take on the proposed six months of maternity leave for women.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Rahman This week on What the People Say, residents of Rupununi, Region Nine commented on issues affecting them and what they would like the government to change.
Photos by Jonelle Fields This week we asked the public’s opinion on whether or not workers should post comments about fellow co-workers on Facebook or other social media Jameel Grahame ‘It is my opinion that the principle of freedom of expression is grounded in controversial commentary.
Photos by Oliceia Simon-Tinnie This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their views on how the Mayor and City Council has performed since historic local government elections in March this year.
Photos by Mariah Lall With the National Toshaos Council (NTC) five-day conference having concluded at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, participants were asked for their opinion on President David Granger’s recommendation for the establishment of a five-member authority to implement and monitor decisions made by the NTC.
Interviews by Dreylan Johnson with photos by Keno George This week, we asked the man and woman in the street for their thoughts on the Caribbean’s participation in the Olympics, the performances of the Guyanese athletes and what has been the highlight of the Olympics for them so far.
Interviews and photos by Dreylan Johnson and David Papannah Given Guyana’s recent oil find and preparations to begin exploiting it in five years the man and woman in the street were asked to say what areas should be focused on and what projects should be embarked on by the government once Guyana begins receiving revenue from oil.
Photos and interviews by Dhanash Ramroop With the growing popularity of T20 cricket, does test cricket have a future?
The 14th Caribbean Cuboree was held in Guyana from Sunday to Friday at the Scout Association of Guyana’s (SAG) Headquarters on Woolford Avenue.
Interviews and photos by Jonelle Fields and Oliceia Simon This week, we asked students of the University of Guyana for their opinions on the recently announced new fee that graduating students would have to pay.
This week, we asked the man/woman in the street whether they had gone to any of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty/20 games at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence and what the experience was like.
With photos by David Papannah With Guyana having just co-hosted the Caricom Heads of Government Summit, we asked the man/ woman in the street what Caricom means to them as Guyanese, if they were aware of the recently concluded conference and whether they believe we are benefiting from being part of the community.
Photos by Shabna Rahman This week we asked the man and woman in the street to talk about their favourite show on television, the last movie they would have seen, the last book they read or their favourite radio station and why they consider them to be their favourites.
Interviews by Oliceia Simon with photographs by Shabna Rahman With domestic violence being a front burner issue, this week we asked the man/woman in the street why they felt men who are abused often choose not to make police reports and why women tended to remain in abusive relationships.
This week, citizens were asked what they believe should be the government’s focus in the upcoming year having recently completed their first year in office.
Interviews and photos by Jonelle Fields and David Papannah This week we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on the City Council’s announced plan to install parking meters in Central Georgetown this year.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street whether they had attended the flag-raising ceremony, the float parade or any of the other Jubilee events and what they felt about the event/s they attended.
This week, we asked the man and woman in the street about their preparations for the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations and whether they will attend any of the planned events.
Interviews by Jonelle Fields with photos by David Papannah This week we asked the man and woman in the street about their plans and thoughts on the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
This week residents of Rupununi were asked about the issues affecting them the most.
With a few days remaining for the Local Government Elections, we asked members of the public if they would be voting and if they have seen the candidates that would be representing them in their communities.
This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on the Local Government Elections and any other issues affecting them.
This week on `What the people say’ we asked members of the public if they have been following the local government developments and if they will be voting on March 18.
This week we asked members of the public to share their views on the government’s announcement of plans to close the Wales estate by the end of the year.
This week on What the People Say we asked persons to share their views about this year’s budget.
This week, we asked residents of Linden about the upcoming local government elections and if they will be voting.
This week on What the People Say, we asked residents to comment on the upcoming Local Government Elections.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street if they have been following developments related to the March 18 local government elections (LGE) and whether they plan on voting.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street how they would be spending Christmas this year and what were their plans for the New Year.
The festival of Diwali is over but Hindus are still talking about the controversy over the date.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they were in agreement with the 2 am closure of night clubs or whether they were in support of an extension of the time.