Voting on March 18

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.

The 2016 budget

This week on What the People Say we asked persons to share their views about this year’s budget.

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.

The 2 am curfew

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.

Life in Moraikobai

What the People Say

Facing the effects of a prolonged dry season and the depletion of the forest as well as a poor price for lumber, residents of Moraikobai, Region Five share what life is like for them in their community: Havan Smith Havan Smith, logger, ‘At this time the logging business slow up a lot, especially in the market area with the price.

The 50% increase for some gov’t ministers

What the People Say

This week we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on the controversial 50% increase for some ministers in the APNU+AFC coalition government.

Jobs in the community

What the people of St Cuthbert’s Mission say about...

Residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission were asked about whether there are jobs available to villagers in the community and what recommendations they wanted to make as regards the creation of jobs.

What the Linden IMC Councillors say about issues that need addressing

Interviews and photos by Jeffrey Trotman Chairman of the Linden IMC Orrin Gordon and the rest of IMC members expressed disappointment at the July statutory meeting over the slow pace at which the current administration is moving to meet their expectations, which include reopening the Kara Kara Toll Point, making speedy arrangements for a new system of operating the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge, increasing councillors’ stipend and employees’ wages among other issues that they feel should be urgently addressed.

The 2015 budget

This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget.

A woman as Police Commissioner or Army Chief of Staff

Interviews by Mariah Lall, Aliyah Briggs and Dhanash Ramroop with photos by Keno George On a recent visit to Linden, First Lady Sandra Granger expressed her hope of one day seeing a woman appointed Police Commissioner or Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force.

Flooding

This week we asked vendors at the Bourda Market what they thought could be done to address the continual flooding of the market.

The Giftland Mall

With Giftland opening the doors of its Mega Mall to the public, Stabroek News took the opportunity to hear from the ordinary citizen about their thoughts on it.

Post-elections and flooding

This week on What the People say, we asked residents to comment on the post-election situation and flooding in their area.

Elections and expectations of the new gov’t

With the elections over and a new president sworn in, we asked persons to comment on the process as well as their expectations of the new government and what should be their priorities.

What the people of Plastic City say about voting

Interviews by Jeanna Pearson and photos by Rae Wiltshire This week we asked residents of Plastic City, a squatting area on the foreshore of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, about their views on the upcoming General Elections and what changes they would like to see happen.