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.
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.
This week we asked residents of Linden what is their role in ensuring that public works in their community are done to a satisfactory standard.
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.
This week we asked the residents of Enmore about issues in their community that are affecting them.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud This week we asked the man and woman in the streets about their lives in the areas of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, Corentyne.
Since the start of the May-June rainy season Lindeners have been raising concerns about a number of environmental health issues.
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.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts about the recent hike in bus fares.
Linden Town Week Linden celebrates its 42nd anniversary as a town with the festivities of the Linden Town Week 2012.
This week we asked the delegates at the 13th Annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference their thoughts on the presentations.
The budget debate and VAT Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Alva Solomon This week we asked the man and woman in the street about their views on the budget debate and the Value Added Tax.
This week we asked Lindeners about the announcement in the budget that power bills will be going up as the government subsidy will be gradually removed.
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 we asked the man and woman in the street of their expectations of the budget which is scheduled to be presented on Friday.
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.
Photos and interviews by Shabna Ullah This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons in Berbice commented on some of the changes they would like to see
With the much anticipated Phagwah holiday today we asked people in Berbice what their plans were.
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 asked the man and woman in the street about their Mashramani experiences – which band they liked best and the areas where they think there is room for improvement.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what their plans for Mashramani were and whether or not they were looking forward to anything in particular.
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.
The 7th council of the Regional Democratic Council of Region 10 was installed last week and a new Chairman and Vice Chairman were elected to serve.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts on the build up of garbage around the city and what roles they think citizens should play in rectifying this problem.
This week we asked new parliamentarians how they felt after their first session and what are their expectations for the life of the 10th parliament.
This week on What the People Say Berbicians commented on what they would like the new Police commander of the division to do to help fight crime and make Berbice a safer place.
Time Magazine has named ‘The Protestor’ as its ‘Person of the Year’ an accolade it bestows at the end of each year on a deserving person.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street about their voting experience on November 28 at their respective polling stations and their views on the results of general and regional elections.
The result of the general elections was announced by the Guyana Elections Commission on Thursday and saw PPP/C Presidential candidate Donald Ramotar being sworn in as president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on Saturday.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street in Georgetown to give their views on what the political parties should be focusing on during the elections campaign.
As campaigning for the upcoming national and regional elections continues countrywide, we asked residents of Linden how they felt about the process thus far.
This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public: Are you excited about the elections?
This week we asked residents of Bartica to share with us concerns and views about their township.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their opinion of President Bharrat Jagdeo’s description of some media workers as carrion crows and vultures.
Photos and interviews by Francis Abraham and Marcelle Thomas This week we asked the man and woman in the street if they are excited now that the date of elections has been announced and if they will be voting.
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahThis week we asked persons in the street their views on the four-month suspension of C N Sharma’s TV station, Channel Six Narine Giri – pensioner ‘Sharma’s channel is very helpful.
Interviews and photos by Frances Abraham and Marcelle Thomas This week we asked persons who attended GuyExpo 2011 their opinions of the exhibition and what really stood out for them.
Interviews by Abigail Semple This week What the people say asked designers from this year’s Guyana Fashion Weekend (GFW) what their expectations from the event were and what the experience was like.
Interviews and photos by Frances Abraham and Marcelle Thomas Child Protection Week begins today and the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security has asked the public to be more vigilant and to report cases of child abuse when they occur.
Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Marcelle Thomas This week we asked the man and woman in the street if they are aware that non-communicable diseases are the number one killer in Guyana and if anyone in their lives is affected by any such disease.
This week we asked the man and woman in the streets what they thought about Shilpa Shetty’s “performance” on Bollywood Night for Jamzone 2011, and Vybz Kartel’s walking off the plane on the way to Guyana and not showing up to perform here for the second time.
Photos and interviews by Abigail Semple and Frances Abraham This week we asked the man and woman in the street their views on the demolition of the St.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their views on the recent Caribbean Airlines crash-landing.
In this week’s edition of what the people say we asked youths of Linden (with parental consent) how they have been spending their holidays and their plans for the remaining few weeks.
This week we spoke to toshaos who attended the annual toshaos meeting at the Liliendaal Conference Centre and asked their opinion of the conference, what issues they raised, and what they thought of the responses they received.
At the Guyana Watch Inc. Medical Outreach at Bath Settlement, West Berbice onThursday we asked persons to comment on the service they received there and at the public health care facilities.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what their opinions were of Hits and Jams bringing Vybz Kartel and Mavado as the main performers of the regional night during the ‘Jamzone Summer Break’, despite the fact that these two artistes have been banned from performing in other Caribbean countries, and previously in Guyana.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they thought deportees should be given a second chance on their return to Guyana and whether some form of public assistance should be provided for them by the government or other institution to help them get back on their feet.