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

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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.

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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.

Life in Moraikobe

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.

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Photos and interviews by Cathy Richards

Linden Town Week Linden celebrates its 42nd anniversary as a town with the festivities of the Linden Town Week 2012.

The CTO conference

This week we asked the delegates at the 13th Annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference their thoughts on the presentations.

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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.

Power bills going up

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.

Landline phones and mobiles

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.

The upcoming budget

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.

The Science and Technology fair

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.

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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.

Their plans for Mashramani

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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.

Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme infrastructure

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.

Flooding

What Berbicians say about

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 garbage situation

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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.

What police need to do on crime

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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.

Their voting experience

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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 elections result

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.

Christmas plans

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Photos and interviews by Abigail Semple and Frances Abraham Denita Wills– Public Sector: `At the moment, I’m just preparing in terms of cleaning.

Issues for the political campaign

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.

The campaign season

What the people say about

As campaigning for the upcoming national and regional elections continues countrywide, we asked residents of Linden how they felt about the process thus far.

The elections

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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.

The four-month ban on Channel Six

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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.

GuyExpo

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.

About Guyana Fashion Weekend

What the people say…

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.

What the people say about helping abused children

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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.

Non-communicable diseases

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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.

Shilpa and Vybz

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.

Demolition of St Barnabas

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.

The CAL crash-landing

This week we asked the man and woman in the street their views on the recent Caribbean Airlines crash-landing.

The August holidays

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.

The Guyana Watch Inc medical outreach

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.

The coming of Kartel and Mavado

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.

Public assistance and a second chance for deportees

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.