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.
This week, we visited the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, where we asked staff members and residents about how rehabilitation has changed their lives, the goals they have for persons living with disabilities and the kind of improvements they would like to see in their centre.
Continuing our series, this week we asked the man and woman in the street in Mahaica and Mahaicony to talk about the most important issues they would like politicians to address.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street to talk about the most important issues they would like politicians to address.
Interviews by Frances Abraham with photos by Abigail SempleCureen Fraser, unemployed – ‘I have 4 kids, ages 11, 8, 6 and 6 months.
This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons share their views on the West Indies cricket team and about Shivnarine Chanderpaul not being selected to play in the one-day game against Pakistan at the Providence Stadium.
This week we asked the man, woman in the street for their impressions of the annual Linden Town Day activities.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street how they planned to spend the Easter weekend.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street if they can use a computer and if they are interested in the One Laptop Per Family initiative Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius, photos by Frances AbrahamShay Culley, private sector employee ‘Yes I can use a computer.
The sexual abuse of children especially by their fathers or other close relatives is being reported more and more and this week on What the People Say we asked persons to comment on the issue.
Interviews and photos by Tiffny Rhodius and Frances Abraham Government launched its Education Television Broadcasting Service (ETBS) on Friday, promising to narrow the gap in the quality of education delivered countrywide.
At a recent meeting of the Linden Foundation Secondary School’s Parent-Teacher Association, it was proposed that students should be subjected to searches by police officers prior to entering the compound, as a measure to stem violence in the school.
This week on What the People Say persons commented on the ICC World Cup Cricket, especially the match between West Indies (WI) and England and the performance of the newcomer to the WI team, Devindra Bishoo of Albion, Berbice.
Interviews and photos by Tiffny RhodiusThis week we asked the man and woman in the street if they have been following the local 10/10 softball cricket which is sponsored by GT&T.
This week we asked the people of Victoria village, East Coast Demerara about some of the issues affecting the community.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street what they thought of the government’s plan to import Mathematics and Science teachers because of a shortage of teachers in the subject area.
On Saturday, the Children’s Mashramani concluded with a short parade and the display of costumes in the National Park.
This week, in the light of the action taken by staff at the Linden Hospital Complex to press demands for their twice-yearly gratuity to be paid this month, we asked people at Linden for their views on the situation.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street to share with us their expectations for Mashramani 2011.
The overseer from the Bath/Woodley Park Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) has informed vendors from the Bath market that they would have to relocate to an open tarmac that government has constructed nearby.
Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules Gibson This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they listen to the radio drama Merundoi and what are their thoughts on the show.
This week we asked the man and woman on the streets what they thought of the Stabroek Market Square following the demolition of stalls and removal of vendors.
This week we asked business people in Linden to compare last year with 2009 and give us their projections for this year.
Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules GibsonIt’s a New Year and this week we asked the man and the woman in the street what their expectations were for the New Year.
This week we asked residents of Linden and Georgetown about their plans for the Christmas holidays and resolutions for 2011.
This week we asked the man and the woman in the street whether they will be attending any of the events planned for the holidays.
Photos by Jules Gibson This week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought of the government giving $40 million to the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) to pave the race track at South Dakota.
Last week the headmaster of the Wismar/Christianburg Secondary School Cleveland Thomas was taken to task when he refused to promote children who had not passed their exams contrary to the Ministry of Education’s new ‘no child left behind policy’.
This week more differently-able persons speak of their challenges and accomplishments and how being part of the National Disabled People’s Network (NDPN) has helped them.
Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules Gibson This week differently-able persons shared with Stabroek News some of their challenges and accomplishments and how being part of the National Disabled People’s Network (NDPN) has helped them.
As Toshaos from across the country gathered at the Liliendaal Conference Centre for the annual Toshaos Council Meeting last week, we asked the leaders what were some of the difficulties their communities face and what they hope to come out of the meeting.
On Friday, the Government of Guyana and the UNDP together with the executing agency, the Board of Industrial Training, launched the East Bank Demerara training programmes which will give 101 youths from the area a chance to learn a skill.
This week on What the People Say we asked persons: If the president gave you a laptop what would you and your household use it for?
This week we asked the man and woman on the street what they thought of the President’s plan to spend $30 million to provide one laptop per family.
The Guyana Elections Commission had earlier announced that continuous registration would begin on September 6, and had urged persons who had already registered to uplift their identification cards, 7,000 of which have not yet been collected.
Royston Cameron – `I am of the opinion that teenage pregnancy is still an issue in our community.
Interviews by Candace Phillips and photos by Alva Solomon Annie Seenarine – housewife `I’m now doing the last set of shopping for the fine items like stationery and shoes.
Photos and interviews by Shabna Ullah and Gaulbert Sutherland Lewis Punch, cash crop farmer ‘I think farming is developing a little bit more now and we are getting proper drainage and so.
What the people say about…Interviews and photos by Candace Phillips Myron Tucker – student ‘I saw a few new construction models which can be applied to the building industry.
Interviews by Tiffny Rhodius and photos by Jules Gibson This week we asked the man and woman in the street if they think men should be granted paternity leave.