Guyana parliament bans music on buses, taxis

Aug 9, 2008 Full story: PR-inside.com 18

The blare of reggae and calypso music may soon disappear from the buses and taxis of Guyana.

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Patrick

Satellite Provider

#1 Aug 10, 2008
This is good step taken by the parliamentarians.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#2 Aug 11, 2008
Indeed it was a major distraction to the drivers and conductors.
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#3 Aug 11, 2008
it is about time.
this is a good move by Parliamentarians. we need this.
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#4 Aug 11, 2008
The loud music is a nuisance and does affect drivers and conductors hearing when the passengers are shouting to get out.

This law restricts all the lewd music that mini-buses plays that is corrupting the minds of our youths in society.

We can now enjoy a peaceful and quiet ride to our destination.
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#5 Aug 11, 2008
well said Tyron
GOD

New York, NY

#6 Aug 12, 2008
shoot, parliamentarians need to pass a law to get the dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, horses, cows ....., off the streets.
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#7 Aug 12, 2008
At last we ca ride in peace
patrick

Satellite Provider

#8 Aug 15, 2008
GOD wrote:
shoot, parliamentarians need to pass a law to get the dogs, cats, sheep, pigs, donkeys, horses, cows ....., off the streets.
$43Million is allocated for the capturing of stray animals,targeting errant scrap dealers and clamming down on drivers who park erratically along the city streets for carifesta.You will see the changes soon.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#9 Aug 18, 2008
The changes has already been in action, all scrap vehicles lazing on the road has to be removed if not by owner then by the city council, all shop's, stores,markets etc that is occupying the roads are also being removed, the stray animals need to be penned,tied or would be pounded. All drains and tranches are be clears and cleaned, the litter problem is under control, and now the upsetting loud music that has been playing in the mini buses and the taxis are being removed. Passengers could now travel and arrive at their destination in peace and comfort.
Common sence

Georgetown, Guyana

#10 Aug 18, 2008
I agree 100% that all music should be banned from all mini buses and taxis, it is a nuisance and a distraction towards the driver and conductor. I mean before you get to the conductor you have to scream on top of your voice to let him/her know your destination. Or you have to try telling him/her from a couple villages or houses away.
riaz

Satellite Provider

#11 Aug 29, 2008
Media Critic wrote:
it is about time.
this is a good move by Parliamentarians. we need this.
I agree it is a good work which put in hand , but still that cannot avoid the reckless of drivers and to besides, how about the number of young driver which was only the other day was pulling door on minibus which are now taxi drivers they are consider inexperience dont u think?
patrick

Satellite Provider

#12 Aug 29, 2008
riaz wrote:
<quoted text> I agree it is a good work which put in hand , but still that cannot avoid the reckless of drivers and to besides, how about the number of young driver which was only the other day was pulling door on minibus which are now taxi drivers they are consider inexperience dont u think?
Records have shown that music on mini buses is one of the extensive causes of road accidents in Guyana.
gtxxclusive

Georgetown, Guyana

#13 Aug 29, 2008
We can now say we r travelling in a little comfort.No boom boom anymore.Atleast the elderly citizen won't complain abt noise.
gtxxclusive

Georgetown, Guyana

#14 Aug 29, 2008
patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Records have shown that music on mini buses is one of the extensive causes of road accidents in Guyana.
Yes i will second that, because the drivers play the music so hard, it is difficult to hear anything that goes on the road.,
Dre

South Richmond Hill, NY

#15 Aug 29, 2008
the question is will the cops enforce it ?
patrick

Satellite Provider

#16 Aug 30, 2008
Dre wrote:
the question is will the cops enforce it ?
why not.Even if the cops do not enforce the law,it will put some restrictions on the buses.
bacoo speaks

Georgetown, Guyana

#17 Sep 27, 2008
Parliament has made a good decision we are now seeing some amount of control and order from mini bus operators.
gtxxclusive

Georgetown, Guyana

#18 Sep 27, 2008
I am for this ban after all we are talking about the safety of our citizens.The bus drivers should have their full attention on getting the passengers from and to their destination.

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