At Davson and Davson Port Plaza Store making household items is not just a job, it’s a family trade that has survived from generation to generation.Located on Drysdale and Lombard Streets, the small shop offers customers a variety of plumbing, farming and household items made from galvalume or galvanised sheets.
Satrohan Sookdeo of Sookdeo’s Fishing and Boat Building began building boats at the age of 15. Today, he operates his own successful small business located at Pump Road, Mon Repos on the East Coast Demerara.
“I’m one of the rated sno-cone men pun me park,” says sno-cone vendor Ulan Joseph.
Joseph, 39, of Beterverwagting, East Cost Demerara has been selling sno-cones for a total of eight years and he says it is a job he enjoys doing.
“As long as God give me help and strength I’m gonna ride my bike,” were the words of a hot dog vendor who has been plying his trade for 15 years; “I like it.”
Fifty-nine-year old Bruce Berbner, known as ‘Hot Dog Man’ or ‘Senor,’ says he took up the job while he was living in Venezuela, and when he returned to Guyana in 1995 he continued hot-dog vending and has been loving it ever since.
“Pudding! Come get your pudding!” Claville Thomas calls out to persons as they pass her on the road. Every night, she stands at the corner of Stabroek and Cornhill Streets with two white buckets which contain black and white pudding, a bottle of ‘sour’ in her hand.