What the People Say
Massive power outages on the Essequibo Coast starting last week Tuesday have resulted in huge losses to businesses, especially those dealing in perishables .
In the past six weeks there has been an increase in road accidents on the Essequibo Coast .
The impending ban on Styrofoam products Interviews and photos by Dacia Whaul and Desilon DanielsIn the wake of an announcement last week by the government that it would impose a ban on polystyrene (Styrofoam) in its bid to clean up the environment, we asked the man/woman in the street whether they thought this would help to address the dire situation, especially in the city .
Charity, Essequibo Coast is a booming waterfront community from where many persons access the Pomeroon .
Photos and interviews by Kenesha FraserEvery year there are numerous complaints about banned firecrackers being used at Diwali time, but the practice continues .
This week on `What the people’ say we asked members of the public about the neglect of children by parents and guardians .
As Toshaos from the different Amerindian Communities gathered at the International Conference Centre for the7th annual National Toshaos Council meeting last week, we asked the leaders what they expected to get out of the meeting and what were some of the issues they wished to highlight .
[caption id="attachment_263296" align="alignright" width="182"] Renrick Cheong[/caption][caption id="attachment_263297" align="alignleft" width="186"] Ramesh Kishun[/caption]Renrick Cheong, Mechanic – `As a former NYPD, I think they need to get professional people to be a part of the SWAT unit because the present police force has no courtesy and manners .
This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons share their comments on the recent upsurge of crime in Berbice where young boys were involved .
This week we asked attendees at a University of Guyana event to commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary for their thoughts on this milestone .
Interviews by Erica Williams with photos by Arian BrowneThis week we visited St Cuthbert’s Mission, an Amerindian village on the Mahaica River in Region Four .
This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their views on the return of large buses, given the number of fatal accidents involving minibuses, and whether it would alleviate the transportation problems which many people face on a daily basis .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahThis week on What the People Say we asked persons to comment on what can be done to fight domestic violence, whether they have intervened to save victims and what are the major contributing factors .
This week on What the People Say we asked parents to comment on their experience in getting their children ready for the new school year .
Interview and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian BrowneOn Thursday, Stabroek News asked vendors what items were in demand for today’s back to school and how sales were doing .
This week Stabroek News asked several vendors about their back to school bargains and what their sales have been like:Photos and interviews by Rayon Harrinandan and Tifaine Rutherford[caption id="attachment_255664" align="alignleft" width="231"] Photos and interviews by Rayon Harrinandan and Tifaine Rutherford[/caption]Nalo and Ricky/Y and N Variety Store, Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling Road:`We sell mostly bags, so if you are buying bags depending on the price we will give you a discount .
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah Mohamed Haniff, Imam of NA`Everybody agrees that Guyana is in need of hydropower .
Interviews and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian Browne[caption id="attachment_253787" align="alignright" width="184"] Fazlo Rahim[/caption]Fazlo Rahim, Taxi Driver `We need a passport office, we have to spend a lot of money to go to Georgetown to get our passports and most times we don’t get the passport the same day .
Interviews and photos by Jeff TrotmanThe community of Coomacka, seven miles south of Mackenzie on the Demerara River recently had a CDC installed after some amount of controversy .
Last week Stabroek News visited the village of Victoria, East Coast Demerara and asked the man/woman in the street: what are you most proud of as a Victorian? How do you see the future of the village? And what can you do for it? Their responses follow:[caption id="attachment_251888" align="alignright" width="194"] Dewyne Stephen[/caption]Dewyne Stephen, student – ‘I am most proud of the history and rich heritage of the village .
Interviews and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian BrowneStabroek News recently visited Linden and while there asked the man/woman in the street about the issues affecting them .
Interviews and photos by Mandy Thompson Shakisa HarveyThis week we asked persons in the street for their thoughts on smoking in public places and what they think should be done about it .
This week we paid a visit to the forecourt of the Guyana National Stadium, Providence where the International Building Expo was being held and asked the people there for their thoughts on the initiative .
This week we asked people at the Mon Repos Market how they felt about the recent news that vendors will have to relocate to facilitate the extension of the four-lane highway on the East Coast road .
This week on What the People Say, we asked persons to comment on the $35,000 minimum wage recently set by the government .
Stabroek News recently visited the island of Wakenaam in the Essequibo River and while there we asked villagers for their thoughts about life on the island .
Photos and interviews by David PapannahMichelle Ramnauth-Teacher: ‘This year I expect Berbice Expo to be bigger and better than the previous years .
Interviews by Mandy Thompson with photos by Tifaine RutherfordA number of local journalists last week attended a four-day workshop hosted by the University of Guyana’s Centre for Communication Studies, the Institute for International Journalism of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication and the United States Embassy in Georgetown .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahAs we celebrate 47 years since Guyana gained independence, we asked members of the public to share their views on the occasion .
The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Company in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation recently held a health fair targeting members of the public who were able to be tested for a variety of health issues .
In light of the recent incident where a man collapsed and died following an argument with the conductor when he asked for the music to be turned down, we asked members of the public to share their views on loud music in minibuses .
Interviews and photographs by Tifaine RutherfordMindful of the current climate in the trade union movement, seeming discontent in many workplaces, particularly the public service and with May Day being celebrated, we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on this year’s Labour Day .
This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their views on this year’s Linden Town Week, the return of the Linden Town Week pageant after a few years of hibernation under new organisers, and also Wismar having five nights instead of the regular two .
Photos and interviews by Feona Morrison and Javone Vickerie The 2013 budget proposes that pensioners receive an increase in old age pension from $10,000 to $12,500 in the 2013 Budget as well as an annual assistance of up to $20,000 to pay for electricity charges incurred .
Concerns have been raised by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association about cellular phone usage affecting productivity in the workplace .
This week Stabroek News spoke to taxi drivers and men/women in the streets about their views on the code of ethics for taxi services and drivers which was recently agreed by the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and the Guyana Taxi Service Association .
This week, we asked persons who make their living in the Stabroek Market for their thoughts on the conditions of the market and their concerns with their trade .