What the People Say
This week we asked stakeholders at the University of Guyana which issues they wanted to see addressed in the elections campaign .
Joy Europe`An issue that needs fixing is garbage .
Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast have been lamenting for some time now about the prices they are paid for paddy compared with the cost of production .
Concerns have been expressed about the state of the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling which accommodates a number of vendors now that there is no longer a Georgetown-Vreed-en-Hoop ferry service and just a small section is used for speedboats .
Interviews and photos by Jannelle WilliamsNational and Regional Elections billed for May 11, will see Guyanese exercising their franchise to elect a government of their choice .
Interviews and photos by Rae WiltshireWith general and regional elections less than two months away and political campaigns picking up steam, this week we asked the man and woman in the street how they felt about the upcoming period .
In view of International Women’s Day which was observed yesterday, this week we asked women whether they believed enough was being done for women who are exposed to domestic violence in Guyana and if not, what needs to be changed or improved .
Interviews by Rae Wiltshire Photos by Rae Wiltshire and Gaulbert SutherlandDuring a recent visit to Lethem we asked the man and woman in the street how they felt about living there .
In response to calls for bus operators to reduce their fares given the decrease in the price for fuel, we recently asked Route 32 (Vreed-en-Hoop to Parika) bus operators whether they would comply .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahAs the date for general elections draws nearer we asked members of the public whether they are excited and would be voting Noel Parkinson, NIS pensioner,‘I’m not excited about the elections because as a Christian I don’t get into politics .
The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are just about 90 days away .
Last Monday, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh announced a 30% reduction in the price of fuel at Guyana Oil Company gas stations .
Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulConcerns have been raised yet again about repackaged goods being sold without proper labelling and with the packaging done under unhealthy conditions .
Two weeks into the New Year, we asked people along the Essequibo Coast what they would like to see improved in their various communities in 2015 .
Interviews and photos by Jeanna Pearson and Dacia WhaulNow that the holidays are coming to a close, we asked the man/woman in the street if their New Year celebration to welcome 2015 was bigger than in 2014 .
In the last few days before the New Year we asked the man/woman in the street about their big plans and hopes for 2015 .
World AIDS Day is being observed today internationally under the theme ‘Closing the Gap’ .
This week we asked Berbicians to comment on the malfunctioning of the retractor span of the Berbice River Bridge which left countless persons stranded for hours on both sides of the river last Friday .
In view of the ongoing calls for attention to healthier eating so as to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases, the man and woman in the street were asked whether their go-to-meal would be fresh produce or fast food and the reason for their choices .
Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserAgriculture Month, which was observed last month, placed much emphasis on family farming .
During the recently concluded National Toshaos’ Council, we asked some of the village leaders to tell us about their villages .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahThis week on What the People Say we asked persons about the no-confidence motion that the opposition is planning to move in Parliament against the government .
Just over a year ago on September 30, 2013 Stabroek News paid a visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission on the Mahaica River and interviewed the villagers about their livelihood .
During a recent visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission, we asked residents how the destruction of the Umana Yana by fire had affected them .
Interviews and photos by Desilon Daniels and Suraj Narine[caption id="attachment_306178" align="alignleft" width="187"] Ghansham[/caption]Ghansham, porter – ‘I would usually read newspapers and every Sunday I buy papers .
Last week, in response to hikes in fares and at least one strike by minibus operators plying an East Coast Demerara route, the government instituted a free bus system along different routes using large buses hired from the Knight Rider bus company .
With a new school term having started two Mondays ago, this week we asked ten parents in Essequibo whether it was costly to get their children ready for the new school term .
This week we asked members of the public to comment on the motion of no-confidence which is to be moved by the opposition in Parliament against the government .
Last week, the Health Ministry reported that there are 76 confirmed cases of Chikungunya, the mosquito-borne disease that causes acute joint pains and fever .
The Concerned Citizens of Danielstown located across the Diaspora held their Anniversary & Homecoming Celebra-tions August 9-16, 2014 .
The last census report reflected a reduction of the population in Region Six and residents shared their views on this issue below: [caption id="attachment_300494" align="alignright" width="180"] Godwyn Allicock[/caption][caption id="attachment_300495" align="alignleft" width="162"] Mr .
Interviews and photos by The last census report has pointed to a reduction in the population due to migration, especially in Region Six .
Interviews and photos by Desilon DanielsAnand Jabar, watch salesman – ‘Guyana is playing good but I don’t like what’s going on with the team .
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought of the 2012 census draft report, which recorded a decrease in the population .
This week we asked Lindeners to comment on the state of the roads in their various communities .
Interviews and photos by Desilon DanielsThis week we asked the man and woman in the street what they thought about the recent results of the National Grade Six Assessment examination .
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah Although commuters have found the Berbice River Bridge quite convenient, they are finding it difficult to pay the high toll and passenger fares .