What the People Say

The cause of accidents

The cause of accidents

Photos and interviews by Desilon DanielsWith road accidents continuing unabated, quite a number of which are fatal, we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought was the cause of so many crashes .

The budget

The budget

Photos and interviews by Dacia Whaul[caption id="attachment_284678" align="alignright" width="216"] Linden Isles[/caption][caption id="attachment_284679" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lynette Ogle[/caption]Linden Isles - student: ‘I listened to the budget presentation on the radio and read a little print media .

Rockstone’s problems

Rockstone’s problems

[caption id="attachment_283767" align="alignright" width="191"] Patricia George[/caption]Sylvan Williams, Chairman, Rockstone Community Develop-ment Council (CDC): `I’m living in Rockstone for twenty four years now and I was elected Chairman on 7 April, 2012 .

Reducing the rate of suicide

Reducing the rate of suicide

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserGiven the continuing suicides, we asked people along the Essequibo Coast what more they feel needs to be done to reduce the rate of suicides .

Phagwah today compared to years ago

Phagwah today compared to years ago

This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons commented on the Phagwah celebration now as compared to years ago: Photos and interviews by Shabna UllahDavid Armogan, Region Six chairman: ‘I find that years ago the celebration was much bigger than it is today .

What women on the Essequibo Coast say about… Women’s rights

What women on the Essequibo Coast say about… Women’s rights

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserHaving just observed International Women’s Day on Saturday last, we took the opportunity this week to ask some women along the Essequibo Coast whether they felt enough was being done to promote gender equality .

Mash in Berbice

Mash in Berbice

With the Mash celebrations still in the air, persons in Berbice commented on how they spent the day .

What the people say about...This year’s Mash

What the people say about…This year’s Mash

Photos and interviews  by Dacia WhaulYesterday, we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought about Mashramani 2014 which was celebrated under the theme `Cultural Folklore, Celebrating 44’ .

Their plans for Mash Day

Their plans for Mash Day

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserWith Republic Day less than a week away, we asked the man and woman in the street along the Essequibo Coast how they planned to enjoy the Mashramani celebrations .

What students say about…The Mashramani programme for schools

What students say about…The Mashramani programme for schools

[caption id="attachment_277326" align="alignright" width="183"] Kelly[/caption][caption id="attachment_277327" align="alignleft" width="190"] Chandra[/caption]Kelly, Christ Church Secondary School `I think for Mash they should bring back folklore instead of trying to match the other Caribbean islands .

Life in Plastic City

Life in Plastic City

Interviews and photos by Jeanna Pearson and Arian BrowneStabroek News recently visited the Plastic City Squatting Area, West Demerara and residents were eager to speak about life in the swampy mangroves .

Problems affecting them along  the Essequibo Coast

Problems affecting them along the Essequibo Coast

This week we asked ten men and women living along the Essequibo Coast to talk about the issues affecting them the most and what they would like to see improved .

Residents of Reid Avenue, Timehri speak about matters affecting them

Residents of Reid Avenue, Timehri speak about matters affecting them

Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulMark Blackman, farmer‘Well I am living here for thirty-five years now and the road has never been graded, since it was last graded in 2011 .

The $5000 bill

The $5000 bill

This week we asked the man and woman in the street about the new $5,000 bill .

Old Year’s Night

Old Year’s Night

 Photos and interviews by Desilon  DanielsLovern Blair,  teacher: `I spent my Old Year’s Night at church with my family .

Their Christmas plans and preparations

Their Christmas plans and preparations

Interviews and photographs by Kenesha FraserWith Christmas just days away, we asked the man/woman in the street on the Essequibo Coast about their plans for this most-anticipated holiday and whether they had completed their Christmas shopping .

Blackouts on the Essequibo Coast

Blackouts on the Essequibo Coast

Massive power outages on the Essequibo Coast starting last week Tuesday have resulted in huge losses to businesses, especially those dealing in perishables .

The increase in road accidents  on the Essequibo Coast

The increase in road accidents on the Essequibo Coast

In the past six weeks there has been an increase in road accidents on the Essequibo Coast .

What the people say about…

What the people say about…

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 .

The garbage situation in Charity

The garbage situation in Charity

Charity, Essequibo Coast is a booming waterfront community from where many persons access the Pomeroon .

Firecrackers at Diwali

Firecrackers at Diwali

Photos and interviews by Kenesha FraserEvery year there are numerous complaints about banned firecrackers being used at Diwali time, but the practice continues .

Neglect of children

Neglect of children

This week on `What the people’ say we asked members of the public about the neglect of children by parents and guardians .

What the Toshaos say about…Their communities and important issues

What the Toshaos say about…Their communities and important issues

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 .

Police efforts to battle crime and setting up a SWAT unit

Police efforts to battle crime and setting up a SWAT unit

[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 .

Youth engaged in crime

Youth engaged in crime

What Berbicians say about…

This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons share their comments on the recent upsurge of crime in Berbice where young boys were involved .

UG turning 50

UG turning 50

This week we asked attendees at a University of Guyana event to commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary for their thoughts on this milestone .

Problems in St Cuthbert’s Mission

Problems in St Cuthbert’s Mission

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 .

Bringing back large buses for public transportation

Bringing back large buses for public transportation

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 .

Dealing with domestic violence

Dealing with domestic violence

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 .

Getting children ready for new school year

Getting children ready for new school year

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 .

The back-to-school shopping

The back-to-school shopping

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 .

Back to school bargains

Back to school bargains

 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 .

What the people say about… the Amaila Falls Hydro Project

What the people say about… the Amaila Falls Hydro Project

Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah Mohamed Haniff, Imam of NA`Everybody agrees that Guyana is in need of hydropower .

What the people of the Essequibo Coast say about…. Their problems

What the people of the Essequibo Coast say about…. Their problems

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 .

 Issues at Coomacka

Issues at Coomacka

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 .

The pride of Victoria and its future

The pride of Victoria and its future

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 .

What the Lindeners say about issues affecting them

What the Lindeners say about issues affecting them

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 .



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