What the People Say

What the People say about…Guyana’s chances in the current Caribbean Premier League

What the People say about…Guyana’s chances in the current Caribbean Premier League

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 .

The 2012 Guyana census

The 2012 Guyana census

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 .

The state of the roads in Linden

The state of the roads in Linden

This week we asked Lindeners to comment on the state of the roads in their various communities .

The National Grade Six Assessment results

The National Grade Six Assessment results

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 .

What the People say about… The Berbice River Bridge toll

What the People say about… The Berbice River Bridge toll

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 .

Their concerns regarding the New Amsterdam Market

Their concerns regarding the New Amsterdam Market

Interviews and photos by Jannelle WilliamsThis week we asked vendors in the New Amsterdam Market to talk about issues of concern they might have about the market .

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

The pulling of the third Test Match from Guyana

Interviews and photos by Dacia WhaulThis week the man and woman in the street shared their thoughts on the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board to pull the third Test of the New Zealand vs West Indies series from Guyana .

What the people on the Essequibo Coast say about…Domestic violence and whether enough is being done

What the people on the Essequibo Coast say about…Domestic violence and whether enough is being done

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserAs the scourge of domestic violence (DV) continues throughout Guyana, this week, we asked men and women along the Essequibo Coast whether they felt enough was being done to help victims of DV and whether they knew where they could send victims for assistance .

What the people say about the Berbice River Bridge toll

What the people say about the Berbice River Bridge toll

Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahRoopnarine Somwaru, fish vendor:‘From my experience the toll is really too high .

Local Government Elections

Local Government Elections

This week we asked the man/woman in the street about the absence of local government elections over the last 20 years .

Improving the environment

Improving the environment

This week, we asked New Amsterdamers: What would you like to see improved in your environment? Their comments follow:Interviews and photos by Jannelle WilliamsDawn Beresford, sweeper/ cleaner – ‘I would like to see people stop littering .

The posting of corporal  punishment on Facebook

The posting of corporal punishment on Facebook

In the light of the recent incident where a Trinidad and Tobago mother beat her daughter and posted a video of it on Facebook, after she found out that the 12-year-old had sent partially nude pictures to an older boy, the man and woman in the street were asked to share their views:[caption id="attachment_288212" align="alignright" width="183"] David Adams[/caption][caption id="attachment_288213" align="alignleft" width="196"] Shauncy Henry[/caption]David Adams, student – ‘I saw the video and I thought the girl deserve the whipping, because for a 12-year-old child to be taking those kinds of photos is very inappropriate .

The National Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair

The National Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserThe National Science, Mathematics and Technology Fair 2014 was held last week at the Anna Regina Secondary School, Essequibo Coast in Region Two under the theme ‘Science, Mathematics and Technology: Providing Solutions for the 21st Century’ .

Easter plans

Easter plans

Today, Easter Monday, traditionally being a day when families picnic and fly kites at various venues around the country, we asked the man/woman in the street how they planned to spend the Easter holidays .

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 .



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