What the People Say

The reduction in fuel prices

The reduction in fuel prices

Last Monday, Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh announced a 30% reduction in the price of fuel at Guyana Oil Company gas stations .

Banning improperly repackaged goods

Banning improperly repackaged goods

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 .

What Essequibians say about… Community improvement wishes for this year

What Essequibians say about… Community improvement wishes for this year

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 .

Which was bigger, New Year 2015 or 2014?

Which was bigger, New Year 2015 or 2014?

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 .

Plans for the New Year

Plans for the New Year

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 .

Stigma and discrimination  attached to HIV/AIDS

Stigma and discrimination attached to HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is being observed today internationally under the theme ‘Closing the Gap’ .

The Berbice River Bridge malfunctioning

The Berbice River Bridge malfunctioning

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 .

Fresh produce as opposed to fast food

Fresh produce as opposed to fast food

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 .

 ‘Eat What You Grow’

‘Eat What You Grow’

Interviews and photos by Kenesha FraserAgriculture Month, which was observed last month, placed much emphasis on family farming .

What the Toshaos say about …Happenings in their villages

What the Toshaos say about …Happenings in their villages

During the recently concluded National Toshaos’ Council, we asked some of the village leaders to tell us about their villages .

The planned motion of no-confidence

The planned motion of no-confidence

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 .

Problems at St Cuthbert’s Mission

Problems at St Cuthbert’s Mission

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 .

The destruction of the Umana Yana

The destruction of the Umana Yana

During a recent visit to St Cuthbert’s Mission, we asked residents how the destruction of the Umana Yana by fire had affected them .

What the people say about... How they get their news

What the people say about… How they get their news

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 .

The Free Bus System instituted by the government

The Free Bus System instituted by the government

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 .

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

The cost of outfitting their children for the new school term

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 .

The no-confidence motion

The no-confidence motion

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 .

Chikungunya

Chikungunya

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 .

Danielstown homecoming

Danielstown homecoming

The Concerned Citizens of Danielstown located across the Diaspora held their Anniversary & Homecoming Celebra-tions August 9-16, 2014 .

The drop in the Region Six population

The drop in the Region Six population

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 .

Migration from Berbice 

Migration from Berbice 

Interviews and photos by The last census report has pointed to a reduction in the population due to migration, especially in Region Six .

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 .



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