What the People Say
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Interviews and photos by Shabna UllahRoopnarine Somwaru, fish vendor:‘From my experience the toll is really too high .
This week we asked the man/woman in the street about the absence of local government elections over the last 20 years .
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 .
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 .
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’ .
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 .
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 .
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 .
[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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
With the Mash celebrations still in the air, persons in Berbice commented on how they spent the day .