Facing the effects of a prolonged dry season and the depletion of the forest as well as a poor price for lumber, residents of Moraikobai, Region Five share what life is like for them in their community: Havan Smith, logger, ‘At this time the logging business slow up a lot, especially in the market area with the price.
Under the theme ‘Quality Education Leadership: Improving Schools from Within,’ Education Month 2015 was celebrated in Guyana in September.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on the controversial 50% increase for some ministers in the APNU+AFC coalition government.
Interviews by Dreylan Johnson with photos by Keno George The sod has been turned and the rebuilding of the Umana Yana has been set for completion by the end of the first quarter next year.
Residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission were asked about whether there are jobs available to villagers in the community and what recommendations they wanted to make as regards the creation of jobs.
Interviews and photos by Jeffrey Trotman Chairman of the Linden IMC Orrin Gordon and the rest of IMC members expressed disappointment at the July statutory meeting over the slow pace at which the current administration is moving to meet their expectations, which include reopening the Kara Kara Toll Point, making speedy arrangements for a new system of operating the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge, increasing councillors’ stipend and employees’ wages among other issues that they feel should be urgently addressed.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah This week on What the People Say, we asked members of the public to comment on the current crime situation and other issues affecting them.
This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget.
Interviews by Mariah Lall, Aliyah Briggs and Dhanash Ramroop with photos by Keno George On a recent visit to Linden, First Lady Sandra Granger expressed her hope of one day seeing a woman appointed Police Commissioner or Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force.
This week we asked vendors at the Bourda Market what they thought could be done to address the continual flooding of the market.
With Giftland opening the doors of its Mega Mall to the public, Stabroek News took the opportunity to hear from the ordinary citizen about their thoughts on it.
Interviews by Sharda Bacchus Photos by Arian Browne This week on ‘What the People Say’ we asked members of the public about the top three things they would like the government to do.
Interviews by Rae Wiltshire and photos by Arian Browne and Rae Wiltshire The Guyana Police Force has moved to implement parallel parking on Robb and Regent streets, saying that it will reduce congestion.
This week on What the People say, we asked residents to comment on the post-election situation and flooding in their area.
With the elections over and a new president sworn in, we asked persons to comment on the process as well as their expectations of the new government and what should be their priorities.
Interviews by Jeanna Pearson and photos by Rae Wiltshire This week we asked residents of Plastic City, a squatting area on the foreshore of Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, about their views on the upcoming General Elections and what changes they would like to see happen.
This week on What the People Say we asked persons to comment on whether they would be voting at the May 11 elections and if the campaigns are addressing their issues.
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. I would like to know if they can clean up the city, because Georgetown is where people come to do business and after that we need to maintain the city.
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 Williams National 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 Wiltshire With 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 Sutherland During 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 Ullah As 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 Whaul Now 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 Fraser Agriculture 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 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: Godwyn Allicock, self-employed, ‘I think people from this region are moving out because they are not getting jobs.
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 Daniels Anand Jabar, watch salesman – ‘Guyana is playing good but I don’t like what’s going on with the team.