The 2 am curfew

This week we asked the man and woman in the street whether they were in agreement with the 2 am closure of night clubs or whether they were in support of an extension of the time.

Life in Moraikobai

What the People Say

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.

The 50% increase for some gov’t ministers

What the People Say

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.

Jobs in the community

What the people of St Cuthbert’s Mission say about...

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.

What the Linden IMC Councillors say about issues that need addressing

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.

Crime and other issues affecting them

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.

The 2015 budget

This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget.

A woman as Police Commissioner or Army Chief of Staff

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.

Flooding

This week we asked vendors at the Bourda Market what they thought could be done to address the continual flooding of the market.

The Giftland Mall

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.

Post-elections and flooding

This week on What the People say, we asked residents to comment on the post-election situation and flooding in their area.

Elections and expectations of the new gov’t

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.

What the people of Plastic City say about voting

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.

The elections campaign

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.

Elections issues

This week we asked stakeholders at the University of Guyana which issues they wanted to see addressed in the elections campaign.

Elections campaign issues

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.

The state of the rice industry

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.

The Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling

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.

The upcoming elections

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.

Domestic violence

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.

Living at Lethem

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.

Reducing bus fares

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.

The upcoming elections 

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 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

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.

Which was bigger, New Year 2015 or 2014?

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.

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.

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

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’

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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.

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.