Interviews and photos by Desilon Daniels This 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 Williams This 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 Whaul This 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 Fraser As 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 Ullah Roopnarine 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?
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: 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 Fraser The 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 Daniels With 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 WhaulLinden Isles – student: ‘I listened to the budget presentation on the radio and read a little print media.
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 Fraser Given 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 Ullah David Armogan, Region Six chairman: ‘I find that years ago the celebration was much bigger than it is today.
Interviews and photos by Kenesha Fraser Having 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.
Photos and interviews by Dacia Whaul Yesterday, we asked the man/woman in the street what they thought about Mashramani 2014 which was celebrated under the theme `Cultural Folklore, Celebrating 44’.
Interviews and photos by Kenesha Fraser With 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.
Kelly, Christ Church Secondary School `I think for Mash they should bring back folklore instead of trying to match the other Caribbean islands.
Interviews and photos by Jeanna Pearson and Arian Browne Stabroek News recently visited the Plastic City Squatting Area, West Demerara and residents were eager to speak about life in the swampy mangroves.
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.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street about the new $5,000 bill.
Interviews and photographs by Kenesha Fraser With 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.
Massive power outages on the Essequibo Coast starting last week Tuesday have resulted in huge losses to businesses, especially those dealing in perishables.
In the past six weeks there has been an increase in road accidents on the Essequibo Coast.
The impending ban on Styrofoam products Interviews and photos by Dacia Whaul and Desilon Daniels In 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.
Charity, Essequibo Coast is a booming waterfront community from where many persons access the Pomeroon.
Photos and interviews by Kenesha Fraser Every year there are numerous complaints about banned firecrackers being used at Diwali time, but the practice continues.
This week on `What the people’ say we asked members of the public about the neglect of children by parents and guardians.
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.
Renrick Cheong, Mechanic – `As a former NYPD, I think they need to get professional people to be a part of the SWAT unit because the present police force has no courtesy and manners.
This week on ‘What the People Say’ persons share their comments on the recent upsurge of crime in Berbice where young boys were involved.
This week we asked attendees at a University of Guyana event to commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary for their thoughts on this milestone.
Interviews by Erica Williams with photos by Arian Browne This week we visited St Cuthbert’s Mission, an Amerindian village on the Mahaica River in Region Four.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their views on the return of large buses, given the number of fatal accidents involving minibuses, and whether it would alleviate the transportation problems which many people face on a daily basis.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah This week on What the People Say we asked persons to comment on what can be done to fight domestic violence, whether they have intervened to save victims and what are the major contributing factors.
This week on What the People Say we asked parents to comment on their experience in getting their children ready for the new school year.
Interview and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian Browne On Thursday, Stabroek News asked vendors what items were in demand for today’s back to school and how sales were doing.
This week Stabroek News asked several vendors about their back to school bargains and what their sales have been like:Photos and interviews by Rayon Harrinandan and Tifaine RutherfordNalo and Ricky/Y and N Variety Store, Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling Road: `We sell mostly bags, so if you are buying bags depending on the price we will give you a discount.
Interviews and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian Browne Fazlo Rahim, Taxi Driver `We need a passport office, we have to spend a lot of money to go to Georgetown to get our passports and most times we don’t get the passport the same day.
Interviews and photos by Jeff Trotman The community of Coomacka, seven miles south of Mackenzie on the Demerara River recently had a CDC installed after some amount of controversy.
Last week Stabroek News visited the village of Victoria, East Coast Demerara and asked the man/woman in the street: what are you most proud of as a Victorian?
Interviews and photos by Rayon Harrinandan and Arian Browne Stabroek News recently visited Linden and while there asked the man/woman in the street about the issues affecting them.
Interviews and photos by Mandy Thompson Shakisa Harvey This week we asked persons in the street for their thoughts on smoking in public places and what they think should be done about it.
This week we paid a visit to the forecourt of the Guyana National Stadium, Providence where the International Building Expo was being held and asked the people there for their thoughts on the initiative.