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.
This week we asked people at the Mon Repos Market how they felt about the recent news that vendors will have to relocate to facilitate the extension of the four-lane highway on the East Coast road.
This week on What the People Say, we asked persons to comment on the $35,000 minimum wage recently set by the government.
Stabroek News recently visited the island of Wakenaam in the Essequibo River and while there we asked villagers for their thoughts about life on the island.
Photos and interviews by David Papannah Michelle Ramnauth-Teacher: ‘This year I expect Berbice Expo to be bigger and better than the previous years.
Interviews by Mandy Thompson with photos by Tifaine Rutherford A number of local journalists last week attended a four-day workshop hosted by the University of Guyana’s Centre for Communication Studies, the Institute for International Journalism of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication and the United States Embassy in Georgetown.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah As we celebrate 47 years since Guyana gained independence, we asked members of the public to share their views on the occasion.
The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Company in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation recently held a health fair targeting members of the public who were able to be tested for a variety of health issues.
In light of the recent incident where a man collapsed and died following an argument with the conductor when he asked for the music to be turned down, we asked members of the public to share their views on loud music in minibuses.
Interviews and photographs by Tifaine Rutherford Mindful of the current climate in the trade union movement, seeming discontent in many workplaces, particularly the public service and with May Day being celebrated, we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on this year’s Labour Day.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street about their views on this year’s Linden Town Week, the return of the Linden Town Week pageant after a few years of hibernation under new organisers, and also Wismar having five nights instead of the regular two.
Photos and interviews by Feona Morrison and Javone Vickerie The 2013 budget proposes that pensioners receive an increase in old age pension from $10,000 to $12,500 in the 2013 Budget as well as an annual assistance of up to $20,000 to pay for electricity charges incurred.
Concerns have been raised by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association about cellular phone usage affecting productivity in the workplace.
This week Stabroek News spoke to taxi drivers and men/women in the streets about their views on the code of ethics for taxi services and drivers which was recently agreed by the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and the Guyana Taxi Service Association.
This week, we asked persons who make their living in the Stabroek Market for their thoughts on the conditions of the market and their concerns with their trade.
Interviews by Feona Morrison with photos by Arian BrowneAt the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Competition, held recently at the Umana Yana and won by the Zeeburg Secondary School, we interviewed students who took part in the event and asked them the following questions: 1.
This week we visited the Bourda Market and asked vendors and users of the market about the matters affecting them.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street for their views about the dress code at the National Cultural Centre and whether they thought it should be relaxed so that patrons could wear jeans, Capri pants and boots as is the case in theatres around the world.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street what is improving in Guyana and what could be done to improve the country.
Interviews by Neola Damon with photographs by Arian Browne Last week, a decision was taken to ban the calypsos sung by the top ten finalists in this year’s calypso monarch competition from airplay on NCN radio after a government minister found the winning song “God Nah Sleep” to be objectionable.
With Mashramani Day approaching, we asked children and young people what their plans were.
This week we visited the Children’s Mashramani Competitions (costume and physical display) at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and asked schoolchildren for their opinion on which of the performances were the best so far and why?
This week we went about Georgetown and asked people for their thoughts on the measures the authorities should implement to remove vagrants from the streets.
US defence secretary Leon Panetta last week announced that the US military has officially lifted the ban preventing women soldiers from fighting on the frontline.
This week we asked people about their thoughts on the music industry worldwide and who their favourite artistes were.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street for their thoughts about the rise in food prices.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street about how they spent their Christmas holidays and their expectations for the New Year.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah As we say goodbye to 2012, we asked persons about their major wish for the New Year.
Interviews by Chevy Devonish with photos by Arian Browne This week, the run-up to Christmas we asked people in Parika to talk about life and opportunities in that East Bank Essequibo village.
Christmas shopping Interviews and photos by David Papannah Natasha Persaud, unemployed – ‘This year the Christmas shopping has started early but it looks as if it is a bit slow.
This week we sought the views of Lindeners on the approaching Christmas holidays and their resolutions for 2013.
This week on What the People Say we spoke to residents and vendors at the Meadow Bank wharf about the government’s first year after last year’s elections and the impasse with Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee.
This week we asked the residents of Alexander Village their views on this year’s Diwali as it relates to illegal squibs and firecrackers.
Their vision for Linden Town Week 2013 Interviews and photos by Cathy Richards Stakeholders in Linden have begun to pool their ideas for next April’s Linden Town Week celebration.
What the people say about… Interviews and photos by David Papannah This week we spoke to residents in the vicinity of the Port Mourant market square on the blackouts that have been recently affecting Berbice.
This week we asked the man/woman in the street if they have been following the sittings of the National Assembly and what they expected the sittings will accomplish for them.
This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts about R&B star Chris Brown coming to Guyana for a December 26 concert and about domestic violence activists condemning the government’s financial support to bring him.
What Lindeners say about… Interviews and Photos by Cathy Richards David Pearson – ‘Winning this tournament was a lift that the team needed.
This week we spoke to attendees at last weekend’s Corriverton Town Day.Ganesh Baijnauth- businessman: ‘This is the first time I am here.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah With GuyExpo 2012 on over the last weekend, we asked persons to share their views on the event.
Given the government’s stance on pirated textbooks as revealed by Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon, we asked the man and woman in the street for their views on the issue.
Interviews and photos by Cathy Richards Recently the residents of Kwakwani rejected the government imposed IMC and instead installed a 15-person local committee to run the affairs of the community.
Interviews and Photos by Mandy Thompson This week we asked persons at the Amerindian Heritage Month exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Sophia their thoughts about the exhibition, what can be improved next year and what have they seen on display that is interesting.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah As school reopens for the first day today after a two-month break many children would be turning out in their new gear while some parents were not sure whether their children would be able to start out immediately.
Interviews and photos by David Papannah This week on `what the people say…’ we asked residents of Orealla, Corentyne to share their views on the newly installed GT&T telephone tower in the community.
Photos and interviews by Frances Abraham and Lakhram Bhagirat This week we asked the man and woman in the street their thoughts on the London Olympics 2012, the highlight for them and their views on how the Guyana team can improve their performance in the future.
As Toshaos from across the country gathered at the Liliendaal Convention Centre for the annual Toshaos Council Meeting last week, we asked them what were some of the difficulties faced in their community and what are their expectations coming out of the meeting.
Last month Stabroek News visited the Port Kaituma area which is commonly referred to as the gateway to the North West District.
Photos and interviews by David Papannah Given the tremendous impact it has been having on our country, a team including government officials is going around the country talking to people about the domestic violence situation in Guyana.