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.
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.