As we announced, Nedo Pinezić and David Peranić announced a survey for renters of family accommodation, in order to better analyze the situation on the ground between renters, and concrete steps on how and where to move forward in the future. The survey was conceived through five questions. To the first question: Do you work seasonally or all year round ?, the majority (74.2%) answered that they are seasonal renters, while 25.2% of respondents declared themselves as year-round renters. Although these data do not say much, because somewhere the season is longer or shorter, and there is no exact geographical division, nor by the quality of accommodation, which also depends on the length of the season. However, for the purposes of the survey and the interpretation of the results of the surveyed renters, we know that these are mostly seasonal renters. How much of a drop have you had this season in the number of nights? – is a question that provides more specific information. Photo: Maxim Goncharenok, Pexels.com Survey results: 90% of renters performed worse than last year The survey is over, and we bring the results of the same. The survey was completed by 1.669 renters, which is a large sample, in line with the previous inertia of renters for any initiatives or surveys. Source: Dantes At the end of the survey, 70% of renters concluded that they are still satisfied with this tourist season, according to May 15 forecasts. On the other hand, 8.7% of the surveyed renters achieved the same results as last year (within 10%), and a small part, or 2.2% of the respondents, achieved a growth of 10% and more compared to last year. For the end, Pinezić and Peranić are inviting tonight (Wednesday) from 20.30 pm to Dantes FB Live where they will comment live on the results. Thus, 36% of respondents worked significantly worse than last year or had a drop of 50%. The second part, more precisely 30% of them, performed worse than last year in the context of a decline of 20 to 25%. 22.9% of them achieved more than 60% worse results than last year. 28.2% Same price as last year22.9% Prices less by 20% than last year19.9% Prices less by 10% than last year13.6% Prices less by 30% than last year7.4% Prices less by 40% than last year6.2% Prices less by 50% and more than last year1.9% Prices more than last year – We have an extremely large sample, which allows us to obtain objective results, Pinezić and Peranić point out and add: – Some of the answers were very short, and there were indeed extensive answers. In the coming weeks, we will read and systematize all the answers (there are close to 7.000 entries), and we will publish separate articles for each question as the conclusion of the survey and our comment.”. When it comes to prices, we know that this year the accommodation was filled at much lower prices, both in hotel and private accommodation. And this is shown by the survey data, where about 70% of respondents reduced prices.
Body found next to submerged carThe Corentyne, Berbice taxi driver, whose lifeless body was discovered a short distance away from his submerged car might have been run over by his own car.This view was arrived at after an autopsy was performed on the body of Lynsey Grant on Tuesday by Government Pathologist, Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohand.The grieving wife, Natasha Rambarose, being comforted by her brother, Michael RambaroseThe dead man’s brother-in-law, Michael Rambarose, who witnessed the autopsy and later spoke with the pathologist, explained that Grant also had several broken ribs.After revisiting the scene, Rambarose told Guyana Times that Grant might have hit a hump on the Lesbeholden Public Road while travelling at a fast rate and lost control of the vehicle which subsequently toppled.“The mirrors for the car were on the ground about thirty feet apart, this is from how the car was toppling, I presume.”Grant’s body was found next to the canal in which his car was submerged.“He did not go into the canal because there was no mud on his boots and a cushion that usually be in the car for his wife to sit on and drive was on the ground too. When the vehicle topple the cushion pitch out and like as the car keep toppling he pitched out too and the car rolled over him. That is why he had broken ribs and internal bleeding… His jaw was also in like he had a broken jaw,” the brother-in-law revealed.Dead: Lynsey GrantWhen Grant’s body was discovered, he was still wearing jewellery and had cash in his pockets. This dispelled rumours that he fell among robbers and his body was dumped.The body of the 39-year-old man of Lot 52 Adventure Public Road, Corentyne, was found on the parapet next to the canal on Monday.According to his wife, Natasha Rambarose, her husband was last seen at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, at about 18:00h on Sunday and was expected to be home within an hour, but never turned up. This led to family members searching for Grant on Sunday evening and again on Monday.A farmer made the dreadful discovery on Monday morning.Natasha Rambarose described her husband as a very jovial person who was fond of the Indian culture.Grant had been operating his taxi along the Berbice-Georgetown route but had given that up to go into the construction field and also to operate in the Black Bush Polder as a taxi driver.However, over the past two months, Grant, who also plants cash crops at his Adventure home, returned to driving a taxi full-time.He leaves to mourn his wife of 14 years and his 12-year-old daughter.