February 25, 2018

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Windies selection still on Ramdin’s radar

By Akeem Greene

Former Windies Test captain Denesh Ramdin is still interested in playing for the Caribbean side should he be given the nod by the Courtney Browne-led by selection committee.
According to Ramdin in a recent exclusive interview with Guyana Times International Sport he was told by selectors to make runs and he answered that call by being the four-day championship’s second leading run-scorer. In ten matches in the 2017-18 season he had a tally of 799 runs at an average 61.46 including three centuries, four half centuries with a best knock of an unbeaten 132. Devon Smith led the charts with a record 1,095 runs.

The 32-year-old Trinidadian is still considered to be one of the better glove-men in the region

“If selected yeah; they told me I need to get runs and it’s just to continue to work towards that. Focus on my game and keep getting runs.”
While his native Trinidad and Tobago Red Force had an abysmal season, finishing bottom of the six-franchise points table, the right-handed batsman who was axed from Test captaincy in September 2015 after 15 months on the job, showed his imperious form.
“It was not a bad season; was decent but I still believe I could have gone unto get one more century and some more runs closer to the 1000-mark but hopefully I can learn from this since I gave away my wicket in a couple of matches,” the 32 year-old disclosed.
The wicketkeeper batsman, who took over the top spot from the long-serving Darren Sammy, led Windies in 13 Tests — winning four, losing seven and drawing two until current captain Jason Holder took over the mantle. As captain, he managed 472 runs at an average of 22, and a highest score of 57.
While Holder’s individual performances with bat and ball have gradually improved, his captaincy reign is suffering; the 21 matches in charge has come with four wins, thirteen losses and four draws (only series win came against Zimbabwe in 2017).
In the 50-over format, they have lost 34 matches with just 11 victories, which left the team battling for a spot at 2019 World Cup due to being relegated to qualifiers.
“The guys need to take the opportunity and play it more seriously; what we are lacking at the moment in the Test format is more experience and we saw that in New Zealand. The conditions are obviously different, they need to adapt quickly to international cricket,” contended the player who last wore the maroon cap in 2016.
Having played 74 Tests, 139 One Day Internationals and being the man behind the stumps in two winning World T20 teams (2012 & 2016), Ramdin feels the combination of technical flaws and players not grabbing their chances has caused the continued downfall.
“Good players can adapt to short bowling, cutting and pulling will help you last longer. In the 50-over format guys in the middle order need to get the good starts and carry-on and the bowling department picking-up wickets with the new-ball and closing off the innings.”
“We miss guys like [Sunil] Narine who would be able to pick up wickets in the middle but it is what it is, the selectors have a job to do and they try to pick the best possible team to go out there.”
While not occupying his usual position behind the stumps which gave the likes of Amir Jangoo and Steven Ketwaroo some glove time, the man they call “Shotta” will resume that role for the upcoming regional Super50, which according to him is another opportunity to press for re-call.

Govt, UG throw weight behind 2018 Golf projects

Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) President Aleem Hussain said recent talks with Members of Parliament among other dignitaries will help to further raise the level of the sport in 2018.

UG Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith (centre) is flanked by some of his
students from the golf programme during a recent training session at the campus

Golf got off to an amazing start in 2018, hosting three tournaments in succession; the trophy Stall Open, an LGC Organized Open and the 7th annual Speedy Memorial all in the month of January and Hussain hinted that much more will follow.
During a recent interview with Guyana Times International Sport Hussain told that while golf has been making strides on the field recently; more progress off the course is being made as well. Recently, Hussain said that he met with a few high-profile individuals, including Minister of State Joseph Harmon as well and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith.
Hussain revealed that following his discussion with Minister Harmon on Monday, he was pleased by the feedback regarding the LGC’s ongoing project to turn the facility into a multi-complex sport and recreational venue.
He said that the Minister was excited about the prospects of where golf will go as well as what the LGC has planned to reach out to not only sportsmen and women, but to all facets of the country’s leisurely and ceremonial needs.
Regarding the meetings with Professor Griffith, the LGC boss said that the University head was happy to have his students involved in golf. Since the year begun, LGC have teamed up with the students to form a golf association.
The students and the LGC executives have been meeting on a weekly basis where they engage in numerous fundamental practices of the sport. Hussain said since the initiative took off, more and more students have been coming onboard and the Chancellor has since lauded the strides made.
Recently, Dr. Griffith attended the one of the sessions held on the makeshift greens at the University’s Turkeyen campus and according to Hussain, the UG head was blown away by the turnout as quite a number of students seemed interested in the sport.
Hussain added that the Professor was adamant that the relationship will grow and the venture will blossom in the future, adding that he fully supports the project. Additionally, members of the CARICOM Secretariat who according to Hussain have also signaled their intentions to be part of the Club are set to visit the course for some friendly action this Sunday.
Meanwhile, the LGC held their first of many Domino tournaments last Sunday with participation from numerous teams. In attendance was Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, Ansa Mcal Marketing executive Troy Cadogan and others who came out for a day of fun and games.
In the end, the $50,000 1st place prize went to All About Domino team while Double Black Domino Team walked away with the 2nd place purse of $20,000 while the Club 17 team took away the third place prize of $15,000. (Clifton Ross)

“I want to bowl to Gayle and get him out” – Keemo Paul

By Akeem Greene

Guyana Jaguars all-rounder Keemo Paul is eager to get down to business when they face Jamaica Scorpions and their marque batsman Christopher Gayle in the upcoming Regional Super50. While many bowlers may quietly shiver over the thought of running into the big-hitting opening batsman, the 19 year-old Paul is quite the opposite.

Keemo Paul’s success in the four-day tournament has given him the confidence of replicating similar feats in the Regional Super50

“I am looking forward to playing against these guys; I have been telling the guys [teammates] I want to bowl to Chris Gayle and hopefully get him out. We have our team plans and we will go out there and look to execute; we have been looking at them for many years now and I just have to avoid bowling to their strengths.”
Jaguars face the 2017 runners-up and fellow Group ‘B’ opponents on February 8 and 16 in day/night matches at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua in what could be the clash of the zone.
Interestingly, during the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League, the Guyana Amazon Warriors right-arm medium-pacer played two matches against Gayle and his St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and did not concede a boundary which is not what a lot of other bowlers can boast about.
“I just want to give my best; I have been training hard and I got a good practice game where I found some form so I just want to carry it into the matches.”
During their practice match prior to departure on Sunday, the batsman smoked an unbeaten 20-ball 48 against the ‘Rest XI’. It comes on the heel of a remarkable four-day season where he took 42 wickets (most by any seamer) at an average of 18.69. He surpassed 50 First-Class wickets in just 13 matches and notched his maiden ton in belligerent manner against the Scorpions.
Though having 11 List A matches under his belt, none has been for Jaguars, with all exposure coming via the Windies Under-19, Paul is cognisant the shorter version will call for a greater degree of skills.
“It’s a different version, a shorter version so I got to make fewer mistakes with the no-ball and other stuff I’m working on. I want to be consistent. More so being aggressive is my game but whatever situation calls for I will play that role,” the Saxacalli-born explained.
He is a part of six youthful changes the selectors made from their 2017 squad, changes the players believe can help in delivering the ‘double’ for the four-time First-Class champions.
“I won’t say we are new players since we train together for the past year and the mood in the camp is great, expectations are very high so we want to go out and deliver and win the tournament for Guyana.”
To break the title jinx which started after 2005, Paul outlined, “Team unity and just wanting it this year and fighting it through and putting up 110% every time we play.”
Jaguars are also aligned with English County side Kent, Unites States and the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

IGG preparation underway – Nedd

National Volleyball Coach Levi Nedd confirmed that plans are heightening as he prepares to assemble the next team who will defend Guyana’s honour in the upcoming 2018 Inter Guiana Games (IGG).

Guyana Male Volleyball team won at home in 2017

Pursuing their 5th IGG volleyball title, Nedd told Guyana Times International Sport on Wednesday that pre-IGG plans were about to step up as the annual sport event approaches. The former national player said that he was currently in the process of carrying out training for the males on a weekend basis.
Nedd pointed out that the sessions have been coming along nicely to date and he expects the potential candidates to further improve their skills as time progresses. After leading Guyana to four consecutive titles, Nedd pointed out that it was critical for the players to get an early start to their training, hence the reason he commenced session since last year.
With academics playing a crucial role in the lives of most sports men and women, Nedd added that while the sessions have been consistent, he was only able to hold training on weekends due to school commitments which limit the players training attendance during the week.
After being reelected as President of the BVA on Sunday, Nedd revealed that the IGG plans were a part of the BVA’s yearly plan. He said upon discussion of the plan, moves will see selectors tackling players in Berbice before making their way to Demerara where they will complete the final search for more potential representatives.

Guyana football administration hoping to turn ‘raw talent’ into professionals

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) led by their Technical Director Ian Greenwood and his team undertook a scouting and development exercise at the Albouystown tarmac (opposite the Masjid) on Sunday aimed at extracting the ‘raw talent’ of the young players to hopefully become future national team stars.

Guyana Football Federation Technical Director Ian Greenwood watches some of youngsters showcase their skills in a talent identifying exercise in Albouystown on Sunday (Akeem Greene photo)

According to Greenwood, the project which is in its infancy stages is already promising to be a booming success should the GFF garner the required sponsors to extend the federation’s reach.
“This is the first one of these projects and we are looking to do a lot more around the city. We know there is a lot of raw talent and this morning [Sunday] we have seen a lot of it and some very positive play from a lot of the young boys and girls. It is well received”.
When Guyana Times International Sport visited the scene budding footballers from as young as four and up to eighteen years-old were engaged in various team and skill enhancing drills under the watchful eyes of technical officers and GFF President Wayne Forde.
“The idea is we come in and develop their game, given them some more technical understanding. A lot of it is about decision making. We have seen they want to keep the ball for themselves and do tricks but the key is understanding when to move the ball, when to run with it and when to pass”, Greenwood added.
Aside from the scouting exercise, the programme was aimed on helping to stimulate players social development and then gravitate the players into their academies. GFF are understood to have 13 Scotiabank sponsored academy centers for boys and girls, in the nine member associations.
The academies will offer at least five age-specific, professional training sessions per week in line with the new national football coaching and playing philosophy. There is also a grassroots participation sessions for boys and girls aged 5-11, while there will are sessions for Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 boys and Under-17 girls. (Akeem Greene)

Look back…

…in anger at all killings

On the day before the 10th anniversary of the Lusignan massacre, when 11 men, women and children were massacred by the Fineman gang operating from neighbouring Buxton, President Granger called once again for an inquiry into the killings of what he calls “the troubles”, between 2002 and 2008.
Whether or not such an inquiry ever takes place, Guyanese cannot let such a day go as low-keyed as on the 26th of January this year.
Have we become so jaded that we do not recall the memory of the guts of those poor children spilling out of their bellies when they were pulled out from under their beds and shot in cold blood? What kind of people are we that this barbarism is already forgotten, as are the other two massacres that were conducted at Bartica and Lindo Creek later that year? Thirty-three persons were massacred before most of Fineman’s gang were killed in a shootout with our armed forces. At the trial of some surviving gang members, there were admissions of the gang’s culpability.
The question to be asked in the present is: Why are there some in our midst who talk of “troubles” and killings by phantom squads and Police squads, but never mention the slaughter of these innocents? And why does Granger want the inquiry to only begin in 2002? Didn’t the killings start with the protests by his PNC after they refused to accept they lost the 1997 elections? Who were the persons described by Eusi Kwayana as “political sophisticates” who were behind the “freedom fighters” of whom Fineman was a member?
But we know that from the beatings and arson of anyone looking like a “PPP supporter” during the PNC protests came the killings of thirty businessmen in 1998. Enemies were defined and marked as outside the pale, who could therefore be killed with impunity. The wages of voting for the PPP were death. The bottom line is that all the persons who were killed in Lusignan were also from the PPP “tribe”. Fineman Rawlins might have wanted revenge for the kidnapping of his child-mother, but if everyone, including the President, is claiming a drug war was taking place, the question has to be asked: Why only people looking like “PPP supporters” were executed at Lusignan? Were they supporters of the Drug Lords?
Today, your Eyewitness wonders what has been the fate of those wives, husbands, and especially the children who survived that fateful day when 20 gunmen from their neighbouring village burst into their homes and committed that mayhem.
And why is it the President feels the conditions for history to repeat itself are being created?
…at God and sugar
Your Eyewitness now knows he’s heard it all. AFC Chairman Ramjattan went out with a band of Ministers from his APNU/AFC coalition to give comfort to the hundreds of sugar workers of Enmore, whom they fired just before Christmas. Your Eyewitness had thought it was callous of the Government to wield their axe at that special religious time of the year. But now he knows why.
According to Ramjattan, seems it was God who wanted the estates to be shuttered!! Your Eyewitness is sure Ramjattan has some direct pipeline to God to lay the responsibility on Him…but all he can say is the Big Fella certainly moves in mysterious ways!! Hasn’t the Government claimed it was those dastardly PPP types who’d caused the estates to be closed down because of their greed and avarice? But if Ramjattan’s to be believed (and he wouldn’t tell lies on God, would he?) God must’ve put them up to it!
And here your Eyewitness thought the PPP were communist unbelievers!!
…at sugar land
Now that sugar workers have gotten their marching orders, like the freed slaves of yore, we hear that after the “valuation” exercise, some lands will be leased to them.
But, by then, will they be around to take up the offer?

Family ties!

By Anu Dev

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius

“Family”– a word that’s casually thrown about; taken for granted really, used flippantly without knowing the exact meaning. It’s not given the importance it deserves; and by extension, the family members are probably not getting enough importance either. Being away almost five years has certainly focused my mind on family and what it means!!
How many of you parents take the time to connect with your children and find out how their day went? How many of you parents take the time to find out about all of those little things in your daughter or son’s life? And how many kids take the time to find out how was their mom or dad’s day at work?
The values we learn from our families are the ones that mould us; the ones that shape us as individuals. In high school, when our teacher taught us the proverb “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the World”, I always used to think it was terribly clichéd, and so I disregarded it. But I realise now that, hackneyed though the adage may be, it still holds a simple truth: the institution of the family — in which the mother is the touchstone — has great power. But with that great power comes great responsibility. And it is not just the mother’s hand that should ‘rock’ the cradle; fathers, we know, are just as important.
I have noticed a strange phenomenon developing in our society: Parents are refusing to be parents; they want to be “friends” with their children. My parents have a rule: they are friendly with their children, but they’re not our friends! I commend that rule to parents out there. It works. Children don’t take too kindly to their friends telling them what to do, so “friend-parents” shouldn’t be surprised when they’re ignored!!
Parents also need to make sure that they are fulfilling their responsibility to their children by ensuring that they’re a part of their childhood. If you’ve ever had those moments when you look at your kid and you realise you don’t really know your own child, you’re clearly doing something wrong. And you can connect only when you share experiences with them. If your child is expected to learn their key values from you, what do you expect them to learn if you’re not interested in teaching them anything? And remember: you teach values by doing, not just speaking! If you don’t do that, don’t be surprised that while you’re connected by the strongest bond ever – blood — you’re further apart than if you were just, say, co-workers.
The family, then, needs to go back to what it was intended to be — an institution to provide care and teaching of the fundamental values to the next generation. If those values are not set when young, little change can be expected later.
Of course that’s not to say all families are ‘dysfunctional’, and that all family members are strangers. It’s just that we might be headed for that, with everyone getting more and more caught up in their own busy lifestyles, and each person looking out only for #1.
So, friends, take the time to connect with your family members. Don’t lock yourself away in your room all day, while you’re on Facebook connecting with people from across the world, when you can’t connect with family in your own house. They can’t “unfriend” you!

God and sugar

Satiricus was anxious to get over to the Back Street Bar. It wasn’t as if he badly needed a beer – even though the day was unbearably humid and hot – but, once again, he figured he had the ammo to finally defend his leaders of the KFC – Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat. In this new year, he would be third time lucky!
“I hope you fella will now stop cussing out Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat for the sugar firings,” he blurted out as soon as he’d taken the obligatory swig of his beer.
“An’ wha’ mek abee sh’ud do da?” asked Cappo mildly.
“Didn’t you read Rum Jhaat explain the whole thing?” asked Satiricus with some annoyance. “It’s because God wanted it so.” His friends around the table all swiveled around and looked at him in disbelief.
“Yuh mean ah Gaad wuk dat Nagga Man guvment knack aff 5700 people?” asked Bungi indignantly.
“Well, think about it,” said Satiricus. “Don’t you believe everything is in God’s hands?”
“So when Hitler killed off six million Jews, that was also God’s work?” asked Hari as he leaned over the table and looked hard at Satiricus.
“C’mon fellas,” pleaded Satiricus. “That’s not fair!”
“Budday! Na de same t’ing?” asked Cappo. “If ev’ryt’ing ah Gaad wuk, and yuh cyaan blame de guvment fuh wha happen to abee suga worka, how yuh guh blame Hitla?”
“Well maybe what Rum Jhaat meant is those sugar estates were meant to be closed,” suggested Satiricus. “Their time was up.”
“Sato, lemme aks yuh somet’ing, ole fr’en,” said Bungi softly. “If Gaad a do ev’ryt’ing, wha’ mek Rum Jhaat an’ Nagga Man and all a dem in guvment a collect dem fat salary?”
“Well, I didn’t think of that,” Satiricus confessed after some reflection.
“Well, Sato,” said Cappo. “Jus’ like how Gaad gi’e abee brain fuh pick sense fram nansense, E gi’e Rum Jhaat an’ Nagga Man sense too.”
“It’s just that Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat use their brains to fill their own pockets!” said Hari with a grin.

Timeline of Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversy started during the second half of the nineteenth century, between Venezuela and Great Britain over the location of the border between its colony of British Guiana and the Spanish-speaking country.
This continued until an Arbitral Tribunal was empanelled in 1897 to determine the borders and issued an Arbitral Award on October 3, 1899.
Following this, a Joint Commission with representatives from both countries delineated the borders in 1905. For half a century Venezuela honoured this Agreement in word and deed.
In 1931, a boundary commission made up of representatives from Great Britain, Venezuela, and Brazil agreed on the specific point on Mount Roraima where the boundaries of British Guiana, Venezuela, and Brazil met. A concrete marker was erected soon after. The matter was permanently settled.
Venezuela’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Esteban Gil Borges in 1941 agreed that the frontier with British Guiana was well defined and was a closed issue.
However, in 1962, Venezuela, unilaterally and without any basis or evidence, announced that it regarded the Award of 1899 as null and void.
By November 1965, a meeting in London between Venezuelan and British representatives and a representative from British Guiana was held. A joint Communique stating that both sides should work to “find satisfactory solutions for a practical settlement of the controversy which has arisen as a result of the Venezuelan contention” was issued.
In February of 1966, the governments of British Guiana, Great Britain, and Venezuela, in Geneva, Switzerland signed an agreement by which a bilateral commission was appointed to seek “satisfactory solutions for the practical settlement of the controversy between Venezuela and the United Kingdom which has arisen as the result of the Venezuelan contention that the arbitral award of 1899 about the frontier between British Guiana and Venezuela is null and void.”
A mixed Commission was established out of the Geneva Agreement, however, from the beginning, Venezuela ignored the main role of the agreement under which the Commission was established to deal with Venezuela’s contention of nullity in the 1899 award.
That Mixed Commission was unable to fulfil its mandate largely because Venezuela declined to deal with the question of its contention of the nullity of the 1899 Award.
The Geneva Agreement does not state or imply that there is a territorial controversy between the countries or that there is a matter where the border between the two countries is unsettled. What it recognises and seeks to resolve is the Venezuelan contention that the Award of 1899 is null and void.
Venezuela, however, has worked feverishly over the years at turning the controversy about its contention of invalidity of the Arbitral Award into a dispute about territory.
Both Guyana and Venezuela in 1982 requested the United Nations Secretary-General to decide on a method of solution to the controversy.
The Secretary-General chose the Good Offices process in 1990.
However, in 2012, after careful consideration, the Government of Guyana had taken the decision to review its options within and consistent with the Geneva Agreement as it did not appear that Venezuela was willing to meet its obligations under the Process.
By 2014, the UN Good Offices process was declared exhausted by Guyana.
Venezuela has consistently embarked on a pattern of subversion, threats, and intimidation.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in May 2015 issued a decree, No. 1787 laying an illegal claim to almost all of Guyana’s maritime zone.
In September 2015, there was an escalation of Venezuelan military activity in eastern Venezuela near to the border with Guyana.
The Government of Guyana strongly denounced this decree calling it a flagrant violation of international law and inconsistent with the principle that all states should respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other states. Guyana further rejected the illegality of the decree which sought to undermine Guyana’s efforts at development through the exploitation of natural resources offshore.
In July 2015, Venezuela issued a second decree, 1859 reiterating its claim. By September that same year, Venezuelan gunboats and troops were deployed along Guyana’s borders.
On December 15, 2016, the former UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, informed the Presidents of Guyana and Venezuela, of his decision under Article IV (2) of the 1966 Geneva Agreement as to the means of settlement of the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.
Secretary-General Ban informed that the Good Offices Process will continue for one final year, until December 31, 2017, with a strengthened mandate of mediation.
It was stated that if by the end of 2017, Secretary-General António Guterres concludes that significant progress has not been made toward arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will refer the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for juridical settlement.
In February 2017, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres named Norwegian lawyer and diplomat, Dag Nylander as Good Officer to Georgetown and Caracas.
President David Granger met with the UN Good Officer in April 2017.
On January 30, 2018, UN Secretary-General Guterres referred the matter to the ICJ for juridical settlement. (DPI)

The Astounding village of Aishalton

Aishalton is about 110 kilometres south of Lethem, which is the main town of the region and can only be reached by 4-wheel drive vehicle or truck. In dry weather the journey takes about 5 hours, while in the wet season the road is often almost impassable.
Home to the Wapishana peoples, Aishalton is an Amerindian village situated in the Rupununi Savannah of southern Guyana, in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region (Region 9). In 2002, an official census recorded a population of 1,063 people in the village, making it the second most highly populated village in the Region (after Lethem), and the most populated village in the southern sub-district.
The main religion in the village is Christianity, with the majority of inhabitants identifying as Roman Catholics and smaller numbers as Pentecostal Christians, Seventh-day Adventists and Anglicans. A very small number of people belong to Hindu and Muslim faiths. The principal economic activities in the village are farming, fishing, and forestry.
Makatau Mountain, which is situated approximately 3 km outside Aishalton village, is one of Guyana’s most well-known archaeological sites. It is particularly well known for the numerous petroglyphs (known locally as “timehri”) that are found on Makatau and on rock-formations in the surrounding area. In the 1970s, the Guyanese anthropologist, Denis Williams, undertook a detailed archaeological study of the area.

A picturesque vantage point

A village with stunning mountain views

Aishalton- (Photo credit Visit Rupununi)

Aishalton Petroglyphs (National Trust)

Big smiles from the residents

Aishalton Petroglyphs are scattered across the Aishalton district in the Rupununi, Savannah. Aishalton is one of the most populated settlements in the Upper Takutu-Rupununi region and serves as the administrative centre of the southern sub-district. Makatau Mountain, located some 3 kilometres (1.7 miles) from central Aishalton is one of the country’s most famous archaeological sites. Thousands of these petroglyphs which were pre-dated to 5000 BC illustrate the relationship the first people bore with their surrounding environment and with wild life.
Local cuisine is reflective of traditional Wapishana culture. Cassava is the main staple used in cooking, and is used to make cassava bread, a marinating sauce called cassareep, farine (similar to cous-cous), and an alcoholic drink called parakari. The production of parakari involves a complicated process with thirty different stages, and the use of a sophisticated fermentation technology. The fermentation of parakari involves the use of an amylolytic mold (Rhizopus), and it is the only known fermented drink to be produced by the indigenous peoples of the Americas that involves the use of an amylolytic process.
(Photos by Girendra Persaud and Visit Rupununi) (Guyana Times Sunday Magazine)