first_imgEco-tourism marketThe Surama Eco-Lodge, in the North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), is slated to undergo further development in the coming year.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Senior Village Councillor Anthony Andries disclosed that plans and discussions have already begun for the implementation of these upgrades.Sleeping quarters at the Surama Eco-LodgeAndries noted that Surama currently has 10 programmes for visitors to the Eco-Lodge. He explained one of the strategies would involve developing a package that catered to specific clients such as “the more adventurous; the ones that would like to do things like cross-country hiking – we have never done that so we want to do a roundabout, like a five to six days hiking”.A view of the morning sky at the Surama Eco-LodgeAccording to the DPI, the Surama Village Council is currently in discussions with tour companies from Brazil and Trinidad about the packages the community has to offer to tourists from their respective countries.Andries disclosed that plans were on stream to further rehabilitate the current facility in 2018. There will be new additions to the Lodge to accommodate more persons. “We are not going to go too big, but we want to have it at a level which will be more beneficial to us.”Over the past year, the service at the Eco-Lodge has improved with the installation of a 24-hour solar power system.Emphasis is also placed on the training of staff which will remain a top priority. “Our service and hospitality is something that will definitely bring our visitors back and there is always room for improvement in that area,” he noted.The Indigenous community of Surama is situated on five square miles of savannah land in the North Rupununi. It is surrounded by forest, hills and the Pakaraima mountain range. The residents are mainly Makushi.Interestingly, the name Surama (originally Shuramata) means the place of spoiled barbecue (or where barbecue spoiled). It was derived following a tribal conflict between the Makushi and Carib people many years ago.last_img read more

first_img REVEALED Yaya Toure was on Monday Night Football tonight as his former club Manchester City beat Wolves 3-0 in the Premier League.Toure won three top-flight titles in more than 300 appearances for City but his Etihad career came to a sorry end once Pep Guardiola arrived. Latest Premier League News Seluk on Toure joining another club for £1-a-week to get away from Guardiola“Yaya has many offers from different countries, where they are ready to pay a lot of money, but we decided to dedicate the next season to Guardiola. And to prove and show the fans of Manchester City that Yaya has not finished with football.“He is full of energy and wants to play this season in England.“At a time when huge sums are being spent in England for the purchase of football players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move as a free agent to any English club of the top six with a salary of one-pound-a-week, but with a bonus system based on certain successes“I believe that a player like Yaya would not reject Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. Yaya is a winner.“And never before has a top footballer with leadership qualities rejected any club, especially when they don’t have to pay for it.” Man City great Yaya Toure clashed with Pep Guardiola REVEALED REAL DEAL Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “For me, Zidane is bigger because he has fewer requirements and shows great respect for all his players. Pep, he wants to be considered a genius. He loves it. But there is a lot of comedy behind all this, it’s a bit of anything. He creates a character.“When I see him scratching his head in full match to show that he thinks thoroughly, it makes me laugh. It’s comedy.”Guardiola responded a week later“It’s a lie and he knows it. We were together for two years and now this is when he says it. He never told me face-to-face.”Seluk on Guardiola“You know, Guardiola cannot be called a dog. Because a dog is a good and kind creature, man’s best friend. But Guardiola, by his very nature, is man’s worst enemy.“Many may say that it is Guardiola’s style, that he plays spectacular football.“But when you buy up all the best players in the world, this is much easier than, say, it was for Ranieri, whose Leicester side won the Premier League. The papers write a lot about Guardiola, although he as a person is not worthy of this attention. And yet we hear so little about Zidane, who has won the Champions League three times in a row. huge blow whoops tense Guardiola, who sold Toure to City while the pair were together at Barcelona in 2010, gave the Ivorian great just a handful of starts in his final season at the club before offloading him to Olympiakos last summer.And the 35-year-old’s illustrious career in England came to a bitter end as he and his controversial agent Dimitri Seluk launched a string of incredible rants at the Spaniard.talkSPORT has had a look at some of the best (or worst) of what was said between the trio. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? deals gameday cracker Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 6 no dice Toure accuses Guardiola of ‘having problems with Africans’ in June 2018 rant“Pep likes to dominate and wants to have obedient players who lick his hands. I do not like this kind of relationship.“I respect my coach but I am not his thing. Like all players, I have bickered with my coaches. But at a certain point, men who do not understand each other reconcile. This is not possible with Pep, who is very rigid.“The other players will never admit it publicly but some have already told me that they ended up hating him. Because he manipulates and plays a lot with your head.“He was cruel to me. Do you really think Barcelona could have done that with Iniesta? I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.“I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question. Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others. Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Wolves tonight Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “When we realise that he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions…“When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans – and not naturalised Africans – I promise I will send him a cake!“When he arrived at City, he told me right away that he needed me to coach the youth. Even if I had some options to leave, I thought that I would be able to enter the legend of the Citizens. The same thing last summer when he asked me to stay.“Maybe he was afraid of losing control of the dressing room if I left because he knew what I was representing for the group? But after the transfer window closed, I saw that I was removed from the team.“I think I was dealing with someone who just wanted revenge on me.“I do not know why but I have the impression that he was jealous of me, that he took me for a rival. There you have it. Man City great Yaya Toure clashed with Pep Guardiola Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Yaya Toure wants to return to the Premier League “This testifies to the importance of personality. And when people say that Guardiola is the best manager, I must reply: Guardiola is far from winning three consecutive Champions Leagues. And furthermore, I am ready to bet that he never wins it at Manchester City.“And I don’t think he will ever win the Champions League again.”Seluk on Toure’s comments about African players under Guardiola“God sees everything. As a man who acted with Yaya, the legend of the club, which under different pretexts did not give the opportunity to go on the field.“He turned all Africa against himself, many African fans turned away from Manchester City. And I’m sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the Champions League.“This will be for Guardiola an African curse. Life will show whether I am right or not.” shining Man City great Yaya Toure clashed with Pep Guardiola Man City great Yaya Toure clashed with Pep Guardiola 6 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won getty 6 6 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “We always looked at each other weirdly. He was spinning around me without saying anything, watching me, gauging me, but not talking to me. Yet he knows that I speak Catalan, Spanish and English.“It should be enough to communicate both. But apparently no … Every time we passed each other, he seemed embarrassed. As if I made him a little self-conscious. As if, also, he had understood that I knew him perfectly.”“I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth a bit. Barcelona, he did not invent it. He just had the intelligence to adapt what Cruyff had set up.“Then, at Bayern and City, he tried to reproduce the same patterns but with this requirement: working with his players and with almost unlimited means. It would not work at Crystal Palace or Watford. 6 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 6last_img read more