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Guyana Elections: Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

April 19, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Dr. Yesu Persaud

Dr. Yesu Persaud

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Dr. Yesu Persaud, believes that the time has come for a change and for the country’s Constitution to be reformed.

Dr. Yesu Persaud, who built the Demerara Distillers Limited into a powerhouse with its world renowned, award winning El Dorado rum line and soft drinks and created Demerara Bank and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), has been critical for some time about the Constitution which he argued gives the Government too much power without accountability.

In return, he has also been scathingly criticized by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for his comments.  Continue reading

The flavoursome rums of Demerara and beyond

The flavoursome rums of Demerara and beyond:

…………..  Margaret Swaine visits Guyana

National Post – Canada. May 4, 2012 – 6:08 PM ET Comments

By Margaret Swaine – WineAlign

Guyana is not a place on most tourists’ radar. It should however figure prominently on a rum lover’s bucket list. All of the world’s fantastic Demerara rum comes from here and from just one distillery, the Diamond Distillery of Demerara Distillers Limited. Demerara gets its name from the river that runs through the capital Georgetown and the region.

Demerara Distillers makes over two dozen rums for other spirit companies around the world and they sell a lot of young rum spirit in bulk. For example I saw bottles of Pyrat rum (Patrón Spirits Company) being packaged when I was there and pictures of Lemon Hart rum being bottled. I also learned that some American bourbon companies were buying the young spirit to make up the 49% of their product that doesn’t need to be corn spirit based.

“The Land of Many Waters” and Rum!    [ Read more: The flavoursome rums of Demerara and beyond ]