Is de first time dat I hear Irfaan
except for social conversation
and I got to admit, I didn’t see
anything I was warned to look fah,
no puppet strings nor puppeteer,
in fact, I was very much impressed.
De US Commercial Services
hosted him and Sarah-Ann
to talk about opportunities available
in Guyana’s sector of agriculture.
Irfaan seh opportunities abound
and he identify dem very clearly:
eggs and chicken, meat and dairy,
fish and shrimps, corn and soy,
fruits and spices, coconut products,
value added in rice and sugar, and
special niches for halal and kosher.
He seh de local market need plenty more;
den there are mouths in Caricom to feed,
America imports a lot of bounty from de sea,
Middle East looking for reliable halal,
and Israel needs more kosher meats
which dey currently import from Brazil.
De man was informed and articulate
and clearly knew of what he spoke.
Guyana is brimming wid opportunities,
you do not have to push an open door.
Guyana’s door nah named Sesame.
By Dr. Tulsi Singh