Mr. Ivan Alexander Johnson (Sr), who completed his long and fruitful earthly journey in December 2017, was doubtless one of the the first pioneers of the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. He was one of many Rupununi trailblazers, who, in their own simple ways, unique personalities, and vision for making a successful living in what is still considered a remote region of Guyana, have facilitated the opening up of the Rupununi to the rest of the country and the world at large, and contributed to the economic and social wellbeing of the Region.
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The Takutu Hotel is one of the oldest, yet most modernized, hotels in Lethem, Region 9. Its rich history dates back to the early 1960s when traders pushed commerce between Guyana and Brazil. Even with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel, the Takutu Hotel still reflects a rustic Rupununi setting.