Essequibo rice farmers continue protest over drainage, non-payment by millers

Rice farmers from Region Two on the Essequibo Coast yesterday staged another protest against poor drainage and non-payment by millers.

According to Chairman of the Essequibo Paddy Farmers Association Naith Ram, it was the fifth protest by the farmers over the last four months.

“These protests are not anything new. We have been protesting since the last crop and we will continue to do …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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