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Daily Archives: July 5, 2014

19 arrested at rice farmers’ protest; calm returns

At least 19 persons, who were allegedly involved in an illegal protest on the Essequibo Coast, on Saturday remained in police custody as an assessment of the situation continued, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said. The Guyana Police Force later said in a statement that two tractors, four trailers, two motor cars and two motor cycles that were among the vehicles ...

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Essequibo rice farmers burn tires on road for faster payments; govt says most debts settled

Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast were Friday night burning tires and other debris as they continued to blocking the road at Three Friends village with tractors and trailers to demand faster payments by millers. Region Three Chairman, Parmanand Persaud was escorted by police to appeal with the farmers but his effort was in vain. They have expressed no confidence ...

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