Over 300 rice farmers in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and from the island of Wakenaam in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) flocked the gate of the Hack Rice Mill in Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast demanding their payments.Farmers are concerned over the long delay in receiving payment from millers for paddy purchased since September and some even earlier this year. After a commotion erupted in front of the main gate of the rice factory, its management was forced to meet with the frustrated rice farmers.According to the farmers, they were there as early as 06:00h on Friday and were trying to get the attention of senior management of the rice complex but no one was willing to speak with them. One farmer said the group decided to protest and make noise outside the entity as they demanded to see the manager for their payments.The owed farmers said the manger eventually met with them and agreed to give them payments between $50,000 and $100,000 until full payments are available.The farmers said they have their monthly bank installment to meet and the cash given to them in some cases cannot even meet the required payment.Speaking with Guyana Times, a mother who was also outside the factory protesting, said it is not easy for her to financially manage her home. She said she has to finance her children’s education, which is a very expensive exercise. One is at one the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), one is at the University of Guyana, and the other is writing the Caribbean Examination Council next year.Some of the other women who were also on the protest line said they are single parents and are depending only on their meagre earnings from the rice industry for their survival. “It will be a dull, dull Christmas for us,” one woman said.
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Maurizio Sarri believes Alvaro Morata can rediscover his best form at Chelsea alongside Real Madrid target Eden Hazard, who he expects to work with beyond the Spanish transfer deadline.The former Napoli boss was speaking ahead of the Blues’ clash with Arsenal, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT on Saturday evening.Belgium playmaker Hazard has been linked with a move to Spain since the World Cup, even before Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus. 2 Sarri backs Hazard and Morata to shine for Chelsea this season silverware 2 The Spanish transfer window is open until August 31 and Sarri repeated his belief, stated prior to the opening-day win at Huddersfield, that Hazard will remain at Chelsea this season.“I have spoken with him very often in the last 10 days,” Sarri added.“He has never said to me anything about this. I am sure Eden will be with us for this season.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal Hazard is the main man at Chelsea, and Sarri expects him to stay at Stamford Bridge ALTERED But whereas Hazard’s star continues to shine, Morata is seemingly on the wane.Since his £70million move from Los Blancos last summer, the 25-year-old has one Premier League goal in 15 appearances in the competition in 2018, plus two in the FA Cup.However, Blues head coach Sarri is not concerned with his lack of form.“I am not worried about Morata. Morata is a very good player,” said Sarri, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings “I think in this moment he needs only to gain confidence. But he’s a great player.“He needs to gain confidence. But he’s improving. I’m not really worried about him.“He needs to score. As do all strikers in the world, I think.”Morata and Eden Hazard showed signs of forming a deadly partnership last season. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Latest Premier League news REVEALED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade