Wakenaam rice farmers still owed

first_img“They try he yes; they even went, and the miller tell them about the crisis (in) the country, how it going and all [kinds of things],” the farmer observed.The rice farmer expressed frustration at not having enough money to purchase the requisite materials to continue rice cultivation. “If ‘Rice Man’ do business, he got to have money [to] do he business; but they (the millers) just want to use the farmers,” this farmer angrily stated.Withholding payments to farmers is in contravention of the Rice Factories (Amendment) Act of 2009, which stipulates that farmers need wait no longer than the mandatory 42 days before being paid for their paddy. According to the Act, the manufacturer (miller) is required to pay the paddy producer (farmer) half the amount due that farmer within two weeks of receiving that farmer’s paddy, and the remainder of the liability must be liquidated within 42 days of the parties signing the agreement of paddy sale.Less than one month ago, it was announced that, through a fertilizer credit system which Government had termed a cost-effective approach to assisting farmers, rice farmers can access fertiliser and repay the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) at the end of each crop. Guyana Times was told that although Wakenaam farmers are able, under this arrangement, to obtain the 6:25:25 fertiliser, they need to likewise access urea, to blend with what was provided, but have been told that this chemical is not available.“The expense is too much; and if you had cash at hand, you can able to do something better. Everybody done shy back, them just waiting on their money to buy fertilizer,” a farmer told Guyana Times on Sunday.The Agriculture Ministry disclosed last Friday that 17,000 tonnes of paddy have been shipped to Mexico in a deal said to be worth some US$17 million (GY$3B), and 43,000 tonnes more will be shipped to the Central American country over the next two months.However, the days of farmers getting premium rates for their paddy crops have since passed, following the end of the PetroCaribe (rice-for-oil) deal which was cancelled by Venezuela in 2015. Under that arrangement, farmers accrued some $9,000 per bag of paddy, but this has been reduced to between $1800 and $2,500, depending on location.When Guyana Times interviewed the farmers earlier this month, their reluctance to engage in production this year was noted, but was understandable, considering that they are owed for their produce. One miller who owes farmers millions of dollars had reportedly switched off his mobile phone and had refused to take telephone call from farmers at that time.Guyana Times had also reported that a similar situation of non-payment obtained on the neighbouring island of Leguan, where numerous farmers there had also not been paid for their paddy. Large-scale farmer Takur Persaud told this publication in June that even though farmers had easier access to fertilisers, many of them had opted against preparing their lands for cultivation because of the outstanding sums they were owed. He had also explained that while one miller had paid farmers $2000 per bag for a previous crop of paddy, because farmers had not been given vouchers, they were unsure what they would have been paid per bag for the most recent paddy crop. …miller cites country’s economy as reason for non-paymentBy Shemuel FanfairAs the weeks and months go by, farmers in the Essequibo island of Wakenaam are still encountering difficulties in acquiring payment for their paddy.Early last month, this newspaper highlighted that many of the farmers were not paid for paddy produced for the crop that ended in April.Guyana Times understands that a delegation of farmers recently visited one of the main millers to appeal for their outstanding payments, which amount to millions of dollars. However, one farmer who preferred to remain anonymous told this publication on Sunday that that miller detailed a series of excuses that chronicled why farmers cannot yet be paid.last_img read more

Make your Wedding Day wonderful at Castle Grove

first_imgCastle Grove Country House Hotel are hosting their annual Wedding Fayre this weekend, Sunday March 19th from 2pm-5pm.Last week on Donegal Daily, the team at Castle Grove County House Hotel revealed the key factors to consider when choosing your wedding reception venue. (Click here to read the column). This week, ahead of their Wedding Fayre on Sunday March 19th, the CG team share the reasons why it is a truly unique wedding venue in Donegal.Exclusive Country House – the house is exclusive for your wedding party which makes the party feel more intimate and truly like an extended version of your home. Arrive in Style – the sweeping driveway up around the lawns allow for making the perfect entrance, and a great spot to get some photos on arrival.Outdoor Gazebo Bar – Guests enjoying drinks outside, relaxing and mingling whilst the bridal party take their photographs on the lawns and in the drawing rooms, there is a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure on guests or bridal party and plenty of seating for elderly guests to relax either outdoors or indoors. If weather permits the arrival reception canapes can be served outside while guests enjoy the sun.Music on Arrival – Beautiful music playing, the romance of a celloist playing on the steps or in the drawing rooms whilst the guests are mingling enjoying the arrival reception.Themes – if you are doing a theme you can put nods to your theme starting at the gates, and all the way from the front door to the top table, we have seen some amazing country chic trends, 1920’s themed events, Old Hollywood glamour, and color coordinated themes with the bows and balloons starting at the gates. it’s always fun and special to create your own moment. Talk to the team, as we have tons of ideas on how to decorate with a budget in mind – where to get the wow moment and then where to just do enough to pull in to the overall look.Decorating the dining room – what we can provide in terms of flowers and help with tablescape ideas.Food – Our food is what we are most proud of –  We are a “cook to order venue”! We give each plate the love and attention as if it was a dinner party for six, and when every single plate comes out to you and your guests with freshly cooked to order food, you will not be disappointed.We source all foods locally and organically grow our vegetables in our own 4-acre historic walled garden. Cooking to order for weddings is rare and it something we are very passionate about.  We want all our brides, grooms and guests to have a great meal and enjoy every moment of the day.The Party – Incorporate your own personal touches as the band plays.Some fun things that we have seen done beautifully:Irish DancersFamily performers doing a special piece.When the venue is truly only your guests, you can really create special moments and when guest need to take a break they can retreat to drawing rooms and still be with the wedding guests and not disconnected from the party. There are tons of other ideas – come out and check it out for yourself. Look through the real bride’s gallery to get some more ideas…Arrival Music in the Drawing RoomArrive in StyleMarqueeFillet of Irish BeefMarquee Weddings – The main house caters to 125 guests +/- 10 comfortably, however we can offer Marquee Weddings for up to 220 guest if required. We recommend discussing this with the team and they will help you put together a marquee wedding where you can still incorporate the main house. All food is still cooked to order for this type of event.“Exclusivity and Care” – This is what your wedding at Castle Grove means to our team at CG and we will ensure that your wedding co-ordinator is on hand to take care of any requests, especially the morning of the wedding. Irene, your wedding co-ordinator is available to organize everything from calling a cab, to getting last minute buttons fixed, organizing errands of little forgotten tasks, basically doing all we can to ensure a stress free and wonderful day for all.The team at Castle Grove look forward to welcoming you on Sunday!Make your Wedding Day wonderful at Castle Grove was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castle Grove country houseeventsfayreweddingslast_img read more


first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 6,9,10,22 and the match 3 winner was Tony Doherty, Annagry. Next weeks jackpot is €2,060. Sellers this week are Paddy McConnell and Paddy McGinty.A Young Whistlers course to train new referees will take place shortly for anyone aged 16 or over interested in training as a referee. Please contact Paddy McGinty.Anyone interested in doing a First Aid Course from Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May should contact Sharon Mc Ginty. Places are limited. Bhuaigh an club an comórtas peil Ghaeltacht Dhún na nGall ar an deireadh seachtaine. Bhuaigh siad i gcoinne Gleanntaí sa chluiche ceannais agus Ghaoth Dobhair sa leath deiridh, comhghairdeas le gach duine ar an bhfoireann.The Under 8’s took part in their first blitz in Newtowncunningham on Saturday. Two teams took part with each team winning 2 out of 3 games. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to Naomh Colmcille Gaa for their hospitality.The Under 10’s will travel to St. Eunan’s on Saturday morning for the first game of their season. The bus will leave from the clubhouse at 10.45a.m.The final week of the sponsored slim is approaching. The last weigh-in will take place on Wed 11th and the Grand Finale will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday 13th May from 7.30pm. All members of the community are welcome to come along and see how well our slimmers have done over the last 8 weeks. A barbecue will be provided for all who attend. All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Many thanks to all our sponsors especially The Glasshouse Sligo who have provided us with our 1st prize.The club are looking for stewards for the Ulster championship game on the 15th may against Antrim, anyone interested give their names to Barry McDaid or Paddy Tinney.The club will have a concert on Friday May 6 featuring local talent. Anybody interested in taking part should contact Anne Farrell (0863150932) Sharon McGinty (0879210846) or Dan McDaid (0868618261).endsGLENSWILLY GAA NOTES was last modified: May 3rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMalin GAA News:ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1After last week’s five point defeat to St Michael’s on Easter Monday, the seniors played Dungloe on Saturday evening instead of Kilcar in a Star game (a game without county panelists) as Donegal made it to the League semi final. The Seniors lost out on a scoreline of Malin 0-08 Dungloe 1-17. Malin team and scorers: Daniel Mullarkey, Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren, Gary Collins, Paul McLaughlin (0-01), Charles Byrne, Declan Walsh, John Gerard McLaughlin, Kieron McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Stephen McLaughlin (0-01),Christopher McLaughlin, Dan McDaid (0-05), Seamus Doherty. Subs used: Niall McLaughlin for Declan Walsh (15 mins), Matthew Byrne (0-01)for Christopher McLaughlin (40 mins), Stephen Doherty for Conor Farren (46 mins) and Christopher Doherty for John Gerard McLaughlin (50 mins).Malin reserves were left sick after they managed to lose the lead right at the death after they had been in front for much of the game. The team will take heart from a close performance as the scoreline read Malin reserves 1-10 Dungloe 2-08Malin team on the day were Patrick McLaughlin (J), Aidan Bambrick, James Gallagher, Thomas McLaughlin, John Colm Doherty, Conor Byrne, Ryan Doherty, Peter Doherty, Matthew Crampsie, Connor McColgan, Christopher McLaughlin, Noel McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Stephen Doherty and Jonathan McCarron. Subs used were Ryan Greene, Jonathan McLaughlin, Paul Monagle and Terence McLaughlinMalin seniors and reserves will be playing away next Sunday against Glenswilly at 1.30pm and 3.00pm. All support welcome. EASTER CAMPThe club held a very successful Easter camp last Wednesday to Friday with almost 100 children involved. The weather was very kind and great enjoyment was had by all participants with many new games tried and no shortage of skills on show. A big thank you to all who took part including coaches and organisers.LADIESThe ladies played at home on Sunday and lost out to Killybegs with a good team performance. Next up for the ladies is a home match against Termon next Sunday.UNDERAGE The under 12 played against Carndonagh last Tuesday with the A team winning well and the B’s narrowly losing out. This week the team heads to Moville at 6.30 on Tuesday. The under 16’s match against Muff was put off on Friday to allow the minor team to play Letterkenny Gaels, who unfortunately failed to field. Malin minors now play Gaoth Dobhair most likely to be on Wednesday night in a nuetral venue. The under 14’s have another friendly match against Burt on Tuesday.TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15 U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1150. Sequence drawn was 4-7-3-1-6-2-5. €50 winner was Peter McCallion, Terscullion, Culdaff. The €20 seller prize went to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next week’s jackpot is €1200.GAA NEWS: MALIN U12’S EARN EXCELLENT VICTORY OVER CARNDONAGH was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

V.H. puts an end to Grant’s streak

first_img His reception was nullified by a holding penalty and the first of two personal fouls that led to his ejection. Penalties and Winborn’s second-half absence led to Verdugo Hills’ 33-14 victory Friday, snapping Grant’s five-year winning streak over the Dons. The Dons extended their lead to 26-14 in the fourth quarter, on a 32-yard pass from Miller to Bryce Freeman. Winborn scored the game’s first touchdown on a 30-yard run in the first quarter. He had three gains of more than 15 yards on Grant’s opening drive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Grant of Van Nuys’ Fred Winborn spun and twisted his way through the Verdugo Hills of Tujunga defense as he turned a dump pass into a 50-yard touchdown in the first half of Friday’s game at Valley College. Winborn punctuated the run by flipping into the end zone. Yellow flags landed in the end zone the same time he did. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Winborn had gained 101 yards on 15 carries when he was ejected with 55 seconds remaining in the first half. The Lancers rushed for less than 40 yards in the second half and failed to reach the end zone without their star runner, who also will miss next week’s game. Grant was penalized for more than 120 yards, including an infraction that called back an apparent touchdown with less than six minutes remaining and Grant (1-5, 0-1 Sunset Six) trailing 26-14. Verdugo Hills quarterback Stephen Miller threw for 199 yards – 142 in the first half – and three touchdowns. Verdugo Hills (3-2, 1-0) extended its winning streak to three games. It was the second loss in the past 26 Sunset Six games for Grant, which has won four of the past five league titles. Verdugo Hills scored on its first second-half possession after Grant botched a fake punt on its own 32-yard line. Miller’s 18-yard pass to Anthony Herdiska gave Verdugo Hills a 20-14 lead. last_img read more