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Buxton farmers hope for quick demarcation of bulldozed Farmlands by Government – 29th Nov 2012

Buxton farmers are hoping that the administration can quickly move ahead with the demarcation of the Farmlands that were bulldozed during a joint service exercise some years ago. The infrastructure of the farmland was destroyed during the military operation, restore order. That move was aimed at weeding out criminal elements that were believed to be occupying the area.

Today this newscast raised the matter with the Chairman of region four Regional Democratic Council, Clement Corlette. He told us that military should be held accountable.

Some of the farmers have accepted compensation, but are now complaining that the compensation was inadequate. The farmers are hoping that the land can be regularized so they can get back to their livelihood.

It was a decision taken by the Office of the President, to clear the Back-lands of the lower East Coast of Demerara. The operation entailed the removal of all vegetation in the identified areas aback of the villages on the East Coast which will provide a clear line-of-vision for villagers and the Security Forces.

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