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Scores of Pomeroon farmers relocate to higher ground
FORMER Member of Parliament, Mr. Ishahack Basir, has reported that some 150 farmers have relocated to higher ground, in Warapana Sands, Upper Pomeroon, as rising high tides were flooding their farms.
He said the group, headed by Julian Melville and Sultan Ghannie, has already commenced land preparation for farming.

Basir, who was born at Siriki, Pomeroon and grew up there, said the area they will now occupy is above sea level and will not necessitate drainage networks.
The one time Chairman of the National Congress of Local Democratic Organs (NCLD) said the new habitat is very fertile and suitable for crops such as citrus, cassava, yam, pear and vine cultivations.
Basir said the farmers who have moved recently met and had discussions with Chairman of Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), Mr. Alli Baksh who pledges his support to their venture.