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Cane Farmers Association threatens legal action over the non-payment of money.

Cane Farmers Association threatens legal action over the non-payment of money.

NEWS GRAPHIC 4The Cane Farmers Association warns of legal action against the state over the non-payment of monies owed to former sugar workers.

The farmers protested earlier this week, outside of the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair, Port-of-Spain in a bit to highlight their concerns on the issue.

Attorney representing the cane farmers association, Gerald Ramdeen, explained that the money was allocated by the European Union.

He said it was allocated to serve as a cushion following the closure of the state-owned sugar company.

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Mr Ramdeen told the media that promises were made by the ruling administration during the election campaign on this matter, and added that it is time for the state to deliver.

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Meanwhile , Finance Minister, Colm Imbert , told reporters this afternoon that the former government failed to satisfy the outlined conditions from the European Union before the funding could be disbursed.

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Finance Minister, Colm Imbert

Meanwhile , Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi, speaking at the weekly post cabinet media conference this afternoon said recent comments made by the Prime Minister was based on previous statements made by former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan.

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Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi

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