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Crackdown


Ricky Jordan

Crackdown

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Crop thieves be warned – tough enforcement of laws on praedial larceny is on the way.
Chief Justice Marston Gibson yesterday strongly hinted this was on the cards, saying that he believes the crime is not taken as seriously as it should be in this country.
Addressing the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) luncheon at Hilton Barbados, he said the practice of “one person sows while another reaps” was becoming the norm in this country, and there was therefore a need for better law enforcement.
“We have to get serious . . . the Praedial Larceny Act could do with some updating but the most important problem we face is the enforcement of it,” he said, adding that the law courts only got to see such cases at the tail end.
Read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN.

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