Crop theft suggestions with Cabinet
CABINET is in possession of suggestions made by the Ministry of Agriculture to combat the troubling issue of crop theft.
Among the suggestions is an increase in fines from $500 to $5 000 and up, in addition to one year in prison.
This was revealed yesterday by Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick when he addressed the Barbados Agricultural Society seminar on Agriculture: A Vision For the Future at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
He told participants, who included farmers and officials from various agriculture organisations, that the ministry had developed a praedial larceny committee as a result of its desire to establish food zones across Barbados beginning with St George.