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Organised thieves hurting top farms

GERALYN EDWARD, [email protected]

Organised thieves hurting top farms

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AN ORGANISED GROUP of criminals has wrecked the St George valley’s four top producing plantations, stealing thousands of dollars in produce.

One of the hardest hit was the state-owned Constant Plantation, which is managed by the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC).

The SUNDAY SUN has been informed that nearly half of the company’s five acres of sweet potatoes has been stolen over the past three weeks. The value has been put at $50 000 for that farm.

And so serious is the concern about the impact of the large-scale stealing on the jobs of BAMC workers that president of the Sugar Industries & Supervisors Association (SISA), Edwin O’Neal, said not only are jobs threatened but he feared that a violent confrontation might be the next outcome.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.