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Cassava raid

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Cassava raid

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CROP THIEVES are at it again.

This time they have hit the Government-run farm at the Ministry of Agriculture in Graeme Hall, Christ Church, getting away with a bounty of specially grown cassava in the wee hours, stretching over the weekend and Tuesday.

This latest spate of crop theft has left the ministry reeling from what Permanent Secretary Esworth Reid deemed the destruction of the Barbados economy.

“This (theft) is mashing up the economy of Barbados. There are hundreds of pounds that were actually pulled. Two days before, the same thing happened on the other side of the ministry. So the ministry was hit two times within three days,” Reid said during an interview with the DAILY NATION yesterday.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.