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Samuda says large farmers should not get hurricane relief
2012-11-07 09:08:19 | (0 Comments)
North Central St Andrew Member of Parliament Karl Samuda says itís time that farmers start insuring their property to ensure compensation for losses resulting from natural disasters.
North Central St Andrew Member of Parliament, Karl Samuda
According to Samuda large farmers should not be able to benefit from the Government hurricane assistance plan because they should have had insurance.
He further suggested that the government look at an insurance scheme for small farmers.
His comments followed a statement to parliament yesterday by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.
According to the Prime Minister Hurricane Sandy left damage to agriculture totalling $1.43 billion.
Simpson Miller outlined a number of measures including distribution of vegetable seeds, day-old chicks, tools and fertilizers to help farmers.
Simpson Miller responded saying the agriculture minister has been having discussions regarding insurance for farmers.
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