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Agricultural Society to lobby for farm theft wardens
2013-09-07 12:40:25 | (0 Comments)
The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says it will be lobbying for the appointment of special wardens to assist in fighting praedial larceny.
Norman Grant - File
President of the JAS, Senator Norman Grant says the appointment of what he calls agricultural wardens is one of several proposed measures by its board of management to tackle praedial larceny.
The theft of agricultural produce is believed to cost the sector between $5 and $6 billion annually.
Grant says the JAS is of the view that there is the need for a special squad charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing measures to deal with this crime in a very decisive way.
He says the praedial larceny prevention programme has to be rejuvenated and adds that the JAS will be reviewing the distribution of receipt books.
Senator Grant was speaking at an awards presentation ceremony for the 2013 Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show this week.
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