From left: Dr. J.R. Deep Ford, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Sub Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean; President of the BAS, Woodville Alleyne-Jones and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart speaking after the opening of the symposium.
Government intends to create a new policy on praedial larceny.
Word of this has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who has given the farming community the assurance that Government has been taking a comprehensive look at the problem with a view to tackling it in a holistic way and introducing stiffer penalties in some respects.
His comments came as he delivered the feature address at a symposium at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre hosted by the farmers’ organisation, the Barbados Agricultural Society, under the theme ‘Moving Towards a Viable and Vibrant Agricultural Sector’.
Prime Minister Stuart acknowledged that it is an issue with which farmers have constantly been dealing with and one that needed to be addressed. He made the point as he noted that many persons have called for amendments to the law to provide for stiffer penalties, but he explained that penalties only ...