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  • The Government’s efforts to beat back praedial larceny is bearing fruit.
  • An intense campaign is being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, with enforcement from the police.
  • A praedial unit will soon be established in the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The Government’s efforts to beat back praedial larceny is bearing fruit, as a result of intense campaign being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, with enforcement from the police.

“Last week in St. Thomas, 26 persons were carried before the court…we are working on those people who continue to reap what they did not sow… I am committed to making sure that we put a dent in the practice of praedial larceny,” Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke informed.

The Minister was addressing an open day staged by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) at its parish office in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth on Thursday, June 12.

Meanwhile, he noted that the soon to be established praedial unit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, which will be charged with the responsibility of tracking down and catching praedial thieves, will see the police working “overtime” to ensure that farmers’ livelihoods are secure.