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  • The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) has extended the deadline for entries in its essay competition.
  • The essay competition, which is being hosted by the PLPU for the first time, is targeting primary school students, ages 9 to 12 years, and secondary-level students between 13 and 18 years old.
  • The PLPU will be working with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to distribute the application forms to students at the primary level.

The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) has extended the deadline for entries in its essay competition.

Students now have until midnight Friday, May 6 to make their submissions. The extension, from the original cut-off date of April 29, is to allow more time for students, who have expressed an interest, to send in their entries.
The essay competition, which is being hosted by the PLPU for the first time, is targeting primary school students, ages 9 to 12 years, and secondary-level students between 13 and 18 years old.

The primary school students are required to write on the topic ‘How does praedial larceny affect the farmers in your community?’  While those at the secondary level are being asked to submit a response to the question ‘What are the socio-economic impacts of praedial larceny on the Jamaican agricultural sector?’

Attractive prizes will be awarded to the winners and second and third-place finishers in each category. Prizes include tablet computers, brunch, book vouchers, trophies, farm tools, and gift baskets.

The essay must be an original work written in standard English, and applicants are asked to submit the material along with a completed application form and passport-sized photograph.

The application forms can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website at www.moa.gov.jm. The PLPU will be working with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to distribute the application forms to students at the primary level.

Sponsors of the competition are: Agricultural Chemicals Plant; Agro-Grace Jamaica; the All Island Banana Growers Association; Digicel; GraceKennedy Limited; Jamaica Dairy Development Board; Jamaica Goat and Sheep Farmers Association; JP Tropical Foods Limited; Newport Fersan, Jamaica Limited; Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), and Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel.