Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries warns praedial thieves


Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr is warning praedial thieves that the government will use all available means to apprehend them.

According to government estimates, praedial larceny costs Jamaican farmers up to $6 billion every year.

Earlier this week , the agriculture Minister spoke at the seventh annual St Ann Agricultural, Industrial, and Food Show at the Port Rhodes Sports Complex in Discovery Bay, St Ann, and stated the food thieves will be apprehended and face fines of up to $5 million as well as jail time.