Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | February 19, 2013
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Who's buying the stolen meat? - Gov't programme to follow the trail of stolen farm produce
Once again agriculture is called upon to grow the economy, and once again the monster called praedial larcency must be tamed. The Government has come up with yet another plan to put an end to the activities of praedial thieves....

Massive land taxes coming for Jamaicans
Calculations done by The Gleaner indicate that a person owning land with a value of $1 million, will, effective April 1, be paying approximately $14,500 yearly, representing a 132 percentage increase...

No more 'curry goat'
In addition to hitting him hard in the pocket, farm thieves have also begun to affect the palate of William 'Bill' Shagoury."I refuse to eat curried goat now at the restaurants because I don't know if one of those goats...

To catch a two-footed pest - FAO study and recommendations for tackling farm theft
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has been sitting on a comprehensive study, financed by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, which offers a number...

Farmers helping to dig their own graves - cops
Farmers continue to lose their shirts in the multimillion dollar criminal enterprise of agricultural theft, but the police say these farmers are contributing to their own demise. They disregard the system set to catch the crooks and when they are cleaned of their crops...

Erik 'Respec, Boss Man' Nicolaisen gets taste of Jamaica
WESTERN BUREAU: Jerked chicken, jerked pork and a cold Guinness were enough to satisfy Erik Nicolaisen's soul, and his yearning for anything Jamaican.Three weeks after the VW Super Bowl advert actor shot to fame...

Make rainwater harvesting mandatory - Fernandez, Buchanan
At least two major players in the management of water support a call for future residential developments to carry rainwater harvesting systems.Following a resolution by Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton, Basil...

Councillor Reid walks free - Unlawful possession of TV charge dismissed
WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Sylvan Reid, who was facing an unlawful possession of property charge arising from an Anti-Lottery Scam Task Force raid in St James last year, walked...


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