An official introduction of the retrofitted staff unit (namely: Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, Sargeant William Harry and Ms. Trudy- Ann Williams) was outlined by Hon. Derrick Kellier, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries during a Press Conference on March 12, 2015 at the Ministry’s Head Office.
It is the intention of the Ministry to also update initiatives and intensify operations as it pertains to combatting the scourge of Praedial Larceny by proposing changes to the Praedial Larceny Prevention and the Amendment to Agricultural Produce Act. In addition, plans are also in place for the expansion of the traceability system to include the National Animal Identification System.
In his pledge to assist the hardworking people of the soil, a commitment was also given by the Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting to fully support, place focus and redirect requisite resources on the fight against Praedial Larceny.
Other support was also given to the Praedial Larceny Prevention initiative through a public private partnership forged with Lasco Distributors in the provision of a Toyota Hilux pick- up valued at $4M to assist the unit in its activities.