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Farmers told to erect No Trespassing signs

Farmers in Barbados are being advised to erect  No Trespassing signs at the points of entry to their properties to give police more authority to arrest people who loiter on their farms.

That advice has come from deputy chief agricultural officer with responsibility for crops in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resources Management, Dr Dennis Blackman, who said provision is made in the Trespassers to Property Reform Act for such warning signs to be erected.


“Once farmers have these signs erected it gives the police more authority to arrest people who are trespassing or loitering on the farm.  These signs should be planted on each farm in a location which is near to the normal point of entry,” he said.

“The signs can say Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted or No Trespassing. If people do breach these signs and do trespass on the farm the police will have good grounds for arrest and prosecution.”

He acknowledged that one of the biggest problems faced by farmers on the island was praedial larceny and cited cases where farms have even gone out of business due to crop or animal theft.

Blackman said the ministry was in the process of setting up a praedial larceny desk and would be working closely with the Royal Barbados Police Force to rectify the problem.

Source: (BGIS)

12 Responses to Farmers told to erect No Trespassing signs

  1. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte August 27, 2014 at 7:32 am

    It’s a good start for farmers. I am sure there are some security gadgets that could be use on some farms to deter and or alert the farm owners of trespassers.

  2. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua August 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

    When did a NO TRESPASSING sign stop anyone who is determine to steal…it may be a good idea..but what would be great is….if farmers were issued a licence firearm providing they did a course at the Barbados shooting range on handling a weapon… Because sometimes when you call the police about an intruder on your property ..they may tell you tell you we will send someone around to check and that could actually mean the next day or so…but if thieves knew that farmers were arm with shooting knowledge..some of them may think twice before going onto a property….This is when a TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT sign will be erected..

  3. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway August 27, 2014 at 9:01 am

    And they use the actual road to get on the property

  4. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf August 27, 2014 at 9:06 am

    They mean like the NO DUMPING ones erected across the island? This must be cartoon country.

  5. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt August 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I think commonsense would/should dictate that if it isn’t yours you are not welcome there. Having said that let’s erect the sign for those who lack the obvious. What about those who cannot read and lack the obvious?? A little story: one night I ended up in the hospital with my grandmeré, she’s 92 bless her soul. You know she wasn’t feeling too well. And in rolls this mucky looking guy on a stretcher both knees heavily bandaged with police guard. And I thought to myself what the hell!! Anyway, I came to find out, this guy at 3:00 in the morning decided to go reap some potatoes he did not plant and got shot in both knees.

  6. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne August 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

    This is fun.

  7. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms August 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Signs are not going to stop thieves.

  8. Gregg Moseley Clarke
    Gregg Moseley Clarke August 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    No but when you shoot there ass for it then you can say I have a sign. Its kinda like putting a sign saying parking at your own risk even though I’m paying you to park or doing business on you premises but park at my own risk…

    so NO Trespassing and you get shot at your own risk

  9. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria August 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The person that tell the farmers that must believe farmers = jackass. look buy some akitas here and invest in a gun license. I guarantee both will prove more deterrent to thieves than a sign…

  10. Bernard Walker
    Bernard Walker August 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    no target practice please . !! school n efect

  11. Sanderson Rowe August 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    At least one property owner has already erected such a sign,hindering people from walking the public road which leads to the property. Frizers Road in St Joseph , from Mellows Hill to Joes River Bridge has always been a public road, and remains so, even since the closure of that part of the road between Frizers Plantation and Joes River Bridge. Recently I was confronted with a No Trespassing sign on the road leading to the plantation, where it terminates.


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