Member of Parliament for Couva North, Ravi Ratiram, is calling on both Finance Minister Colm Imbert and Agriculture Minister Kazim Hosein to provide the additional nine million dollars funding to adequately resource the Praedial Larceny Squad.
The Couva North MP is also calling on National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds to swiftly complete the review of all applications for Firearms Users Licenses, so that bonafide farmers can have the opportunity to better protect themselves.
The appeal comes on the heels of last week Monday, Brian Brereton, a 54 year-old sweet potato farmer from 6th Company Rd, Moruga and his wife were beaten and robbed when three armed bandits broke into their house while the couple was asleep.
In a media release on Wednesday, MP Ratiram said the criminals threatened the couple, demanding the TT$20,000 earnings Mr. Brereton received from the sale of his sweet potato crop the day before.
After handing over TT$16,000 cash and two cellphones, the three assailants escaped on foot.