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Shoppers feeling price pinch

LEANNE TASHER, [email protected]

Shoppers feeling price pinch

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GROCERY PRICES have gone up.

And some Barbadians believe the National Social Responsibility Levy, which was introduced September 1, is to blame. 

Based on SUNDAY SUN investigations, items like condensed milk, bread and sugar have become more expensive since the levy was imposed.

During this year’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said the levy could generate annual revenue of $142.1 million. He said the revenue would help fund health care services and the Sanitation Service Authority.

When the SUNDAY SUN visited some supermarkets recently, several shoppers said they were already feeling the pinch and had to cut back on spending. (LT)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.