HIKES ON WAY
LAST WEEK it was Purity’s pastries. This week it is the cost of chickens and natural gas going up as a result of the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL).
Yesterday, Barbadians were being warned to brace for increased poultry prices sooner or later, as one of the island’s hatcheries announced plans to increase its prices on broilers and layers.
They are already paying more for natural gas.
In the wake of the July 1 increase in the NRSL from two to ten per cent, chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, and new president of the Egg and Poultry Producers Association, Stephen Layne, had expressed fears that farmers could be negatively affected. (HLE)
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