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PM: One water rate coming for farmers


PM: One water rate coming for farmers
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley (centre), speaking with Ernest King, vice president of the Sheep Growers Association while Kerin King (left) looks on, October 23, 2021. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

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After three years of crying out for an ease from the garbage and sewage collection levy, which saw some farmers paying heavy commercial rates for water, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says her administration is on the verge of introducing a single water rate for the agricultural sector.

She did not say exactly when the change would take effect but said the logistical issues of the roll-out were now being finalised.

She made the disclosure while delivering the featured remarks for the annual general meeting of the Barbados Agricultural Society yesterday.

The Prime Minister said this was one of the issues in urgent need of a resolution as Barbados seeks to shore up its food and nutrition security in light of the logistical supply chain and shipping challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in global shortages of several commodities. (CLM)

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