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Effort to allay sweet tax fears

March 25th, 2022

There’s an effort to allay the fears of local manufacturers who are concerned about the impact of next month’s introduction of a 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages.

The Barbados Manufacturers’ Association says the taxes could be detrimental to jobs, but the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition says the evidence doesn’t support this.

Lisa Brome has more.

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