Death of a thousand cuts continues for the lower and middle economic classes
The Barbados government is raising retail prices at Midnight Sunday (ie: just before Monday morning). This was supposed to be kept secret until Sunday at 7pm, but somebody accidentally posted it online at the Barbados Government Information Service… or it was not an accident and the Barbados news media agreed to cooperate and keep the information secret until Sunday at 7pm. Take your choice, folks… but once it’s online it’s tough to put the toothpaste back into the tube!
Petrol: Up seven cents from $2.38 to $2.45
Diesel & Kerosene: Up eight cents to $2.23 and $1.45 respectively