Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Government will not be compensating any suppliers who still have single- use plastics when the ban takes effect on July 1.

This was made clear yesterday by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey.

He was speaking to the media following the opening of the inaugural Barbados Ridge to Reef Assembly at United Nations House, Marine Gardens, Christ Church.

“Unfortunately, some people have not been able to get rid of their stock, but is the Government going to be paying them for the stock they have on hand? No. The country is going through a significant recession. The Government is in the middle of a structural adjustment programme,” Humphrey said.

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