Budget 2017- Gas and diesel prices rise


From July 1, Barbadians will be paying more for gas and diesel.

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler announced during today’s budget that the excise tax on gasoline will be increased by 25 cents per litre from $0.74 to $0.99 and on diesel by $0.24 from $0.20 to $0.44.

As a result gas will now be sold at $3.05 per litre and diesel $2.25.

At present gasoline retails at 3.00 and diesel at $2.15.



31 Responses to Budget 2017- Gas and diesel prices rise

  1. Danny Colombian Clarke
    Danny Colombian Clarke May 30, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Well well. We yet to see any reductions from the lowering world prices and he up 25 and 24 cents . Smfh

    • Capone Crank
      Capone Crank May 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      The world reduce but Barbados rising…. Guess we not part of the world anymore

  2. Anna Jordan
    Anna Jordan May 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Barely making it …..BIM is expensive

  3. Alex Alleyne May 30, 2017 at 7:23 pm


    • Jennifer May 30, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      A plan in the pipe line for them too. This price change come so often now this should be no surprise. Well people always have choices to pull from.

      • Peter May 30, 2017 at 9:17 pm

        This would not affect you in any way, You use PSV to get around plus you can try to go back to England that’s if immigration there lets you back in. When you go there in August, tell them you have a business meetings with me at the Barbican Center and at Hatton Gardens then at Pemlico Rotary Club at both Irving Place and Buckingham.

      • hcalndre May 31, 2017 at 6:30 am

        Jennifer, watch the trend of the MOF, he will put tax on every thing that is a necessity, vehicles may soon have to pay a toll to enter other parishes.

    • Gaza May 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      You do know they really aren’t any cheaper cuz factories still burn fossil fuels to provide electricity

  4. Andria Eversley
    Andria Eversley May 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Everything rising except ya salary big head ass

  5. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins May 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    What do he care,his car get fill up off tax payers money.does this man has any shame,the citizens of Barbados and visitors to the island can’t squeeze the dollar anymore.for me a hundred dollar bill come like two dollars..lord have mercy..

  6. Speedy Gonsalves
    Speedy Gonsalves May 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I wonder if the jackasses that come up with these cockamaimey ideas ( budget ) expect a country that is regarded as one of the highest tax paying countries from its residents is supposed to survive whilst the ministers and prime minister are exempt from the horrible implementations ( taxes ) that seem to be getting raised every year .????

  7. Ruben Chichlow
    Ruben Chichlow May 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    The people know Wana want dem out.. So there making us pay lol

  8. Steve Jemmott
    Steve Jemmott May 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    no man!

  9. Amelia Gittens
    Amelia Gittens May 30, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Man wah wanna bajans really really want or expected tho, no body cant come up with proper solution or resolutions, bills gotta pay before a hole get dig deeper so tax we some more, tax air we breathe too soon

  10. Luci Johnson
    Luci Johnson May 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Bleeding the country at the pumps.

  11. Patrina Drakes
    Patrina Drakes May 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Prices now got to go up see the economic hit men got largest or second largest oil reserves bonds in hand. The refusal of goverment to wean the island off of oil or at least slash the need in half means when GoldSac decide that it want a higher return on the investment there ain’t going to enough space up bush hill for all of we

  12. Sean King
    Sean King May 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    After all this government put us through they now seeing the silver lining and decide to put country first and taxing us more .Things already hard on Bajans. Why not call the election now to relief us of this DLP.

  13. Caroline Clarke
    Caroline Clarke May 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    But that always going more up than down

  14. Saga Boy May 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Some of you dont know how to increase your current income but always criticizing. What do you expect from a country that has no resources, hardly any manufacturing but a lot of buying and selling foreign goods while land lay bare. You need to start changing your attitudes. Make a contribution instead of complaining. What do you do to improve the current situation?

    • hcalndre May 31, 2017 at 6:03 am

      @Saga Boy: What the politicians are there for? just for a big pay-check plus the $10.000 and all the freebies. I hear that yard fowl telling the opposition they should bring ideas to the people, instead of asking her party that`s in power where are the ideas? not lies. The PM said that he has a team of well qualified ministers that don`t need any ideas from anyone, did the yard fowl forgot those words?

  15. Wendell Kirton
    Wendell Kirton May 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Everybody sell wanna cars

  16. Alex Alleyne May 30, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Petrol price hike , but not a fella will put down his / her vehicle and catch public transportation due to the fact that it is so bad.

    • Jennifer May 31, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Well said Alex. We would all like to put down that vehicle at times but that is another ball game, from loud music, to rough riding etc.

    • hcalndre May 31, 2017 at 6:20 am

      Come on Alex, putting down your vehicle is a very good idea, but taking the PT is worse than pulling a tooth without novocaine, there is no certainty when you will get a bus, they are filthy, and the operators are short on manners. If there was a proper bus service, buses with AC that you could ride in a little comfort and when you get to your destination/job you`re not smelling like a ram.

  17. Leroy May 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    What we shud do is do like the trinis an start to block the roads an burn tires in the road bajans does sit back an let everybody do as them like with we its time to put a stop to it

  18. Chesterfield Clarke
    Chesterfield Clarke May 30, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    This government is run by Deamons

    • Ivana Cardinale May 31, 2017 at 9:21 am

      We always talking, complaining but no actions, and that’s why government does what it wants. Bajans have no voice in this government, but has a vote? While the oil price goes down, Barbados rises the price. We work to pay the government and the elite debts, in other words, we live under a neoliberal government that rules for the elites and no for the bajan people.

  19. Diva N May 31, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Barbarian people still don’t understand the power they have. We want luxury but we are not willing to stand up and make our voices heard with a little discomfort. Rosa Parks chose to walk to work to make her point of not standing for white people on the bus. Jamaicans boycotted buying bread when they raised the prices. All we do is bicker amongst each when we have the power to change any position made by our so called leaders. But it requires STANDING TOGETHER IN BLACK UNITY. This I am yet to see.

  20. Milli Watt May 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    no tax on de alkehol…………….hehehehehehehehehe

  21. David Harding May 31, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Barbados is in a shambolic state. The current government is lacking in vision and bereft of ideas, and should be booted out of office next year.


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