Last minute rush by motorists to beat fuel tax introduction

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Ahead of the July 1 implementation of a new fuel tax that is to replace the road tax, Barbadians rushed out to the gas stations in droves on Saturday night trying to beat the expected increase in prices.

Up to late this evening, long lines were still visible at gas stations across the island as motorists made an eleventh hour dash to the pumps.

Sol Top Rock, Christ Church

The fuel tax will be levied at a rate of 40 cents per litre of petrol, 40 cents per litre of diesel and five cents per litre of kerosene.

This represents a net increase on gas and diesel of 28 cents per litre.

Rubis Kendal Hill, Christ Church

Government expects the new tax to raise $80 million, up from the $65 million earned from road taxes.

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