Health expert wants higher taxes on unhealthy foods

A chronic disease expert is not backing down from her call for higher taxes on unhealthy foods.

Director of the Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, Dr Alafia Samuels said the measure would serve the dual purpose of raising funds that can be invested in the health care system and residents would also be dissuaded from eating the wrong foods.

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