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Health Minister’s Statement On Sugar Tax

Health Minister’s Statement On Sugar Tax

Sugar and sugar sweetened items will become more expensive and “that the increase will be sufficient to trigger greater awareness,” and as some local businesses are concerned that taxing sugar will make their goods more expensive than imported goods, the Government “proposes to amend the Bill to allow for local preparers of foodstuffs... Read more of this article

Dunkley Expresses Concern About Sugar Tax

Dunkley Expresses Concern About Sugar Tax

The proposed sugar tax “will put countless businesses in jeopardy of being a viable entity and cost Bermudians jobs,” Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said, adding that “this is not scaremongering- just a fact.” Mr Dunkley said, “I strongly encourage everyone to read this bill on the proposed sugar tax which... Read more of this article

Bill Tabled & Sugar Tax Consultation Report

Bill Tabled & Sugar Tax Consultation Report

Today [May 11], the Government tabled the Customs Tariff Amendment [No. 2] Bill with proposed changes to the import duties relating to sugar and certain sugar products. “The Ministry of Health also published the full and final report of the Sugar Tax Consultation on its website,” the Government said. “This follows the Sugar Tax Consultation... Read more of this article

345 Responses To Sugar Tax Consultation

345 Responses To Sugar Tax Consultation

The Ministry received 345 responses to the sugar tax consultation document, Minister of Health Kim Wilson said in the House of Assembly today [March 16], with 52% in favour and 44% against. In providing a summary of the findings of the consultation, the Minister said:There was more support for a sugar tax than opposition [52% in favour and 44% against]. 100%... Read more of this article

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

[Written by Don Burgess] Beverage and food wholesalers say education is the key to Bermuda’s obesity problem, and not a tax on sugary items. The Ministry of Health announced on January 4 that it is consulting the public on the proposed implementation of a tax on to the importation of sugar, candies, sodas and other beverages with added sugar... Read more of this article

McGinger Comic: Implications Of A Sugar Tax

McGinger Comic: Implications Of A Sugar Tax

[Written by McGinger Design Lab] In the first of a new comic series about the adventures of McGinger in Bermuda, McGinger ‘debates’ a Government sugar tax and its implications for consumers.A McGinger Design Lab spokesperson said, “McGinger Design Lab created the McGinger comic as a fun advertising mechanism to show off all of our... Read more of this article

“Highlight Negative Effects Of Added Sugar”

“Highlight Negative Effects Of Added Sugar”

“The increased risk of obesity and diabetes is directly linked to the increased amount of sugary drinks that are consumed every day,” Bermuda Diabetes Association Chairperson Debbie Jones said, adding that a “sugar tax will highlight the negative effects of added sugar.” Her comments follow after the Ministry of Health launched... Read more of this article

Public Consultation Launched On “Sugar Tax”

Public Consultation Launched On “Sugar Tax”

The Ministry of Health has today [Jan 4] launched a public consultation on the proposed implementation of a tax on sugar, with the consultation on a proposed tax that will “apply to the importation of sugar, candies, sodas and other beverages with added sugar into Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health has launched... Read more of this article