We arrived in Barbados on 3rd September and brought some duty free cigarettes and tobacco with us from Gatwick Airport only to be greeted by the immigration officers who told us that we are no longer allowed to bring cigarettes or spirits onto the island. They have removed any duty free allowances that they had previously and consequently confiscated 1000 cigarettes that we had brought to see us through our three week stay. They ask whether you have anything to declare and if you say yes they confiscated the goods and if you say no then they search your bags - causing a long delay trying to get through. They used to have two channels - Green nothing to declare and red something to delcare but they have closed off the green channel and everyone has to go through the red channel.
I think we should have been told at Gatwick that this new rule applied instead of selling the goods to us in the first place.
So beware, don't buy any duty free at Gatwick as you won't get them through in Barbados.