Transport Ministry reduces senior citizens’ JUTC fare to $40

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing a short while ago released amended fares for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company which it says will become effective on Sunday, August 24. According to the ministry’s release the amended fares are: adults$120; senior citizens a ... Read more

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Experts: Mayans may have used chocolate as spice

Friday, August 03, 2012    

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. They say that suggests cocoa may have been used not just as a beverage, but as a condiment in sauces for food.

Experts have long thought cocoa beans and pods were mainly used in pre-Hispanic cultures as a beverage, made either by crushing the beans and mixing them with liquids or fermenting the pulp that surrounds the beans in the pod.

But Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History says that for the first time chocolate traces have been found on fragments of a plate, not a cup, suggesting it was severed with solid foods.

Modern Mexicans eat a chocolate-based sauce known as mole, often with chicken.

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