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Young men turn dust nuisance into job opportunity

By KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter matthewsk@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, July 09, 2012 | 12:49 PM    

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AS the long, dry days of summer continue and frustration mounts among the unemployed, a group of young men along Port Henderson Road in St Catherine have found a simple and creative way to earn.

"Boss nothing nah gwaan ennuh, so we see that a section of the road a cause major dust problem for motorists and a try help," said Omar Chambers.

The men gathered along the road, buckets of water in hand, prepared to wet the roadway for motorists.

This prevents dust from rising when cars pass.

"We nuh really make no big money but we just a try instead of going out to rob and do wrongs, we trying to earn honestly," said Daren Byfield, another young man in the group.

Some motorists choose to pay for the service, while others simply acknowledge their effort with a toot of the horn.

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