Market Bag: Prices mostly lower this week at Coronation

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Food prices are mostly lower at the Coronation Market this week.

Among the items that cost less compared to last week are onion, at $200 a pound compared to $220 last week; tomato, at $100 a pound relative to week earlier levels of $150; and lettuce at $300 a pound versus $400 seven days ago.

However, a shortage of ackees has led to prices for that popular food item ballooning to up to $500 a dozen.

OBSERVER ONLINE reporter Kelsey Thomas went to the downtown Kingston market with a budget of $2,500 this week. Check out what she could afford.

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