Queen Ifrica to lead Cockpit mining protest at Heroes Circle this morning

Queen Ifrica with fellow artiste Tony Rebel and Prime Minister Andrew Holness following a meeting last month regarding mining and the Cockpit Country.

Entertainer Queen Ifrica is set to lead a protest Tuesday morning (Sept 17) in Kingston as recording artistes continue to take issue with mining in the Cockpit Country.

The protest is scheduled to start at 8:30 at Heroes Circle. In a video posted on the artiste’s Instagram page on Monday, she implores supporters to turn out in their numbers.

On Monday, workers of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners protested in front of the Jamaica Environment Trust’s office in Kingston.

They claimed that fake news is being spread about people dying of cancer due to mining activities in the areas of concern.

— Story written by Shania Hanchard