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Jamaica: “Official” Languages

Categories: Caribbean, Jamaica, Citizen Media, Elections, Humor, Ideas, Language, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Religion

Under the Saltire Flag [1] is proud of the job his uncle has done as Chairman of Jamaica‚Äôs electoral committee, following the country's recent general elections, noting that he “made one unfortunate comment leading up to the elections. He said that all electoral officers should speak ONLY in English”. The blogger explains: “I think it is both sad and utterly ironic, that in our most democratic moment, some Jamaicans were not allowed to speak in their most demotic language.”