Poll: Spanish should be Jamaica’s official language

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sixty-three per cent of the 2,043 respondents to the OBSERVER ONLINE poll: Should Jamaica adopt Spanish as its official second language said yes.

Speaking in the House of Representatives recently, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said a commitment between himself and Cuban President Raul Castro was made during his recent visit to the Spanish-speaking island. The commitment included the exploration of initiatives for the provision of increased language training on both sides.

But, Holness went a little further in his presentation to Parliament.

“Jamaica will have to take the bold step to make Spanish our second language and making it compulsory in schools,” the prime minister said.