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Patois or Spanish? Holness Supports Making Spanish the Second Language of Jamaica

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On a recent visit with Raul Castro, president of Cuba at the Seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced his plan to take “the bold step” of making Spanish the second language in Jamaica. Holness said he favors making the study of the Spanish language compulsory in the schools. In addition to exploring initiatives for more language training, Holness and Castro discussed a number of other issues during their meeting, including the creation of stronger cooperation between the two countries in regard to music and other creative industries.

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