Saturday, November 07, 2009
Read about it here in English and here in Spanish. It's basically the same idea as that being officially promoted in Trinidad & Tobago right now, which is another English-speaking country surrounded by Spanish; they intend to make the country bilingual by 2020.
This map shows the location of both (Jamaica on the left, Trinidad & Tobago on the lower right).
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This is yet another example proving false the notion that English is well on the way to becoming the world's second language; the fact that countries that already have English as an official language still feel the need to enact policies such as these shows that English alone just doesn't suffice.