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When English teacher Faith Linton first proposed translating the Bible into Jamaica's patois tongue in the late 1950s, most people who heard the idea shook their heads. Some on the deeply Christian island believed it was sacrilegious.
Wednesday October 17, 2012 10-year effort finally comes to an end JIS: The Jamaican Patois translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible had its official launch in London recently at the Jamaican High Commission. General secretary of the Bible
The Bible is, for the first time, being translated into Jamaican patois...In the Spanish Town Tabernacle near the capital, Kingston, the congregation is hearing the word of God in the language of the street. At the front of the concrete-block church,
Williams, Guest Columnist Diane Abbott, longstanding black British member of parliament of Jamaican descent, has hopped on to the campaign-against-the-Patois-Bible bandwagon, and in so doing, tempered her disdain towards the heart language of the