Instead of deceiving ourselves about the English language competency of most Jamaicans, we should face the facts. English is not being taught efficiently. That's largely because the powers that be assume that the mother language of most Jamaicans isn't actually a language. They insist that it's nothing but a 'corruption' of English. Even so, they don't seem to know how to cure the disease.
Who can pay suppose fi pay. An who can't pay suppose fi get help. Uu kyan pie supuoz fi pie. An uu kyaahn pie supuoz fi get elp. Who can afford to pay should pay. And those who can't should get assistance.
Until we start prosecuting lawbreakers for setting fires, nothing will change. Jamaica will just continue to go up in smoke.
The perceptive man who emailed me made a connection between the business of selling parking spaces on the street in downtown Kingston and limited access to Pearly Beach. It appears to be the same issue: The Government of Jamaica selling the rights of citizens to the highest bidder, whether foreigner or local.