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Grange wants policy on national symbols

Tuesday, March 05, 2013    

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OPPOSITION spokesperson on Youth, Sports, Gender Affairs, Entertainment, and Culture has tabled a motion in Parliament seeking to have the Government re-establish an inter-ministerial committee created by the previous Administration to formulate a policy regulating the use of Jamaica's national symbols.

The former minister's motion, which has come on the heels of the furore over the stomping on a burning Jamaican flag in a German appliance company's television advertisement, also wants legislation to give legal effect to the guidelines, as well as the completion of a handbook and code for the use of the symbols.

Grange, the first Jamaican politician to take up the issue of the treatment of the flag in the advertisement, had said that while the advertisement did not seem malicious, it was unacceptable to have images of the national flag, or any other flag, being desecrated.

The motion was tabled in the House of Representatives last week Tuesday.

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