This is not a joke. Two Jamaicans accused of being drug smugglers remain unable to stand trial for the past 3 years because of a shortage of Jamaican patois interpreters in Toronto. This is surprising as there is an estimated 170,000 Jamaicans there. Toronto Mayor ,Rob Ford, seems to be well versed in Jamaican patois, maybe they should ask him to interpret. Here is a question for the Jamaican critics who say Jamaican patois is not a language…Why is there need for an interpreter if Jamaican patois is not a language? Read more about the shortage of patois interpreter here.