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The official language of Jamaica is English. The other spoken language in this country are Jamaican Patois, Levantine Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin. The internet penetration in Jamaica is 26.1% or 743,128 people having internet connection in 2010.

Wikipedia

According to Alexa, Wikipedia ranked 9th of the most popular sites in Jamaica.[1] In December 2011, there were 1,260 women of all ages from Jamaica who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[2] Netball is one of the most popular women's participation sports in former and current Commonwealth countries. There are 1 category and 3 articles about netball in this country on English Wikipedia. In December 2011, elections were held for English Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee. No women from this country ran for Arbitration Committee and there are currently no women from this country on the Arbitration Committee. There are 11 articles about models from this country on English Wikipedia.

Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Other Projects

There are no female Jamaican administrators on wikinews, nor are there any Jamaican women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Jamaica Women found 6 articles that mentioned both words.[3] A December 2011 search on Spanish Wikinews for Jamaica mujeres found 2 articles that mentioned both words.[4] On Portuguese Wikinews, there are no women active from this country. This may be a result of several factors, including the language and because Portuguese Wikinews only has an active editing community of five people, one of whom is a woman.

Jamaican women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Jamaica
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, no Jamaicans, men or women, were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no research fellows, male or female, from this country.