New sign language interpreter for tonight’s local government debate following concerns by deaf community

The deaf community will see a different sign language interpreter at the second Local Government Election debate later this evening.

This, after concerns were raised by members of the community about the interpreter who was signing during the first debate on Thursday.

In a release, the deaf community described the woman as a “phoney interpreter” who they claimed compromised the information and left persons unable to understand the discourse. 

The community also pointed out that the woman wore blue coloured clothing, which was similar to the background colour, making it difficult to see the interpreter on the television screen.

Vice Chairman of the Debates Commission Brian Schmidt told Irie FM News that the concern was acknowledged and steps taken to rectify the issue. 


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