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Flag protocols for 'Emancipendence'

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 8:33 AM
The Jamaica flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or floor.
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As Emancipation and Independence celebrations get underway, Jamaicans are being reminded to adhere to the guidelines and rules governing the national flag.

The Jamaica flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or floor.

It should not be flown or used for decorative purposes on anything that is for temporary use, and is likely to be discarded, except on state occasions.

Additionally, the flag should never be smaller than any other flag flown at the same time and should never be draped over vehicles, except on military, police and state occasions.

The correct colours of the flag is also a matter of importance.

The colours of the Jamaican flag are black, green and gold and not yellow.

For additional guidelines on the proper use of the Jamaican flag persons may visit: http://jis.gov.jm/symbols/jamaica-national-flag/