By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
While still a tiny sliver of the mostly Christian country's 2.7 million people, Jalani Niaah, a specialist in the Rastafari movement, says the number is more like 8 percent to 10 percent of the population, since many Rastas disdain nearly all government initiatives and not all would have spoken to census takers.
"There is a whole part of the society that would still consider Rastafari to be delusional, and this is largely hinged on the claims made about Emperor Haile Selassie and also the consumption of [marijuana] and the idea of repatriation," said Mr. Niaah, the University of the West Indies lecturer.