Dancehall entertainer Tanya Stephens has cornered PNP’s Lisa Hanna on Instagram, urging MP to pick a struggle.
Disputing the government’s decision to facilitate 1,700 visitors on a cruise ship, during a government-imposed No Movement day, Lisa Hanna, on social media, wrote, “Many Jamaicans already live in fear of violence, sustained hunger, and threats to their livelihood. Repressing them further without movement but giving foreigners that right will breed dangerous resentment within a population already pushed to the limit. We’ve got to strike a balance.”
Tanya Stephens with a repost of Lisa Hanna’s message on her official Instagram account, wrote, “Lockdowns are to force Jamaicans to vaccinate. You ARE a part of the vaccine push. Pick a struggle. You don’t get to use EVERYTHING as promo material.”
The ongoing talks across social media platforms continue after the Carnival Sunrise cruise ship arrived in Ocho Rios on Monday (September 13, 2021), with approximately 1,700 cruise passengers onboard.
In related news, in just two months, Jamaica has confirmed two strains of COVID.
In August, the highly contagious Delta variant was confirmed, and last week, Health Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, confirmed that the Mu variant of COVID-19 is in Jamaica.
The MU variant is a version of the coronavirus that was first identified in Colombia in January and has since caused isolated outbreaks in South America, Europe, and the United States.