Hanna in her swim wear on the beach in Westmoreland – via Facebook. Photo credit: Alexander Panton—

KINGSTON, Jamaica—:

The Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has been getting compliments and condemnation from social media users after posting a photograph of herself on the beach clad in swimwear.

Hanna posted the picture, captured by her son, Alexander Panton, last week after the Reggae Marathon in Westmoreland.

It shows her in a two-piece orange swimsuit and a blouse bearing an image of reggae legend, Bob Marley.

On Facebook, there have been more than 1,200 responses to the photo about which the group ‘Real Change for Jamaica – Discussion Forum’ has asked whether the Cabinet Minister’s wearing of a bikini at a beach was “appropriate”.

Among those responding was Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte.

“No need to be uncharitable to our Miss World. She is appropriately attired for the beach,” said Malahoo Forte.

But Patrick Gore was unsettled: “@ Marlene Malahoo: Are you saying this picture of Minister Lisa Hanna, placed on a public page on social media, is appropriate for the office she holds?” he questioned.

Lisa Hanna

Lisa Hanna


Andrea Barrett

Whats wrong with it..is she wearing swim suit to parliament???? Isn’t the attire appropriate for the place she is at????? oh please!!!!!!!!

Edwin Walton

A little too revealing for a lady in her position, extremely beautiful no doubt but remember, she is the minister… and should be setting an example for the young ladies to look up to her.

Annette Apple Green

“The minister does not seem too acutely aware of her public persona… very nice but i think she should resist the urge to display these photos.”

Corinne Matheson

Sorry at my age I never have that physique. I wouldn’t have on anything. Leave her alone let she show it off, cho, every damn thing bother oonu

Don Crichton

Minister… I hardly noticed the bikini … what I am seeing is a woman who is in a very powerful place mentally… and more importantly .. Spiritually.

Keddy-ann Batson

Mi say I don’t know what do some people. You can’t please them….she’s at the beach for god sakes.

Melonie Scarlett Shantelle

Mad dem Lisa, mad dem! #annoyedatthehumanrace

Lisa Hanna

Lisa Hanna


Journalist, Dionne JacksonMiller ‏@djmillerJA

Would be nice if people paid as much attention to Lisa Hanna’s policies & plans in her Ministry as what she wears, same for any other Minister

Ms. MooreTalk ‏@mooremayhem

Jamaican government signs deals that compromise national sovereignty: No comment. Lisa Hanna posts a swimsuit pic: national emergency. Really?

Leighton ‏@UpperKlassE

Lisa Hanna should have worn a three-piece formal suit to the beach.



Not much of a controversy at all. Just straight up beauty from head to toe! Great going and thanks for the gym life motivation #whoop


People can be so damn bad mind and stupid. The lady is at the beach. She is wearing a bathing suit


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