In a clear broadside against dancehall artiste Elephant Man, Prime Minister Andrew Holness described “influencers” who fail to observe the restrictions put in place by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus as “weak fences”.
Although the Prime Minister did not call Elephant Man by name, the entertainer has been coming under fire since Wednesday evening. He was accused by staff at the Sangster International Airport accused him of breaching airport protocol, and not declaring that he was coming from a coronavirus hotspot country.
“People who should know better, people who are influencers, they should be the persons to lead. Instead, they are being weak fences in the community effort to contain and slow the spread of coronavirus,” The Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister was speaking in Parliament on Thursday.
“Refusing to abide by quarantine rules, falsely declaring travel information, failure to observe the social distancing measures, and a lack of care in observing the hygiene practice makes you a weak fence,” he said.
Elephant Man has since apologised.