Lisa Hanna takes drenching in ALS ice bucket challenge

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans on social media have expressed mixed reactions to a video of Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna accepting an ice bucket challenge from sprint superstar Usain Bolt in aid of an ALS Association charity. 

The video, which has gone viral on Twitter, Facebook and  Instagram, shows the minister being drenched in her office by Oliver Watt, ‎director of Communications at the Ministry, with a bucket filled with ice and water.

The video was first uploaded on YouTube before being shared on the minister's Insatgram page as well as the Facebook page of world and Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, attracting numerous comments both favourable and unfavourable.

Several individuals thought the action of the youth and culture minister was irresponsible and a “waste of taxpayers' money” while others considered it “cool” and “down-to-earth' of her.

Ian Davis

: Why would she do it in her office she could have mess up the people them computer and the same people them little tax money would have to give her a new computer. Everybody else do it outside she did it her office, she is so dam fake

Anna Kay Haughton-Greenwood

: Oh really Lisa the challenge around a desk of papers !!!??

Samoya McEachron

: Question ..a taxpayer money ago buy back the things dem pon r desk?

Piete Spence

: One fool makes many...madness is obviously catching!

Janeille Calnick

: look how government a waste wata yah now..

Garth Josephs: Really though.. Dem coulda do it outside and not in the office.. Computer gone.. Furniture and floor wet up!!

Garth Josephs: Really though.. Dem coulda do it outside and not in the office.. Computer gone.. Furniture and floor wet up!!


Sandra Douglas

: But why in the office thou wet up the computer and all a that ...but then again she is rich so what the

Jackie Samuels

: The best ice bucket challenge so far.

Kenny Bright

: its nice to see people having a goodtime and lending a hand to help others. if we can all just try a few more times often help one another!

Avery Nelson

: good Job Hon. Minister!

Christine Hall

: Lol thts so cool

Stacy Nathalia Griffiths

: Best one I've seen

Vivienne Green

: Keeping it real

Duane Cato

: Haha - our Minister's have loosened up from the olden days -and in a worthy cause! Nice one.

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge was established to raise both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease attacks nerve cells and ultimately leads to total paralysis, though the mind remains sharp. Life expectancy is typically two to five years from the time of diagnosis. Individuals are challenged to make and post videos dumping ice on themselves to social media sites or donate US$100 to the charity if they decline, however many have done both.

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