Lisa Hanna fires back at Chronixx’s ‘dumb government’ statement

Popular entertainer Chronixx recently used Twitter to voice his displeasure with Jamaica’s government.

His post on the social media platform has seemingly roused the ire of Minister of Youth and Culture – Lisa Hanna.

The minister promptly responded with a tweet of her own describing the comments made by the entertainer as untrue and unfair.

  

Here is an excerpt from his post:

“I’m laughing at the Jamaica government! And the poor people who applaud them and hang orange and green flags outside their board houses and on trees planted on “capture land”! I’m laughing at this dumb government who have never erected a live music venue in honor of reggae music even though it is the only reason why people is still visiting this beautiful island of bankruptcy… I’m laughing because I know something that “they don’t know”. Miss Hanna and Mr…I can never remember his name. I think it’s time we sit and listen what the artistes have learnt from the rest of the world.

Her response:

I love your music and your passion. However, I want to remind you, that both yourself and other artists are *benefitting today from the trade agreements now in place for cultural and creative services. Just a moment ago I concluded a meeting on foreign trade for cultural services as already many of our cultural goods have zero tariffs for international trade. What we need is more young people to get involved in the business of culture. I have been putting the resources to train our young people. Over 9000 this year. I have personally called you and left messages on your phone and never got a response. Because I would like to hear your ideas that can be implemented. Stop blaming and lumping all politicians together. It’s unfair and untrue. Blessed love

Who are you in agreement with, Lisa Hanna or Chronixx? Let us know in the comments.

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Bun Di Shitstem
6 years ago

Chronixx tell har seh fi raise a venue an he will perform for free…why isnt dat response yasso?

Bun Di Shitstem
6 years ago

Chronixx tell har seh fi raise a venue an he will perform for free…why isnt dat response yasso?

Enos Anderson
6 years ago

I agree with the statement that the government is dumb.

Craig Baker
6 years ago

see if one man down t say a thing no body will say a word ,big up u self mi artist

Donna Patricia Wright
6 years ago

Because @ bun di shitstem chronixx does nothing free

Craig Baker
6 years ago

@Donna Patricia Wright why free when no body know when you were hungry we Jamaican should adopt this thing work for wut you want n people will not take step of you ,with a clean hearth that s wut the dj saying

Craig Baker
6 years ago

if u look at how the government treat reggae music u would think twice to vote because sometime we trying to get ends meet for a next day so we could have food n even our children by keeping a lil drink out round robin n at 8pm dem a come lock it off but when they keeping carnival they take up the entire place smh it no look good man

Kevin Graham
6 years ago

I think miss Lisa Hanna has a kind try heart for the Jamaican people but the artist is correct they have dun so little for our coulture reaggae music has dun so much for our country that has bin plague by crime and poverty it the only way for our tours to make a way out honestly

Rohan Selah Harrison
6 years ago

without vision the people perish ………………SELAH

Kevin Graham
6 years ago

We have some of the greatest talent in the world but we never get a chance to see them Husain bolt Chris Gayle Ricardo fuller bibi Gardener but we hardly ever see them that’s if we can afford the high price for football matches and cricket and track and field but who do we really see we see bounty we see pop caan cronixx and all the others on a daily basis they ease the pressure off the poor the music industry help out a lot shaggy we see him always helping lady saw we see her but we don’t… Read more »

Marie Petronzio
6 years ago

Her response was professional and her message seems to convey her hurt over his statement. We all have opinions on our own and others’ governments and how we can improve it. He is expressing his opinion and demonstrating the struggles of the people, and they are truly struggling. A gorgeous island paradise with unlimited potential, yet if a country doesn’t provide the needed infrastructure for it’s people, such as proper housing, food not taxed at 16.5% (ludicrous), a pathway for higher education and well paying jobs so one can support one’s family, then you haven’t much. Just as we nurture… Read more »

Allan King
6 years ago

if it were for jamaica government alone reggae artist would be sitting on the street side begging bread. it is only when our artist are accepted internationally do u see government showing an interest in them.

Keyshia Understanding
6 years ago

I am being fair lisa but what chron is saying is true I agree with him…

Patricia Stobbs
6 years ago

I agree with chronixx 100%

Shyhiem Exspensive Atkinson

i am %100 agreeing with the artist we all make way and put out effort for these politicians when its time for them to get support and after they are voted in they turn a blind eye on us Jamaicans who put them in the seats they are today now i am a young man and i will never vote for any party nor participate in any political affair. secondly they treat our music like its a world war as somebody put up a sound system to even say keep a party or any other function see police coming to… Read more »

Shyhiem Exspensive Atkinson

i am %100 agreeing with the artist we all make way and put out effort for these politicians when its time for them to get support and after they are voted in they turn a blind eye on us Jamaicans who put them in the seats they are today now i am a young man and i will never vote for any party nor participate in any political affair. secondly they treat our music like its a world war as somebody put up a sound system to even say keep a party or any other function see police coming to… Read more »

Shyhiem Exspensive Atkinson

i am %100 agreeing with the artist we all make way and put out effort for these politicians when its time for them to get support and after they are voted in they turn a blind eye on us Jamaicans who put them in the seats they are today now i am a young man and i will never vote for any party nor participate in any political affair. secondly they treat our music like its a world war as somebody put up a sound system to even say keep a party or any other function see police coming to… Read more »

Humphrey Sutherland
6 years ago

Chronixx is spot on with his statement. The government has not been interested or respectful of cultural matters…for years. The music and culture has always been at the forefront of driving visitors to Jamaica. The tourist travel to Jamaica to see firsthand and to have a personally experience with the birthplace of this unique music and culture. As with everything else, the government is so far behind the times. They are always late to the party. Their lack of responsibility and timing has truly impacted the diaspora. Those who have choosen to leave the country for whatever reason, have come… Read more »

Humphrey Sutherland
6 years ago

Chronixx is spot on with his statement. The government has not been interested or respectful of cultural matters…for years. The music and culture has always been at the forefront of driving visitors to Jamaica. The tourist travel to Jamaica to see firsthand and to have a personally experience with the birthplace of this unique music and culture. As with everything else, the government is so far behind the times. They are always late to the party. Their lack of responsibility and timing has truly impacted the diaspora. Those who have choosen to leave the country for whatever reason, have come… Read more »

Esteban Agosto Reid
6 years ago

I think we should be fair in our judgements and from my perspective Chronixx is extremely fair in his criticism of the government.

Esteban Agosto Reid
6 years ago

I think we should be fair in our judgements and from my perspective Chronixx is extremely fair in his criticism of the government.

Esteban Agosto Reid
6 years ago

I think we should be fair in our judgements and from my perspective Chronixx is extremely fair in his criticism of the government.

Christine Williams
6 years ago

Sad to say I totally agree with the artist….I do not see where the government is concern about the people…they’re a bunch of excuses…egotist…corrupted…manipulative and detached from the Jamaican people until election time roll along.. Oh my bad..I forgot they do care..yes they make sure poor people stay poor…and the senior’s destitute.

Christine Williams
6 years ago

Sad to say I totally agree with the artist….I do not see where the government is concern about the people…they’re a bunch of excuses…egotist…corrupted…manipulative and detached from the Jamaican people until election time roll along.. Oh my bad..I forgot they do care..yes they make sure poor people stay poor…and the senior’s destitute.

Vanessa Morris
6 years ago

Speak the truth and speak it ever. This government doing nothing for young people.

Vanessa Morris
6 years ago

Speak the truth and speak it ever. This government doing nothing for young people.

Regor Eroom
6 years ago

The repeatedly mistakes that Lisa Hanna inherited and conveying on is the result of the Chronixx statement. Whatever Lisa is talking about training young youth for the endorsement of cultural activities are negligible and poorly planned. She is unrealistic and naive if she thinks she’s going to convince a youth deprive of the basic necessities to survive to join a group that’s without transparency and clear cut. The youths voids need to be filled immediately for them to have a sense of security and not merely promised like over the years. Moreover Miss Hanna this drive you wanna endorse has… Read more »

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Entertainers think putting on a show helps the economy, events like Reggae SumFest, Jazz & Blues, etc helps the country, Jamaican entertainers need to put their money to developing the country by becoming Entrepreneurs and build industries that can create a wealth of jobs, invest in things that will help the economy to grow, we import so much, find out what we are lack and build the plants here to make them for Jamaica and export, everyone has something to say and fingers to point, I can name out hundreds of investment opportunities that could be done to change the… Read more »

Lloyd Stanbury
6 years ago

Jamaica has more human and natural resources than the vast majority of developing countries in the world, including our Caribbean sister states. Our economy however continues to move mostly in reverse gear. We are also plagued with crime and violence and an uneducated population. In my opinion the main reason for Jamaica’s extreme poverty is the fact that we have had a succession of “VERY DUMB” governments that have no backbone whatsoever. They only pander to the dictates of our former colonial masters and big foreign interests.

Suet DaPoet
6 years ago

Chronixx get a buss suh him tink him reach. what have you done mr. man weh reach fi di youths, fi di music or rastafarian religion/culture. he is one ungrateful son of a gun. i pity him

Marline Brown
6 years ago

Cronixx no foreigners come to Jamaica to c no polititions they always come to c artist an taste our Jamaican dishes so mek Lisa gwa an GU sidung kmt

Radcliffe Robinson
6 years ago

Lord have mercy…War of words…

Tafari Markfrass Maxwell

first i must say big ups to Chronixx i am not a fan of you or your character. however i love your music, your songs are inspirational but you on the other hand to me is not of such. “reggae music is the only reason why people come here” thats pretty dumb of you to say. what about our lovely beaches our people etc. this is a blessed land. reggae music or not people would still come here. the reason why this Government is what is today is because of people like you Chronixx. “so wise yet so foolish” instead… Read more »

Tafari Markfrass Maxwell

first i must say big ups to Chronixx i am not a fan of you or your character. however i love your music, your songs are inspirational but you on the other hand to me is not of such. “reggae music is the only reason why people come here” thats pretty dumb of you to say. what about our lovely beaches our people etc. this is a blessed land. reggae music or not people would still come here. the reason why this Government is what is today is because of people like you Chronixx. “so wise yet so foolish” instead… Read more »

Winston Ellis
6 years ago

chronixx is right in my opinion and we the people sit back and watch the governments sink jamaica in deeper waters abd the when the give a speech as if all a we jamaican are stupid. we need to make demands and accountabilty from them. its our money they spending yet we sit and relax. kmt

Winston Ellis
6 years ago

chronixx is right in my opinion and we the people sit back and watch the governments sink jamaica in deeper waters abd the when the give a speech as if all a we jamaican are stupid. we need to make demands and accountabilty from them. its our money they spending yet we sit and relax. kmt

Mario Virgo
6 years ago

Impossible to say the government aint dumb…its what we see

Mario Virgo
6 years ago

Impossible to say the government aint dumb…its what we see

Marcia Purcell
6 years ago

Lisa put Jamaica pan di map long time before Chronixx,

Marcia Purcell
6 years ago

Lisa put Jamaica pan di map long time before Chronixx,

Garth White
6 years ago

its the Jamaican govt who should be grateful,the music made it without them,all they want to do now,is put their hands in the pockets of the artistes..

Garth White
6 years ago

fix Alpha Boys School..

Dalton Scarlett
6 years ago

I back chronic 200 percent,in this statement.Not,from,a political,point of view,but this dumb government must know,by now seh,..a spade is a spade,.her comments is that,young people must get involve,in more activities,.Where,are the foundations,,for, activities that have been put in place,formed by the gov,talk is cheap,and is time nw oonu,start sing.people are fed up and tired of oonu.The best,one out of oonu crew, has nw deceased.Right nw the Jamaica n ppl,are suffering,…from,HEALTH,..FINANCE,,.and,….MOST, of,ALL,…SECURITY,,..Its,abt time oonu stop the stuttering and TALK,..STRAIGHT,….

Dalton Scarlett
6 years ago

I back chronic 200 percent,in this statement.Not,from,a political,point of view,but this dumb government must know,by now seh,..a spade is a spade,.her comments is that,young people must get involve,in more activities,.Where,are the foundations,,for, activities that have been put in place,formed by the gov,talk is cheap,and is time nw oonu,start sing.people are fed up and tired of oonu.The best,one out of oonu crew, has nw deceased.Right nw the Jamaica n ppl,are suffering,…from,HEALTH,..FINANCE,,.and,….MOST, of,ALL,…SECURITY,,..Its,abt time oonu stop the stuttering and TALK,..STRAIGHT,….

Franz Wiggan
6 years ago

You can train the entire nation, but if the business sector isnt stimulated so jobs are created, then we are training in vain. it is easy to train, HEART has millions of dollars (from tax payers) to conduct training.

Dwayne Bailey
6 years ago

Chronix is correct, I am not sure Lisa is responding to the issues he raised, Nonetheless her contribution is duly noted and applauded.

Dwayne Bailey
6 years ago

Chronix is correct, I am not sure Lisa is responding to the issues he raised, Nonetheless her contribution is duly noted and applauded.

Jerome Henry
6 years ago

I agree with Chronixx

Mark A Hylton
6 years ago

I take a different view on this one. Ms Hanna has every right to respond and she was quite measured in her response. I find her response to be quite appropriate and devoid of rancour. Chronnixx for me is the best I have witnessed since the young Gongs but he did call out the minister directly and referred to the government as lacking in intelligence. We can’t just establish measurements and codes for our elected representatives, while other public figures, who influence thoughts and behaviours, expect to have unfettered rights to express themselves and in the most undiplomatic manner. We… Read more »

Lance Jackson
6 years ago

well if she said she called him …..he needs to take some time out of his busy schedule and go see her ….if she wants to hear his ideas he should give them to her ……… I personally think that for any leader to be great they must be able to follow which means listening to what the mass has to say …. Miss Hanna I would love to sit with you and talk cause I have ideas