A storm of criticism has erupted on social media, directed at Agriculture Minister Floyd Green and several of his close associates after a video surfaced on Tuesday showing them a gathering without COVID-19 prevention protocols being adhered to.
In the video, Mr. Green, Councilor for the Mona Division Andrew Bellamy, and a number of other persons are seen gathered around a table with food and drinks.
Only one individual is seen wearing a mask and there is no social distancing.
In the video, the group is seen at one stage doing an ironic toast to the "no-movement" days that the government has imposed in an effort to bring the current COVID-19 spike under control.
There are also jubilant shouts of "Shower, Labourites!" - a phrase associated with members of the governing Jamaica Labour Party.
Radio Jamaica News tried unsuccessfully to get a comment from Mr. Green.
Globally, a number of ministers and other government officials in various countries have been fired or have resigned under public pressure for breaching coronavirus control measures.
In June, U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who was leading that country's response to the pandemic, resigned one day after apologizing for breaching physical distancing rules with an aide with whom he was allegedly having an affair.