We have grown accustomed to her being a fashion staple and showing her impeccable style at the ceremonial opening of Parliament. This year, however, Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa Hanna was missing in action, much to the chagrin of many.
The member of parliament (MP) for St Ann South Eastern shared the reason for her absence in a thread on Twitter in response to a user who said she didn’t expect to see her driving around Kingston on such a big day for Parliament.
Hanna said she was heading to her constituency and that it was requested that MPs help keep numbers small.
“MPs were asked to volunteer to be absent from the ceremonial opening in an effort to reduce the numbers in the chambers amid the pandemic, so I volunteered,” tweeted Hanna.
She said she spent the day checking on ongoing projects and posted photos in a much more casual getup — a black shirt dress, trainers and belt bag.
“One of the major ones [is] a construction project for single mothers who are currently in need of their own home,” said Hanna. “We are constructing five two-bedroom homes for our women and their families under the social housing programme from the Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment, and Climate Change. These homes are located in McNie, Cowley, York, Alderton, and Rural Retreat.”
Flair took the opportunity to reminisce on some of her previous looks for the opening of Parliament.