“The phrase ‘don’t jackass the place’ has no place at all in parliamentary language.”
So said Public Services Authority head and Progressive Democratic Patriots leader Watson Duke.
Duke, via his Facebook page, condemned the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for his choice of words at Saturday’s press conference, where he implemented a State of Emergency in light of the COVID crisis.
Duke said that, “The phrase ‘don’t jack*** the place’ has no place at all in parliamentary language, it has no place and the Prime Minister must be condemned frontally for that, there is no place for that, the word jack*** come across as a curse language first of all. So when you say ‘don’t jack*** the thing you may hurt those who are sensitive among us, religious or those who may have a particular moral code, you are talking about COVID-19 and want persons to listen and there is no time for such a phrase.”
Duke added, “I cannot listen to it and I know persons are making music out of it and to me it is humiliating to hear our Prime Minister, the man who leads the face of this country speaking to us as if he is on the block. That’s a phrase created by someone and we use it in our local parlance but when we are speaking on a serious issue there is no time for joking, so can we take what the Prime Minister said seriously?”