Monday, February 6, 2012

Portia Simpson-Miller

Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is the seventh and current Prime Minister of Jamaica, inaugurated on 5 January 2012 representing the People's National Party. Along with being Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She previously served a term in the office from 30 March 2006 to 11 September 2007, as the first woman in that role. She defeated Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election. Simpson-Miller is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former female presidents and prime ministers.

Personal Life
Simpson-Miller is married to Errald Miller, formerly CEO of Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd. On 29 May 2006 she was vested with the Jamaican Order of the Nation, giving her (and her husband) the style "The Most Honourable".

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