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Portia Simpson Miller


  Female      Jamaican      Statesman

  Born : Dec 12, 1945  


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Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945), is a Jamaican politician who has been Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Previously she served as Prime Minister from March 2006 to September 2007. She is the leader of the People's National Party, and she was Leader of the Opposition between her two terms as Prime Minister.

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller retained the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She had served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years. Following her second election win in December 2011, when her party defeated the Jamaica Labour Party, she became the second individual since independence to have served non-consecutive terms as prime minister, the first having been Michael Manley...


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