Google+

The Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller is Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL TITLE

The Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller, O.N., M.P.
 

TERM

The Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller was Jamaica’s seventh Prime Minister and is also Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister. She served from March 31, 2006 to September 10, 2007 and was elected to office on December 29, 2011. She was installed on January 05, 2012 and is the incumbent.
 

BIRTHPLACE

Mrs. Simpson Miller was born on December 12,1945 in Wood Hall, St. Catherine.
 

POLITICAL CAREER

Portia Simpson Miller served for 17 years as a Cabinet Minister with portfolio responsibility for Labour and Social Security, Tourism, Local Government, Community Development and Sport, at different times. She was conferred with the Order of the Nation in May 2006.
 
Mrs. Simpson Miller has been President of the People's National Party since 2006 and Member of Parliament since 1976.
 
In March 2007, Mrs. Simpson Miller was awarded the International Olympic Committee's World Women and Sport Trophy for her outstanding dedication to women in Jamaican sports - both athletes and administrators.
 
As Minister of Labour and Welfare, she presided over a significant expansion of Jamaica's Overseas Work Programme and under her watch; the National Insurance Scheme was transformed into a major component of the government's social protection system.
She was also instrumental in establishing a Labour Chair in the University of the West Indies, Department of Government.
 

EDUCATION

Mrs. Simpson Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration, an Honorary Doctorate from the Union Institute and University (UI&U), Florida and has participated in the Leaders in Development Executive Programme at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
 
FAMILY LIFE
She is married to businessman, Errald Miller, a former telecoms executive with Cable & Wireless Jamaica

 


Source

"This is Jamaica: Leaders since 1962". jis.gov.jm