Portia Simpson-Miller biography and facts

Politician from Jamaica

Portia Simpson-Miller Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is the 7th and current Prime Minister of Jamaica, inaugurated on 5 January 2012 representing the People's National Party. Simpson-Miller also previously served as Prime Minister from 2006-2007. Along with being Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She has previously served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years. She defeated former Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election. Simpson-Miller was second elected in 1976 to the Parliament of Jamaica, for the constituency of South West St. Andrew Parish, as a member of the People's National Party. The PNP boycotted the elections called in 1983. She was re-elected to the same seat in a later election, and served as Minister of Labour, Welfare and Sports from 1989 to 1993. She was Minister of Labour and Welfare from 1993 to 1995, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sports from 1995 to February 2000, Minister of Tourism and Sports from  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1945-12-12
Place of birth
Wood Hall
Nationality
Jamaica
Profession
Politician

Employment

Company Job title From To
People's National Party President 2006
Jamaica Ministry of Labour and Welfare Minister 1993 1995
People's National Party Vice President 1978 2006
Jamaica Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Sports Minister 1995 2000
Jamaican Ministry of Local Government, Community Development & Sport Minister 2002-10
Jamaica Member of Parliament 1989
Jamaica Ministry of Labour Welfare and Sports Minister 1989 1993
Jamaican Ministry of Tourism and Sports Minister 2000 2002

Political career

Party From To
People's National Party

Education

Institution From To
Union Institute & University 1997

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