Portia Simpson-Miller

Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP, is a Jamaican politician. She served as Prime Minister of Jamaica from March 2006 to September 2007 and again from 5 January 2012 to 3 March 2016.

She is the leader of the People’s National Party and the Leader of the Opposition, a position she previously occupied between September 2007 and January 2012. On 25 February 2016, the People’s National Party lost the general election to the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party.

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller retained the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She has also served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout her political career. 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.

She surely is a woman who proves that being powerful and being female are synonymous!

 

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