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New Year’s Message from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller
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New Year’s Message from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

Jamaicans All: Celebrating the advent of a New Year always reminds me of the wonder of a glorious Jamaican sunrise. As the golden sun peeks over the majestic Blue Mountains, it seems to gently push away the night-sky. Rays of hope and promise nudge through a soft and reflective crimson sky. The dazzling light and vibrant energy of that sunshine fuel the activities of a brand new day…a brand new year. On this the first day of the year 2013, I greet you with the love, light, warmth and energy of this new dawn. Our ancestors from Africa, Asia and Europe call upon us to gaze into our past to seek out the lessons that help us to chart the path for our future. Today, I call on each of us to look to both recent and more distant histories to prepare us for every new day; every new year. That ...
Portia Simpson Miller announces Cabinet and Ministerial assignments
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Portia Simpson Miller announces Cabinet and Ministerial assignments

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced Cabinet and Ministerial assignments, following today’s swearing-in ceremony at King’s House. The Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller - Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. Ministers Dr. Peter Phillips - Finance, Planning & the Public Service Sen. Arnold Nicholson, Q.C - Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Mr. Peter Bunting - National Security Rev. Ronald Thwaites - Education Ms. Lisa Hanna - Youth and Culture Mr. Robert Pickersgill - Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change Dr. Fenton Ferguson - Health Mr. Anthony Hylton - Industry, Investment & Commerce Mr. Mark Golding - Justice Mr. Derrick Kellier - Labour and Social Security Mr. Noel Arscott - Local Government & Community Developm...
Portia Simpson Miller sworn in as Jamaica’s Prime Minister
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Portia Simpson Miller sworn in as Jamaica’s Prime Minister

Portia Simpson Miller was sworn in for the second time as Jamaica's prime minister Thursday, pledging to ease its deep poverty, boost the sputtering economy, heal political divisions and sever colonial-era links with Britain. Simpson Miller, whose 1 1/2-year-long first stint in office ended in 2007, took the oath of office before roughly 10,000 guests on the grounds of the rambling, colonial-style mansion that is the official residence of the governor-general. The 66-year-old politician scored a dramatic victory in last week's national elections, leading her slightly left-leaning People's National Party to a 2-to-1 margin in Parliament over the centre-right Jamaica Labor Party. Her opposition faction won a dominating 42 seats in the 63-seat legislature, leaving the incumbent party with ...
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New Year Message from the PM-Designate

"On the Threshold of a New Beginning" My Fellow Jamaicans: I address you at a most historic moment in our country. Never before has an address been given at the New Year by a Leader of the Opposition who is also Prime Minister Designate. Let me thank the people of Jamaica, including the youth and our children for the warmth, confidence and support which they have shared with me and the team I led in the recently concluded General Election. To all of you who participated, especially those who worked in the administration of the process, our country is thankful to you for preserving and strengthening our democracy. Our democratic institutions provide the cornerstones on which our future successes will be built. Let me therefore salute the Jamaican citizenry for once again showing that we ca...