The Right Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller has been elected as the president of Jamaica’s ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and has now succeeding PJ Paterson as the Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Mrs Miller created history and became the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica after claiming leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) after being Vice President of the PNP since 1978.
Over 6000 invited guests witnessed Mrs Miller’s swearing in ceremony on the lawn of King’s House, St Andrew. In her acceptance speech she outlined the path she intended to take as the Prime Minister of Jamaica with each point being cheered on by exuberant guests.
Mrs Simpson-Miller’s cabinate consists of;
Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence with responsibility for Sports and Women’s Affairs
Aloun Ndombet Assamba, Minister of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture
Dr. Peter Phillips, Minister of National Security and Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives
Maxine Henry-Wilson, Minister of Education and Youth
Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture and Land
Senator A. J. Nicholson, Attorney General, Minister of Justice and Leader of Government Business in the Senate
Senator Anthony Hylton, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Phillip Paulwell, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology (with Energy)
Dr. Omar Davies, Minister of Finance and Planning
Dean Peart, Minister of Local Government and Environment
Horace Dalley, Minister of Health
Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Housing, Transport and Works
Derrick Kellier, Minister of Labour and Social Security
Senator Colin Campbell, Minister of Information and Development.