In 2012 Time magazine listed Jamaica’s former prime minister, the Most Honourable Doctor Portia Simpson-Miller among the 100 most influential women in the world.
Recently retired from active politics Simpson-Miller carries the accolade of being among a very small group of women to govern a nation.
She became prime minister in 2006-2007 and again in 2012-2016. Her political career began in 1974 when she represented the Peoples National Party (PNP) at the municipal level and she rose through the ranks of the party to its leadership in 2006.
At the ministerial level Simpson-Miller was head of several portfolios, including Labour, Women, Sports, Local Government and Tourism.
Throughout her career she consistently advocated for the poor and marginalized. Her innate love for people has made her world renown for greeting some, if all with a warm embrace.
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