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Prime Minister of Jamaica
Standard of the Prime Minister of Jamaica.svg
Coat of arms of Jamaica.svg
Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg
Incumbent
Portia Simpson-Miller

since 5 January 2012
Style The Most Honourable
Residence Vale Royal
Appointer Governor-General of Jamaica
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder

Sir William Bustamante

as Chief Minister of Jamaica
Formation 5 May 1955
Website www.opm.jm
Coat of arms of Jamaica.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Jamaica

The Prime Minister of Jamaica is Jamaica's head of government, currently Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller, as leader of the governing People's National Party (PNP), was sworn in as Prime Minister on 5 January 2012, succeeding Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness. This was a result of the PNP's victory in Jamaica's 29 December 2011 general election.

The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of Jamaica, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of Jamaica (Jamaica's Head of State). Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is a Jamaican politician who has been the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Simpson-Miller, who leads the People's National Party, previously served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007; she was Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2012.[1]

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She previously served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years.[2][3] Simpson-Miller defeated Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election

Chief Ministers of Jamaica (1953–1959)[edit]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Alexander Bustamante AlexBustamante.jpg 5 May 1953 2 February 1955 —— Jamaica Labour Party
2 Norman Manley No image.png 2 February 1955 1959 1955 People's National Party

Premier of Jamaica (1959–1962)[edit]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Norman Manley No image.png 1959 29 April 1962 1959 People's National Party
2 Sir Alexander Bustamante AlexBustamante.jpg 29 April 1962 6 August 1962 1962 Jamaica Labour Party

Prime Ministers of Jamaica (1962 – present)[edit]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Alexander Bustamante AlexBustamante.jpg 6 August 1962 23 February 1967 1962 Jamaica Labour Party
2 Sir Donald Sangster * Donald Burns Sangster.jpg 23 February 1967 11 April 1967 1967 Jamaica Labour Party
3 Hugh Shearer No image.png 11 April 1967 2 March 1972 —— Jamaica Labour Party
4 Michael Manley Michael Manley.jpg 2 March 1972 1 November 1980 1972 People's National Party
1976
5 Edward Seaga Edward Seaga (1981).jpg 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 1980 Jamaica Labour Party
1983
(4) Michael Manley Michael Manley.jpg 10 February 1989 30 March 1992 1989 People's National Party
6 P. J. Patterson PJPatterson.jpg 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 1993 People's National Party
1997
2002
7 Portia Simpson-Miller Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg 30 March 2006 11 September 2007 —— People's National Party
8 Bruce Golding Bruce Golding.jpg 11 September 2007 23 October 2011 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
9 Andrew Holness 23 October 2011 5 January 2012 —— Jamaica Labour Party
(7) Portia Simpson-Miller Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg 5 January 2012 Incumbent 2011 People's National Party

Note: (*) Died in office

By tenure[edit]

Rank by
length
of terms
Prime Minister Took office Left office Length by
time served
Administrations Elected Political affiliation
1 P. J. Patterson 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 14 years 1 1993
1997
2002
People's National Party
2 Michael Manley 2 March 1972
10 February 1989
1 November 1980
30 March 1992
11 years, 292 days
(8 years, 244 days;
3 years, 48 days)
2 1972
1976
1989
People's National Party
3 Edward Seaga 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 8 years, 101 days 1 1980
1983
Jamaica Labour Party
4 Hugh Shearer 11 April 1967 2 March 1972 4 years, 300 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
5 Alexander Bustamante 29 April 1962 23 February 1967 4 years, 300 days 1 1962 Jamaica Labour Party
6 Bruce Golding 11 September 2007 23 October 2011 4 years, 42 days 1 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
7 Portia Simpson Miller 30 March 2006
5 January 2012
11 September 2007
Incumbent
2 years, 316 days
(1 year, 165 days;
1 year, 151 days)
2 2011 People's National Party
8 Andrew Holness 23 October 2011 5 January 2012 74 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
9 Donald Sangster 23 February 1967 11 April 1967 47 days 1 1967 Jamaica Labour Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

The following is the Independence Day Message from the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller. My fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, I greet you on this the 52nd Anniversary of our Independence. Fifty two years ...
 
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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:07:30 -0700

In celebration of Jamaica's Fifty-second Anniversary of Independence, the Gala Ball, organized by the Jamaica Independence Celebration Foundation Inc., will be held on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 ...
 
The Eleutheran
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:58:45 -0700

I am pleased to be able to join you and to wish you a happy independence day. Jamaica is our sister Caricom country and neighbour and I believe that as kindred spirits in the fight for freedom and democracy, it is right and just to be here this afternoon.

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Jamaica Observer
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:03:57 -0700

Norman Manley, as far as I know, had the intention of changing the constitution had he been elected prime minister of Jamaica. But, as it turned out, the Jamaica Labour Party won the April 10, 1962 General Election and Sir Alexander Bustamante was ...
 
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Among the leaders expected to attend this summit are Caricom chairman and Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller and President of Haiti Michel Martelly. Abe's visit has political and ...

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:26:15 -0700

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