• Jamaican PM sets Feb 25 election date


    KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Sunday set a February 25 date for elections to choose a new government. Simpson Miller made the announcement at a political rally attended by thousands of supporters in the Jamaican capital. She told supporters of her People’s National Party (PNP) that she had written to the Governor General advising him that parliament would be dissolved on February 5. The day chosen to hold the election also marks the 10th anniversary of Simpson Miller becoming the Caribbean island nation’s first woman to lead a major political party. In 2006, she succeeded Percival Patterson, Jamaica’s longest serving prime minister, as leader of the PNP.



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