PM Portia Simpson Miller turns 67 todayWednesday, December 12, 2012
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is celebrating her 67th birthday today.
She was born on December 12, 1945 in the rural community of Wood Hall in St Catherine.
Simpson Miller made history when she was elected as the first female president of the People's National Party (PNP) on February 26, 2006 and again on March 21, 2006, when she was elected the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Portia Simpson-Miller's political career spans over three decades, she was a Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) councillor in the early 1970's, Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew since 1976, Vice President of the PNP since 1978 and president of the PNP Women's movement since 1983.
Simpson-Miller was ranked by TIME magazine as among the world's 100 Most Influential persons earlier this year.