Jamaica’s First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her

Jamaica’s First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her

On June 29, 2017, Jamaica’s first female prime minister, Portia Simpson-Miller, made her final speech in Parliament. It marked, at the age of 72, her retirement from representational politics. Simpson-Miller had been under some pressure to step down as opposition leader ever since the People’s National Party (PNP), under her leadership, lost the general elections […]