(Jamaica Observer) Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, told the House of Representatives on Thursday that she is proud of being Jamaica’s first, and only, female prime minister.

“When I consider 43 years in representational politics, I am humbled that I have had the opportunity to serve the people of Jamaica whom I love so much,” Simpson Miller said as she made her contribution to the 2017/18 budget debate in the House.

She also welcomed the fact that the wife of current Prime Minister Andrew Holness also sits in Parliament.

Turning to the issue of what she wants for Jamaica, Simpson Miller said: “As we look to the future, I am of the view that the intellect, creativity and expression of the Jamaican people hold the key to economic growth and wealth creation.

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