In a Joint Meeting of The House Representatives and The Senate to pay Tribute to The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, ON, MP. On retirement after 34 years of Service to the Parliament.
She has been Member of Parliament representing the constituency of South West St Andrew for the People’s National Party. She entered representational politics in 1976. He service was broken when Michael Manley refused to contest the 1983 snap election called by then PM Edward Seaga as leader oof the Jamaica Labour Party.
Acting House Leader Everald Warmington first paid tribute. “She is my cousin and I have learnt a lot from her”. Then Leader of Opposition Business Paulwell, spoke “she was a champion for the poor”.
Portia replied and said thanks to the people who “supported her over the years” and recognized her husband for his love.
Ambassador Marshall was in attendance.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie SIC was there and filed this picture story for Vision Newspaper.