Simpson-Miller admitted to hospital

Kingston, Jamaica – Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has been admitted to hospital for “non-emergency care”, the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) confirmed on Friday.

In a brief statement, the party did not give any details regarding Simposon-Miller’s health, but said that the 77 year-old former government and party leader “is doing well and is being supported by a capable medical team and her loved ones.

“On behalf of her family, the PNP expresses sincere gratitude for your prayers and well wishes, as we pray for good health and a speedy recovery for our dear Sister P,” it added.

Simpson-Miller, who was elected to Parliament in 1976, became the country’s first female prime minister in March 2006 to September 2007 and again from 5 January 2012 to 3 March 2016.

She served as PNP leader from 2005 to 2017 and the Leader of the Opposition twice, from 2007 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2017. (CMC)

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