Jamaica’s First Female PM Sworn in Office
"The first pledge I make as prime minister is to advance human rights and individual liberties,"
- Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister
Kingston, Jamaica - Portia Simpson Miller took office Thursday as Jamaica's first female prime minister, pledging to fight violent crime, root out corruption and protect human rights.
Simpson Miller's supporters say they hope that her becoming the first female prime minister will inspire others in a country where about 12 percent of political posts are held by women.