Jamaica’s PM Visits Brooklyn

PM Portia Simpson Miller in Brooklyn on April 25, 2012. (Sharon Bennett image)

PM Portia Simpson Miller in Brooklyn on April 25, 2012. (Sharon Bennett image)
News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Thurs,. April 26, 2012: Dozens of Jamaican New Yorkers packed into a Brooklyn town hall forum Wednesday evening to see their prime minister.

It was the first visit to the U.S. for Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, since winning re-election. She left the island earlier this week for a number of engagements in New York and Philadelphia in the United States, including receiving the award for TIME 100 Most Influential Persons.

The PM will journey to Philadelphia to attend the Penn relays where she will be a special guest of the University of Penn and Team Jamaica Bickle. The Prime Minister will return to the island on Sunday.

PM Simpson Miller in Brooklyn. Looking on are Minister Sen. Sandrea Falconer, Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill and Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. (Sharon Bennett image)
The PM was welcomed by a large audience. (Sharon Bennett image)
Team Jamaica Bickle founder Irwine Clarie and Rev. Dr. Kirkpatick Cohall in discussions with the PM of Jamaica the Hon Portia Simpson on her visit to Brooklyn. (Sharon Bennett image)