Jamaican Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of Jamaica is Jamaica's head of government, currently Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller, as leader of the governing People's National Party (PNP), was sworn in as Prime Minister on 5 January 2012, succeeding Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness. The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of Jamaica, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of Jamaica (Jamaica's Head of State). Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is a Jamaican politician who has been the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Simpson-Miller, who leads the People's National Party, previously served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007; she was Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2012. She is the first woman Prime Minister (head of government) of Jamaica



List of Prime Misters of Jamaica since its independence
1. Sir Alexander Bustamante (29 April 1962 - 23 February 1967)
Sir Alexander Bustamante is Jamaica's first Prime Minister
2. Sir Donald Sangster (23 February 1967 - 11 April 1967)
Till date, Sir Donald Sangster is the only Prime Minister of Jamaica to die in office
Sir Donald Sangster was the shortest-serving Prime Minister (47 days) of Jamaica
3. Hugh Shearer (11 April 1967 - 2 March 1972)
4. Michael Manley (2 March 72 - 1 November 80) & (10 February 89 - 30 March 92)
5. Edward Seaga (1 November 1980 - 10 February 1989)
6. Percival Noel James Patterson (30 March 1992 - 30 March 2006)
Percival J Patterson was the longest-serving Prime Minister (14 years) of Jamaica
7. Portia Simpson-Miller (30 March 2006 - 11 September 2007) & (5 January 2012 - present)
Portia Simpson-Miller is the first woman Prime Minister of Jamaica
8. Bruce Golding (11 September 2007 - 23 October 2011)
9. Andrew Holness (23 October 2011 - 5 January 2012)
List of Chief Misters of Jamaica
1. Sir Alexander Bustamante (5 May 1953 - 2 February 1955)
2. Norman Manley (2 February 1955 - 1959)
Premier of Jamaica
Norman Manley (1959 - 29 April 1962)