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Monday, February 27, 2006 - Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony says the election of a woman as the next Prime Minister of Jamaica is a triumph not only for her but also for all the women of Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean.

In a message of congratulations to Mrs. Portia Simpson-Miller on her election as the new President of the ruling People’s National Party (PNP), Dr. Anthony noted that “it’s a tribute to the women of your country and our region that you have been chosen for the task of leading your country in these challenging times.”

Prime Minister Anthony congratulated Mrs. Simpson Miller “for executing a brilliant and well-planned campaign to become the first woman President of your party and the first woman Prime Minister of your country.”

He said she “carried out a courageous and determined fight and prevailed despite the odds.”

The St. Lucian PM said he looked forward to working with the new Jamaican leader, “to continue to advance the cause of our respective people and to work together to continue building the structures for meaningful and effective regional integration.”

Dr. Anthony, who is also Leader of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), said: “I also look forward to working closely with the new PNP Leader, to further cement the fraternal ties and bonds of friendship between our respective parties, in our mutual interests.”

Prime Minister Anthony fondly recalled Mrs. Simpson-Miller's “sterling feature address at the Saint Lucia Labour Party's Annual Conference in 1998, when she reaffirmed the solidarity and friendship between the SLP and the PNP.”

Mrs. Simpson Miller is the fourth President of the PNP.

She is a long-standing member of the leadership of Jamaica’s ruling party and her election clears the way for her to replace Prime Minister P.J. Patterson when he steps down in a few weeks time.

Mr. Patterson succeeded the late Prime Minister Michael Manley, whose father, Norman Washington Manley, was a founder of the PNP in 1938.

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