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JAMAICA | Portia Simpson-Miller and Omar Davies to resign on June 29

Featured Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Former Minister and MP for South West St. Andrew Dr. Omar Davies Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Former Minister and MP for South West St. Andrew Dr. Omar Davies
Kingston, Jamaica, June 13, 2017: Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and south St Andrew Member of Parliament Dr Omar Davies today served notice to Parliament that  they will  officially resign from the House on June 29.

Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Parliament, Phillip Paulwell today at the request of former Prime Minister and MP for South West St. Andrew the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller and Member of Parliament for South St. Andrew, Dr Omar Davies, announced that they will both have submitted letters of intent to resign to the Speaker of the House.

Mrs. Simpson Miller and Dr. Omar Davies will officially resign on June 29, 2017 when their letters of resignation will be handed to the Speaker of the House. In accordance with our laws, such resignations once handed to the Speaker become immediately effective, hence today’s letters of intent and not resignations.

Paulwell who is the Member of Parliament for Kingston East and Port Royal also said, “Today we are witnessing the beginning of a historical changing of the guard when two sitting members of adjoining constituencies shall simultaneously take their bow on June 29, 2017 and so we wish them good health and strength in their retirement years.”

"At a future date, the Parliament will pay tribute to both Members for their services to the people, the Parliament and Jamaica," he said.

  • Countries: Jamaica