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Portia On U.S. Tour


(L)Portia Simpson Miller & Sophia JonesJamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, left, receives a proclamation from Sophia Jones, special assistant to the Brooklyn Borough president during her visit to New York late last month. Simpson Miller attended several engagements in New York and Pennsylvania while in the United States.

The prime minister was the recipient of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Persons Award at a reception at the Lincoln Center in New York. She also addressed Jamaicans at a town hall meeting held at the Lennox Road Baptist Church in Brooklyn and on April 28 attended the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before returning to Jamaica the following day.