• Portia Simpson Miller was sworn in for the second time as Jamaica's Prime Minister pledging to ease its deep poverty, boost the sputtering economy, heal political divisions and sever colonial-era links with Britain.    
  • Simpson Miller, whose 1½-year-long first stint in office ended in 2007, took the oath of office before roughly 10,000 guests on the grounds of the rambling, colonial-style mansion that is the official residence of the governor-general.   
  • The 66-year-old politician scored a dramatic victory in last week's national elections, leading her slightly left-leaning People's National Party to a 2-to-1 margin in Parliament over the center-right Jamaica Labor Party. Her opposition faction won a dominating 42 seats in the 63-seat legislature, leaving the incumbent party with 21.