JIS News

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, left the island yesterday (December 7), to attend the memorial service of the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, to be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on December 10th.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Carlton Masters, Special Representative to the African Union, as well as her support and security staff.

She will return to the island on Thursday (December 12) and will participate in the joint session of Parliament to pay tribute to the iconic leader.

In the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, will be in charge of the government.