Simpson Miller, Davies to resign June 29
Phillip Paulwell, leader of opposition business in the House of Representatives, has announced that former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Omar Davies, the member of parliament for South St Andrew, are to to submit letters of intent to resign to the Speaker of the House.
Simpson Miller, the MP for South West St Andrew, and Davies will officially resign on June 29, 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," stated a release from the People's National Party, of which both Simpson Miller and Davies are members.
Said Paulwell: “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 and so we wish them good health and strength in their retirement years.”
He added: "At a future date, the Parliament will pay tribute to both members for their services to the people, the Parliament and Jamaica."