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Portia, Bolt on Time shortlist of influential persons

Published:Monday | April 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer


Jamaica's first female Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, have been placed on shortlist for appearance in Time Magazine for the coveted list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

Readers are encouraged to vote for the nominees online.

Voting ends Friday

Jamaicans may vote for the prime minister and the Olympian, no later than this Friday, when voting officially ends.

The Times 100 most influential people in the world will be revealed on on April 17.

For the 25-year-old Olympic champion, Bolt, this is the second time in three years that he has made the list.

A year after his impressive triple win in Beijing in 2008, Bolt was named in the top 10.

Simpson Miller and Bolt join an impressive list of nominees which includes artistes, innovators, icons and heroes.

Some of the big names on the list include Grammy-Award winning singer Adele, actor Alec Baldwin, Unites States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Libya's Mustafa Abdel-Jahil, Chinese artist, activist and architect Ai WeiWei, singer-songwriter Beyoncé and the world's third-richest man, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett.