Jamaica. In January, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller
announced parliamentary elections for the following month.
countryaah, the election, which attracted only 48% of voters, became
extremely smooth. The Millers People's National Party (FNP)
received 49.7% of the vote, resulting in 31 seats in
parliament and thus a change of government. The right-wing
Jamaica Labor Party (JLP), which received 50.3% of the vote,
was granted 32 seats. JLP's party leader Andrew Holness, who
was prime minister for just over two months 2011-12,
re-entered as head of government in early March.
In September, it was announced that the country's
national health fund was commissioned to develop a national
health insurance system that can finance the public health
care sector. The fund's chairman, Christopher Zacca, said
the process was expected to take up to two years.
Jamaican sprinter runner Usain Bolt became historic at
the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. Bolt became the first to
win the 100m, 200m and 4 × 100 branches in three Olympic
games through the ages.