The government of Jamaica has been active on Twitter since June 2009 with an institutional account. Current Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller also has a personal account set up before her election.

Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia SimpsonMiller

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller joined Twitter in December 2011. Since then she has tweeted in a semi-regular but consistent manner. Her Twitter feed provides updates on her agenda and videos from her activities, positions on policy topics, among which social development issues, as well as important news announcements and statements, with links to the website of the Jamaica Information Service http://www.jis.gov.jm. Portia Simpson Miller follows no peers but is followed by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago (@PMKamla). Almost all of her updates come from her Facebook page, and the most mentioned profiles are the institutional Twitter account of the government (@OPMJamaica); the profile of her party (@JamaicaPNP) and the news portal @JamaicaGleaner.

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Portia SimpsonMiller


Portia Simpson-Miller is the leader of the People's National Party and Jamaica's first female Prime Minister.

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 12/19/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.62
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.13
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 35%
Most mentioned @OPMJamaica (15), @JamaicaPNP (11), @JamaicaGleaner (11), @jistv (9), @PSimpsonMiller (3), @PNPPartyLeader (3), @LIMEJamaica (3), @theveryquiet1 (3), @JISNews (3), @televisionjam (2)

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Government of Jamaica Jamaica House

The Jamaican government also has an institutional Twitter account set up under Prime Minister Bruce Golding in June 2009. The majority of tweets are generated from the prime minister’s Facebook page. Posts are typically activity-oriented and include news alerts, announcements, and updates from the events that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is attending. Press briefing statements, sanctioned initiatives, budget announcements, cabinet appointments, speeches, social events and Christmas messages are other examples of the Twitter stream. The account tweets on average twice a day, but there is almost no engagement on the account: only 3% are mentions and 2% are @replies.

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Activities of the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 06/19/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.25
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 37%
Most mentioned @OPMJamaica (7), @KingsHouse_GG (5), @GoWithFlowJa (4), @ElliottStyle (4), @M3liia (4), @MizDurie (3), @MetserviceJA (3), @SmittyRoyal (3), @JDFSoldier (3), @JamaicaConstab (3)

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