On this day in Jamaican history: Michael Manley resigns

On this day in 1992 Michael Manley, citing health reasons, officially resigns as Prime Minster of Jamaica and PNP leader. Manley’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Percival “PJ” Patterson, assumed both offices. Prime Minister Michael Manley had announced the resignation date on March 16th, 1992 in a national broadcast. In the years preceding his resignation Manley had undergone five operations, including surgery for prostate cancer and diverticulitis.