St. Elizabeth Youth Responds to Governor-General’s Achievement Award

2017 GGAA PRESENTATION CEREMONY – CORNWALL COUNTY – Thursday April 27, 2017 RESPONSE by MR. DOMINIC BLAIR on BEHALF OF THE AWARDEES Your Excellency, The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica. Lady Patricia Allen, Custodies of the County of Cornwall, Members of the Governor General Achievement Award Committee, Other Distinguished patrons and guests, Fellow Worthy Awardees, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and … Read more

St. James Pride

Two attorneys, one in training and the other in practice, and a Bishop, brought pride to the parish of St. James last week as they were among fourteen recipients of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA) for the county of Cornwall. The three, Demoy Kerr, Malike Kellier and Bishop Dr. Robert Coates, were awarded for volunteerism, community service and excellence in areas such as academics … Read more

Ambassador Burchell Whiteman Applauds Digicel’s Face of Change Competition

Ambassador the Honourable Burchell Whiteman, Special Adviser to His Excellency the Governor-General, has commended the Digicel Foundation for its significant contribution to social development in Jamaica, through its engagement in education, community empowerment, values inculcation and sports among other areas. He was speaking at the Awards Ceremony for the Digicel Face of Change Competition held at King’s House on Friday (Apr. 21), at which … Read more

IBI-Monroe College Computer Information Systems Scholarship

Download the Monroe College Scholarship Application Form. The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) is pleased to announce the I Believe Initiative’s 2nd educational partnership with Monroe College (New York) for the Bachelor in Computer Information Systems (CIS) Scholarship. The Scholarship covers full tuition for the duration of 4 years beginning August 2017 and is tenable at Monroe College’s New Rochelle Campus. Eligible candidates must … Read more

Governor-General Inspires Knox College on School Tour

Governor-General the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen in a thought provoking and electrifying speech inspired students and teachers at the Knox College to rise above challenges, seize the moment and succeed. Speaking at his annual school tour designed to coincide with the institution’s 70th anniversary celebration yesterday (March 23, 2017), His Excellency told a packed auditorium at the Spalding based campus that, “many person’s … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017

As we mark International Women’s Day 2017 we are inspired by the tremendous contributions of Jamaican women in their various spheres of influence at home and across the globe. In building on this legacy, let us unmute the silence on violence against our women and foster a more gender inclusive world. Join me and #BeBoldForChange Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen

2017 Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), is now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Thursday March 17, 2017. These awards are being presented under the theme “Inspiring and Energizing Communities to Serve”. Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) Age Group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and honoured … Read more

Greetings By Governor-General His Excellency The The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen On, Gcmg, Cd, Kst.J At The Ibi Annual Ambassadors Luncheon November 29, 2016

Good afternoon   It is my pleasure to welcome each of you to the Annual IBI Ambassadors Luncheon, the final event on our annual calendar of activities, in this the fifth year of the I Believe Initiative. Let me at the outset express special thanks to Mr. Christopher Issa, IBI Ambassador, and the management of the Spanish Court Hotel for hosting us another year, … Read more

GG Has Heart-To-Heart Talk with Students

In a heart to heart talk with student delegates attending the first I Believe Youth Consultative Conference for 2016 in Montego Bay on Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016), Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen shared his personal experience growing up as a youth and explained that although he faced many challenges and limited resources he never gave up, but instead took bold steps that would lead him … Read more

GG Tells Youth Attending YCC “Never Give Up!”

  Source: Jamaica Information Service   Governor General the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen has called on young people of the country to believe in their God-given potential in order to make indelible contributions to the building of a better Jamaica.   Addressing the second in the series of I Believe Initiative (IBI) Youth Consultative Conference held yesterday (October 20, 2016) at the Cardif … Read more