Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence COVID-19 Response

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence Secretariat has been monitoring closely the developments regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica, and our priority remains the safety of you, our stakeholders. Adhering to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), we are taking the precautionary health measures to work remotely to continue serving you. Please note that the application … Read more

King’s House Advisory – COVID-19 Pandemic

The Office of the Governor-General and Staff wishes to advise the public that in response to safety concerns and the new guidelines established to combat the spread of COVID-19, that all social programmes to include Tours, Events, Courtesy Calls, and other visits to King’s House have been postponed with immediate effect and until further notice. Only mandatory matters of state will be dealt with … Read more

Lady Allen Returns to Her Roots

On Thursday March 12, 2020 the St. Mary-based Horace Clarke High School (formerly Islington High) welcomed Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen for its fourth celebration of Lady Allen Day. The day marks the school’s annual awards ceremony at the Islington-based institution and community from which the wife of the Governor-General hails. In her greetings, Lady Allen, encouraged the gathering by recalling details … Read more

GGPE Takes Centre stage at the UK-Jamaica Fair

The third iteration of the UK-Jamaica Fair was held on the West Lawns of King’s House on Saturday, February 29th. There, the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) was on full display showcasing the impact and reach of the Programme. Aided by an army of I Believe Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors, the GGPE booth was an informational tool that provided visitors with a first-hand experience of … Read more

2020 Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the Governor -General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), are now open to the public. The closing date is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2020. These Awards are being presented under the theme “Engaging, Empowering and Inspiring Jamaicans”. Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) age group categories – each representing a parish – will be selected and honoured for leadership excellence. The age group categories … Read more