Summer of Service Scholarship Programme Launches

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), has reversed its decision to cancel the 2020 iteration of the Summer of Service Programme. Having assessed the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resultant increase in the need for financial assistance to tertiary students, the decision has been taken to have an […]

Governor-General Congratulates IBI Ambassador on UWI, Mona Guild President Win

Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen congratulated IBI Ambassador, Sujae Boswell, in his recent success at the polls of the 2020 Guild Elections at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus. Mr. Boswell was successful after beating back challenger, Gabriela Morris, on Thursday, June 4th for the post of Guild President. […]

The Summer of Service (SOS) Programme is Suspended

The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) 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. The GGPE has therefore taken the difficult decision to suspend the Summer of Service (SOS) Programme for 2020.  The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The significance of the Poppy

The areas of Northern France known as Flanders and Picardy saw some of the most concentrated and bloodiest fighting in the First World War. There was complete devastation. Buildings, roads, trees, and natural life simply disappeared. Where there once were homes and farms, was a sea of mud, and graves for […]

Two New IBI Ambassadors Inducted

International Motivational Executive Coach, Dr Lisa Walker and her husband, Dr Peter Walker, Senior Director at Visa, are the newest I Believe Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors.  They were inducted by IBI Patron, Sir Patrick Allen during the Panel Discussion for Campus Ministries Day which The Governor-General hosted at King’s House on Saturday, […]

Governor-General congratulates IBI Ambassadors

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has congratulated the four (4) I Believe Initiative Ambassadors who are among 19 Jamaicans recently awarded the 2019 Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The Ambassadors visited King’s House on a Courtesy Call on Friday, August 23. Observing that obtaining the Scholarships came with great […]