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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Miss World Pinned ‘I Believe Initiative’ (IBI) Ambassador

Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh was inducted as an Ambassador of the Governor-General’s prestigious ‘I Believe Initiative’ (IBI) Programme. The induction and pinning ceremony, was conducted by the Governor General in a Courtesy Call at King’s House on Monday, December 23rd. His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen noted that Miss Singh was […]

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’s Scholarship Rekindles Hope for Teenage Mother

After being in the academic wilderness for an entire year in 2018, twenty-three year-old Kinshasa Johnson was among three students awarded with The Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service Scholarships to attend the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). She was presented with a scholarship in the sum of over one million […]