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. […]

IBI Ambassadors Spread Love Amidst COVID-19

Kingston-based IBI Ambassadors, Chad Morgan, Donnette Wright, Nickoyon Brown and Anthony Stephenson closely observed a spike in the number of residents experiencing financial difficulty within the Maxfield Park community due primarily to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The team of ambassadors was deeply troubled by the displacement and loss of […]

Governor-General Rallies Jamaicans To Back COVID-19 Fight

Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has called for his compatriots to throw support behind the Government’s efforts to combat the global pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 worldwide and brought economies to their knees. Sir Patrick, in an appeal to Jamaicans last week during an exclusive interview with The […]

#JamaicaTogether: Let’s stay strong, Governor-General urges

  “All of us must be united as one to confront (COVID-19) which does not discriminate. It must be contained through our efforts of following the guidelines issued. Remember a chain is a a strong as its weakest link, so let us all stay strong together, be kind to each other, […]

Lady Allen – Mother’s Day Message

#JamaicaTogether: Lady Allen – wife of Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen – says Jamaican women are among the strongest and most resilient in the world, and despite many bearing the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic as breadwinners for their families, she expressed confidence that they will not go under. […]

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 […]