Governor-General donates tablets to Alma Mater

Patron of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen yesterday handed over 50 tablets to students of the Fruitful Vale Primary School in Portland. This was done in partnership with the Member of Parliament for Western Portland, the Honourable Daryl Vaz, the FLOW Foundation and past students of […]

Message from His Excellency the Governor-General for the GGAA – Diaspora Awards

My Fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, greetings. The GGAA joins with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) to recognise Jamaicans who are giving exceptional service in the Diaspora and in Jamaica. The Governor-General’s Diaspora Achievement Awards was established in 2008 to recognize excellence among persons […]

Four IBI Ambassadors received project grants courtesy of the IBI/Dia Lab partnership

Romario Simpson – Hand Hygiene with our educational institutions Our aim is to promote hand hygiene as a powerful tool to combat COVID-19 and other communicable diseases especially within our schools. We believe that schools/ institutions should be equipped with the necessary tools to open as safely and effective as possible […]

Message from His Excellency the Governor-General to mark World Day of Social Justice

On World Day of Social Justice, we pause to recognise Social Justice in addressing some of the most pressing human concerns such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protection. When we work together to tackle these issues, we create opportunities for social solidarity, peace, and equality. Across […]

GGPE Presents Tablets to Teen Mothers at the Women’s Centre

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its restrictions have caused a shift in the way we do business in a number of areas. Most services are being offered online and there is a growing demand for tools and technologies that enable access to key services. Students across Jamaica and the world are the […]

Governor-General pays tribute to the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen was among those who paid tribute to the Honourable Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD at the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew, earlier today (Friday, January 8, 2020). In expressing his condolences to the Stewart family, His Excellency wrote, “Lady and I join with our […]

2020 at a Glance

Faced with a global pandemic, IBI-Ambassadors rose to the challenge of delivering essential gears and services, while employing creative approaches for virtual peer mentorship and support. The GGPE Secretariat was motivated by the resilience of these Ambassadors and acted on the guidance of the Management Committee and Advisory Board to reframe […]

35 Jamaicans to Receive 2020 Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA)

Thirty-five (35) inspiring Jamaicans have been selected for the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA). The award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to community and nation building, will be presented in a virtual ceremony to be staged in February 2021, under the theme: ‘Engaging, Empowering & Inspiring Jamaicans’. The GGPE (Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence) […]