Top Prize Winner of the I Believe Initiative’s 2017 Summer of Service Competition and Ambassador of the I Believe Initiative

My SOS Journey By Leneka Rhoden Attending University, as for most Jamaicans, was a mere dream as the economic hardship faced by a single parent household easily made taking a year off the easier option. A quote by Adrianne Locke, author of “Sacrifice”, states that “The best things in life don’t come easy, but those things are the ones worth the sacrifice.” Scholarships are … Read more

Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), are now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Friday March 16, 2018. These awards are being presented under the theme “Inspiring and Energizing Communities to Serve ”. Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) Age Group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and … Read more

Medical Doctor, Special-Needs Student Highlight Governor General’s Summer Scholarships

A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the stars of the Governor General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service (SOS) awards presentation held at King’s House recently. Celine Lobban, a graduate of the Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf, was awarded a full scholarship to cover her four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University … Read more

IBI-Monroe College Scholarship Recipient Makes Courtesy Call on His Excellency The Governor-General

His Excellency Hon Patrick Allen welcomed Mr Frenandez Lawrence, the recipient of the 2017 I Believe Initiative (IBI) Monroe College 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Information System Scholarship to King’s House. On Monday July 3,2017, I was on the IBI adjudication committee which selected Mr Lawrence to receive the scholarship from among several other competitors. Mr Peter Goldson was the Chairman of the … Read more

Medical Doctor, Special Needs Student Benefit from Governor-General’s IBI Summer Scholarship

Their Excellencies Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen congratulate the top three winners in the 2017 I Believe Initiative Summer Of Service Competition. L-R: Ms. Leneka Rhoden (1st), Mr. Vashawn Saxton (2nd) and Mr. Timothy Simmonds (3rd).

King’s House, Jamaica: A member of the deaf community and a medical doctor were the highlight of the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI) Summer of Service (SOS) Awards Presentation held at King’s House yesterday morning (August 22, 2017). Celine Lobban, a graduate of the Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf was awarded a full scholarship to cover her 4-year Bachelor of Science … Read more

St. Elizabeth Youth Responds to Governor-General’s Achievement Award

2017 GGAA PRESENTATION CEREMONY – CORNWALL COUNTY – Thursday April 27, 2017 RESPONSE by MR. DOMINIC BLAIR on BEHALF OF THE AWARDEES Your Excellency, The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica. Lady Patricia Allen, Custodies of the County of Cornwall, Members of the Governor General Achievement Award Committee, Other Distinguished patrons and guests, Fellow Worthy Awardees, Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and … Read more

St. James Pride

Two attorneys, one in training and the other in practice, and a Bishop, brought pride to the parish of St. James last week as they were among fourteen recipients of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA) for the county of Cornwall. The three, Demoy Kerr, Malike Kellier and Bishop Dr. Robert Coates, were awarded for volunteerism, community service and excellence in areas such as academics … Read more

Ambassador Burchell Whiteman Applauds Digicel’s Face of Change Competition

Ambassador the Honourable Burchell Whiteman, Special Adviser to His Excellency the Governor-General, has commended the Digicel Foundation for its significant contribution to social development in Jamaica, through its engagement in education, community empowerment, values inculcation and sports among other areas. He was speaking at the Awards Ceremony for the Digicel Face of Change Competition held at King’s House on Friday (Apr. 21), at which … Read more

IBI-Monroe College Computer Information Systems Scholarship

Download the Monroe College Scholarship Application Form. The Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE) is pleased to announce the I Believe Initiative’s 2nd educational partnership with Monroe College (New York) for the Bachelor in Computer Information Systems (CIS) Scholarship. The Scholarship covers full tuition for the duration of 4 years beginning August 2017 and is tenable at Monroe College’s New Rochelle Campus. Eligible candidates must … Read more

Governor-General Inspires Knox College on School Tour

Governor-General the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen in a thought provoking and electrifying speech inspired students and teachers at the Knox College to rise above challenges, seize the moment and succeed. Speaking at his annual school tour designed to coincide with the institution’s 70th anniversary celebration yesterday (March 23, 2017), His Excellency told a packed auditorium at the Spalding based campus that, “many person’s … Read more