International Women’s Day 2017

As we mark International Women’s Day 2017 we are inspired by the tremendous contributions of Jamaican women in their various spheres of influence at home and across the globe. In building on this legacy, let us unmute the silence on violence against our women and foster a more gender inclusive world. Join me and #BeBoldForChange Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen

2017 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), is now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Thursday March 17, 2017. 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 honoured … Read more

Greetings By Governor-General His Excellency The The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen On, Gcmg, Cd, Kst.J At The Ibi Annual Ambassadors Luncheon November 29, 2016

Good afternoon   It is my pleasure to welcome each of you to the Annual IBI Ambassadors Luncheon, the final event on our annual calendar of activities, in this the fifth year of the I Believe Initiative. Let me at the outset express special thanks to Mr. Christopher Issa, IBI Ambassador, and the management of the Spanish Court Hotel for hosting us another year, … Read more

GG Has Heart-To-Heart Talk with Students

In a heart to heart talk with student delegates attending the first I Believe Youth Consultative Conference for 2016 in Montego Bay on Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016), Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen shared his personal experience growing up as a youth and explained that although he faced many challenges and limited resources he never gave up, but instead took bold steps that would lead him … Read more

GG Tells Youth Attending YCC “Never Give Up!”

  Source: Jamaica Information Service   Governor General the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen has called on young people of the country to believe in their God-given potential in order to make indelible contributions to the building of a better Jamaica.   Addressing the second in the series of I Believe Initiative (IBI) Youth Consultative Conference held yesterday (October 20, 2016) at the Cardif … Read more

Scholarship Announcement: Sir Patrick Allen & Lady Allen 40th Anniversary Scholarship

Source: King’s House   Applications are invited for the Sir Patrick & Lady Allen 40th Anniversary Scholarship for study at the University of Technology leading to a Bachelor of Science in either of the following fields: Medical Technology, Applied Science or Mathematics and Education. The scholarship covers tuition and ancillary fees for the selected degree programme which should begin in the 2016/2017 academic year. … Read more

Jamaican Youth Accepted To Commonwealth Leadership Development Programme

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Daren Miller, a former participant in the Jamaica Youth Ambassadors Programme, has gained acceptance to participate in a Commonwealth leadership development programme to be held in Scotland this month. 33Sixty Glasgow, a programme run by Common Purpose, in partnership with The Scottish Government and Legacy 2014, with the support of The University of Strathclyde, will bring together 100 Commonwealth leaders to … Read more

Jamaican Selected As Commonwealth Youth Rep

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica Youth Ambassador Sujae Boswell is among two Caribbean nationals who have been elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council, representing national youth bodies from 53 countries. Boswell was elected as regional representative for the Caribbean and the Americas. Nikoli Jean-Paul Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago will serve as vice-chairperson for policy, advocacy and projects. Boswell has risen from the volatile community … Read more

Young Cultural Ambassador Heads To Azerbaijan

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Michelle Thomas, the 2015 Kingston and St Andrew Festival Queen, has been selected to attend the Youth Event and the Seventh Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, which takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 25-27, 2016. “I am very excited about this opportunity and very humbled by the fact that I was selected from among 6,000 applicants … Read more

2016 Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), part of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), is now open to the public. To qualify persons must be Jamaican citizens from humble beginnings, who have improved themselves through their own efforts and are making a valuable contribution in their community. Nomination forms can be obtained and submitted through the Office of the Custos in the … Read more