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 […]

The significance of the Poppy

The areas of Northern France known as Flanders and Picardy saw some of the most concentrated and bloodiest fighting in the First World War. There was complete devastation. Buildings, roads, trees, and natural life simply disappeared. Where there once were homes and farms, was a sea of mud, and graves for […]

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 […]

Governor-General congratulates IBI Ambassadors

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has congratulated the four (4) I Believe Initiative Ambassadors who are among 19 Jamaicans recently awarded the 2019 Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The Ambassadors visited King’s House on a Courtesy Call on Friday, August 23. Observing that obtaining the Scholarships came with great […]

24 Students Benefit from $17m in SOS Scholarships and Grants

Twenty-four tertiary-level students have received financial assistance totaling 17 million dollars in the seventh Annual Summer of Service Programme sponsored by The Governor- General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE). At the Presentation Ceremony at King’s House on Tuesday morning, August 20, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen congratulated the award recipients for their volunteerism, […]

IBI Summer of Service Programme Opens for Registration

The 2019 I Believe Initiative’s Summer of Service (SOS) Programme is open for registration. During the period April 2 to 30, 2019 exceptional students with dire financial need who are matriculating to colleges and/or universities for their 1st year of undergraduate study and those currently completing their 1st year to begin […]