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Reggae Girlz visit The Governor-General

    “Thank you for carrying high Jamaica’s flag,” Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen told the Reggae Girlz when they paid a Courtesy Call on him and Lady Allen at King’s House on Monday December 17. Sir Patrick congratulated the Women’s Football Team, and told them they had brought pride and glory to Jamaica. He said both he and Lady Allen avidly followed the team’s progress via the news media and were ‘rooting for them’. The Governor-General said the Reggae Girlz...

Corruption and lack of integrity are incompatible with sustainable growth and development says Governor-General

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has lamented the ease with which persons often turn a blind eye to reports of corruption when the evidence is in plain sight. He was delivering the Keynote address on Sunday, December 9 at the National Integrity Action commissioning of Integrity Champions at the Glenmuir High School in May Pen. Sir Patrick observed that “We often allow the guilty in their selfishness to deny the rest of us what is due to use and become both...

NATIONAL YOUTH CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

    The 2018 staging of the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI) National Youth Consultative Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James was a resounding success. The over one thousand youth delegates in attendance were engaged in interactive sessions throughout the day on a range of topics geared toward empowering the participants and stimulating mental wellness. Custos of the Parish of St. James, Hon. Conrad Pitkin welcomed the delegates and encouraged them to take full advantage...

MENTAL HEALTH TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT 2018 YCC

The 2018 staging of the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative National Youth Consultative Conference (YCC) will seek to bring into sharp focus, the factors contributing to the mental wellness of young persons in the local context. One thousand youth between the ages of 18-35 years are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on October 25, where they will be provided a platform to share with their peers concerning issues facing young persons. Presenters slated to...

Hampton Student off to Monroe College

The Govenor-General’s 2018 IBI-Monroe Scholarship Recipient, Mickaylia Johnson Hampton Student, will commence reading for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems, which she will complete in 2022. This four (4) year scholarship, is facilitated by a partnership between the Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative (IBI) and New York based Monroe College which began in 2014 and so far a total of three (3) students have benefitted from the initiative. Commenting on her selection, Johnson indicated “It’s a dream come...