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Twelve Students Awarded Scholarships And Grants Under I Believe Summer Of Service Programme

  Twelve tertiary students received over $5M in scholarships and grants yesterday at King’s House as part of the Governor-General’s Summer of Service Programme under the I Believe Initiative. The students who are enrolled in institutions such as the University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Caribbean Maritime University and College of Agriculture, Science and Education were awarded through the competition which recognizes students for outstanding voluntary work undertaken during the Summer holiday period. Speaking at the awards function,...

‘Blend of Experience And Youthful Ingenuity Will Sustain And Grow Agriculture’- Governor-General

  Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has hailed the players in the agricultural sector as well as the executive body of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) for their continued efforts in improving and renewing the sector over the years. His Excellency was delivering the main address at the recently concluded, 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon on Sunday, August 5. The Governor-General, who is patron for...

Governor-General’s 2018 Independence Reception A Memorable Occassion

The Governor-General’s Jamaica 56 Independence Reception held at King’s House, last evening, was well attended by Government Officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps. The evening featured live mento band music, an art exhibition mounted by the Institute of Jamaica as well as performances by Tivoli Dance Troupe, Nexxus Performing Arts Company, NDTC, Ana Strachan and recording artiste Richie Stephens. For his part, the Governor-General commended the team that assisted in putting together what he described as national celebration of...

Governor – General Encourages Revolutionary Training At The University Of Technology

  Governor - General Sir Patrick Allen has challenged the University of Technology (UTech) to continue revolutionizing education for the Millennials whom the University will have to train for the 21st century. Presenting UTech’s  60th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, July 12, The Governor-General observed that in this technological age, graduates have to be exposed to new efficiencies in the way in which persons communicate, provide services and execute plans. Speaking on the theme, “Promoting Excellence to Enhance Development: Pioneering...

GG Swears in CCJ President at CARICOM Heads of Government Conference

Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen conducted the swearing-in exercise for the new president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Hon. Justice Saunders yesterday, July 4 in Montego Bay at the 39th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The swearing-in ceremony took place on the first day of the event, which runs from July 4-6 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, and is being carried out under...