His Excellency

The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J, Governor-General Of Jamaica

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J was appointed Governor-General of Jamaica on 26th February 2009. Born in Fruitful Vale Portland on 7th February 1951, His Excellency received his early education at the Fruitful Vale All-Age School and later at the Moneague College, graduating with a Diploma in teaching in 1972.

In 1985, he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with academic distinction and Honours from the Andrews University, Michigan, USA. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Systematic Theology (1986) and a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Supervision (1998) also from Andrews University.

Her Excellency

The Most Honourable Lady Allen

Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen has been involved in Education and Nursing for over 30 years. As a dedicated educator, having gained a teaching Diploma from the Moneague Teachers’ College in 1973, she taught for 18 years at various institutions in St Catherine and St Mary specializing in Home Economics.

Lady Allen began nursing training at the Northern Caribbean University’s Nursing Department while serving as the Institution’s Dean of Women. She migrated to the United States with her family in the mid 1990’s and completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan in 1995. In the same year, she was inducted into the International Nurse’s Honours Society SigmaTheta Tau. In 1997, she commenced advanced studies at Andrews University and completed the Masters of Science Degree, graduating as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She also completed specialist training in Cardiac and Geriatric Nursing, and received certifications in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.


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Indian President Calls on The Governor-General at King’s House

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and the Most Honourable Lady Allen today received their Excellencies President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Mrs Savita Kovind on a Courtesy Call at King’s House this morning. The Governor-General  warmly welcomed the President and the Indian delegation and said the extent to which the Indian community has become one […]

350 Years of Service – A Postal Agency poised for Transformation

Guided by their mission statement to drive “Transformation through Innovation”, the leadership of the Jamaica Post and Telecommunications recently paid a Courtesy Call on   Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen as part of their 350th anniversary celebration. Three plaques, displaying the 350th -Anniversary Commemorative stamps, were presented to Sir Patrick by the team. The stamps highlight the […]

I Believe Initiative Hosts 3rd AGM

Their Excellencies Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and the Most Honourable Lady Allen, hosted the 3rd I Believe Initiative (IBI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 1st May 2022 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. In his Remarks, The Governor-General highlighted the work of IBI Ambassadors who, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, were “leading projects […]

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