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.


Keep up to date with news and events from the Office of the Governor-General.

Festival Queens Meet The GG:

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen  met with the finalists of the 2022  Jamaica Festival Queen Competition when they paid a Courtesy Call on him on  Monday,  25th July 2022. The 13  contestants had the opportunity to introduce themselves to The Governor-General, who  engaged  them in brief conversations. The finalists were: Miss Shanice Walters – Manchester, Miss Tramaine Campbell – […]

Governor-General’s Day at Denbigh 68

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has suggested that the theme of Denbigh 68, ‘Grow Smart, Eat Smart’, be channeled into a rallying cry in the nation’s quest to promote food security and build the economy. The Governor-General was giving the main address at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show on Sunday 31st July, which is […]

Their Excellencies Celebrate the JDF 60TH Anniversary

Their Excellencies The Governor-General and the Most Honourable Lady Allen joined the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) at Up Park Camp on Friday, 29th July in the culmination of its anniversary celebration of service to Jamaica under the theme “Forward in Service: Celebrating 60 Years”. In the first half of the two-part event, Sir Patrick, who […]

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