His Excellency

The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J,

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.

Governor-General’s Statement on the passing of Former Wisynco Chairman, Mr. Joseph Mahfood, CD

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret and sadness at the passing of Wisynco’s retired chairman, Joseph Mahfood, CD. In a statement His Excellency said, “Lady Allen and the King’s House Staff join me in expressing our deepest condolences to the family of the late Mr. Mahfood. Mr. Mahfood was a transformational leader, entrepreneur and […]

Governor-General’s Statement on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

The following release has been issued by The Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen. “This morning Buckingham Palace announced the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and beloved husband of Her Majesty the Queen. “The Royal Family has lost a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, whose dedication to the Crown, his country […]

Eight Judges Appointed to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

  Eight judges have been appointed to serve in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal for the Easter Term. Three each were appointed to act as Judges of Appeal and Puisne Judges, while two will act as Masters-in-Chambers. The Judges, which included one male, took and subscribed The Oath of Allegiance and The […]

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