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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Governor-General donates tablets to Alma Mater

GGPE, King’s House: Patron of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen yesterday handed over 50 tablets to students of the Fruitful Vale Primary School in Portland. This was done in partnership with the Member of Parliament for Western Portland, the Honourable Daryl Vaz, the FLOW Foundation and past students of the […]

Governor-General Installs Hugh Gentles as Custos of Trelawny

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has installed the Honourable Hugh Gentles, CD, JP as Custos Rotulorum for the Parish of Trelawny.  The Installation Ceremony took place this morning at the Ocean Coral Spring Hotel in Falmouth. On Custos Gentles’ suitability for the post, The Governor-General said the Custos would provide the leadership to instill a strong […]

Republic of the Philippines Ambassador Presents Credentials

The Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines, Mr Jose Manuel Gallego del Romualdez, presented his Credentials to Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen this morning in the first virtual ceremony at King’s House. The physical handover of the Credentials was done by Mr Nicholas Haughton, Acting Director of Protocol in Jamaica’s Foreign Ministry.   Ambassador Gallego del […]

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