World Mental Health Day Proclamation

      World Mental Health Day will be observed on Thursday, October 10, and last Friday, October 4, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen read the Proclamation at King’s House.  In a rare departure, the Governor-General opted to read the Proclamation which is usually read by the Governor-General’s Secretary. This year, the theme for World Mental Health Day is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.  In his Remarks, Sir Patrick observed that many times persons committed suicide because they were harshly judged...

Two New IBI Ambassadors Inducted

International Motivational Executive Coach, Dr Lisa Walker and her husband, Dr Peter Walker, Senior Director at Visa, are the newest I Believe Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors.  They were inducted by IBI Patron, Sir Patrick Allen during the Panel Discussion for Campus Ministries Day which The Governor-General hosted at King’s House on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Walkers, were guest presenters on a panel discussion for students from colleges and universities across the Island and give useful insight on motivation, planning, and...

ASI/IBI Campus Ministries Day 2019

Some 550 students from 10 tertiary institutions across the Island  met in the Ballroom  at King’s House on Saturday, September 21 for the annual  Campus Ministries Day Youth  Panel Discussion sponsored by Adventist-laypersons Industries (ASI)  and the I Believe Initiative (IBI). Under the theme “The Builder’s Mindset,” the five-member panel discussed four sub themes, “The Builder’s Floor Plan: The Blueprint,” “Our Mind the Biggest Boulder,” “I Have the Tools . .. But How Do I Use Them,”  and,  “How to...

New Zealand High Commissioner

His Excellency Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen (left) converses with the newly-accredited New Zealand High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Anton Ojala during a Courtesy Call at King’s House of Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  The High Commissioner, who is resident in Barbados, wears a Maori korowai cloak which is a symbol of authority.

Miss Jamaica World 2019

“Who will go to London?” That is the question Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen asked the 16 Finalists  in the Miss Jamaica World Competition when they  visited him on a Courtesy Call at King’s House on Wednesday, September 12, 2019.  Sir Patrick told the contestants they were all winners.  He encouraged them to do their best and enjoy the experience.