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Governor-General underscores solidarity between Jamaica and Kenya

    Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has underscored the   strong relations and shared interests between Jamaica and the Republic of Kenya, noting that both countries had championed social and economic development, worked side by side against racism, and the protection of the rights and development of Peoples of African Descent. Sir Patrick was speaking at the State Dinner in honour of visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret on Monday evening at King’s House. The Governor-General observed that...

Garfield Green sworn in as Custos of Manchester

   Custos of Manchester, Garfield Green, JP, was sworn in by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen at a brief ceremony at King’s House on Monday, June 24. Sir Patrick told Mr Green that in accepting the invitation to the office of Custos, he indicates his willingness to commit himself to serve the people of Manchester, promote the rule of law, public order, and civic pride in the parish. Pointing to some of the responsibilities, Sir Patrick told the Custos that his...

GG Welcomes President of Ghana

  Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has congratulated the President of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his initiative to offer free education for students up to the senior high school level. During a Courtesy Call on the Governor-General on Sunday, June 16, the Ghanaian President said his country had the youngest population in the world where the average age was 19 years. This meant that education and employment were among the main challenges. The President said that in the...

Passing of the Most Hon. Edward Seaga

His Excellency The Governor-General has expressed his deep sorrow at the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister and one of the principal architects of Jamaica’s post-Independence governmental structure. Sir Patrick Allen said, His long list of achievements in national and political leadership, enlightened policy development, and efficient implementation marked him as a strategic thinker and man of action. He evoked a brand of loyalty which was a combination of deep respect and unquestioned love. The Governor-...

Governor-General’s Statement on the Passing of Mr.Martin Henry

I express my profound sadness on learning of the sudden passing of Mr. Martin Henry, noted columnist and public affairs analyst. Mr. Henry enjoyed an enviable reputation as a balanced, fair and insightful commentator on a range of issues of local, regional and international importance. He made an outstanding contribution as a lecturer and administrator in the tertiary education sector, where he was a highly respected model for staff and students alike. As a churchman, he brought to bear in...