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King’s House Advisory – COVID-19 Pandemic

The Office of the Governor-General and Staff wishes to advise the public that in response to safety concerns and the new guidelines established to combat the spread of COVID-19, that all social programmes to include Tours, Events, Courtesy Calls, and other visits to King’s House have been postponed with immediate effect and until further notice. Only mandatory matters of state will be dealt with during this time. His Excellency the Governor-General also wishes to encourage everyone to cooperate with and...

GG Expresses Condolence on Passing of Custos Carmen Stewart

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed great sadness at the recent passing of the Honourable and Bishop Dr Carmen Stewart. OJ, former Custos of St Andrew.  The Governor-General said, “Her entire life and her service to Church, Community and Nation represented the best of Jamaican citizenship, and revealed her commitment to excellence in all her undertakings.” Sir Patrick noted that Custos Stewart modelled the excellence which earned her great respect and adulation wherever she went. Not only was she the...

GG’s Condolence On Passing of Bryan Cummings

Describing the late Observer newspaper  Photo Journalist Brian Cummings as someone who “always got the picture right”, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has lauded him as dedicated  professional who always pursued excellence in the execution of his work. The Governor-General joined members of the Media and Communications Community in paying tribute to Mr Cummings who passed last week.  Sir Patrick said   Mr. Cummings took the commendable path of continuing education throughout his career and in so doing, not only sought...

GG Expresses Condolences on Passing of Jackie Minott

With the passing of John “Jackie Minott” Jamaica has lost one of our most distinguished visionaries. The parish of Manchester where he lived for most of his life will always be grateful, both for his impact on the local economy and for the inspiration he gave to others in the course of his commercial and production initiatives. Those who knew him well were impressed by his geniality, his community spirit and infectious joie de vivre. He leaves behind, not only...

GG attends National Prayer Breakfast 2020

Governor- General Sir Patrick Allen, Patron for the National Prayer Breakfast, delivered his remarks at the annual staging of the initiative held at the Jamaica Pegasus on January 16, 2020. Addressing the theme “Pursuing the Power of Peace”, His Excellency issued a call to action for countrymen to model the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi and become ‘Ambassadors and Instruments of Peace’ underscoring the mammoth effect it would have on our communities and nation. The National Prayer Breakfast was...