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.  

Governor-General’s Scholarship Rekindles Hope for Teenage Mother

After being in the academic wilderness for an entire year in 2018, twenty-three year-old Kinshasa Johnson was among three students awarded with The Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service Scholarships to attend the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). She was presented with a scholarship in the sum of over one million dollars ($J1, 000,000) to complete years two through to four of her Bachelor of Science Degree Programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  The presentation was made in a...

Belgian Ambassador Presents Credentials

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium,  Mr.  Hugo Verbist at King’s House on Tuesday, September 11. Sir Patrick noted that Belgium and Jamaica have had good relations and he looked forward to a continuation as both countries played their part in “advancing the welfare of the whole human race.” Belgium and Jamaica established diplomatic relations in July 1967. The Governor-General commented on the key role that Belgium played in the...

US Ambassador Presents Credentials

United States Ambassador His Excellency Mr Donald Tapia presented his Letters of Credence to Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in a brief ceremony at King’s House yesterday morning, September 11, 2019. In welcoming the Ambassador, Sir Patrick said he looked forward to continued good relations between Jamaica and the United States.  He observed that over the past 57 years,  Jamaica had “an illustrious group” of  Ambassadors, several of whom had  returned  for unofficial visits  after their  tours of duty were completed....