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New Integrity Commissioner Appointed

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Keisha Prince   has been appointed as the Acting Director of Corruption Prosecution of the Integrity Commission.  Miss Prince received her Instrument of Appointment from Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in a brief ceremony at King’s House this morning. Miss Prince, who has been seconded to the Commission for six months effective December 2, 2019, replaces former Contractor General Dirk Harrison who retired as Acting Commissioner in August this year. Other members of the Integrity Commission are...

2020 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar

Twenty-three year old Samuel Bailey is the 2020 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar.  He was selected   from a field of ten candidates at King’s House on Thursday, November 21, 2019. In making the announcement, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen, who headed the Selection Committee, said the choice was difficult because all the candidates were outstanding and were patriotic Jamaicans whose contributions would make a difference. Mr Bailey, who has been working as a Judicial Counsel at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in...

Use of King’s House East Lawn

Note has been taken of inaccuracies in a story appearing in the Tuesday, November 12, 2019  edition of the Daily Observer regarding the unavailability of the King’s House East Lawn for parking for  the ‘Shaggy and Friends Concert’ staged at  the Jamaica House Grounds. Although it is not the policy of King’s House to complain or explain, we wish to advise all that the reference is misleading. For over a decade, King’s House has accommodated requests from the ‘Shaggy Make...

GG pays tribute to former Chief Justice Edward Zacca

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has said that the passing of former Chief Justice the Hon Edward Zacca, OJ, PC, marks the end of a unique career that spanned   some five and half decades in the legal and judicial services of the Region. Noting that Sir Edward holds pride of place as being the first Jamaican Chief Justice to be elevated to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, Sir Patrick said that appointment was one of many distinctions, which marked...

Governor-General Extends Condolence to the Vaz Family

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has  described the late Douglas Vaz as “a great Jamaican and an esteemed patriot” and   observed that the country would always be grateful for his service. In expressing condolence to the members of the Vaz family on the passing of the former Member of Parliament, Sir Patrick said many Jamaicans would recall his strong voice, self-confidence, and his unshakeable commitment to doing whatever he identified as being in Jamaica’s national interest. The Governor-General said Mr Vaz...