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Governor- General Swears in Chief Parish Judge

On Monday, January 6, 2020, His Honour Mr. Chester Crooks was sworn in as Chief Parish Judge by His Excellency The Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen in a ceremony held in the Ballroom at King’s House. His Excellencey noted that the occasion signified a major contribution to the ongoing efforts by Chief Justice Brian Sykes to modernize the court system, therefore providing efficient and speedy delivery of justice to all citizens. He implored members of the legal fraternity in the...

Miss World Pinned ‘I Believe Initiative’ (IBI) Ambassador

Miss World 2019, Toni-ann Singh was pinned an ‘I Believe’ (IBI) Ambassador and inducted into the ‘I Believe Initiative’ on a Courtesy Call at King’s House on Monday, December 23rd. Governor- General, Sir Patrick Allen noted that Miss Singh was fit to represent the IBI in keeping with her project at the Women’s Centre Foundation in St. Thomas. The IBI’s mandate “using what is right with Jamaica to fix what is wrong with Jamaica” is actioned through Miss Singh’s passion...

The Governor-General Extends Congratulations to Lorna Goodison, Recipient of The Queen’s Gold Medal For Poetry 2019

  Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Author, and Painter Lorna Goodison CD, has been awarded The Queen’s Gold Medal For Poetry on the basis of the body of her work. Named Poet Laureate in 2017, Goodison’s work is inclusive of Tamarind Season (1980), Heartease (1988), Traveling Mercies (2001), Controlling the Silver (2005), Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems (2006) and Supplying Salt and Light (2013). Sir Patrick Allen is heartened to extend his commendations to Goodison who he has dubbed a “literary...

GG Commissions Fifty-Five Justices of the Peace in St. James

“The faithful fifty-five” quipped Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in his address to the men and women to be sworn in as Justices of the Peace in the parish of St. James on Thursday, December 12th.  The Governor General commended them for their response and commitment to duty’s call, having made the conscious decision to be part of a multi-layered effort of strengthening both the community and the Parish. His Excellency, went on to detail the magnitude of the roles and...

GG says Prayer National Prayer Vigil still relevant

  “The National Prayer Vigil is still relevant today as it was 27 years ago” Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has said.  He was delivering Remarks at the Prayer Vigil which took place at the Coke Methodist Church, Morant Bay, St Thomas on Sunday, December 8. Addressing the theme of the 2019 Vigil, “Justice, Peace and Unity” Sir Patrick highlighted the importance of peace and justice in propelling our nation forward. He admitted that these were gruelling times, but reminded the...