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Sally Porteous retires as Custos of Manchester

    Manchester Custos Sally Porteous has retired after serving seven (7) years in that office. Custos Porteous’ resignation took effect on February 1. However, she has agreed to stay on until a new Custos is sworn into office. At the annual Meeting and Luncheon of Custodes at King’s House on Tuesday, February 26, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen presented Custos Porteous with a Citation. He said she had ably represented the citizens of Manchester, and they along with the people...

Governor – General celebrates 10th anniversary in office

On Tuesday, February 26, Sir Patrick Allen marked the 10th anniversary of his installation to the Office of Governor-General. He spent most of the day hosting the Annual Custodes Meeting and Luncheon. At the Luncheon, Governor-General’s Secretary (GGS), Michelle Garvey Clarke, surprised Sir Patrick and Lady Allen with a framed Citation to congratulate them on the anniversary. The Citation noted the inspiration which he had provided, his exemplary leadership, and energy in ensuring excellence. She said he had elevated the...

Governor-General Commends Custodes

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has commended the Custodes for their support, diligence, and representation in the Parishes. Said he, “I am blessed to have such a supportive group of Custodes. You appreciate the dignity of this Office as well as your own roles.” Sir Patrick told the Custodes that their commitment and dedication in carrying out their duties had made his work easier. The Governor-General was speaking at the Annual Custodes Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, February 26 at King’s...

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen’s Statement on the passing of Custos Sinclair

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret at the passing of former Custos Rotulorum of the Parish of Westmoreland, Dossel Owen Sinclair, who died last Thursday at age 86. He was appointed Custos on July 2, 2001, and formally installed on September 1, 2001. He served for 11 years before retiring in August 2012. Describing the late Custos as an astute businessperson, dedicated philanthropist and an outstanding Custos who carried out his duties with dignity, enthusiasm, and compassion, Sir Patrick...

Reggae Girlz visit King’s House

    “Thank you for carrying high Jamaica’s flag,” Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen told the Reggae Girlz when they paid a Courtesy Call on him and Lady Allen at King’s House on Monday December 17. Sir Patrick congratulated the Women’s Football Team, and told them they had brought pride and glory to Jamaica. He said both he and Lady Allen avidly followed the team’s progress via the news media and were ‘rooting for them’. The Governor-General said the Reggae Girlz...