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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...

GG expresses condolence on passing of Amb Pat Durrant

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has said that with the recent passing of Ambassador the Hon. M. Patricia Durrant, Jamaica has lost a distinguished citizen and an outstanding representative. In a Statement today, the Governor-General said Ambassador Durrant was one of those career diplomats who was equally effective both at home within the local Foreign Service Ministry and in the many and varied overseas posts which she filled. “Her dedication to duty, her professional approach, and the warmth of her...

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...