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Governor-General Pays Tribute to Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Mrs. Shahine Robinson, Labour and Social Security Minister and Member of Parliament for St. Ann North East. We remember Minister Robinson as a highly respected and diligent parliamentarian who had a distinguished career in public service for 19 years. She was impassioned, dedicated and displayed a genuine spirit of care in executing her duties to Jamaicans from all walks of life. Minister Robinson was a firm believer in...

Governor-General Pays Tribute to Hugh Perry

  Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret at the recent passing of Mr Hugh Perry, OD, JP, describing his life as “the epitome of volunteerism”. The Governor-General said Mr Perry, 80, had given a lifetime of unstinting, dedicated service that will always be remembered.  A fellow Portlander, Sir Patrick knew Mr Perry well, and recalled that he was a role model and mentor for many young men in the Parish. Sir Patrick pointed to Mr Perry’s impressive service in...

Governor-General Pays Tribute to Oliver Clarke

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret at the recent passing of the Hon Oliver Clarke, OJ, describing him as a patriot, astute businessman, dedicated philanthropist, outstanding media boss, and a gentle giant whose dignity, enthusiasm, and compassion were legendary. Sir Patrick said Mr Clarke was a visionary whose bold initiatives profoundly impacted and changed the media landscape in Jamaica. His passion, determination to achieve success, leadership, and love for Jamaica led to many lasting contributions to national development.  He...

Post-COVID-19 Jamaica Will Be More Efficient, Says GG

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says Jamaica should become accustomed to the new way of life ushered in by the coronavirus, which has sent millions of jobs around the world into homes and others into virtual spaces. Sir Patrick, in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Gleaner, said that even with the pandemic reaching the island, the office of the head of state continues to carry out its full operation, including administrative functions, swearing-in for judges, and handling a flurry of...

GG Rallies Jamaicans To Back COVID-19 Fight

Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has called for his compatriots to throw support behind the Government’s efforts to combat the global pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 worldwide and brought economies to their knees. Sir Patrick, in an appeal to Jamaicans last week during an exclusive interview with The Gleaner, said that despite a storied history of setbacks, it is not in the DNA of Jamaicans to stay down. He said the island had had its share of...