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Governor-General’s Scholarship Rekindles Hope for Teenage Mother

After being in the academic wilderness for an entire year in 2018, twenty-three year-old Kinshasa Johnson was among three students awarded with The Governor-General’s I Believe Initiative Summer of Service Scholarships to attend the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). She was presented with a scholarship in the sum of over one million dollars ($J1, 000,000) to complete years two through to four of her Bachelor of Science Degree Programme in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  The presentation was made in a...

Belgian Ambassador Presents Credentials

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium,  Mr.  Hugo Verbist at King’s House on Tuesday, September 11. Sir Patrick noted that Belgium and Jamaica have had good relations and he looked forward to a continuation as both countries played their part in “advancing the welfare of the whole human race.” Belgium and Jamaica established diplomatic relations in July 1967. The Governor-General commented on the key role that Belgium played in the...

US Ambassador Presents Credentials

United States Ambassador His Excellency Mr Donald Tapia presented his Letters of Credence to Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in a brief ceremony at King’s House yesterday morning, September 11, 2019. In welcoming the Ambassador, Sir Patrick said he looked forward to continued good relations between Jamaica and the United States.  He observed that over the past 57 years,  Jamaica had “an illustrious group” of  Ambassadors, several of whom had  returned  for unofficial visits  after their  tours of duty were completed....

Governor-General extends sympathy to Bahamian GG

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has sent a letter to Bahamian Governor-General His Excellency The Right Honourable Cornelius Smith expressing sympathy on the severe damage and  loss of life as a result of hurricane damage experienced during the past week. Describing the rising death toll as “distressing,” Sir Patrick  said, “This unprecedented occurrence could hardly have been foreseen or prevented, and its regrettable consequences will be with you for a long time to come. We trust that the early assistance from...

Garfield Green installed as Custos of Manchester

Businessman, Garfield Sean Green, was officially installed as the Custos of Manchester by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in a Ceremony on Thursday, August 29, 2019,  at the Northern Caribbean University Gymnatorium, Mandeville. Sir Patrick said he was confident that Custos Green would do well for the Parish, as he knew it well, was well known, and commanded the respect of a wide cross-section of persons in Manchester.  “In accepting the  invitation to the office of Custos,  he  has indicated his...