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The Governor-General’s Insignia of The Order of St. Michael and St. George

The Office of The Governor-General wishes to acknowledge and address the attention being brought to the Governor-General’s Star of The Order of St. Michael and St. George.   Named in honour of two military saints, it dates back to the 19th century in commemoration of the British protectorate over the Ionian Islands and Malta. Initially intended for its inhabitants and British citizens, today the order is given to diplomats, foreign service officers, men and women who hold high office and...

Governor-General Swears in Mr. Leslie Campbell as Minister without Portfolio

In a ceremony held on June 22nd at King’s House, His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen swore in Mr. Leslie Campbell, Member of Parliament for St. Catherine North Eastern as Minister without Portfolio.   Mr. Campbell’s appointment illustrates his continued willingness and commitment to contribute to the realization of the policy and programme objectives of the Government. His appointment follows that of former Minister without Portfolio The Honorable Lester Michael Henry, who succeeded the late Minister of Labour...

Governor-General Pays Tribute to Dr Neville Gallimore

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret at the passing of Dr Neville Gallimore, CD, JP, and former Member of Parliament for South West St. Ann. “His passing marks the end of an era,” The Governor-General said, describing Dr Gallimore as a “patriot who passionately loved his country.”  While serving in Government, Dr Gallimore was known for his slogan "God first, Jamaica second, and my party third." The Governor-General noted that Dr. Gallimore, 81, had the distinction of becoming the...

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...