His Excellency

The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J, Governor-General Of Jamaica

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J was appointed Governor-General of Jamaica on 26th February 2009. Born in Fruitful Vale Portland on 7th February 1951, His Excellency received his early education at the Fruitful Vale All-Age School and later at the Moneague College, graduating with a Diploma in teaching in 1972.

In 1985, he completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with academic distinction and Honours from the Andrews University, Michigan, USA. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Systematic Theology (1986) and a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Supervision (1998) also from Andrews University.

Her Excellency

The Most Honourable Lady Allen

Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen has been involved in Education and Nursing for over 30 years. As a dedicated educator, having gained a teaching Diploma from the Moneague Teachers’ College in 1973, she taught for 18 years at various institutions in St Catherine and St Mary specializing in Home Economics.

Lady Allen began nursing training at the Northern Caribbean University’s Nursing Department while serving as the Institution’s Dean of Women. She migrated to the United States with her family in the mid 1990’s and completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan in 1995. In the same year, she was inducted into the International Nurse’s Honours Society SigmaTheta Tau. In 1997, she commenced advanced studies at Andrews University and completed the Masters of Science Degree, graduating as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She also completed specialist training in Cardiac and Geriatric Nursing, and received certifications in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.


Keep up to date with news and events from the Office of the Governor-General.

Miss Jamaica Festival Queens Visit The Governor-General

The thirteen contestants vying for the title of Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2021, paid a Courtesy Call on Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen at King’s House on Wednesday (July 21, 2021).             The Governor-General warmly welcomed the group and described their visit as “refreshing.”  He congratulated the ladies on advancing to this stage of the competition, […]

Governor-General Receives 2021 Olympics Contingent

A contingent of managers and athletes of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) paid a Courtesy Call to Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen at King’s House this morning. The Governor-General warmly welcomed the group and described their visit as “special” and “meaningful.” He congratulated the athletes for qualifying for the Games and presented each team member with […]

Queen Approves PM Holness for Privy Council

His Excellency The Governor-General today issued the following statement:   “Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve that the Most HonourableAndrew Holness, ON, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, be appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.”   The accepted form of address of the Prime Minister as of […]

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