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.


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St. Catherine Gets New Custos

Businesswoman, Icylin Matilda Golding, is the new Custos of St Catherine.   She was sworn in by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen in a brief Ceremony at King’s House this morning.             In his remarks, Sir Patrick observed that Mrs. Golding’s appointment comes at a difficult time in the Nation, when “the COVID-19 pandemic dictates that we […]

Chilean Ambassador Presents Credentials

The Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador -Designate of the Republic of Chile to Jamaica, Ms. Constanza Figueroa Sepulveda, in a ceremony on Wednesday 15th September at King’s House. The Governor-General, in welcoming the new Ambassador acknowledged that the cordial relations between Jamaica and Chile have remained consistent since its […]

GG tells Judges: ‘Ensure Robust, Effective and Impartial Judgement’

  Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has encouraged newly-sworn Judges to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court to continue to ensure robust, effective and impartial administration of justice. Speaking at the Swearing-in ceremony at King’s House on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Sir Patrick said, “It is your responsibility to assure the public that your […]

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