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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Resumption of Normal Office Hours

The public is being advised that The Office of The Governor-General will re-open on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 8:30 am for normal business, following clearance received by The Ministry of Health and Wellness. All requisite measures inclusive of sanitization and deep cleaning were conducted to ensure the safety of our staff. We remain committed to observing […]

Temporary Office Closure

The public is being advised that The Office of The Governor-General will be closed today as a number of persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The necessary contact tracing and testing will be carried out by The Ministry of Health and Wellness in order to determine the extent of the spread. As soon […]

Bangladeshi High Commissioner Presents Credentials

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen received Letters of Credence from the High Commissioner-Designate of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Jamaica, Mrs Rabab Fatima, in a ceremony at King’s House on Monday 13thDecember 2021. In the ensuing exchange, The Governor-General extended a warm welcome to High Commissioner Fatima, who also serves as her country’s Permanent Representative […]

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