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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Governor-General Installs 29 New IBI Ambassadors

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has inducted 29 new I Believe Initiative (IBI) Ambassadors to join him on the social mission of executing the Initiative’s mantra – “using what’s right with Jamaica to fix what’s wrong with Jamaica.” Custodes, business leaders, and community volunteers were added to the corps of nation- builders at the Ceremony which […]

Governor-General Installs Icylin Golding as Custos of St. Catherine

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has installed the Honourable Icilyn Golding, CD, JP, as the new Custos for the Parish of St. Catherine.  The Installation Ceremony took place on Tuesday morning, November 23 at the National Police College of Jamaica at Twickenham Park. Commenting on Custos Golding’s suitability for the post, The Governor-General said she knows […]

Norwegian Ambassador Presents Credentials

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen received the Letters of Credence from the Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Norway to Jamaica, Ms. Beate Stirø, during a virtual ceremony on Thursday 11th November 2021 at King’s House. His Excellency The Governor-General, who was on the virtual platform, was introduced to the Ambassador-designate, by Ambassador Ricardo Allicock, Director of […]

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