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The Hon. Mrs Justice Dunbar-Green appointed to serve in the High Court

King’ House, Jamaica: The Honourable Mrs. Justice Marcia Dunbar-Green, a Puisne Judge in the Court of Appeal, has been sworn-in by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen to act as a Judge of Appeal. The swearing-in ceremony took place at King’s House this morning. The Governor-General said that Justice Dunbar Green’s appointment completed the slate of Judges […]

Governor-General’s Statement on the passing of the Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed regret and sadness at the passing of the Honourable Gordon   “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD. Sir Patrick described Mr Stewart as “a transformational leader,   entrepreneur, philanthropist, and patriot who made an outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s tourism industry and economy.” Mr Stewart achieved global recognition as a visionary leader by his tourism […]

Governor-General Pays Tribute to Jeanette Grant Woodham, OD

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed sadness at the news of the recent passing of Jeanette Grant-Woodham, OD, former President of the Senate of Jamaica.  Mrs. Grant-Woodham will be remembered as an outstanding educator, inspirational leader and devoted civil servant. Her numerous career feats in politics and education centered her as a representation of trailblazing […]

His Excellency

The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J,

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.