Jamaica’s Governor General to be knighted by the Queen

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Buckingham Palace has formally announced that The Queen has approved the submission for the Governor General of Jamaica, Patrick Allen, to be Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

A JIS release stated that the Governor General will be knighted on Friday, June 12.

Consequently, the Governor General shall be styled “His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG CD” and his spouse shall be styled “Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen”.

Allen was sworn into office on February 26, as the sixth Governor General of Jamaica. Since taking office he has adopted the “I believe” concept and has begun a journey to motivate Jamaicans, and in particular the youth, to believe in their ability to achieve and to participate in building a strong nation.

At his inauguration, the Governor General stated, “I believe there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica.”

He called on Jamaicans to embrace values such as respect, fairness, punctuality, forgiveness, sharing and caring, in order to build a kind and just society.

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