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Governor-General of Jamaica
Coat of arms of Jamaica.svg
Coat of Arms of Jamaica
Sir Patrick Linton Allen

since 26 February 2009
Style His Excellency the Most Honourable

King's House, Jamaica

(Government House)
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 6 August 1962
First holder Sir Kenneth Blackburne
Website www.kingshouse.gov.jm
Standard of the Governor-General of Jamaica
Coat of arms of Jamaica.svg
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The Governor-General of Jamaica represents the Jamaican monarch and head of state, who holds the title of King or Queen of Jamaica (As of 1952, Queen Elizabeth II).

The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, appoints a Governor-General as her representative in Jamaica. Both the Queen and the Governor-General hold much power, but rarely exercise it - usually only in emergencies and in some cases[which?] war.

The Governor-General represents the Monarch on ceremonial occasions such as the opening of Parliament, the presentation of honors, and military parades. Under the Constitution, he is given authority to act in some matters, for example in appointing and disciplining officers of the civil service, in proroguing Parliament and so on, but only in a few cases does he have the power to act entirely at his own discretion.[1]

Governors-General of Jamaica[edit]

From To Name Comments
6 August 1962 30 November 1962 Sir Kenneth Blackburne
1 December 1962 2 March 1973 Sir Clifford Campbell
2 March 1973 27 June 1973 Sir Herbert Duffus Acting
27 June 1973 31 March 1991 Sir Florizel Glasspole
31 March 1991 1 August 1991 Edward Zacca Acting
1 August 1991 15 February 2006 Sir Howard Cooke
15 February 2006 26 February 2009 Sir Kenneth O. Hall
26 February 2009 Present Sir Patrick Allen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Government of Jamaica", Jamaica Information Service

External links[edit]

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6 news items

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:18:45 -0700

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen has expressed sadness at the passing of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke who died on Friday, July 11 at the age of 98. “Jamaica has lost a true son who devoted his life to ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Incidentally, the first governor general of Jamaica was the last colonial governor, Sir Kenneth Blackburne. He was governor general for less than four months. Truly, it is way past the time that Jamaica should have been a republic. Being a republic ...

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Observer
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700

An elected member of the West Indies Federal Parliament in 1958, and a member of the first Parliament of Independent Jamaica in 1962, Sir Howard served as Governor General of Jamaica from 1991-2006. Details of the period of the state mourning, signing ...

Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica Gleaner
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:19:17 -0700

Sir Patrick Allen (left), governor general of Jamaica, assists Marion Foster (second left) and her husband, Cecil Foster (centre), managing director, FosRich Group of Companies, in cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of FosRich Lifestyle Store in ...

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:22:30 -0700

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Premier of the Cayman Island, Alden McLaughlin has expressed grief at the passing of former Governor General of Jamaica Sir Howard Cooke. “He was a true pioneer of democracy in Jamaica where he served his country in myriad ...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:51:00 -0700

On August 6, 2011, the day the country celebrated its 49th independence anniversary, the Governor-General of Jamaica conferred the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) upon Millicent (Millie) Dolly May Small for her contribution to the ...

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