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Governor-General of Jamaica

Governor-General of Jamaica
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Incumbent
Sir Patrick Linton Allen
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since 26 February 2009
Viceroy
Style His Excellency The Most Honourable
Residence

King's House

(Government House)
Appointer Monarch of Jamaica
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 6 August 1962
First holder Sir Kenneth Blackburne
Website www.kingshouse.gov.jm
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Jamaica

The Governor-General of Jamaica represents the Jamaican monarch and head of state, currently Her Majesty 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 State Opening of Parliament, the presentation of honours, and military parades. Under the Constitution, he or she is given authority to act in some matters, for example in appointing and disciplining officers of the civil service, proroguing Parliament, and so on, but only in a few cases does he or she have the power to act entirely at his or her own discretion.[1]

Jamaican republicanism, a position which is held by the current Jamaican government, generally advocates for the replacement of the Governor-General with a president.

List of Governors-Generals of Jamaica

Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Monarch
(Reign)
Sir Kenneth Blackburne
(1907–1980)
6 August
1962
30 November
1962
Elizabeth II
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(1962–present)
Sir Clifford Campbell
(1892–1991)
1 December
1962
2 March
1973
Sir Herbert Duffus
(1908–2002) (acting)
2 March
1973
27 June
1973
Sir Florizel Glasspole
(1909–2000)
27 June
1973
31 March
1991
Sir Edward Zacca
(1931–) (acting)
31 March
1991
1 August
1991
Sir Howard Cooke
(1915–2014)
1 August
1991
15 February
2006
Sir Kenneth O. Hall
(1941–)
15 February
2006
26 February
2009
Sir Patrick Allen
(1951–)
26 February
2009
Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ "Government of Jamaica" Archived 6 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Jamaica Information Service

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