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Jamaica's Governor General to get second British knighthood
2013-08-29 12:35:26 | (0 Comments)
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen is to receive a second knighthood next month.
Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen. – File
Sir Patrick will be invested as Knight of Grace in the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
He received the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 when he became Governor General.
Professor Anthony Mellows, Lord Prior of St John, who will represent The Queen, will officiate at the ceremony, to be held at King’s House, next Monday morning at 9.30.
The Order of St John is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown, which is bestowed on persons who have made outstanding contributions to the work of The Order.
General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society, Earl Jarrett, who is the Chairman of the St John Ambulance Association of Jamaica, said the knighthood signals an honour for Sir Patrick and Jamaica.
Former Governor General, Sir Howard Cooke was also conferred with the Order of St John.
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