Governor-General of Jamaica
|Governor-General of Jamaica|
Coat of Arms of Jamaica
|Style||His Excellency the Most Honourable|
|Appointer||Monarch of Jamaica|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||6 August 1962|
|First holder||Sir Kenneth Blackburne|
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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 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 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 have the power to act entirely at his own discretion.
Jamaican republicanism, a position which is held by the current Jamaican government, generally advocates for the replacement of the governor-general with a president.
Governors-General of Jamaica
|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
|27 June 1973||31 March 1991|| Sir Florizel Glasspole
|31 March 1991||1 August 1991|| Sir Edward Zacca
|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
- "Government of Jamaica", Jamaica Information Service
- Governor-General of Jamaica - Official website