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The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards

March 5, 2024
The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards
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The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA) was established in 1991 and recognises outstanding Jamaicans who have made noteworthy contributions to the country.

Nominations may be submitted on the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence’s website.

Standard Criteria

The nominee for the GGAA must:

  • Be a Jamaican citizen.
  • Have an outstanding record of community service.
  • Demonstrate excellent academic performance (candidates within the 18-35 years category).
  • Not be a recipient of a National Honour or Award

Selection Process

Awardees are chosen from one of three age categories:

  1. 18-24 years
  2. 25-35 years or
  3. 35 years and older

Nominees for the GGAA are shortlisted and interviewed by a committee at the parish level. Three awardees (one from each age category) are then selected from each parish and presented with a medal of honour at a formal ceremony. The National Presentation Ceremony, under the supervision of the Governor-General, is held at King’s House each year.

For additional information, contact:

Office of His Excellency the Governor-General and Staff

Address: King’s House, Hope Road, Kingston 6

Email: ggpeonline@gmail.com

Telephone: 876-927-6424

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @theggpe

Website: www.ggpe.org.jm


Last Updated: March 7, 2024

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