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Jamaican order of precedence

Prime Minister of Jamaica Governor-General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (governor-general)

The Jamaican order of precedence is as follows:[1]

  1. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
  2. Governor-General of Jamaica (His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen)
  3. Prime Minister of Jamaica (The Most Honourable Andrew Holness)
  4. Deputy Prime Minister (Dr. Hon Horace Chang)

Members of the Cabinet and Ministers of State

  1. Leader of the Opposition (The Honourable Dr. Peter Phillips)
  2. President of the Senate (Tom Tavares-Finson, QC)
  3. Speaker of the House of Representatives (The Honourable Pearnel Charles)
  4. Chief Justice of Jamaica, The Honourable Bryan Sykes; President of the Court of Appeal
  5. President of the Jamaica Council of Churches
  6. Attorney General (The Honourable Marlene Malahoo Forte)
  7. Head of the Civil Service, Head of the Foreign Service, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Head of the European Union delegation, Ministers, Envoys
  8. Parliamentary Secretaries
  9. Members of the Privy Council
  10. Judges of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court
  11. Deputy President of the Senate
  12. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
  13. Members of the Senate
  14. Members of the House of Representatives
  15. Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils (except on municipal occasions, when they take precedence immediately after the Prime Minister)
  16. Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force; Commissioner of Police
  17. Custodes of Parishes
  18. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Financial Secretary, Auditor General, Permanent Secretaries, Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General, Chairman of the Public Service Commission
  19. Heads of International Organisations
  20. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
  21. Chairman and Secretaries of the Political Parties having representation in Parliament

A slightly different version of the Order of Precedence is given on the website of the Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica:[2]

  1. Governor-General of Jamaica (His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen)
  2. Prime Minister of Jamaica (The Most Honourable Andrew Holness)
  3. Deputy Prime Minister
  4. Leader of the Opposition (The Honourable Dr. Peter Phillips)
  5. Members of the Cabinet; President of the Senate; Speaker of the House of Representatives
  6. Former Governors-General and former Prime Ministers
  7. Chief Justice of Jamaica; President of the Court of Appeal
  8. Ministers of State
  9. President of the Jamaica Council of Churches
  10. Widows and Widowers of National Heroes; Widows and Widowers of former Governors-General; Widows and Widowers of former Heads of Government
  11. Attorney-General (Marlene Malahoo-Forte)
  12. Cabinet Secretary (Head of the Civil Service)
  13. Head of the Foreign Service; Dean of the Diplomatic Corps; Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Head of Delegation of the European Union; Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority
  14. Members of the Privy Council
  15. Deputy President of the Senate
  16. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
  17. Members of the Senate; Members of the House of Representatives
  18. Judges of the Court of Appeal; Judges of the Supreme Court
  19. Chairman of the Public Service Commission
  20. Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force; Commissioner of Police
  21. Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils (except on municipal occasions, when they take precedence immediately after the Prime Minister)
  22. Custodes of Parishes
  23. Chief of State Protocol
  24. Resident Representative or Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme; Heads of Offices of International Organisations; Consuls-General; Members of the Consular Corps
  25. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
  26. Chairman and Secretaries of the Political Parties having representation in Parliament

References

  1. ^ Table of Precedence for Jamaica Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Table of Precedence, Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica