Jamaican order of precedence

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

  1. Elizabeth II, Queen of Jamaica
  2. Governor-General of Jamaica (Sir Patrick Allen)
  3. Prime Minister of Jamaica (Portia Simpson-Miller)
  4. Deputy Prime Minister, Members of the Cabinet and Ministers of State
  5. Leader of the Opposition (Andrew Holness)
  6. President of the Senate (Floyd Morris)
  7. Speaker of the House of Representatives (Michael Peart)
  8. Chief Justice of Jamaica; President of the Court of Appeal
  9. President of the Jamaica Council of Churches
  10. Attorney General (Patrick Atkinson)
  11. Head of the Civil Service, Head of the Foreign Service, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Head of the European Union delegation, Ministers, Envoys
  12. Parliamentary Secretaries
  13. Members of the Privy Council
  14. Judges of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court
  15. Deputy President of the Senate
  16. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
  17. Members of the Senate
  18. Members of the House of Representatives
  19. Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils (except on municipal occasions, when they take precedence immediately after the Prime Minister)
  20. Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force; Commissioner of Police
  21. Custodes of Parishes
  22. Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Financial Secretary, Auditor General, Permanent Secretaries, Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General, Chairman of the Public Service Commission
  23. Heads of International Organisations
  24. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
  25. 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 (Sir Patrick Allen)
  2. Prime Minister of Jamaica (Portia Simpson-Miller)
  3. Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition
  4. Members of the Cabinet; President of the Senate; Speaker of the House of Representatives
  5. Former Governors-General and former Prime Ministers
  6. Chief Justice of Jamaica; President of the Court of Appeal
  7. Ministers of State
  8. President of the Jamaica Council of Churches
  9. Widows and Widowers of National Heroes; Widows and Widowers of former Governors-General; Widows and Widowers of former Heads of Government
  10. Attorney-General (Patrick Atkinson)
  11. Cabinet Secretary (Head of the Civil Service)
  12. 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
  13. Members of the Privy Council
  14. Deputy President of the Senate
  15. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
  16. Members of the Senate; Members of the House of Representatives
  17. Judges of the Court of Appeal; Judges of the Supreme Court
  18. Chairman of the Public Service Commission
  19. Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force; Commissioner of Police
  20. Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils (except on municipal occasions, when they take precedence immediately after the Prime Minister)
  21. Custodes of Parishes
  22. Chief of State Protocol
  23. Resident Representative or Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme; Heads of Offices of International Organisations; Consuls-General; Members of the Consular Corps
  24. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
  25. Chairman and Secretaries of the Political Parties having representation in Parliament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table of Precedence for Jamaica
  2. ^ Table of Precedence, Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica

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