Table of Precedence

 ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

(as prescribed by the Proposed Table of Precedence of 2007)

 

  1. The Governor-General – His Excellency The Most

     Honourable Sir Patrick Linton Allen,

     ON, GCMG, CD, KSt.J

  1. Prime Minister

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP

 

  1. Deputy Prime Minister

 

Leader of the Opposition – Dr Peter Phillips, MP

  1. Members of the Cabinet (1)

       President of the Senate

Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, CD, QC

Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Honourable Pearnel Charles, CD, MP

 

  1. Former Governors-General

The Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth Hall,

ON, GCMG, OJ

 

       Former Prime Ministers

          The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, ON

Mr Bruce Golding

The Most Honourable Percival James Patterson,

ON, OCC, PC, QC

 

  1. Chief Justice

The Honourable Mr Justice Bryan Sykes, OJ, CD

President of the Court of Appeal

       The Honourable Mr Justice Dennis Morrison, OJ, CD, QC

 

  1.  Ministers of State (2)

 

  1. President of Jamaica Council of Churches

Reverend Merlyn Hyde-Riley

 

  1. Widows/Widowers of National Heroes

Widows/Widowers of Former Governors-Generals

        Widows /Widowers of Former Heads of Government

The Most Honourable Mrs Hugh Shearer

The Most Honourable Mrs Michael Manley

The Most Honourable Mrs Edward Seaga

 

  1. Attorney-General

Mrs Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, MP

 

  1. Cabinet Secretary (Head of the Civil Service)

         Ambassador the Honourable Douglas Saunders, OJ, CD

 

  1. Head of the Foreign Service

Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, CD

 Dean of the Diplomatic Corps

His Excellency Guy Sevrin

High Commissioners & Ambassadors (3)

       Head of Delegation of the European Union

        Her Excellency Ms Margozata Wasilewska

       Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority

       His Excellency Michael Lodge                                

 

  1. Members of the Privy Council (4)

     14    Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives

Mr Franklyn Witter, MP

             Parliamentary Secretaries (5)                         

Senator Robert Morgan

 

  1.     Members of the Senate (6)  

           Members of the House of Parliament (7)

 

  1.      Judges of the Court of Appeal (8)

Judges of the Supreme Court (9)

 

  1.       Chairman of the Public Service Commission

              Mr Alvin McIntosh, CD, JP

               Financial Secretary

Miss Darlene Morrison (Actg)

Permanent Secretaries (10)

              Solicitor General      

                The Hon. Mrs Justice Marlene Aldred, QC

              Governor of the Bank of Jamaica

Mr Brian Wynter, CD

Auditor General

Mrs Pamela Monroe Ellis

Director of Public Prosecutions

Miss Paula Llewelyn, CD, QC

 

  1.  Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force

               Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, CD, JP, PhD, psc             

                Commissioner of Police

Major General Antony Anderson, CD, JP

 

  1.       Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils (11)

                       Except on municipal occasions, when they take

precedence immediately after the Prime Minister

 

  1.    Custodes of Parishes (12)

except on formal Occasions (other than municipal

occasions) in their own parishes when they take

precedence as representatives of The

Governor-General

 

  1. Chief of State Protocol

Ambassador Sandra Grant Griffiths, JP

             Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator of the

            United Nations Development Programme 

             Mr Bruno Pouezat

             Heads of Offices of International Organisations (13)

             Consuls-General (14)

             Members of the Consular Corps (15)

 

  1. Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West

             Indies

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

      President of the University of Technology

             Ambassador Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD

 

  1. Chairmen of political parties having

              representation in Parliament

                

             General Secretaries of political parties having

             representation in Parliament

 

  1. Holders of Jamaican National Honours

Order of Merit and Order of Jamaica

 

Members of the Cabinet (1)

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP

Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, MP

Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke, MP

Honourable Audley Shaw, CD, MP

Honourable Karl Samuda, CD, MP

Honourable Robert Montague, MP

Honourable Lester Michael Henry, CD, MP

Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP

Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP

Honourable Delroy Chuck, QC, MP

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith

Honourable J. C. Hutchinson, CD, MP

Honourable Shahine Robinson, MP

Honourable Daryl Vaz, MP

Dr the Honourable Christopher Tufton, MP

Honourable Desmond McKenzie, CD, MP

Honourable Fayval Williams, MP

Senator Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr

 

Ministers of State (2)

Honourable Rudyard Spencer, CD, MP

Honourable Everald Warmington, MP

Honourable Floyd Green, MP

Honourable Zavia Mayne, MP

Honourable Alando Terrelonge, MP

 

High Commissioners/Ambassadors/Charge D’Affaires (3)

His Excellency Guy Sevrin [Kingdom of Belgium]-Dean

His Excellency Alexis Sandoval Cajar [Republic of Panama]

His Excellency Carlos Alberto Michaelsen den Hartog [Brazil]

His Excellency Vladimir Vinokurov [ Russian Federation]

His Excellency M. Sevala Naik [Republic of India]

His Excellency Josep María Bosch Bessa [Kingdom of Spain]

His Excellency Asif Ahmad, CMG [United Kingdom]

Her Excellency Janet Olisa [Federal Republic of Nigeria]

His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki [Japan]

Her Excellency Inés Fors Fernández [Rep. of Cuba]

Her Excellency Laurie Peters [Canada]

Her Excellency Wendy Palma Gomez [Rep. of Nicaragua]

His Excellency TIAN Qi [People’s Republic of China]

His Excellency Juan Gonzalez Mijares [Mexico]

His Excellency Francisco Bernales [Rep. of Chile]

His Excellency Joachim Schmillen [Fed. Rep. of Germany]

His Excellency Denys Wibaux [ France, The French Republic]

Her Excellency Lumke E. Yengeni [ Republic of South Africa]

His Excellency Felix Ramon Garcia Tavares [Dominican Republic]

His Excellency Luis Del Solar Dorrego [ Republic of Argentina]

 

Charges d’Affaires

Mrs Georgina Guillen-Grillo [Costa Rica]

Mrs Luisa Gutierrez Picón [Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela]

Mr Lee Young G. [Republic of Korea]

Mr Eric Khant [USA]

Dr. José Palencia [Colombia]

Ms. Amanda Fraser [Republic of Trinidad and Tobago]

Vacant [St Kitts and Nevis]

 

Members of the Privy Council (4)

The Honourable Mr Justice Paul Harrison, (Ret’d), OJ, CD

The Honourable Dennis Lalor, OJ

The Honourable Shirley Miller, OJ, CD, QC

The Honourable Mr Justice Ferdinand Smith, (Ret’d), CD

The Honourable Douglas Orane, CD

The Honourable Geoffrey Madden, CD, LVO, JP

 

Members of the Senate (6)

Government

Senator the Hon. Thomas Tavares-Finson, CD, QC, JP – President of the Senate

Senator Aubyn Hill – Deputy President

Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith

Senator the Honourable Pearnel Charles, Jr

Senator Don Wehby, CD

Senator Ransford Braham, QC

Senator Kavan Gayle, OD

Senator Dr Saphire Longmore-Dropinski

Senator Kerensia Morrison

Senator Charles Sinclair

His Worship the Mayor Senator Councillor Delroy Williams

Senator Matthew Samuda

Senator Robert Morgan

 

Opposition

Senator Donna Scott-Mottley

Senator Sophia Fraser-Binns

Senator the Honourable Keith D. Knight, OJ, QC

Senator Dr. Floyd Morris

Senator Wentworth Skeffery

Senator Lambert Brown, CD

Senator Damian Crawford

Senator Dr. Andre Haughton

 

Members of the Houses of Parliament (7)

Government

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP

Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP

Mr Dave Hume Brown, MP

Mr Leslie Roy Campbell, MP

Honourable Dr Horace Chang, MP

Honourable Pearnel Charles, CD, MP

Honourable Delroy Chuck, MP

Mr Heroy Anthony Clarke, MP

Amb. Dr. the Honourable Nigel Clarke, MP

Mrs Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, MP

Mrs Marissa Dalrymple-Philibert, MP

Dr. Norman Dunn, MP

Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, CD, MP

Honourable Floyd Green, MP

Honourable Lester ‘Mike’ Henry, CD, MP

The Most Hon. Mrs Juliet Holness, MP

Honourable James C. Hutchinson, CD, MP

Mrs Marlene Malahoo Forte, QC, MP

Honourable Zavia Mayne, MP

Honourable Desmond McKenzie, CD, MP

Honourable Robert Montague, MP

Mr James Robertson, MP

Honourable Shahine Robinson, MP

Honourable Karl Samuda, CD, MP

Honourable Audley Shaw, CD, MP

Honourable Rudyard Spencer, CD, MP

Honourable Alando Terrelonge, MP

Dr Honourable Christopher Tufton, MP

Mrs Annmarie Vaz, MP

Honourable Daryl Vaz, MP

Honourable Everald Warmington, MP

Dr. Andrew Wheatley, MP

Honourable Fayval Williams, MP

Mr Franklin Witter, MP

 

Members of the Houses of Parliament (6) (cont’d)

Opposition

Dr Peter Phillips, MP

Mr Noel Arscott, MP

Mr Richard Azan, MP

Dr Angela Brown-Burke, MP

Mr Luther Buchanan, MP

Mr Peter Bunting, MP

Dr Dayton Campbell, MP

Miss Denise Daley, MP

Mr Horace Dalley, CD, MP

Mr Colin Fagan, MP

Dr Fenton Ferguson, CD, MP

Mr Mark Golding, MP

Dr Morais Guy, MP

Ms Lisa Hanna, MP

Mr Ian Hayles, MP

Mr G. Anthony Hylton, MP

Mr Fitz Jackson, CD, MP

Mr Derrick Kellier, CD, MP

Dr Wykeham McNeill, CD, MP

Ms Natalie Neita, MP

Mr Phillip Paulwell, MP

Mr Mikael Phillips, MP

Mr Robert Pickersgill, MP

Mr Evon Redman, MP

Mr Julian Robinson, MP

Mr Michael Stewart, MP

Reverend Ronald Thwaites, MP

Mr Dwayne Vaz, MP

Mr Victor Wright, MP

 

Judges of the Court of Appeal (8)

The Honourable Mr Justice Dennis Morrison, OJ, CD

  President

The Honourable Miss Justice Hilary Phillips, CD

The Honourable Mr Justice Patrick Brooks, CD

The Honourable Mrs Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop, CD

The Honourable Mrs Justice Almarie Sinclair-Haynes, CD

The Honourable Mr Justice Frank Williams

The Honourable Miss Justice Paulette Williams

The Honourable Miss Justice Jennifer Straw, CD

The Honourable Miss Justice Carol Edwards

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Nicole Foster-Pusey, QC

The Honourable Mr. Justice David Fraser, AG

Miss Stacy-Ann Brown [Registrar]

Miss Althea Edwards [Deputy Registrar]

 

Judges of the Supreme Court (9)

The Honourable Mr Justice Bryan Sykes, CD – Chief Justice

 

Senior Puisne Judge

The Honourable Mrs Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick, CD

 

Puisne Judge  

The Honourable Mr. Justice Andrew Rattray

The Honourable Mr. Justice Courtney Daye, CD

The Honourable Mr. Justice Leighton Pusey, CD

The Honourable Miss Justice Christine McDonald

The Honourable Mr.  Justice Martin Gayle

The Honourable Mr. Justice Bertram Morrison

The Honourable Mr. Justice Glenworth Brown

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Sarah Thompson-James

The Honourable Mr. Justice Kirk Anderson

The Honourable Mr. Justice Evan Brown

The Honourable Miss Justice Nicole Simmons

The Honourable Mr. Justice David Batts

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Sharon George-Smith

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Vivene Harris

The Honourable Mr. Justice Kissock Laing

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Audre Lindo

The Honourable Miss Justice Cresencia Brown Beckford

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Marcia Dunbar-Green

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Georgiana Fraser

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Lorna Shelly-Williams

The Honourable Mr. Justice Chester Stamp

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Vinette Graham-Allen

The Honourable Mrs. Sonia Bertram-Linton

The Honourable Mr. Justice Dale Palmer

The Honourable Miss Justice Carolyn Tie

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Stephane Jackson-Haisley

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Sonya Wint-Blair

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Lisa Palmer-Hamilton

The Honourable Miss Justice Andrea Thomas

The Honourable Miss Justice Judith Pusey

The Honourable Miss Justice Yvonne Brown (Ag.)

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Pettigrew-Collins (Ag)

The Honourable Miss Justice Calys Wiltshire (Ag.)

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Simone Wolfe-Reece (Ag)

The Honourable Miss Justice Annmarie Nembhard (Ag.)

The Honourable Mrs. Justice Grace Henry-McKenzie (Ag)

The Honourable Miss Justice Sheron Barnes (Ag.)

 

Miss Rosemarie Harris [Master-in-Chambers]

Miss Pamela Mason [Master-in-Chambers] (Actg)

Miss Andrea Thomas [Master-in-Chambers] (Actg)

Her Hon. Mrs Natalie Hart-Hines [Master-in-Chambers] (Actg)

Mrs. Tania Mott Tulloch-Reid

 

Permanent Secretaries (10)

Ambassador the Hon Douglas Saunders OJ, CD – Cab. Sec.

Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, CD, JP [MFAFT]

Miss Darlene Morrison (Actg)-Financial Secretary [MFPPS]

Mrs Audrey V. Sewell, CD, JP [OPM & MEG&JC]

Mrs Sancia Bennett Templer [MOJ]

Mrs Jennifer Griffith, CD, JP [MOT]

Dr Alwin Hales, JP [MOTM]

Mrs Marsha Henry Martin (Actg) [MLGCD]

Mrs Colette Roberts Risden [MLSS]

Mrs Carol Palmer, CD, JP [MSET]

Mr Denzil Thorpe [MCGES]

Mr. Dermon Spence (Actg.) [MICAF]

Mr. Dunstan Bryan [MOH]

Ms Diane McIntosh [MNS]

Dr Grace McLean, CD [MOEYI]

 

Mayors (11)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Winston Maragh, OD (Clarendon)

His Worship the Mayor Senator Councillor Delroy Williams

       (Kingston & St. Andrew)

 

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Michael Belnavis (St Ann)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Derrick Sangster (St Elizabeth)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Richard Creary (St Mary)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Homer Davis, CD (St James)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Michael Hue (St Thomas)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Sheridan Samuels (Hanover)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Bertel Moore Westmoreland)

Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Donovan Anthony Mitchell

(Manchester)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Norman Scott (St Catherine)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Leon Thomas

(Portmore Municipality)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Collen Gager (Trelawny)

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Paul Thompson (Portland)

 

Custodes (12)

Reverend the Honourable Jeffrey McKenzie, CD [St Catherine]

The Honourable Marcia Bennett, CD [St Thomas]

Bishop The Honourable Conrad Pitkin, CD, JP [St James]

The Honourable Steadman Fuller, CD [Kingston]

The Honourable Dr. Patricia Dunwell [St Andrew]

Lt. Col. the Honourable Errol Johnson, CD, JP [St Mary]

The Honourable Harold Muschett, CD [Trelawny]

The Very Reverend Canon the Honourable

Hartley Perrin, CD [Westmoreland]

The Honourable Sally Porteous, CD [Manchester]

The Honourable Beryl Rochester, CD [St Elizabeth]

The Honourable William Shagoury, CD, JP [Clarendon]

The Honourable Dr David Stair, CD [Hanover]

The Honourable Lincoln Anthony Thaxter, CD, JP [Portland]

The Honourable Norma Walters, CD, JP [St Ann]

 

Heads of International Organizations (13)

Dr Gregory Robin [CARDI]

Dr Carol Granston [CXC]

Vacant [FAO]

Mrs Therese Turner Jones [IDB]

Ms Judith Green [IFC]

Dr Elizabeth Johnson [IICA]

Dr Constant Aimé Lonkeng Ngouana [IMF]

Miss Keisha Livermore [IOM]

Mrs Jeannelle van Glaanen Weygel [OAS]

Ambassador Gail Mathurin, CD [OTN]

Dr Noreen Jack [PAHO/WHO]

Dr Nkhensani Mathabathe [UNAIDS]

Mr Vincent Sweeney [UNEP]

Ms Katherine Grisby [UNESCO]

Ms Alison Drayton [UNFPA]

Mr Bruno Pouezat [UNDP]

Mr Mark Connolly [UNICEF]

Mrs Maura Barry Boyle [USAID]

Ms Galina Sotirova [World Bank]

Mr Manoel Noronha [UNOPS]

 

Members – Consuls-General and Consular Corps (14)

Mrs Majory Kennedy [Australia]

Mr Josef Forstmayr, OD [Austria]

Mrs Alveta Knight [Bahamas]

Mr Michael Subratie (Dean) [Bangladesh]

Mr Winston Bayley [Barbados]

Mrs Elecif Arthurs [Belize]

Dr Henley Ward Morgan [Botswana]

Mr James Goren [Brazil]

Mrs Lisa McGreggor Johnston [Costa Rica]

Mr James Joseph [Czech Republic]

Mr John C. Ramson [Denmark]

Mrs Clelia Barreto De Hunter [Ecuador]

Mrs Yodit Hylton [Ethiopia]

Mr Andrew Issa [Finland]

Mr Patrick Lynch [Ghana]

Mr George Kontogeorgis [Greece]

Mr Kenneth Sylvester [Grenada]

Mr Paul B. Scott, CD [Guatemala]

Mrs Indera Persaud [Guyana]

Mr Laszlo Bakon [Hungary]

Mr Robert MacMillian [Iceland]

Dr Michael Banbury [Indonesia]

Mr. Brian Denning [Ireland]

Mr Kenneth C. Henriques [Israel]

Mrs Maria Carla Gullotta [Italy]

Mr Joseph Handal [Jordon]

Mr Kishin Samtani [South Korea]

Mr Robert Scott [Latvia]

Rear Admiral Peter Brady, CD,[Monaco]

Prof the Hon Dr Errol Morrison, OJ, [Namibia]

Mr Christian Tavares-Finson [Netherlands]

Senator Don Wehby, CD [New Zealand]

Mr Grantley Stephenson, CD [Norway]

Mr Evroy Chin [Philippines]

Mrs Irena Cousins [Poland]

Mr Paul Issa [Portugal]

Mr Francis Tulloch [Russia]

Mr Vitus Evans [St Lucia]

The Honourable John Issa, OJ, CD [Serbia]

Mr Christopher Issa [Slovakia]

Mrs Marjorie Lamont Henriques [Sri Lanka]

The Honourable Sameer Younis, OJ, CD [Suriname]

Mr Peter Goldson [Sweden]

Mr Ueli Bangerter [Switzerland]

Mrs Thalia Lyn, OD [Thailand]

The Honourable Arnold Foote, Sr, OJ, CD [Turkey]

Mr Dwight Williamson [Uruguay]

 

Consular Agents (15)

Mrs Lillian Crichton [Canada]

Mrs Yolanda Ensignia Saez [Chile]

Mrs Paola Pereyra Byles [Peru]

Mr Kishin Samtani [South Korea]

Miss Myrtle Dwyer [Spain]

Mrs Lisa Gallimore Hyde [USA]

 

 

 

[Updated – 2019/07/12jf]