Kenneth O. Hall Politician

Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall ON, GCMG, OJ (born 24 April 1941) was Governor-General of Jamaica from 16 February 2006 to 26 February 2009. He was Jamaica's fifth Governor-General since independence in 1962. Hall was born in Lucea, Jamaica. Prior to becoming Governor-General, he was a Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Hall has served in several other positions including: Hall holds a Bachelor's Degree in History, a post-graduate diploma in International Relations, and a PhD in History from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He lectured in History at UWI and was Professor of History at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. He was also Adjunct Professor of Caribbean Studies at SUNY at Albany, and Professor of American Studies at SUNY, Old Westbury. In 1994, Hall had entered the service of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as Deputy Secretary General. In 1996, he assumed the positions of Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, UWI. He received the Order of Jamaica, a National Honour, in 2004.

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Date of birth
April 24th, 1941



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Order of St Michael and St George


1. Queen's University Colleges/University

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's), is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools.

Type Public university
2013. 710 mil. $
2012. 584 mil. $
2010. 527 mil. $
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October 16th, 1841
99 University Avenue, K7L 3N6 - Kingston, Ontario
2013. 16,339
2010. 14,951
2008. 13,500
2013. 4,318
2010. 3,580
2008. 2,904
Acceptance rate
2012. 41.0 %
2007. 40.0 %
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Governor-General of Jamaica




The Governor-General of Jamaica represents the Jamaican monarch and head of state, who holds the title of King or Queen of Jamaica. 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 is given authority to act in some matters, for example in appointing and disciplining officers of the civil service, in proroguing Parliament and so on, but only in a few cases does he have the power to act entirely at his own discretion.

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