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Table of Precedence

1Governors General
2Prime Minister
3Deputy Prime Minister
Leader of the Opposition
4Members of the Cabinet
President of The Senate
Speaker of the Houses of Representatives
5Former Governors-General
Former Prime Minister
6Chief Justice
President of the Court of Appeal
7Ministers of State
8President of the Jamaica Council of Churches
9Widows / Widowers of National Hero
Widows / Widowers of Former Governors-Geral
10Attorney General
11Cabinet Secretary (Head of Civil Service)
12Head of Foreign Service
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
High Commissioner and Ambassadors
Head of Delegation to the European Union
13Members of the Privy Council
14Deputy President of the Senate
Deputy Speaker of the Houses of Representatives
Parliamentary Secretary
15Members of the Senate
Members of the Houses of Representatives
16Judges of the Court of Appeal
Judges of the Supreme Court
17Chairman of the Public Service Commission
Financial Secretary
Permanent Secretaries
Solicitor General
Governor of the Bank of Jamaica
Auditor General Director of Public Prosecutions
18Chief of Defence Staff
  • Jamaica Defence Force
  • Commissioner of Police
19Mayors and Chairmen of Parish Councils except on municipal occasions, when they take precedence immediately after the Prime Minister
20Custodes of Parishes except on formal occasions ( other than municipal occasions)in their own parishes when they take precedence as Representatives of the Governor-General
21Chief of State Protocol
22Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies
President of the University of Technology
23Chairmen of Political Parties having representation in Parliament
General Secretaries Political Parties having representation in Parliament
24Holders of Jamaican National Honours
  • Order of Merit
  • Order of Jamaica
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