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Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since '82

Apr 09, 2015    

Kingston: US President Barack Obamalanded in Jamaica, becoming the first sitting US president toset foot on the island since 1982.He waved after emerging from Air Force One late yesterdayand then descended to greet a long line of people includingJamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, whom heembraced.Obama then headed to a helicopter along with EnergySecretary Ernest Moniz and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.The first sitting presidential visit since Ronald Reaganwas on the island 33 years ago comes as the island nation isnavigating a fiscal crisis.Obama is scheduled to meet the CARICOM reg...

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