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JDF Reserve called out to strengthen security for Obama visit

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 6:42 PM

The National Reserve of the Jamaica Defence Force has been called out to strengthen security for the April 9 visit of United States president, Barack Obama.

The National Security Minister, Peter Bunting made the disclosure in a statement issued this afternoon, saying it was among several measures being pursued.

In the statement, Bunting also said the public should expect traffic diversions and road closures for the visit.

Additionally, there will be air space restrictions to be communicated by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority.

Meanwhile, Bunting has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the security arrangements being put in place by the Security Forces in collaboration with the United States Secret Service to welcome Obama and CARICOM Heads of Government.

Bunting and his Permanent Secretary were briefed on the security and logistical plans surrounding the visit, by the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commissioner of Police along with their support officers earlier today.