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PHOTOS: Preparing for Obama

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 7:36 PM
One of the helicopters at the airport.
Broadcaster Dervan Malcolm takes a selfie as he awaits the arrivals of President Obama.
One of the helicopters on which President Obama will travel.
Security officials huddle before the arrival of the president.
Security officials gather before the arrival of the president
A sniffer dog sweeps the airport premises before the arrival of the president.
Media persons awaiting the arrival of President Obama.

Ahead of the arrival of United States President Barack Obama in Jamaica today US security agents, US army aircrafts were observed at the Norman Manley International Airport.

From the airport, the United States President will be taken by helicopter to the Jamaica Defence Force's Up Park Camp base.

He will then be driven to his hotel in New Kingston.

Obama will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller tomorrow.

He will also attend a meeting of Caribbean Community Heads of Government at the University of the West Indies Regional Head Quarters in Mona.

The US President will attend a town hall meeting with young persons from the region.

Obama will also attend a wreath laying ceremony for World Wars I and II veterans at Heroes Circle.

He is scheduled to leave the island tomorrow afternoon.

Obama’s visit to Jamaica is the first by a sitting US president since Ronald Reagan's April 7 to 8 visit in 1982.