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Security tight at Office of the Prime Minister ahead of Obama's arrival

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 8:52 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Defence Force soldiers and US secret service agents are manning the entrance to the Office of the Prime Minister in anticipation of the arrival of US President Barack Obama.

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator A.J. Nicholson was the first government official to arrive at Jamaica House this morning.

Obama is expected to arrive around 9:15 a.m. for an official welcome and photographs.

He and the Jamaican government headed by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will then hold bilateral talks.

Following the talks, Obama and Simpson Miller will make statements.

Issues dealing with energy, security and human rights are expected to be top of the agenda.

The President arrived in Jamaica last night for a one day working visit.