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Gov't still calculating cost of Obama visit

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 7:05 PM
Road work along Marescaux Road in Kingston two weeks ago

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, says the government is still calculating the cost of hosting United States President Barack Obama last week.

President Obama visited Jamaica from April 8 to 9.

Senator Falconer told journalists at a special Jamaica House Press Briefing today that there are different costs which will have to be accounted for like security, road works and television coverage.


Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer

Last week it was reported that the road repairs ahead of the President's visit had cost the Government $200 million.