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FLASHBACK: When US President Ronald Reagan visited Jamaica in 1982

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
April 8, 1982: United States President Ronald Reagan (second left) and Mrs Reagan (right) smile as they walk from the reception line of members of the Jamaican Cabinet (in background) as they arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. The President was welcomed by Prime Minister Edward Seaga (left), and Mrs Seaga (third left). The American Ambassador, Loren Lawrence, is in the second row centre, behind Lawrence, in profile, is Jamaican Ambassador to Washington, Keith Johnson, Deputy Prime Minister, Hugh Shearer, in far background heads the line of Cabinet members as well as Senate President Oswald Harding and House Speaker Talbert Forrest.
Six-year-old Stacy Davis tickled pink as she receives both a pat on the shoulder from the United States President Ronald Reagan and a handshake from his wife, Nancy. Stacy was one of the 10-member Paulette Cousin's Dancers who were greeted by the President after their delightful performance to the Jamaican folk song 'Recombine', sung by the Jamaican Folk Singers. The singers and dancers performed for the President on his arrival m the island.

The government of Jamaica rolled out the red carpet when the first sitting US president to visit the island, Ronald Reagan, visited 33 years and a day ago.

Reagan and his wife, Nancy, landed at the Norman Manley International airport in Kingston on April 7, 1982.

He left the island on April 8, 1982.

We went to our archives for a reminder of the moments in photos.