President of the United States of America Barack Obama is greeted by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. President Obama arrived in the island on April 8. As part of his visit to Jamaica the President will hold bilateal talks with Prime Minister Simpson Miller on April 9.

President Obama visits Bob Marley Museum


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KINGSTON, Jamaica – United States President Barack Obama makes a late night visit to the Bob Marley Museum after he landed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston Wednesday evening.

The Hope Road facility, which has been in operation for nearly 30 years, recently reopened it’s doors after some structural upgrade.

The museum is reported to attract some 35,000 visitors per year. And President Obama has now been added to that list.

Bob Marley became a superstar in the 1970s, a fruitful period for roots-reggae. He lived at what became the museum in May 11, 1986.

He died of cancer in May 1981 at age 36.

(Jamaica Observer)