Obama visits Jamaica, the internet goes wild!

Peace Corps Jamaica Groups 84 & 85 at the Pegasus Hotel
Peace Corps Jamaica Groups 84 & 85 at the Pegasus Hotel

On April 9th, President Barack Obama came to Jamaica for a quick working visit. This occasion was historic–Obama is the second-ever sitting US President to visit Jamaica and his visit fell 33 years after Ronald Reagan’s in 1982. He met with the Jamaican government to discuss security and trade, held a youth Town Hall discussion at the University of the West Indies, visited the Bob Marley Museum and did a meet-and-greet event with the US Embassy.

Jamaicans love a good laugh and in general have a great sense of admiration for Obama. So naturally, the Jamaican interwebz went crazy for his visit. Here are some of my favorites:

The Peace Corps isn’t technically part of the Embassy, but we were lucky enough (ok- our Country Director advocated for us hard enough) to be invited to the small event! Many of us actually got to shake his hand.

Here are some photos that I snapped during the meet-and-greet:

As I was perusing the internet for this post, I discovered that the Huffington Post had the same brilliant idea of showcasing how Jamaica dweet. Check out their hilarious post here.

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