Jamaica has Obama-fever!
All of last week, during the final days of preparation to the actual arrival of the 44th President of the United States of America (USA) to Jamaican soil on April 8, 2015, Jamaicans were definitely all about Barack Obama. So what positive developments can Jamaicans expect from Obama’s recent visit? Well, that remains to be seen. However, the overall anticipation and level of preparation that went into the visit is a great indication of the good relationship the country has had with its northern neighbour over the years as a result of our geographical closeness.
At times, though, both countries have not seen eye-to-eye.
One such thorny issue had to do with the low-lying offshore islets around Jamaica, specifically the Morant and Pedro Cays (pronounced ‘keys’ like the Florida Keys).