Ready for Obama



JAMAICA – Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown-Burke said the city is now in a state of readiness for tomorrow’s arrival of United States President Barack Obama.

The authorities have been carrying out road patching and other clean up activities in the Corporate Area.

Brown-Burke explained that most of the work was in the pipeline ahead of the visit by the American leader.

The clean-up has however triggered anger among some street vendors after their stalls were destroyed.

A team from the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation yesterday removed their stalls but Brown-Burke said the removal was temporary.

President Obama is scheduled to lay a wreath at National Heroes Park on Thursday.

Jamaica Observer/RJR

15 Responses to Ready for Obama

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes April 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Based on the headline I thought he was going to Bim.

  2. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Pretty sad how they will fill pot holes and clean up their country only when dignitaries visit so as to impress.

    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo April 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Ppl in the caribbean are just there to pay taxes. No one really cares about our wellbeing

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Where ordinary every day maintenance takes priority due to Obama’s visit is shameful. Definitely a problem when a country can’t take care of these every day needs for their own people but decides when the time is right to do it for others or for their own personal gain.

  3. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair April 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    So did I…:-)

  4. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith April 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Tell him to pass through Barbados, we could do with having the place cleaned up!

    • Maria Leclair
      Maria Leclair April 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Lol…that would be your best bet to get things done!

    • Rawle Spooner
      Rawle Spooner April 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Funny but true Gretcha Smith.

    • Matthew Furby Dan Spooner
      Matthew Furby Dan Spooner April 7, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      when the queen came roads that were inna state were done shocking

    • Troy Hunte
      Troy Hunte April 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      my grand muddah always use to say “home drums beat first”….but Ma,ya lie…

  5. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell April 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    It takes a Prez to get your roads fixed and your place cleaned up – Never mind all those top dollars you pay each months to the Government Coffers

  6. Sonia Debique-Millington
    Sonia Debique-Millington April 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Isnt Obama just passing through and he getting special treatment fixing road and painting up but the citizens of that country cant even get that much done and they live there.

  7. Sonia Debique-Millington
    Sonia Debique-Millington April 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Obama will have to come more often…hope he visit the hospital so it could fix up to.

  8. Allan B Love
    Allan B Love April 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Welcome to the Caribbean …enjoy the sunshine and our beautiful beaches

  9. Shurf De
    Shurf De April 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I remember when Bill Clinton came to Barbados. We had water issues, people couldn’t water or wash their cars using a hose, yet the streets were was down. I shameful, treat your guest better than your own.


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