Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs Edmund Bartlett, is calling on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to provide clarity on the nature of the upcoming visit to Jamaica of President Obama.

The Prime Minister had told Parliament that Mr Obama would make a State Visit.

But Mr. Bartlett says he’s heard contradictory information elsewhere in government.

Mr Bartlett says it’s important to clarify the nature of the visit to temper expectations about the outcome of the visit and Mr Obama’s interaction with the people of Jamaica.

Edmund Bartlett Opposition spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Mr Obama will become the second sitting US President to visit Jamaica following Ronald Reagan’s official visit in 1982.

President Obama is to spend a few more hours in Jamaica than originally planned.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says he’ll now arrive on Wednesday evening — April the 8th — and stay through to Thursday.

Mr Obama was originally set to arrive on the 9th.

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