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Obama Schedule || Thursday, April 9, 2015

9:45 am || Meets with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of Jamaica; Jamaica House, Kingston, Jamaica
12:20 pm || Meets with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders; University of the West Indies, Kingston
2:30 pm || Holds a town hall with young leaders; University of the West Indies, Kingston
4:15 pm || Participates in a wreath laying ceremony; National Heroes’ Park War Memorial, Kingston
5:00 pm || Departs Jamaica
6:45 pm || Arrives in Panama City, Panama
7:25 pm || Meets with Embassy personnel and families; Westin Playa Bonita, Panama City

All times Eastern

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48 Responses to Obama Schedule || Thursday, April 9, 2015

    • And “community” leaders? Why does Obama need to concern himself with local issues of another country?

      Of course, CARICOM probably has nothing to do with “community”.

      …oh, I see you already found out below SnarkEsq! I’m not surprised.

    • Great article….Carly lacks the Beltway acumen that most politicos bring to the table, but that could be one of her most admirable attributes.

      Listen to her speak off the cuff, then listen to the halting talk from our President or the babbling blather from our VP, and you know she is a competent professional that would hold up well in any negotiation.

      We sorely need leadership, perhaps she is the one?
      H

  1. Wow, I was looking for info on Obummer’s meetings in Jamaica and I stumbled across this little tidbit I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere yet. Note the people involved in this summit, which begins tomorrow:

    http://www.caribbeanamericanweekly.com/caribbean.php

    Major US Black group to host reparations summit

    NEW YORK, United States, Monday April 6, 2015, (CMC) – The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a leading research, policy and advocacy group with offices in New York and Baltimore, says it is holding an International Reparations Summit at various sites across New York City from April 9-12.

    On Friday, IBW announced that speakers will include Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and chair of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Reparations Commission; US civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson; Professor Charles Ogeltree of Harvard University; and Mireille Fanon Mendes France, President of the Frantz Fanon Foundation and Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African descent and daughter of Frantz Fanon, the Black liberation theoretician and psychiatrist from Martinique.

    During the summit, US congressman John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, the most senior member of the US Congress and the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), will be honored for authoring a bill, HR 40, the “Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act” and for his 50 years of service in the US House of Representatives.

    “We are delighted that the Institute of the Black World can be a clearinghouse for ideas and strategies on how to pursue reparations for historical crimes and injustices against people of African descent in the US and across the Americas,” said Dr. Ron Daniels, the Institute’s president. “The courageous decision by nations in the Caribbean to demand reparations from the former European colonialists for Native Genocide and African enslavement and the formation of a CARICOM Reparations Commission is re-energizing the Reparations Movement in the US and throughout the Pan African world.”

    IBW said scores of reparations advocates, pan-Africanists and social justice activists from across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean will take part in the New York summit.

  2. Lots of info in this Miami Herald article about Obummer’s visit to Jamaica:

    Jamaica prepares for historic Obama visit

    Streets have received a new coat of black top and sidewalk vendors were forced to relocate in a major makeover to welcome President Barack Obama, who flew into Jamaica late Wednesday for a historic visit.

    Air Force One touched down at 7:30 local time (8:30 p.m. EST) and Obama took off 14 minutes later in a helicopter for a Kingston hotel to meet with U.S. Embassy employees.

    “I am overjoyed,” said Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who gave Obama a brief hug.

    What Jamaicans and Caribbean leaders can expect from Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jamaica in three decades, during his overnight visit before heading to the weekend Summit of the Americas in Panama is a matter of considerable debate.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article17895152.html

  3. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/238290-state-department-wants-cuba-removed-from-terrorism-list

    April 08, 2015, 09:16 pm
    State Department wants Cuba removed from terrorism list

    The State Department has formally recommended Cuba’s removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, CNN reported Wednesday night.

    The move clears the way for the White House to remove the nation from the list in the coming days.

    After a historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama had asked State in December to review Cuba’s worthiness of remaining on the list.

    The move means State believes Cuba has not provided support to terror organizations in the preceding six months.

    CNN reported Obama arrived in Jamaica on Wednesday, on a trip that will lead him to the Summit of the Americas in Panama later this week.

    Obama will be encountering Cuban leader Raul Castro at the Summit.

    • Thanks for mentioning the info on Cuba. This was brought up at a Press Conf. days ago. Joshi did not have a reply/ info / details at the time.
      So now we will have Iran and Cuba removed from the list.
      Isn’t part of his job to protect us? sarc.

      • Rather than protecting this country, I truly believe that his sole mission from day one has been to destroy America. He doesn’t identify as an American. He has an outsider’s view of the U.S. and he despises this country. He really is the enemy within.

        Like Cheney told Hugh Hewitt, Obummer wants to bring America down:

        CHENEY: I don’t know Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard. If you had somebody who, as president — who wanted to take America down. Who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world, reduce our capacity to influence events. Turn our back on our allies and encourage our enemies, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama is doing. I think his actions are constituted in my mind are those of the worst president we’ve ever had

        http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/07/cheney-president-obama-wants-to-take-america-down-video/

    • I would not be surprised if Cuba and Iran are removed and Israel is inserted. Also would not be surprised if Castro returns from conference meet with Obama with a “framework” for some special deal with the port of Miami, the Florida coastline or some such nonsense.

  4. http://www.bbcnews.com
    “No guarantee” of a n. deal. That is what the Iranain leader said.
    Mr. Rouhani said: “We will sign no agreement but the one that immediately abolishes all the economic sanction relief on the first day of the immplemantation of the agreement.”
    On Monday: American officials made clear, Sanctions would have to be lifted in phases.
    I do not know what line we are in front of, or behind at this time.
    This article from http://www.weaselzippers.us
    Statae department has sent a recommendation to the WH that Cuba be removed from the T list paving for the WH to announce its intent to de-list Cuba as of Thursday.
    List, Lines: Who knows where we stand?

    • As you note, Iran has absolutely no intention of making a “deal” with the US. They’ve broken every “agreement” they’ve ever made with any country, and they aren’t about to break that record. Unless Obama is the stupidest person who ever lived, he knows that very well. That’s part of the sick wink-wink aspect of this disastrous affair The Iranians are just buying time so they can complete the final stages of building their first nuclear bomb(s), and getting the bugs worked out of their long range missile program. And the Obama administration is completely aware of that.

  5. Still can’t figure out why this trip to Jamaica was so important that Obama felt it was OK to spend millions of bucks to get there to do what? Lay a wreath? Talk to school children? Conduct a fake meeting with Embassy people? Chat with the Prime Minister of Jamaica?