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Barack Obama tours Bob Marley museum during Jamaica trip

President Barack Obama has visited the Bob Marley museum in Jamaica.

Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Jamaica since 1982.

To the strains of the late reggae star’s One Love, Barack Obama was shown around the sprawling house in Kingston that was Bob Marley’s final home.


Barack Obama said he was a fan of Bob Marley, telling his museum guide: “I still have all the albums.”

The president is in Jamaica to meet the 15-member Caribbean Community bloc.Barack Obama visits Bob Marley museum in Jamaica

Barack Obama’s first stop after landing in Kingston was the old Victorian-style house that Bob Marley called home between 1975 and his death in 1981.

The president spent 20 minutes in the museum, which now houses artifacts from Bob Marley’s life including gold records and his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

Barack Obama’s arrival aboard Air Force One on April 8 made him the first sitting US president to set foot in Jamaica since Ronald Reagan visited 33 years ago.

He was greeted by Jamaican PM Portia Simpson-Miller and the US Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis Moreno.

Barack Obama will meet representatives of the 15 countries in the Caribbean Community group on the three-day trip to Jamaica and Panama, and is expected to discuss energy and security issues.

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