The President of the U.S. does not travel lightly. His entourage of more than 900 staffers, security personnel, several Cabinet members, government officials and press accompanied him on his 22-hour historic trip to Jamaica April 9-10, the first for a sitting U.S. President since Ronald Reagan visited in 1982.

And then there was the equipment fleet that accompanied POTUS, including the fortified presidential limo nicknamed The Beast, Air Force  One and Two, several Sikorsky helicopters, cargo planes and three nine-passenger black SUVs.

His busy schedule included a 20-minute tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston as "One Love" played in the background, meetings with Caricom leaders, a town hall meeting with Caribbean youth who cheered when he delivered his spot-on Patois greeting  "Wah gwan, Jamaica" (translation---what's up? What's happening?)

He laid a wreath at National Heroes Park, where a day earlier officials had hustled out the 40-plus crab vendors who have plied their trade there for years  as part of the cleanup effort in Kingston to get ready for the presidential visit.

Obama even made time for a signature lightning bolt photo op with Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt.

When a Rastafrian asked the commander in chief if he would become ganja's champion, Obama was circumspect, saying "I do not foresee, any time soon, Congress changing the law at a national basis." 


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