SAN JUAN – The Jamaican government plans to activate the military National Reserve to bolster security for U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit.
The development of security and logistical plans surrounding the April 9 visit has been carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service, the Ministry of National Security said in a statement.
“The public should be aware that traffic diversions and road closures will be put in place and that further specific updates will be issued closer to the visit,” the ministry said.
Obama is to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and other Caribbean Community leaders who are scheduled to be in Kingston next week.
Obama and the CARICOM heads of government are expected to proceed from the high-level encounter in Jamaica to Panama City for the 6th Summit of the Americas, set for April 10-11.