Toppa Top ’15: Fifteen Ways The Caribbean Impacted Pop Culture In 2015

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December 28, 2015

3. Jamaica Reminded Everyone It’s The World’s Coolest Country When Obama Came to Visit
Barack Obama, Natasha Clark

President Obama has made dozens, if not hundreds, of diplomatic trips during his two administrations but few, if any, will be as lovingly remembered as his first official visit to Jamaica in April. For his first stop after arriving in Kingston, he paid a visit to the home of Bob Marley quipping things like, โ€œI still have all the albums.โ€ He also found time to strike a pose with Usain Bolt, and, speaking at a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies-Mona, he opened his speech by addressing his audience, โ€œGreetings massive…. Waah gwaan, Jamaica.โ€ Collectively, these gestures had Jamaica trending worldwide during the presidentโ€™s stay in Jamaica, providing a great advertisement for Jamaican tourism, and reminding the rest of the world that Jamaica is still the coolest place in the world. โ€”Jesse Serwer