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UPDATE: Ex-US President Barack H. Obama arrives in BVI

Former US President Barack H. Obama (3rd from left) and wife Michelle (3rd from right) take a photo at Trellis Bay, Beef Island shortly after landing in the Virgin Islands this evening, January 23, 2017. Also in photo is Police Commissioner Michael Matthews (right). Photo: Team of Reporters
Word reaching our newsroom is former US President Barack H. Obama is expected in the [British] Virgin Islands within the next 2 hours, January 23, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
Word reaching our newsroom is former US President Barack H. Obama is expected in the [British] Virgin Islands within the next 2 hours, January 23, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
Former First Lady Mrs Michelle L. Obama (centre) will accompany Mr Barack H. Obama to the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
Former First Lady Mrs Michelle L. Obama (centre) will accompany Mr Barack H. Obama to the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
BEEF ISLAND, VI- This news site first and accurately reported earlier this evening, January 23, 2017 that former US President Barack H. Obama and wife Michelle L. Obama were expected in the Virgin Islands in a matter of hours.

We can confirm that the Obamas have arrived in the territory.

According to our reliable sources, Mr Obama and his wife landed at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Beef Island on a private jet sometime around 8:40 P.M.

The couple took some photos with persons in the area before being whisked away to Trellis Bay dock where they boarded a vessel to Necker Island.

Mr Obama and his wife Michelle were greeted at the airport by a selected few Heads of Department, Police Commissioner Michael Matthews and elected officials.

See previous article published January 23, 2017

Former US President Barack H. Obama to visit the British Virgin Islands

- the first black President of the United States of America will be accompanied by his Michelle L. Obama

Word just reaching our newsroom from our trusted sources within the ruling National Democratic Party and our contacts in Washington DC is that former President Barack H. Obama (D) is expected to visit the Virgin Islands (UK) within the next two hours, January 23, 2017.

President Obama, the first black President of the United States of America who served his last day in office of an eight-year term on January 20, 2017 was succeeded by President Donald J. Trump (R).

The Premier's Office and local officials are tight-lipped on his vacation itinerary while in the British Overseas Territory.

Our newsroom can confirm further that former First Lady Michelle L. Obama will accompany the former two-term President. It is not clear at this time whether the couple's children, Malia and Sasha, will also be visiting the Virgin Islands.

Mr Obama and his wife will reportedly be staying at Necker Island, the private island owned by British billionaire and VI Belonger Richard C.N. Branson.

After the inauguration of President Trump last Friday, both former President Obama and former first lady Mrs Obama flew to Palm Springs, California for their first post-presidency vacation as private citizens.

Our newsroom will be the first to bring you photos when the former President and wife arrive in the territory.

121 Responses to “UPDATE: Ex-US President Barack H. Obama arrives in BVI”

  • dog (23/01/2017, 19:05) Like (25) Dislike (9) Reply
    vino you are the best only you would have gotten the scoop on this
    • move (23/01/2017, 20:07) Like (44) Dislike (15) Reply
      OBAMA WE NEED U AS OUR PREMIER
    • the rock (23/01/2017, 21:51) Like (29) Dislike (32) Reply
      so what if he comes to the BVI and stay at Necker Island, if he doesn't visit the local schools and people, to me it should be no big a deal!
    • Sherry (24/01/2017, 00:02) Like (21) Dislike (11) Reply
      sir, you brought grace, wit and intelligence to the white house and government who made it their mission to obstruct anything you tried to do and you carried on with dignity.
      The women's march was as much an acknowledgement of your efforts for human rights as it was a statement of fear against the petulant child who replaced you. We miss you already.
      Thank you for your vision and fairness. history will dictate your place as a president. Here's hoping to see you involved in other causes.
    • the real dog (24/01/2017, 00:06) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      why? get your own name.
    • tretretrete (24/01/2017, 13:59) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      So are we going to forget that Obama was trying to eradicate our offshore financial services sector (Strongest pillar of financial income for the BVI)? Don't believe me, read up on his response to global tax transparency.
  • Yes (23/01/2017, 19:09) Like (37) Dislike (75) Reply
    we want to see Trump lol
  • Virgin Islander (23/01/2017, 19:14) Like (18) Dislike (30) Reply
    this is so nice but he should have come when he was the sitting prez
  • qc (23/01/2017, 19:22) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    it's now they not going let me close to the beeches on these private islands
    • Dothan, AL. USA (23/01/2017, 20:26) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ qc. Make the BVI wh!+€- period!!!
      • Sandy (24/01/2017, 08:47) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        How can you make something white that's not yours. We were born here and here to stay. Stay in the USA, racist fool
        • Dothan, AL (25/01/2017, 08:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          And the answer to that is, you all were DUMB enough to give us your land. Im surprised you couldnt see what was coming. When you PARTY WITH US, and welcome us in with open arms-, THIS IS THE RESULT!. So the next time, put on you BIG BOY PANTS and stop the HATRED and DISRESPECT towards your OWN KIND. We just recently bought more properties here, and we're STILL here to STAY, whether you like it or not. Wow, how senseless you are!!!
        • @Sandy (26/01/2017, 22:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          TRUMP IS GREAT, TRUMP IS GOOD. WE'RE HERE TO STAY. LET'S FESS UP!!!
    • Fdd (23/01/2017, 20:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Beaches.
  • Guest (23/01/2017, 19:31) Like (56) Dislike (51) Reply

    He gave us FATCA , gave his famous speech about Cayman Islands having either the biggest building or the biggest tax evasion scheme, call our financial services almost the devil now he bringing he >>> to come vacation here...tell he scatter we don't want see he.

    • Newsflash (23/01/2017, 21:16) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      Well don't go back America either sheez it's that simple
      • Observer (23/01/2017, 22:02) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
        Newsflash you are a perfect idiot. You cannot demonize a people then come through them like all is forgiven.....
        • Newsflash (24/01/2017, 10:35) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
          Stop sitting on your brain. He can go anywhere he chooses just like you can regardless of whether you like the people or not. At the end of the day he had a job to do. Now have a seat.
          • Guest (24/01/2017, 10:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
            As well dummy people can comment and say their displeasure to his arrival....
            • strupz (24/01/2017, 12:45) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
              i swear BVI ppl is the most stupidest ppl around!!! ppl you should be glad this man is here!!!!! do you know what this means!!! you will basically be on the map!! i swear ya'll stupid like dirty!!! be happy for once with y'all shitt....the first black president!!! first and you guys choose to complain??? really???? Really ?? he decided to come here. you could have choose to go anywhere else in the world!! set of ungrateful @#$%!!
              • Guest (24/01/2017, 16:01) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
                @$$ we were already on the map from the numerous speeches he gave bad talking us. Now we must be happy that the same man that likened us to thieves and criminals for or financial industry wants to come around us?? GTFOH... 1st Black President don't mean **** to us you all throw that around like that puts food on your table. Great he was the 1st how and he is black how has that helped you??
        • @observer (24/01/2017, 10:37) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
          You seem to be the idiot and know nothing of the Regulations nor Financial Services. Before posting rubbish like Trump does to ensure it becomes believable, educate yourself before talking hogwash.
          • Observer (24/01/2017, 10:56) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
            OK imbecile FATCA was signed into law on 2010 by who?? Whose 2008 campaign was run on addressing overseas tax havens? Enlighten us all with your lack of education..
    • okay (24/01/2017, 03:40) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      Did not like that he did that, but at the end of the day he was just trying to do his job. I had a feeling the he would eventually visit, and now that he is here, I wish him an enjoyable and peaceful stay.
    • wow (24/01/2017, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Pebble brain.
    • tretretrete (24/01/2017, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Lots of crap. I saw the first draft of FATCA long before he became president.
  • The Puppet (23/01/2017, 19:42) Like (52) Dislike (78) Reply
    Barrack was the white man puppet for 6 yrs. Its only in the last two yrs he realizes that he was president.. Trump , like him Or not. He took control of the presidency from day one. Even before he was president.. While Obama took 6 yrs to take control as president.. To me he had two good yrs and six bad years as president...... Welcome Mr President... Hope you will see us differently..
    • Sweetscent (23/01/2017, 21:05) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
      U are some kind of idiot
      • Foot Soilder (23/01/2017, 22:54) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        Without a doubt, the United States should continue to play a strong supporting role in helping Caribbean states to become better prepared for an increase in crisis response needs, and for maintaining maritime interdiction readiness.
    • Osibisa (23/01/2017, 21:15) Like (2) Dislike (23) Reply
      @ The Puppet. Trump is in and guess what? It's us who will push you out. They say' Never ask for something that will harm you. How ASSONINE can you be in the first place to make such an idiotic comment?
    • SB (24/01/2017, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Eight years but I know you know that. You could be a SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID THOUGH?
      • BS (24/01/2017, 13:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ SB You know nothing about the man. You sound like one of those who stayed on one particular island all your entire life. Never been to the US. but speaks A WHOLE BUNCH OF IGNORANT SNIDE REMARKS .
  • 100 (23/01/2017, 19:49) Like (63) Dislike (36) Reply
    after he done pass laws that affecting our financial service industry, BVI on a whole losing money because of him and ayo cheering he on.
    he was never YOUR PRESIDENT, he was Americas president
    • True (23/01/2017, 20:47) Like (60) Dislike (32) Reply
      Only the uneducated will line up to see him. Worst president for the Caribbean. He Did nothing for us but gave us grief
      • To True (24/01/2017, 02:04) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
        Stop repeating hear say and of things you know nothing about.
        • Uneducated (24/01/2017, 09:26) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
          I can see you are one of the uneducated. He was a stumbling block for us, did nothing for black Americans. He did for everyone else... gays, hispanics, illegals and Cubans. History will not be kind to him, we will all remember him as as a great orator and he was cool that's it .... nothing important.
      • @ True (24/01/2017, 07:57) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        Please stop being bitter and blaming President Obama because you all kept raiding the BVI for the USD and now that the money done, you can not build up your country back home. Finally the BVI can catch a break and get calibre of people who can help it develop and prosper. President and Mrs First Lady Obama visit dropped some nuggets in our Treasury. Now don't steal them.
  • Sister (23/01/2017, 19:51) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is good news for me as I once predicted this visit but I wish I could have the opportunity to see him.
  • yougetalife (23/01/2017, 19:51) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Branson is a good billionaire
  • Hmm (23/01/2017, 20:01) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    he should have done it as President not Ex President
    • Ridic (23/01/2017, 21:14) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      You looking attention
    • Concerned (23/01/2017, 21:32) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Actually its still President... for Life.
    • Anonymous (23/01/2017, 22:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      while he was President, Obama has been enthusiastically supportive of addressing the security implications of a changing climate. Hopefully, he will carry this enthusiasm with him in his next life as a former President and over at Nicker .
  • King Troll (23/01/2017, 20:08) Like (35) Dislike (8) Reply
    Make America Great Again
    • Sherry (25/01/2017, 11:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      america IS great. but saying that (Trump) you are saying that we failed. Look what he is doing now.
      freezing and black out on Environmental Protection agency. Putting head of exon as secretary of state WHOSE
      COMPANY HAS 63 MILLION ACRES OF RUSSIAN LAND TO DRILL ON. THAT is a conflict of interest.
      • ♡♡♡♡♡ (26/01/2017, 08:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Sherry Trump is great- Trump is good!!! We're here to STAY, whether you like it or not!!!
  • concern (23/01/2017, 20:12) Like (32) Dislike (19) Reply
    Obama was a great president and one day all his hatters will realize it. God bless Baraka Obama.
    • BVIslander (23/01/2017, 21:21) Like (24) Dislike (9) Reply
      God bless Obama. He made sure Caribbean Applicants got a chance to become Green Card holders after those from other countries were being first preference. This I know for sure.
    • ?? (23/01/2017, 23:19) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      you are cluless
  • Wendy (23/01/2017, 20:17) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
    This, I hope is true..

    Welcome. Mr and Mrs Obama. Enjoy your stay. Hope you will return again and again!!!!


  • ndp (23/01/2017, 20:18) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Welcome mr o and mrs o
  • epiphany (23/01/2017, 20:28) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    welcome to da islands sir,hope you enjoy.
  • Ms wize (23/01/2017, 20:32) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    @ 100
    Right is right and wrong is wrong. Go hide some place
    • 100 (24/01/2017, 11:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Right? Are u a fool? Right for them not right is right. They couldnt see the V.I thriving and let it be. Maybe thay should have invaded and took everything. U sheep kill me, y'all act like he's the 1st black president in history. The whole caribbean been ran by black people.
  • The TRUTH (23/01/2017, 20:43) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Whatever.
  • foreign (23/01/2017, 21:11) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is always some negative talk going on this sight. At least President Obama did better than these rat race politicians we have in the B V I in spite of it all.
  • lion (23/01/2017, 21:36) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    First MIXED RACE president. Obama isn't black.
    • concern (23/01/2017, 22:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is for lion. All of us black people are mixed race.We don't have the same skin color our ancestors had when they were kidnapped from Africa. Please don't say you're not of African descent.
  • seas (23/01/2017, 21:42) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    We want to meet you Mr. and Mrs Obama!!!!!!!!
  • MyPresident (23/01/2017, 21:45) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
    Welcome to President Obama and Michelle. Nobody knows the trouble you had to endure. They only could stand from afar and wonder, but, Sir, welcome to our Virgin Islands. Enjoy the stay. You will forever be etched in our hearts.
  • g (23/01/2017, 21:59) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    If you all don't have anything to say shut up
  • Observing (23/01/2017, 22:04) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    You cannot dispute the fact that President Obama made history in being the first African-American President. Love him or hate him, it matters not. May they enjoy their visit in our paradise.
  • musa (23/01/2017, 22:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    welcome to the bvi with lots of love
  • hope soon (23/01/2017, 22:24) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    So when is trump visiting????
  • ........... (23/01/2017, 22:29) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am no fan of sir Richard but I have to give him credit, he does bring the big names. A little notariety for the Virgin Islands (BVI).
  • Welcome to the Virgin Islands (23/01/2017, 22:38) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    Welcome President Obama and forever in our hearts First Lady Michelle, I think I can speak on behalf of most of the Virgin Islanders that we are honored to have you here and we hope you have a well rested and enjoyable vacation.
  • voiceofthevoiceless (23/01/2017, 22:39) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Come on people why are we not all proud that the first place the Obamas chose to go after the end of his two terms is the BVI. Whether we agree with his policies or not we should be proud that he chose the BVI. That is good PR for our BVI. All this talk about expensive airport expansion and we have a 22% increase in visitor arrivals last year and the Obamas. Shows what you can do with little.

    Welcome to the BVI: Obamas...Hope you enjoy your stay and return soon.
  • cay (23/01/2017, 22:41) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    the world will miss the Obams
  • Really (23/01/2017, 22:43) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    WELCOME TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS THE REAL DEAL .
  • BVI pride (23/01/2017, 22:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's welcome our brothers and sisters in the United States.
  • GO BVI! (23/01/2017, 22:46) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome get away for the lovely President and his first lady. I know that the BVI will treat them well! Love it!
  • teacher john (23/01/2017, 22:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Caribbean islands are disproportionately vulnerable to intensifying climate change effects, not only due to their small size and location, but also due to economic linkages to environmental conditions.
  • Immigration (23/01/2017, 22:58) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    I wonder how long they stood in line for? Was there a Liat flight before them? Lol
    • **** (24/01/2017, 13:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess you never heard about the VIP Lounge. Dignitaries don't stand in line.
  • Rick Vila (23/01/2017, 23:10) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
    Thank you Barack Obama, America's greatest President. Lincoln and Washington don't even come close.
  • Uhhor (23/01/2017, 23:51) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
    The world will hear he was in the BVI and they will go on our online news and they will see some of the people them rude with their blogs and they will see a lot of them blogged sensibly. I know all I will say is "Welcome to the British Virgin Isles; I hope you will stay a while; enjoy the sand, sea and have fun, but don't drink any Arundel cane rum." dee, dwie, dwie.
  • TF (24/01/2017, 00:52) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Missing you in PS
  • fact (24/01/2017, 03:22) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    All I have to say to the Obama's is "respect"
  • i from here (24/01/2017, 05:16) Like (27) Dislike (18) Reply
    People who happy to know Obama is here are no better than Trump supporters!

    He signed laws to kill our Financial Services which we call "taking bread out of our mouths" and you all here jumping for joy ?

    Not because he is black it means we must turn a blind eye! If Trump did the same we would have him to kill.

    When you all see a Trump supporter jump for joy, Obama praisers please have several seats!

    #UneducatedPeopleAlwaysSuffer

    • @ i from here (24/01/2017, 09:52) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply

      As a Trump supporter I approve this message. They love someone who tried to take food out their mouth more. J**ka$$*s.......

  • Good news for marketing (24/01/2017, 05:51) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Was it a direct flight none stop from Washington on the NDP plane. Where is the tourist board on this? Have an interview stream it live for the world to see..Trust me hundreds will get curious and want to try the BVI.
    • @Good news for marketing. (24/01/2017, 08:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who says that is what the Obamas want. They came here for a getaway and they know that in the BVI their privacy is respected. The world will still know w eventually that they were here.
  • Security (24/01/2017, 05:54) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    How all these pictures I'm seeing with him and his location came out. Where is the secret service?
  • A question. (24/01/2017, 06:29) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am looking at this pic and very happy to see all the smiles especially on the immigration officers faces. Just a question...and this isnt personal to the ones in the pic. Why is it you can smile with the famous but people who go into your office to pay...PAY (that is...give your government money) for their time to be here...same law abiding people, MOST of you IMMIGRATION OFFICERS talk to them as if they are garbage? Can someone please answer me?
    • trrefdrfds (24/01/2017, 12:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      They see those persons as "can do anything for them". Now the Obama I'm sure can open door(s) of opportunity for the officers and their families. Thats how the world works!
  • HMMM..... (24/01/2017, 06:44) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let's welcome them with open arms and hope this publicity for our beautiful BVI, will bring more tourists to our lovely shores. We will show them our friendly hospitality and make sure they go back with only good things to say about us because that is who we are as a people!
  • cgb (24/01/2017, 06:47) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hope smith take notes an stop selling out the country
  • Airport expansion??? (24/01/2017, 07:22) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    WAIT, WAIT,...SO President Obama's plane was able to land at the airport with no problem??? I mean no airport strip expansion was needed??? INTERESTING. Cause you know he has a nice size crowd with him. In fact I wonder how long Secret Service been here watching us? Has anyone notice there hasn't been any major robberies or crimes??? Big brother is among us. WAKE UP BVI!!! Stay woke my friends...
  • Welcome...and Thank You! (24/01/2017, 08:15) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welcome to our beautiful Virgin Islands! Thank you for choosing us as one of your first destination points to help your family transition back into civilian status. All the best!
  • ---------------------- (24/01/2017, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    he looks so different than he looks on tv
  • Understand (24/01/2017, 08:58) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    People the man is on vacation..its just a vacation like anyone else would take. when them other celebrities come here, you guys dont behave this way. People give the man a break. Why he have to visit school and sh*t, he's from the USA not the UK.
  • happy camper (24/01/2017, 09:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    WELCOME TO MY VIRGIN ISLANDS MR. OBAMA.... I REALLY WISH THAT HE CAN MEET WITH ALL THE ELECTED MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENT AND HELP TO GIVE THEM AN IDEA TO BETTER OUR BEAUTIFUL PARADISE!!! ESPECIALLY IN OUR FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT. WOULD ALSO LOVE FOR HIM TO VISIT OUR SCHOOLS TO SEE WHAT OUR KIDS HAVE TO BE IN TO GET AN EDUCATION. HOPE HE VISITS THE BATHS AND ENJOY EVERY BIT OF HIS STAY, HE CHOSE THE BEST PLACE TO RELAX AFTER 8 STRESSFUL YEARS AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!
  • Yes (24/01/2017, 09:06) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    I like how you all don't realize that the secret service has the means and resources to track everyone of your comments, right down to the EXACT location on the world's grid it was sent from. So keep talking sh*t.
  • WELCOME (24/01/2017, 09:09) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    All who understand the history and the struggle of our people should welcome President Obama and his wife. Mr. President ruled without scandals and he is a good-hearted person. To survive being black and president of the USA is no mean feat. Our prayers sustained you. You made history and made our ancestors proud. We got more work to do but thanks for choosing the BVI to relax in.
    • great (24/01/2017, 10:04) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Well Said!
    • What did he do? (24/01/2017, 11:28) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      He did nothing but smiled, grin, danced and waved. Oh he gave a billion to Iran and recently 200 million to the Palestinians. I guess he will go down in history for his generosity. Enjoy your stay Obamas!
      • ThinkMan (24/01/2017, 12:30) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
        You who there asking what did he do? Just to ask that question shows your level of intelligence. Think about it, man. He had two terms in office, he campaigned to be there; he went to all states; he won debates; he went up against the Clinton Machine, caught Romney off guard, he can't catch himself yet. A black man defeated Clinton, John McCain and Romney. You think that is a small game? This man was destined to be who he is or was. He travelled the world to fulfill his role as the leader of the free world with integrity and wisdom; he avoided wars; he saved the auto industry and helped people to save their jobs and their homes... he opened the white house to all, he sang Amazing Grace at the funeral of 9 persons gunned down in their church by a white boy who wanted to start a race war; he carried the burden of race issues with him daily; he went to Kenya and went to look for his father's family; he helped his grandmother Mama Sara carried yams in his father's village; he visited Cuba and started relations before Castro died; he visited Jamaica and met the Great Usain Bolt; he researched before he opened his mouth, a great orator and eloquent speaker, and you think he didn't do anything? Man I can't write all the things that I think he did. You need to stop being so critical and play back the tape to his winning of the Iowa Caucus. Look at his 2004 Democratic Convention Speech. It was his witnessing of 106-year old Ann Nixon Cooper, who put her hand to the ballot to vote for him; it was the lines that stretched around churches and schools waiting to vote; that was the defining moment of his greatness when he was first elected the 44th President in 2008. President Barack Obama has gone down in history as the first African American and one of the greatest presidents of the USA. Let's keep it positive. Let Obama be forever blessed, also Michelle, the love of his life, the rock of his family, the mother of his children, his best friend; and blessings also for his two beautiful daughters Malia and Sasha. He made a difference in this world. If you don't know the answer to what you ask, according to the DAWG, just GOOGLE IT. Long live the Obamas. I call him friend of our people.
        • hello (24/01/2017, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          who trouble you mehson?
        • @ThinkMan (24/01/2017, 14:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          Well said!!
        • dog (25/01/2017, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          given who is in there now, a petulant egotistical immoral, self-absorbed and dangerous child, we are missing the Obamas already. He RETURNED money to Iran which was THEIRS! He gave Palestine money which was traditional because it helps them with their security and helps Israel with theirs! Don't be stupid. He got chemical weapons off the table with IRan without firing a shot! IT's called diplomacy. Something we will never see with the new dictator (er... president). Excellent comment, thinkman.
  • Nice (24/01/2017, 09:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Welcome Obamas!
  • de silent one (24/01/2017, 09:33) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    So often theses celebrities comes to our shores, but you don't see them on the big Island doning some mixing and mingling. Aren't we hospitable enough to host them
  • Virgin Islander (24/01/2017, 10:21) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    We leave them in peace like we do all other famous people. They came to enjoy Paradise. We see them we welcome them not go all googly stupid.
  • wow (24/01/2017, 11:06) Like (4) Dislike (13) Reply
    Look at that police commissioner for he go fight crime he dey ah pose with the Obamas SMH
  • ummmmm (24/01/2017, 12:57) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    YA'LL JUST MADE THE SHADEROOM!!!! PPL ON THERE ASKING WHERE THE HELL IS THE BVI!!! TELL ME WHY TF THE BVI PPL ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE OBAMA'S BEING HERE!!! SHUT THE HELL UP AND BE HAPPY!! SHIT
    • hah (24/01/2017, 22:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shaderoom???? You're actually celebrating making it on Shaderoom? That's like bragging about being on Worldstar hiphop or MediaTakeOut. Elevate yourself.
  • Spy (24/01/2017, 13:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud for my lil Island. Imagine the Obamas.. legends.. choose to come here. Just lloking at the pic gave me a feeling of pure joy. SMH who could you talk negative things at this moment? Did you see the President? We will have the Commisioner for many more days. Lets just enjoy the moment.
  • what a mess (24/01/2017, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if when he is leaving if he will pay departure tax


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