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  • A 21-gun salute by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) greeted Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the Right Hon. David Cameron, as he arrived in the island, today (September 29), for a two-day official visit.
  • Accompanied by the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, Mr. Cameron was met at the foot of the aircraft by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; and British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency David Fitton.
  • The Prime Minister is scheduled to leave the island after his address to Parliament.

A  21-gun salute by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)  greeted Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the Right Hon. David Cameron, as he arrived in the island, today (September 29), for a two-day official visit.

Accompanied by the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, Mr. Cameron was met at the foot of the aircraft by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller; and British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency David Fitton.

Following  the welcome, the UK anthem was played.  Mr. Cameron then inspected  the JDF’s guard of honour, after which the Jamaican anthem was played.
Mrs. Simpson Miller then led him to a receiving line, where he was greeted by Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Andrew Holness; Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Michael Peart; President of the Senate, Floyd Morris; High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba; Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla; Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding; Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill; and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown.

After leaving the airport, the British Prime Minister headed to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay, at Kingston Wharves, for a secure briefing.
He will also participate in a floral tribute in honour of soldiers of World Wars I and II; hold bilateral discussions with Mrs. Simpson Miller; and address a joint sitting of  Parliament on September 30.

The Prime Minister  is scheduled to leave the island after  his address to Parliament.