President Obama Hits His Jamaican Audience With a Pitch-Perfect Accent khari April 9, 2015 Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories Welp. That wasn’t on the teleprompter President Barack Obama is in Jamaica today speaking on his plans to invest in Latin American and Caribbean youth with a new initiative, Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, which Obama has plans to launch in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica. He traveled the nation yesterday, and visited the sprawling home of the late, great musician, Bob Marley. Obama is the first president to visit the West Indian nation since President Reagan went to Jamaica 33 years ago. “I want you to have every chance and every tool you need to make this world better.” —Obama on investing in Latin American & Caribbean youth — White House Live (@WHLive) April 9, 2015 Before getting into his speech, Obama used a little Caribbean dialect to address his crowd, and it was a hit. Legend.