US Presidential candidate of Jamaican ancestry visits Jamaica

Wayne Messam, a candidate looking to become the next president of the United States of America, recently visited the island to attend a family reunion.

Messam who is campaigning on the Democratic ticket is also the mayor of Miramar, Florida, an area that has a huge Jamaican influence and population. 

Mayor Messam who is of Jamaican parentage was in the island recently for a family event.

US presidential candidate and Mayor of Miramar, Florida, Wayne Messam received a warm welcome from the Custos of St James and members of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) team.

In an interview with BUZZ, Messam remarked that he was quite fond of Jamaica, having been heavily influenced by his parents, who are from Manchester while growing up. 

He shared that he has been to Jamaica on a number of occasions in the past but has not been to Montego Bay in a while and is looking forward to enjoying his stay, visit relatives, eat some of the delicious food and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

US presidential candidate and Mayor of Miramar, Florida, Wayne Messam, being welcomed by Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin

He was welcomed at the airport by members from the JTB team and Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin.