Jamaican globetrotter basking in achievement
Globetrotter Romaine Welds flies the Jamaican flag high at Sandals Antigua.

Globetrotter Romaine Welds is still basking in the publicity he has been receiving in recent weeks after reporting that he is the first Jamaican to have visited all of 195 countries in the world.

Welds, who ended his adventure in Antigua and Barbuda, disclosed in an interview that he spent 15 years exploring the world after migrating from Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the United States in 2007.

Welds explained that his interest in travelling to other countries was piqued when he started working with an airline company as a ground operation agent at San Francisco Airport.

He felt a sense of excitement visiting each country and on his return home he could not contain his eagerness to go on the next trip.

Although Welds states definitively that there is no place like Jamaica to live, he lists Brazil, Cape Verde, and Bora Bora as among his favourite countries.

He also had a word of advice to other people who wish to visit other countries but are influenced against doing so by media reports.

"Be informed, take precautions but go see for yourself. If I listened to the news I would never go to Iraq, for example. It's beautiful over there... Sometimes you just have to do your research and go out into the world."

Globetrotter Romaine Welds enjoying himself at Sandals Antigua.

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