Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Jamaica Event: The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. On March 14, the  Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. In response to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  The Cayman Islands Public Health Department confirmed one person who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A media release from the Office of the Premier states that the Cayman Islands Cabinet approved the following: To close the Owen Roberts International Airport and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport for international passenger flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  The Cayman Islands Public Health Department confirmed one person who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A media release from the Office of the Premier states that the Cayman Islands Cabinet approved the following: To close the Owen Roberts International Airport and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport for international passenger flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Kingston Event: On March 15, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced there are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  All travelers entering the island with recent travel to China, France, Germany, Iran, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  On March 12, the Cayman Islands Public Health Department announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 of a cruise ship traveler. The Public Health Department provided a press release regarding COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.  The language of the Advisory is available on its  website . Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website  for the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 10, 2020) Location:  Kingston Event:  On March 10, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kingston of a person who had travelled from the United Kingdom. The MoHW released an Advisory regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Jamaica.  The language of the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee …

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U.S. Embassy donates equipment in support of anti-corruption fight

On June 19, 2017, the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) hosted the official handover ceremony of fifty computers and related equipment, donated by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section, of the United States Embassy, Kingston. Valued at approximately US$80,000, the items include computer desks and chairs, fireproof cabinets, scanners, projectors and printers. …

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Embassy Closure Notice

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston will be closed on Wednesday, March 1, in observance of Ash Wednesday, an official Jamaican holiday. All parts of the U.S. Mission, including the Consular Section, Paul Robeson Information Resource Centre, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps offices and the U.S. Consular Agencies in Montego …

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U.S. donates 1.5 million condoms to boost Jamaica’s Zika Prevention effort among Pregnant Women

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 1.5 million condoms to the National Family Planning Board-Sexual Health Agency, to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of Zika among pregnant women. The condoms will be distributed island wide within the antenatal clinics, to be offered free of cost to …

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Jamaican Fugitive Apprehension

In the early morning hours of November 6th, members of JCF”s Jamaica Fugitive Apprehension Team (JFAT) and the Major Organized Crime Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) apprehended Lavrick Willocks in Kingston. Mr. Willocks is the key figure in the 14-person federal indictment in North Dakota targeting lottery scammers. The United States has requested the extradition of Mr. …

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U.S. Embassy supports JA’s maritime security efforts

United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno and Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Luis E. Arreaga participated in a boat handover ceremony at the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters. The two boats will be used by the JDF coast guard in support of counter narcotics operations. Like our Facebook page: US Embassy Jamaica Follow us on Twitter: …

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