Tag: U.S. Department of State

Jamaican Hotels Holding American Tourists Hostage Over Fake COVID-19 Tests

KINGSTON — Jamaica is holding American tourists hostage in high-priced hotels in order to drive up their hospitality bill and increase tourism numbers. United States tourists are complaining that the Jamaican hotels are false claiming that they have COVID-19 — when they don’t — in order to keep them their against their will. Meanwhile, the U.S. […]

U.S. Department of State Urges Americans To Avoid Travel To Aruba Due To COVID

ORANJESTAD — Federal authorities have urged U.S. citizens not to travel to the popular holiday destination of Aruba due to the number of COVID cases there. On January 4, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel advisory stating that Aruba, had been issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice due to “a very high […]

Gunmen Assassinate Haitian President In His Home; State of Emergency Declared

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by gunmen with heavy-caliber weapons in his private residence early this morning, sparking an international outcry amid fears of a descent into chaos in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The assassination, which drew condemnation from Washington and neighboring Latin American countries, coincided with a spate of gang violence in […]

PERSONA NON GRATA! European Leaders Snub Trump’s Secretary of State Pompeo After Capitol Putsch

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute today after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said. The Europeans snubbed Washington’s top envoy days after the storming of the U.S. Capitol by […]

4 American Leisure Sailors Claim They Are Being Held ‘Hostage’ In The BVI For Violating COVID-19 Rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A group of American leisure sailors claim they are being held hostage in the British Virgin Islands after they violated the British overseas territory’s coronavirus rules.   The group of four accidentally sailed into BVI waters. The BVI government has prohibited visits from foreign nationals due to COVID-19. The Americans are being detained in single hotel room. Under […]

STATE DEPARTMENT: ‘Americans Should Avoid All Asian Countries w/ Covid-19’

MIAMI — Shares of cruise line operators fell on Friday after the U.S. Department of State said Thursday that U.S. citizens should “reconsider” traveling on cruise ships to or within Asia over concerns about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has sickened more than 76,000 people worldwide. Carnival Corp. CCL, -1.91% was down 1.5%, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. NCLH, -3.17% down 2.5%, […]