The Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, is advising members of the public to dismiss as rumour information that has been circulated via social and other media that American National, Kalina Collier, was kidnapped in Jamaica.
The Police say it’s asserting that the information is baseless and mischievous.
In a statement issued today, the JCF said on arrival in Jamaica, Miss Collier, who was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, was placed in isolation.
This is in keeping with Jamaica’s COVID-19 prevention protocols as stipulated by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
The Police say Collier remains in isolation and awaits medical clearance to be able to travel back home.
According to the JCF, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Jamaica Tourist Board and the local police have been in contact with Miss Collier’s mother who subsequently arrived in Jamaica.
The Police say Miss Collier was visited by the local Police on Saturday, February 13 and she is not, nor was she at any time, in any danger.
The Police are therefore warning people to desist from sharing social media posts claiming Miss Collier has been kidnapped, as sharing false information can constitute an offence under the law.