CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. May 25, 2010: The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica is set to be closed to the public today, Tuesday, May 25th.
A statement from the Embassy Monday said American citizens and other individuals with appointments to apply for passports, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, or other routine consular services should not come to the Embassy on May 25th but will be contact for a rescheduling of their appointments.
The announcement comes as police forces in Jamaica stormed Tivoli Gardens last night trying to arrest drug accused, Christopher `Dudus` Coke. Jamaica remains under a state of emergency as gunmen believed to be Coke`s loyalists shot at cops and civilians while firebombing police stations. At least two cops and a civilian have become the latest fatalities in the battle to arrest Coke, the alleged new leader of the feared Shower Posse.