United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, is scheduled to undergo medical treatment in the US following reports that he has been hospitalised.
It is understood that the 81-year-old was admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday morning after falling ill on Monday.
He is said to be in stable condition.
While neither confirming nor denying that Tapia has been hospitalised, the United States Embassy in Jamaica said that the diplomat will be going to the United States for treatment.
“We are aware of reports in the media of Ambassador Tapia being hospitalized. We can confirm that the Ambassador is going to the United States for non-life-threatening medical treatment,” the embassy said in a tweet on Tuesday morning.