Kalina Collier, the JetBlue flight attendant who claims that she was being held against her will in Jamaica after testing positive for Covid-19, has been fired by her employer JetBlue, MTO News has confirmed.
The former flight attendant made several videos that she uploaded to her social media accounts, claiming that her covid positive tests were fabricated and suggested that the Jamaican government and hotel wanted to keep her there.
At one point, Kalina’s videos became so inflammatory, that they insinuated that authorities may be holding her for sex trafficking or organ trafficking.
So what really happened to Kalina?
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The now-former stewardess traveled to Jamaica with two friends in January and was slated to return Feb. 1. But under new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, she first had to take a COVID-19 test. An initial antigen test came back positive, followed by a negative result an hour later, Jamaican officials said. On Feb. 2, she was given the most reliable test – a PCR test, which came back positive.
Per Jamaican government guidelines, she was sent to quarantine for 14 days and provided a room in her luxury hotel, Ocean Coral Spring Resort in Trelawny, free of charge.
But Kalina wanted to go home – so she created a video that went viral.
The video spawned conspiracy theories, death threats to government officials and calls for a boycott of the Caribbean nation after Kalina’s Instagram video went viral.
The footage was later removed, but not before considerable damage was done; some were convinced that she had been abducted. Even the U.S. Embassy in Kingston was forced to get involved.
In a statement, the embassy said it is aware of reports of a U.S. citizen who “claimed to have been held against the individual’s will.”
“The U.S. government provides all appropriate consular services to U.S. citizens in emergency situations overseas and fully investigates claims of unlawful detention; however, due to the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot release any information about a U.S. citizen without his or her written consent,” the statement read.
The Jamaica Observer quoted Jamaica police as saying Collier’s claim that she was being held against her will by a local hotel was “false, baseless and mischievous.”