Cuban fined for overstaying in Guyana

first_imgA 43-year-old Cuban, who claimed that he came to Guyana in search of a job, was on Friday fined by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for overstaying in the country.Eulices Marquez Echevarria, a cook, admitted to the charge which detailed that between August 14 and 15, 2019, he failed to comply with conditions submitted with a permit that has been granted, that is to stay from June 14, 2019, to July 13, 2019, in Guyana.In an explanation to the court via an interpreter, Echevarria told the court “I didn’t know…I came here to work and see the country”.However, facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordan Mansfield stated that on June 14, 2019, Echevarria came to Guyana via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and was granted a one month stay in the country.The prosecutor further added that on August 14, 2019, Echevarria was going to Brazil when he was stopped by Police at Mabura. The ranks asked the defendant to provide his travel documents, during which it was discovered that he had overstayed. He was later transported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters where he was questioned and later charged for the offence.Chief Magistrate McLennan fined the foreign national $20,000 with an alternative of eight weeks in prison. He was also ordered to be deported.last_img