Cuban nationals fined for overstaying in Guyana

Seven Cuban nationals who admitted to overstaying their time in Guyana were on Thursday fined for the offence when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Those fined are Lidia Olga Cuerra Chavez, Daynier Canete Roman, Elizabeth Aleman Alberto, Joaquin Canete Gamboa, Yanet Betsy Perez Sayu, Luis Vincente Vidiau Reytor, and Indry Marin Reytor. They all denied the charge.
Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus read the charge which stated that during the period August 14, 2018-December 16, 2019, the foreign nationals entered Guyana and failed to comply with conditions, that is to say, they having been granted a stay of one month in the country overstayed their time.
Facts presented by the Prosecutor stated that the Cubans entered Guyana via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and were granted one-month stay each in the country.
It was reported that on January 13, 2020, Police at Mabura Police Outpost, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) carried out a search on a bus in which the Cubans were passengers.
They were asked to produce their travel documents, and it was discovered that they had overstayed their time in Guyana.
They were then arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), where they were charged. They were all fined $30,000; if in default, they will serve 40 days behind bars.