Three persons from The Dominican Republic were on Wednesday brought before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer separately to the charge of overstaying their time in Guyana.
It is alleged that on July 6, Fiordaliza Tajeda, Keila Perez and Wilaury Calderon in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), failed to comply with their permit; that is to say that the Dominican nationals had overstayed their permitted time in Guyana.
The prosecution’s facts stated that on the day in question, Police ranks acting upon information visited the Bartica boat stelling where they met the three accused and they were questioned about their passports. It was then that the trio revealed that they had all overstayed their time. They were then escorted to Police headquarters, Eve Leary, in Georgetown.
Their defence Attorney Paul Fung-a-fat told the court that the women enjoyed the wild life and the food while having their toes in the sand in Guyana.
The trio plead guilty to the charge and were fined $50,000 each or two weeks imprisonment by default of payment. The trio will be deported immediately after paying their fine or serving their jail time.