Seven Cubans who overstayed their time here in Guyana, were yesterday charged for the offence.
The Cubans, who spoke with the aid of an interpreter all told the court that they have been working in Guyana and making a large sum of money. They added that what they make in Guyana in just three days would normally take them a month to make in Cuba.
Those charged 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.
It is alleged that during the period August 14, 2018 and December 16, 2019, they came to Guyana and failed to comply with conditions, that is to say, they having being granted to stay one month in the country, overstayed their time.
They all pleaded guilty when they appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that the Cubans came to 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 carried out a search on a bus in which the Cubans were occupants.
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 for the offence. They were all fined $30,000 or in default 40 days behind bars.