Cuban nationals fined for overstaying in Guyana

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CUBAN nationals Yabusley Quintana, 32, and Alberto Costas, 52, were on Friday each fined $60,000 with an alternative of 30 days’ imprisonments for failing to comply with the conditions under which they were allowed to stay in Guyana.Before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Quintana, a tourist, pleaded guilty to a charge detailing that she had failed to comply with the conditions under which she was allowed to stay in Guyana from June 14 to July 13 by staying beyond the time permitted.

And Costas, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to a charge detailing that he had failed to comply with the conditions under which he was allowed to stay in Guyana from April 30 to July 29 by staying beyond the time permitted.

The court heard that the Cubans had both arrived in Guyana as tourists at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), and Quintana was granted a month’s stay by immigration officers while Costas was granted three months’ stay.

After paying the fine, the two nationals will be deported to their homeland.