Wilfredo Ramirez pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that between June 15 and July 26 at Georgetown, he failed to comply with conditions, that is to say having been permitted to stay in Guyana during May 15 and June 14, he overstayed his time.
The unrepresented man broke down in tears after the charge was read to him and Police prosecutor Dinero Jones stated that on May 15, Ramirez came to Guyana on vacation and was permitted to stay for one month until June 14.
However, on July 26 Police acting on information went to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they contacted the defendant. A search was conducted on his person and the passport found on his possession revealed that he overstayed his permitted time.
The national was then arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, where he was later charged with the offence.
When questioned by the Magistrate, Ramirez explained that he came with a one way ticket and was working to accumulate money to go back to his homeland.
The defendant, a security guard in Cuba will receive his passport after paying his fine; however, a default in paying the fine will result in two weeks imprisonment.