Lewis Hernandez Rosales, a Cuban national, was on Wednesday fined $20,000 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for overstaying his time in Guyana.
The charge against Rosales stated that he failed to comply with the conditions under which his permit was granted for him to stay in Guyana. That permit allowed him to stay in Guyana from March 30 to April 29. However, he was arrested on May 16.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones stated that the Cuban national came to Guyana via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He said the Police, acting on information, had gone to Charlotte Street, Georgetown where the national resided and was employed as a “computer person”. He was asked to produce his passport, and it was discovered that his permit had expired.