– also fined $20,000
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, on Tuesday, fined yet another Cuban for overstaying his time in Guyana when he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Daniel Palma Ramierez of Havana, Cuba, pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that, between March 1 and April 21, 2017, he failed to comply with conditions subject to which any permit had been granted, that is to say having been permitted to stay on January 31, 2017 to February 28, 2017, he overstayed the said period.
A sorry Ramierez told the court that while he is guilty of the offence, he is only a mason looking to better provide for and maintain his family back in Cuba. He accepted full responsibility for his actions stating that he only wishes to return to his home country at this time.
Magistrate McLennan ordered that the defendant be escorted to the nearest port of exit after paying a fine of $20,000 or upon serving a default of four weeks behind bars.