Colombian women fined, ordered deported for illegal entry

Four Colombian women, who entered Guyana illegally, were yesterday fined $30,000 or six months’ imprisonment each and ordered deported.

Appearing before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court were Nilly Dallaray Murillo Silva who entered Guyana at Charity, Essequibo on October 10, 2012; Diana Rivasquerrero who entered on August 14, 2012, at Lethem; Patricia Quinones who arrived on October 8, 2012, at Charity and Gladys Solis Cuero who also entered via Charity on January 2, 2013. According to the charges, none of the women presented themselves to an immigration office.

The quartet pleaded guilty to the charges.

Attorney-at-law Paul Fung-a-Fat who represented the women asked that they be deported to Colombia since none of them had the money to get themselves home.

The magistrate then fined the women, with the alternative of six months’ imprisonment if they are unable to pay the fines and subsequent deportation.

Comments  

Hundreds more sugar workers to be laid off

Several hundred more sugar workers are expected to be laid off from the Skeldon, Rose Hall, and East Demerara estates by next month and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) yesterday urged that the decision be reviewed.

Order signed for setting up of telecoms agency

The commencement order establishing the Telecommunications Agency was signed last Friday, in anticipation of the liberalisation of the telecoms sector, Minister of Public Tele-communications Cathy Hughes announced yesterday.

Soesdyke woman gets 4 years, $14M fine over cocaine in ceiling

Nickela Craig-Singh, the woman who was arrested last Friday after the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) found over 10 pounds of cocaine in the ceiling of her Soesdyke home, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined over $14 million after pleading guilty to possession of the drug.

Public Information Director regrets Facebook criticism of Indian descent conference

Almost two weeks after he made a Facebook post in which he questioned whether the Indian High Commission was interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs, Director of Public Information Imran Khan yesterday said that he regretted the “furore” his post created and admitted that it should have benefitted from “greater elegance or not have been made.” After public reprimand and criticisms coming from even within the government, Khan, who initially staunchly maintained that he voiced his concerns in his private capacity as a citizen, said in a recent post on the issue that he now appreciates how persons may have interpreted his views as being some way reflective of the office he holds.

Mother says beheading victim is Port Kaituma miner

A young man seen in a recent viral video being brutally murdered in neighbouring Venezuela has been identified as a Port Kaituma miner.

By ,

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×