Jamaican national fined $20,000 for departing Guyana illegally

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A Jamaican national who departed Guyana illegally was on Wednesday fined $20,000 for the offence. Payton Maurice Smith, a businessman of Kingston, Jamaica, appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the No.51 Magistrate’s Court. 

The charge against him was laid under Section 10(1) of the Immigration Act chapter 14:02.  Smith pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $20,000. 

Failure to pay the fine will see him spending three weeks in prison.

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