The eight Indian nationals who found themselves at the centre of a standoff between Insel Air and Immigration at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, were refused entry into Guyana since the 19th July, 2015, according to the Cheddi Jagan Airport.
In a statement on Thursday evening, Airport management explained that the Insel Air flight to Aruba was grounded yesterday morning because it did not have arrangements in place to take the eight men out of Guyana.
When Immigration attempted to have the men boarded on the flight on Thursday morning, the pilot and crew reportedly refused on the grounds that the flight was a full flight and there were no seats available to accommodate the men.
However, sources close to the Airport explained to News Source that the immigration officials have been trying to get the airline to take the men back out for the past two weeks. The Indian nationals arrived on Insel Air from Curacao and were denied entry for various reasons.
Some of them could not provide any information about their visit to Guyana while some others could not explain their reason for coming to the country and who was going to take care of them while here.
There are reports that the Indian High Commission in Guyana is aware of the situation. There is a move to the court to prevent the deportation of the men.