Six women from the Dominican Republic appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Monday and were charged and fined for overstaying their time in Guyana and forging work permits in their passports.
The women who are all strippers at the recently raided Rio Night Club pleaded guilty to the charges and were each fined $20,000 for overstaying here or four weeks imprisonment and $30,000 each for forging their extension of stay and work permits or eight weeks imprisonment.
None of the women could speak English and the Court had to make use of an interpreter.
The women are all between the ages of 18 and 30, the youngest being 19 and were represented by Attorney Mark Waldron.
He told the Court that the women had already bought their airline tickets and would be ready to depart Guyana as soon as tomorrow.
Once they pay the total fines of $50,000 each, the women are expected to be deported to their home country.
They were arrested last Thursday at the Rio Hotel and Night Club in Queenstown, Georgetown when the police and Social Protection Ministry carried out an early morning raid at the club.
The women all came here earlier this year and were allowed one month stay upon entry.
Additionally, two women who were arrested in Bartica were also charged and fined for overstaying their time here.
They are also expected to be deported to neighboring Venezuela.