Guyanese deported from Barbados for second time
Samantha Melaine Williams will soon be on her way back to Guyana from Barbados following a second deportation from that island within seven months.
Following an expulsion on July 18 last year, the 28-year-old Guyanese was spotted by an immigration officer last Saturday, selling toys at Barbados’ national agricultural festival, Agrofest, and dragged before the courts where she was handed another deportation order Thursday.
She is currently in the hands of immigration officials awaiting a flight back.
Court proceedings revealed that she re-entered Barbados on January 23 with a false or forged passport bearing her photograph but the name of Elizabeth Benjamin, and a document number different to that declared on her previous entry. The incorrect information was not detected at the time, and she was granted a three- month stay on the island.
In court appearances following her arrest at the festival site last week, she was fined a total of BDS$2,500 (Bds$1 = US$.50), or serve nine months imprisonment. All fines were paid and Williams now awaits deportation, the Weekend Nation newspaper reported Friday.
According to court records, Williams’s first arrival in Barbados was in September of 2007, and upon expiration her 30 days permitted time to remain, she successfully sought a one-month extension. She did not apply for further permissions to stay though she remained on the island. She was eventually arrested and deported on July 18, 2012.