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Dec 1, 2017

G.S.U. nails two-time deportee for not reporting

Akeem Garnett

Belizean Akeem Garnett, a deportee and resident of Amara Avenue, Belize City was today in court to answer to a single charge of failure to comply with the requirements for deportees having been sent back to Belize for a second time since 2016. Garnett appeared this evening before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford and pleaded guilty to the offense. On September first, 2016, Garnett was deported from Los Angeles, California but he has not reported to the G.S.U. twice weekly as required. Garnett told the court that he did not know he was to report to the police. He was fined one thousand dollars and has until January, 2018 to pay the fine. And even with the fine, Garnett is not off the hook yet as his compliance letter as a deportee has been extended for another year.


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