Press Release

Premier's Office
Immigration Department
Immigration, Security
Release Date:
Monday, 22 August 2022 - 2:40pm

Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Mrs. Nadia Demming-Hodge is asking the public to be on the lookout for Guyanese national Ms. Ianna Thomas who escaped from the department’s temporary detention facility at Hotel Castle Maria.

Mrs. Demming-Hodge said Ms. Thomas escaped detention earlier today, Monday, 22nd August.

According to Mrs. Demming-Hodge, Ms. Thomas remains at large and a search is underway to recapture the detainee. The public is urged to be on the lookout and contact the Immigration Department in the event that Ms. Thomas is sighted. 

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Ms. Thomas is asked to contact the Immigration Department at 468-4705, 468-4717, 468-4715 or 468-4754 or the RVIPF hotline at 311.

Photo: Photo of Ms. Ianna Thomas
(Photo credit: Immigration Department)


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730