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LAWS OF GUYANA
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Table of Contents
THE CONSTITUTION AND PARLIAMENT
Cap. 1:01.
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The Constitution
Republic
Representation of the People
National Assembly (Validity of Elections)
National Assembly (Speaker’s Elections and Vacation of Office)
National Assembly (Disqualification)
Ministers, Members of the National Assembly and Special Offices
(Emoluments)
Legislative Bodies (Evidence)
Representation of the People (Adaptation and Modification of Laws)
General Elections (Observers)
Election Laws
Electoral Audit (Caricom Agreement) Act.
Election Laws (Filing of Vacancies in the National Assembly) Act
Constitution Reform Commission
LAW: APPLICATION, INTERPRETATION, REVISION
Cap. 2:01.
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3.
Interpretation and General Clauses
Law Revision
Statute Law Continuation
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Cap. 3:01.
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Court of Appeal
High Court
Fundamental Rights (Practice and Procedure)
Summary Jurisdiction (Appeals)
Summary Jurisdiction (Magistrates)
Public Service Appellate Tribunal
Cap. 4:01.
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Legal Practitioners
Public Notaries
Coroners
Council of Legal Education
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Cap. 5:01.
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Deeds Registry
Land Registry
Evidence
Petitions (Signature)
Contempt of Court
Land Registry (Validation of Awards)
Justices Protection
Powers of Attorney
Statutory Declarations
Evidence (Proceedings in Foreign Tribunals)
Deeds Registry Authority
CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Cap. 6.01.
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Civil Law of Guyana
Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Defamation
Debtors
State Liability and Proceedings
Cap. 7.01.
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Summary Jurisdiction (Petty Debt)
Limitation
Arbitration
Foreign Judgements (Reciprocal Enforcement)
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE
Cap. 8:01.
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Criminal Law (Offences)
Summary Jurisdiction (Offences)
Administration of Justice (Fines)
Cap. 9:01.
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Prevention of Crimes
Gambling Prevention
Cattle Stealing Prevention
Cap10:01.
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Criminal Law (Procedure)
Summary Jurisdiction (Procedure)
Juvenile Offenders
Fugitive Offenders
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Cap11:01.
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Prisons
Extra-Mural Work
Whipping and Flogging
Probation of Offenders
Criminal Law Reform
Training Schools
Rehabilitation of Offenders
Parole
Domestic Violence
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Cap12:01.
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Deceased Person’s Estate Administration
Wills
to 20. Reserved
Insolvency
Official Receiver
Deeds of Arrangement
Family and Dependants Provision
Cap.13:01.
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Public Trustee
Public Institutions (Inmates’ Property)
to 19. Reserved
De Saffon Trust
Patoir Trust Fund
Trotman Trust Fund
Mitchell Trust
NATIONALITY, CITIZENS, IMMIGRATION
Cap14:01.
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Guyana Citizenship
Immigration
Aliens (Immigration and Registration)
Status of Aliens
Expulsion of Undesirables
Domicile Reform Act
DEFENCE, SECURITY, PUBLIC ORDER
Cap15:01.
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Defence
National Service
Guyana Defence Force Uniforms
Geneva Conventions (Supplementary Provisions)
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Cap16:01
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Police
Reserved
Public Orders
Reserved
Fire Arms
Explosive
Cap17:01.
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Police (Discipline)
Police Complaints Authority
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Cap18:01.
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Privileges and Immunities (Diplomatic, Consular and International
Organisations)
Consular Conventions
Caribbean Meteorological Organization
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
Privileges and Immunities (Commission of the European Communities)
ADMINISTRATION (GENERAL)
Cap19:01
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Guyana (Division into Counties)
District Government
Commission of Inquiry
Ombudsman
Public Corporations
Guyana Coat of Arms (Regulation)
Public Holidays
National Registration
Statistics
Corporate Bodies (Avoidance of Delay in Divestment of Assets)
Bureau of Statistics
Integrity Commission
ADMINISTRATION (REGULATION OF
PARTICULAR MATTERS)
Cap.20:01.
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Town and Country Planning
Kaieteur National Park
National Trust
Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and
Development
Environmental Protection
National Parks Commission
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Cap. 21:01.
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3.
Publication and Newspapers
Cinematograph and Video
Reserved
Cap. 22:01.
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3.
Fire Prevention
Fire Service
Fire and Casualties Inquiry
Cap. 23:01.
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3.
Racial Hostility
House to House Public Collection (Control)
Music and Dancing Licence
Cap. 24:02.
Guyana Methodist Trust Corporation
Cap. 25:01.
Public Utilities Commission
Cap. 26:01.
Reserved
PUBLIC SERVICE
Cap.27:01.
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15.
Reserved for Public Service
Pensions
Pensions (President, Parliamentary and Special Offices)
State Pensions
Public Officers’ Pensions
Promissory Oaths
Public Officers Spouses
Dependants’ Pension
Guyana National Service (Pension and Gratuities)
Public Officers (Insurance)
Constitutional Office (Remuneration of Holders)
Constitution (Prescribed Matters)
National Data Management Authority
Pensions (Holders of Office in Local Democratic Organs)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Cap. 28:01.
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Municipal and District Councils
Local Government
Local Authorities (Elections)
Valuation for Rating Purposes
Local Government (Local Authorities Guarantee Funds)
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Cont’d)
Cap. 28.06.
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Local Authorities (Elections) 1990
New Amsterdam Town Council
Regional Development Authorities
Local Democratic Organs
Cap. 29:01.
Amerindian
Cap. 30:01.
Water and Sewerage Act
Cap. 31:01.
Reserved
MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Cap.32:01.
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3.
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5.
Reserved
Medical Practitioners
Dental Registration
Medex
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Cap. 33:03.
Private Hospital
Cap.34:01.
2.
3.
Reserved
Antibiotics
Food and Drugs
Cap.35:01.
2.
3.
10.
11.
Reserved
Public Health (School Children) Immunisation
to 9. Reserved
Chest Society (Incorporation)
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control)
SOCIAL WELFARE
Cap.36:01.
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3.
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5.
20.
21.
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24.
National Insurance and Social Security
Poor Relief
Old Age Pensions
Friendly Societies
to 19. Reserved
Housing
New Building Society
Condominium (Regulation and Miscellaneous Provisions)
Rent Restriction
Housing Development
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Cap. 37:01.
Reserved
Cap. 38:01.
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Equal Rights
Ethnic Relations Commission Tribunal
EDUCATION AND CULTURE
Cap. 39:01.
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Education
University of Guyana
Government Training College
Industrial Training
Teachers Pensions
Buxton Scholarship
Teaching Service Commission
Kuru-Kuru Co-operative College
Guyana Management Institute
National Equivalency Board
Presidents’ College
Caribbean Examinations Council
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Guyana
National Sports Commission
Caribbean Examinations Council (Examinations)
Cap.40:01.
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3.
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National Library
Berbice Reading Society
to 5. Reserved
Guyana Society
Reserved for Georgetown Cultural Centre
National Archives of Guyana
Cap. 41:01.
Boy Scouts Association
Cap. 42:01.
National Science Research Council.
RELIGION
Cap. 43:01.
Reserved
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BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES, CHILDREN
Cap.44:01.
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Registration of Births and Deaths
Civil Aviation (Births, Deaths and Missing Persons)
Cap. 45:01.
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Marriage
Matrimonial Causes
Maintenance
Married Persons (Property)
Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement)
Cap. 46:01.
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Infancy
Legitimacy
Adoption of Children
POST AND TELEGRAPH
Cap.47:01.
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Post and Telegraph
Telecommunications
Cap. 48:01.
Common Carriers
Cap. 49:01.
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Guyana Shipping Act
Carriage of Goods by Sea
Passengers
Transport and Harbours
Government Wharves
Government and Contract Steamer (Traffic)
Shipping Casualties (Investigation and Prevention)
Mariner’s Club (Georgetown)
West Indies Shipping Corporation
Cap. 50:01.
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3.
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River Navigation
Demerara River Navigation Markers
Demerara Company Limited (Sluice)
Creeks
Boerasirie Creek
Hobaboe Creek (Diversion)
Cap. 51:01.
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Roads
Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic
Motor Vehicles Insurance (Third Party Risks)
Demerara River (Mackenzie Bridge)
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Cap. 52:01.
Cheddi Jagan International Airport
Cap. 53:01.
Civil Aviation
WATER AND ELECTRICITY
Cap. 54:01.
Public Utility Undertakings and Public Health Services (Arbitration)
Cap. 55:01.
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3.
Guyana Water Authority
Water Commissioners
East Demerara Water Conservancy
Cap. 56:01. Reserved
2. Reserved
3. Hydro-Electric Power
5. Guyana Energy Agency
Cap.57:01.
2.
Electricity Sector Reform Act
Energy Sector (Harmonisation of Laws) Act
Cap. 58:01.
Reserved
LAND
Cap. 59:01.
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5.
Lands Department
Geological Survey
Amerindian Lands Commission
Surveys (Special Provisions)
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
Cap. 60:01.
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5.
Immovable Property sale of Interests)
Title to Land (Prescription and Limitation)
District Lands Partition and Re-allotment
District Lands Partition and Re-allotment (Special Procedure)
War Graves
Cap. 61:01.
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Landlord and Tenant
Registration of Landlords
Cap. 62:01.
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State Lands
State Lands Resumption
Public Lands (Private Roads)
State Grants (President’s Signature)
Acquisition of Land for Public Purposes
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Acquisition of Land (Land Settlement)
Land Bonds
Vesting of Property (Acquisition by Purchase)
Acquisition of Lands (Not Beneficially Occupied)
Cap. 63:01.
Reserved
Cap. 64:01.
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Sea Defences
Sea Defence
Drainage and Irrigation
Drainage and Irrigation (Declaration of Areas)
MINING
Cap. 65:01.
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Mining
Bauxite Agreement (Adaptation and Modification of Laws)
Blasting Operations
Petroleum (Production)
Bauxite Nationalisation
Minerals
Miners Assistance
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission
Petroleum (Exploration and Production)
Cap. 66:01.
Guyana Gold Board
FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE
Cap.67:01.
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Forests
Guyana Forestry Commission
Guyana Timber Export
Timber Marketing
Cap. 68:01.
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9.
Reserved
National Agricultural Research Institute of Guyana
Plant Protection
Crops and Livestock Registration
Public Gardens and Agricultural Shows
Agricultural Loans
Plantation (Proprietors) Government Loans
Produce Protection
Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control
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Cap. 69:01.
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Guyana Rice Producers Association
Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure)
Sugar Industry (Special Funds)
National Cane Farming Committee
Coconut Producers (Control)
Tobacco Impregnation
Balata
Sugar Industry Special Funds (Special Provisions)
Cane Farmers Special Funds
Caribbean Food Corporation
Mahaica-Mahaicony-AbaryAgricultural Development Authority
Cap. 70:01.
Reserved
ANIMALS
Cap. 71:01.
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Livestock Improvement
Animal Diseases
Animals (Control of Experiments)
Pounds
Dogs
Importation of Bees
Wild Birds Protection
Fisheries
Slaughter of Cattle (Control)
MARKETING
Cap. 72:01.
Guyana Rice Development Board
PUBLIC FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Cap. 73:01.
4.
5.
Financial Administration and Audit
Securities Industry Act
Procurement Act
Cap. 74:01.
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3.
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General Loan and Stock
Public General Loan (Supplementary)
Public Loan and Treasury Bills
General Local Loan
Treasury Savings Certificates and Savings Bonds
General Loans (International Bank)
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Livestock (Loans for Development)
External Loans
Debentures (Special Provisions)
Inter-American Development Bank
Premium Bonds
Inter-American Investment Corporation
Public Loan
Cap. 75:01.
Co-operative Financial Institutions
Cap. 76:01.
International Financial Organisations
Cap. 77:01.
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3.
4.
Guarantee of Loans (Public Corporations and Companies)
Caribbean Investment Corporation
State Enterprises (Guarantee)
Caribbean Investment Funds
Cap. 78:01.
2.
National Defence Bonds
State Planning Commission
REVENUE
Cap. 79:01.
2.
3.
4.
Revenue Protection
Licence Revenue
Provision Collection of Taxes
Revenue Authority
Cap. 80:01.
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9.
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Tax
Consumption Tax
Stamp Duties (Management)
Miscellaneous Licences
Rice Cess
Entertainments Duty
Government Lotteries
Sale of Travel Tickets
Tavel Voucher Tax
Hotel Accommodation Tax
Cap. 81:01.
2.
3.
20.
21.
22.
24.
Income Tax
Income Tax (In Aid of Industry)
Corporation Tax
Capital Gains Tax
Property Tax
Acreage Tax
Estate Duty (Deaths on Service)
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Cap. 82:01.
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4.
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25.
26.
Customs
Reserved
to 20. Reserved
Intoxicating Liquor Licencing
Licensed Premises
Bitters and Cordials
Spirits
Stills
Members’ Clubs
Cap. 83:01.
2.
Sugar Levy
Bauxite (Production Levy)
Cap. 84:01.
Reserved
BANKING, CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE
Cap. 85:01.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Financial Institutions
Bank of Guyana
Caribbean Development Bank Agreement
Saving Schemes
Off-Shore Banking
Financial Institutions (Provision for Conversion into Public Companies)
Banking Laws
Corporations (Provision for Conversion into Public Companies)
Money Laundering (Prevention)
Cap. 86:01.
Foreign Exchange (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Cap. 87:01.
Dealers in Foreign Currency (Licensing)
TRADE AND COMMERCE
Cap. 88:01.
2.
Co-operative Societies
Industrial and Provident Societies
Cap. 89:01.
2.
3.
Companies
Partnership
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Cap. 90:01.
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Cap.91:01.
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9.
Trade Marks
Reserved for Copyright (See Act 1 of 1966B and Subsidiary Leg.
1966, Page 64)
Patents and Designs
Merchandise Marks
Business Names (Registration)
to 9. Reserved
Sale of Goods
Pledge of Goods
Bills of Sale
Bills of Exchange
Weights and Measures
Weights and Measures
Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Trade
Insurance [1970]
Insurance [1998]
Traders (Breach of Contract)
Shops (Consolidation)
Money-Lenders
Hucksters (Licensing and Control)
Auctioneers
Old Metal Dealers
Pawnbroking
Cap 91:10.
11.
12.
Guyana Export Promotion Council
Export and Import (Special Provisions)
Guyana Tourism Authority
Cap. 92:01.
2.
3.
Petroleum
Sulphuric Acid
Molasses (Disposal)
Cap. 93:01.
2.
CARICOM Enterprises Regime
Caribbean Community (Free Entry of Skilled Nationals)
Cap. 94:01.
Reserved
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INDUSTRY
Cap. 95:01.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Industry Aid and Encouragement
Factories (Hours and Holidays)
Factories (Dangerous Trades Regulation)
Steam Boilers Regulation
Rice Factories
Soap
Cap. 96:01.
Reserved.
PROFESSIONS
Cap. 97:01.
2.
Land Surveyors
Weighers and Gaugers
LABOUR
Cap. 98:01.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Labour
Omitted
Trade Unions
Wages Councils
Employment Exchanges
Recruiting of Workers
Trade Union Recognition
Cap. 99:01.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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7.
8.
9.
10.
Employment of Young Persons and Children
Holidays with Pay
Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers)
Housing of Labour Workers on Sugar Estates
Accidental Deaths and Personal Injuries (Damages)
Bakeries (Hours of Work)
Household Service Workers (Hours of Work)
Termination of Employment and Severance Pay
Prevention of Discrimination
Occupational Safety and Health
Cap.100:01.
Maritime Boundaries
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