Deeds Registry Authority Act, 1999 (Cap. 5:11). | Land Portal

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This Act establishes the Deeds Registry as a body corporate. This authority shall carry out functions assigned to it under various laws including the Deeds Registry Act. The Registrar and the Deputy Registrar shall be appointed by the Minister. The Act also establishes an Advisory Board of the Registry. The Board shall advise the Minister and the Registrar. The Act also confers regulation-making powers upon the Minister for purposes of this Act and the Deeds Registry Act.

Amended by: Deeds Registry Authority (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 15 of 2017). (2017-06-28)

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Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence.

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