This Act amends the Deeds and Commercial Registries Authority Act in section 5 concerning the composition of the Governing Board of the Authority, and by making minor modifications to sections 6 and 10.
Amends: Deeds Registry Authority Act, 1999 (Cap. 5:11). (2007)
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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.