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  1. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act (Act No. 21 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-08-04 | GUY-2017-L-105461

  2. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Finance of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 15 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | GUY-2016-L-102170

  3. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act No. 1 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-07 | GUY-2016-L-102171

  4. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-Money Laundering And Countering The Financing Of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 10 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-06 | GUY-2016-L-102172

  5. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism and Terrorist Related Activities Act 2015 (No. 15 of 2015). (NO COPY OF LAW ON WEBSITE (24/06/2016)) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-06 | GUY-2016-L-102173

  6. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 2015 (Act No. 2 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | GUY-2015-L-102174

  7. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Entry Of Skilled Nationals) (Amendment) Act 2014 (No. 9/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-14 | GUY-2014-L-102169

  8. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees at Petrol Filling Stations) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 22 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90683

    Amends the schedule to the Minimum Wages (Employees at Petrol Filling Stations) Order 1978 concerning the increase of the minimum rate of wages per week for different categories of employees in this industry.

  9. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Security Guards)(Amendment) Order, 2012 (No. 23 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90684

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Watchmen) Order (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation). Provides for the increased payment of wages to security guards.

  10. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers) (Minimum Rate of Wages) (Amendment) Order, 2012 (No. 24 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90685

    Amends the Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers) (Minimum Rate of Wages) Order by replacing the First Schedule with a new one. Increases the minimum weekly wage rate for the following groups of workers employed in:
    - hotels, guest houses, night clubs and liquor restaurants;
    - retail spirit shops;
    - liquor stores;
    - taverns; and
    - restaurants, cookshops and parlours.

  11. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Mechanical Transport Employees) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 25 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | GUY-2012-R-90686

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Mechanical Transport Employees) Order 1996 (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation) by replacing the Schedule. Increases the minimum weekly wages for Drivers and Conductors.

  12. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Groceries) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 26 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90687

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Employees in Groceries) Order 1984 (No. 8 of 1984) by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly wage for certain categories of workers.

  13. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Hardware Stores) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 27 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90688

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Employees in Hardware Stores) Order 1984 by replacing the schedule, increasing the minimum weekly wages for employees in hardware stores.

  14. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Dry Goods Stores) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 28 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90689

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Employees in Dry Goods Stores) Order 1984 (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation). Makes provisions for an increased minimum wage for employees in dry goods stores. Made under the Labour Act.

  15. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Printing Trade Workers Wages Council Wages Regulations (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 29 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | GUY-2012-R-90690

    Amends the Printing Trade Workers Wages Council Wages Regulations Order (Cap. 98:04 Subsidiary Legislation) by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly wage rate for printing trade workers.

  16. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Aerated Water Factories Wages Council Wages Regulations (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 30 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90691

    Amends the Aerated Water Factories Wages Council Wages Regulations Order (Cap. 98:04 Subsidiary Legislation) by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly rate of wages for aerated water factories workers.

  17. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sawmill Workers Wages Council Wages Regulation (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 31 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90693

    Amends the Sawmill Workers Wages Council Wages Regulation Order (Cap. 98:04 Subsidiary Legislation) by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly wage rate for sawmill workers.

  18. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Timber Grant Workers Wages Council Wages Regulation (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 32 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90694

    Amends the Timber Grant Workers Wages Council Wages Regulation Order (Cap. 98:04 Subsidiary Legislation) by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly wage rate for timber grant workers.

  19. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Cinema Employees) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 33 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | GUY-2012-R-90695

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Cinema Employees) Order 1989 by replacing the schedule increasing the minimum weekly wage for certain categories of workers.

  20. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Drug Stores) (Amendment) Order 2012 (No. 34 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-01 | GUY-2012-R-90697

    Amends the Minimum Wages (Employees in Drug Stores) Order by replacing the schedule, increasing the minimum weekly wages for employees in drug stores.

  21. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Essential Services Arbitration (Amendment of Schedule) Order (No. 21 of 2012).

    Adoption: 2012-04-16 | GUY-2012-R-90135

    Amends the Schedule to the Essential Services Arbitration Act by inserting, immediately below paragraph 10, the following as paragraph 11 -
    "11. Any service provided by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. related to the Demerara Harbour Bridge and the Berbice River Bridge, respectively."

  22. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Access To Information Act 2011 (No. 21 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-15 | GUY-2011-L-99447

  23. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Entry of Skilled Nationals) (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 15 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-03 | GUY-2011-L-99446

  24. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Childcare Development Services Act 2011 (No. 12 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-17 | GUY-2011-L-99448

  25. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 10 of 2011) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-06-10 | GUY-2011-L-99449

  26. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Judicial Review Act 2010 (No. 23 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-02 | GUY-2010-L-99451

    AN ACT to provide for an application to the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature for relief by way of judicial review and for related matters.

  27. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010 (Cap. 7:05) (No. 24 of 2010). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-21 | GUY-2010-L-99450

    AN ACT to provide for the settlement of disputes by arbitration, mediation and customary arbitration, to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and to provide for related matters.

    The Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre is governed by a multipartite Board and includes representatives from organised labour and industry. Does not exclude employment or labour disputes from the scope of application.

    Repeals the Arbitration Act, 1961 (Act 38).

  28. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders (Amendment) 2010 (No. 20 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-14 | GUY-2010-L-99453

    Deletes paragraph (f) of Section 19.

  29. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Maritime Zones Act 2010 (No. 18 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-09 | GUY-2010-L-99456

    This Act defines the internal waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Guyana, defines the boundaries of those maritime zones and defines jurisdiction and rights of Guyana in respect of those zones. The Act also concerns, among other things, marine research, mariculture and protection of the marine environment.
    Guyana, in the exercise of its sovereignty, has exclusive to the territorial sea subject to international law and the Law of the Sea Convention. The Act provides rules for innocent passage, defines non-innocent passage and provides for measures in case of non-innocent passage. Transport of hazardous waste (including radioactive material) requires an authorization of the Minister responsible for the environment. Further Regulations may be made in this respect.
    Guyana shall have the right to explore and exploit natural resources in the EEZ. Any other person may only do so under a written agreement with the government of Guyana. The President may designate areas of the EEZ for special purposes and make provision with respect to, among other things, natural resources and protection of the marine environment. The Minister may by Order declare an area within the territorial sea and the contiguous zone to be known as the maritime cultural area. Establishment of an eco-tourism or a marine park and reserve or a mariculture operation shall require a permit of the Minister (who may also establish such areas) and operations in such areas or mariculture operations shall not have negative effects on marine species.
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Minister responsible for the environment may make Regulations for the protection and preservation of the marine environment and may make other Regulations for purposes of this Act.

    Repeals the Maritime Boundaries Act, 1977.

  30. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-money laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2010 (No. 15 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-09 | GUY-2010-L-99457

  31. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Persons with Disabilities Act 2010 (Cap. 36:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | GUY-2010-L-99459

    AN ACT to provide certain rights to persons with disabilities; to provide for the promotion and protection and full and equal enjoyment of the rights; to facilitate the enforcement of the rights; to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability; to provide for the welfare and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities; to provide for the registration of persons with disabilities; to establish the National Commission on Disabilities; and for connected purposes.

  32. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Sexual Offences Act 2010 (Cap. 8:03) (No. 7 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-04-22 | GUY-2010-L-99460

    AN ACT to reform and consolidate the laws relating to sexual offences and to provide for related matters.

  33. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Prison (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 37 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-26 | GUY-2009-L-99461

  34. Guyana - - Law, Act

    National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 33 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-19 | GUY-2009-L-99462

  35. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Protection of Children Act, 2009 (No. 17 of 2009) (Cap. 46:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-11-12 | GUY-2009-L-99466

  36. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Rice Factories (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 31 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-10-22 | GUY-2009-L-99463

  37. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Anti-money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, 2009 (No. 13 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-08-14 | GUY-2009-L-99458

  38. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Occupational Health and Safety (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 22 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-28 | GUY-2009-L-99464

  39. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Status of Children Act 2009 (No. 19 of 2009) (Cap. 46:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-21 | GUY-2009-L-99467

  40. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Public Utility Undertakings and Public Health Services Arbitration (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 14 of 2009).

    Adoption: 2009-05-07 | GUY-2009-L-90134

    Makes several amendments to the Public Utility Undertakings and Public Health Services Arbitration Act (Cap. 54:01). It amends the following:
    - the long title of the Act by deleting the words "in public utility undertakings and in certain services and to prohibit strikes and lock-outs in such undertakings or services", and substitutes them with the words "in essential services and to prohibit strikes and lock-outs in such services";
    - section 1(1) by replacing "Public Utility Undertakings and Public Health Services" with "Essential Services";
    - Section 1(2) by replacing "those services" with "the essential services";
    - Section 4 by replacing "a Public Utility and Public Health Services Arbitration Tribunal" with "an Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal";
    - Section 19(1) by replacing the whole sub-section concerning offences;
    - Repeals and replaces the Schedule now entitled "Essential Services" and in which all of the essential services are listed.

  41. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 5 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-01-29 | GUY-2009-L-99468

  42. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Trade Union Recognition (Amendment) Act 2009 (Act No. 1 of 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-01-08 | GUY-2009-L-102175

  43. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Adoption of Children Act, 2009 (Cap. 46:04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009 | GUY-2009-L-105467

  44. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act (Cap. 10:06) (Act No. 2 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-04-07 | GUY-2005-L-105464

    Provides for comprehensive measures to combat trafficking in persons. Sets ou criminal offences as well as measures to protect victims of trafficking.

  45. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Rights Commissions Tribunal (Cap. 38:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-31 | GUY-2004-L-105466

    Provides for the establishment and functioning of the Rights Commissions Tribunal.

  46. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Rice Factories Act (Cap. 95:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002 | GUY-2002-L-85545

    This Act makes provision for the public control on the manufacture of rice and for this purpose requires rice manufacturers to obtain a licence from the Guyana Rice Development Board. Establishment of a rice factory requires a permit from the Board. No person shall manufacture rice without a licence obtained under this Act. A licensee may apply to the Board to become an official unhulled rice grading agency.

  47. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act 2001. Act No. 5 of 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-01 | GUY-2001-C-75332

    Amends Articles 200, 201, 207, 210, 211 and 226 and inserts new Articles 212G and 212F, including gender inclusion.

  48. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act (No.2 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-11 | GUY-2000-C-85544

    1. Short title
    2. Repeal and re-enactment of article 110 of the Constitution.
    3. Repeal and re-enactment of article 161 of the Constitution.
    4. Insertion of new article 161A in the Constitution.
    5. Alteration of article 177 of the Constitution.
    6. Repeal and re-enactment of article 184 of the Constitution.
    7. Alteration of article 226 of the Constitution.

  49. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Ethnic Relations Commission Tribunal Act 2000 (Cap. 37:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000 | GUY-2000-L-72129

  50. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Holidays with Pay (Employees at Petrol Filling Stations) Order 1977 (no. 96)

    Adoption: 1999-10-17 | GUY-1999-R-55287

    Establishes holidays with pay for employees at petrol-filling stations. Sets the method of calculating holidays with pay and holiday periods. Provides for the payment of holiday pay upon the termination of employment.

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