Chapter 28:09 - Local Democratic Organs

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS ACT
CHAPTER 28:09
Act 12 of 1980
Amended by
6 of 1981 O. 80/1980 14 of 1985 Reg. 8/1980 30 of 1990 9/1980 7 of 1994
22 of 1997 15 of 2000 6 of 2006
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Index
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Subsidiary Legislation
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Local Democratic Organs (Regional Democratic Councils) Order 52 (O. 69/1980)
Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils) 80 Order
(O. 51/ 1990, G. of 10 Nov. 1990)
Note on Revision
The following orders are omitted from this publication:
Order No. 47/1990 titled Local Democratic Organs (Areas) Order Local Democratic Organs (Emoluments of Office Holders) Orders (O. 37/1989, 21/1990, 9/1991, 10, 1991 ,9/1991,10/1992, 20/ 1992, 32/ 1992/ 4/1993, 21/ 1993, 21/1994, 38/ 1995, 2/1999, 25/2000, 2/2007)
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SECTION
CHAPTER 28:09 LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I PRELIMINARY
1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. 3. Objectives of local government.
PART II LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS
4. Establishment of local government areas. 5. Constitution orders. 6. Duties of local democratic organs. 7. Local democratic organ may make regulations. 8. Local democratic organs to be bodies corporate. 9. Full-time officers. 10. Delegation of powers of local democratic organs. 11. Petty courts. 12. Cessation of application of other laws. 13. Application of this Part to regional democratic councils.
PART III REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCILS
14. Regional democratic councils. 15. Composition of regional democratic councils. 16. Councillors to be elected. 17. Qualifications for election as councillor. 18. Election of councillors. 19. Convening of meeting to elect chairman and vice-chairman. 20. Election of chairman and vice-chairman. 21. Election of chairman and vice-chairman on vacancy. 22. Vacancy in office of chairman or vice-chairman. 23. Performance of chairman’s duties when unable to act.
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SECTION 24. Oath of Office. 25. Chairman and vice-chairman to be justices of the peace. 26. Leave of absence of chairman and vice-chairman. 27. Chairman, vice-chairman and councillors exempted from jury
service. 28. Remuneration of chairman and councillors. 29. Vacancy in office of councillor. 30. Signification and filling vacancy. 31. Oath of office of councillor. 31A. Performance of functions of council by chairman or vice- chairman
in certain circumstances. 32. Application of certain provisions of the Municipal and District
Councils Act, Cap. 28:01. 33. Duty of council to be guided by general policies of Government.
PART IV REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCILS
34. Repealed 35. Repealed 36. Repealed 37. Repealed 38. Repealed 39. Repealed 40. Repealed 41. Repealed 42. Repealed 43. Repealed 44. Repealed 45. Repealed 46. Repealed 47. Repealed 48. Repealed 49. Repealed 50. Repealed
PART V ELECTION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
51. Repealed
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52. Repealed 53. Repealed 54. Repealed 55. Repealed 56. Repealed 57. Repealed 58. Repealed 59. Repealed 60. Repealed 61. Repealed 62. Repealed
PART VI ELECTION DISPUTES
63. Determination of questions as to membership and elections relating to councils.
64. [Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000] 65. [Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000] 66. Appeals. 67. Rules of procedure.
68. Regulations.
PART VII MISCELLANEOUS
69. Saving of power to amend subsidiary legislation amended by or under this Act.
70. Authority of Election Commission. 71. Negative resolutions.
FIRST SCHEDULE – Amendments to the Representation of the People Act, Cap. 1:03.
SECOND SCHEDULE – Forms of oaths of office.
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THIRD SCHEDULE – Amendments to the Municipal and District Councils Act, Cap. 28:01.
FOURTH SCHEDULE – Amendments to the National Assembly (Validity of Elections) Act, Cap. 1:04.
12 of 1980
CHAPTER 28:09 LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS ACT
An Act to make provision for the institution of a country- [15 of 2000] wide system of local government through the
establishment of organs of local democratic power as a vital aspect of socialist democracy, enabling the Constitution set out in the Schedule of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Act, Cap. 1:01, to function on and after the day appointed for the coming into operation of that Constitution, and for purposes connected therewith.
[6TH OCTOBER, 1980]
Short title.
Interpretation. [O. 80/1980 15 of 2000 6 of 2006]
PART I PRELIMINAR Y
1. This Act may be cited as the Local Democratic Organs Act.
2. (1) In this Act –
‚area‛, in respect of any local democratic organ, means the area administered by that organ;
‚casual vacancy‛ means any vacation of office for any cause other than a dissolution of the body in which the office is held, and includes any case in which a person, by reason of his having lost membership of a body by which he was elected to another body, thereupon vacates, as he is hereby required to vacate, membership of the body to which he was elected;
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‚clerk‛ means the chief executive officer, however styled of a regional democratic council or of any other local democratic organ, as the case may be, and, if there is no such officer, then such officer as may be designated for the purpose by the Minister;
‚Constitution‛ means the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as set out in the Schedule to the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Act;
‚constitution order‛ means an order made pursuant to section 5;
‚council‛ means a regional democratic council established under section 5;
‚councillor‛ means a member of a council elected pursuant to the provisions of section 18;
‚Court‛ means the High Court;
‚local democratic organ‛ means any local government authority, and includes that of any city or town or of any division thereof established under section 4(1);
‚local government officer‛ means a person who is the holder of or who is acting in an office of emolument in the service of a local democratic organ and for the avoidance of any doubt does not include any member of any council (however styled) constituting a local democratic organ or a captain appointed under the Amerindian Act.
‚Minister‛ means the Minister responsible for local government, save that in the case of section 11 and 67 it means the Minister responsible for legal matters;
‚region‛ means any of the regions into which Guyana has been divided under section 4;
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Objectives of local government.
Establishment of local government areas. [7 of 1994]
Constitution orders. [6 of 1981]
‚regional democratic council‛ means any regional democratic council established by a constitution order.
(2) Deleted by 15 of 2000.
3. The general objectives of the system of local government established by and under this Act are to involve as many citizens as possible in the task of managing and developing the communities in which they live and ensuring popular participation in organising the political, economic, social and cultural life of those communities.
PART II LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS
4. (1) The Minister may by order divide Guyana as he may deem fit into ten regions, and may in like manner divide a region into sub-regions, a sub-region into neighbourhoods, and a neighbourhood into people’s co-operative units:
Provided that the Minister may by order divide any area comprised in a city or town as he may deem fit.
5. The Minister may by order provide for –
(a) the establishment or designation of local democratic organs for any area into which Guyana has been divided under section 4;
(b) the name of any such area and its boundaries;
(c) the name of any local democratic organ for the area;
(d) the composition, constitution, location, rights, duties, obligations and responsibilities of each local democratic organ;
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(e) the election, rights, duties, obligations and responsibilities of members of each local democratic organ;
(f) sanctions (including fines and public reprimands) against local democratic organs and any members and officers thereof for breach or dereliction of duty;
(g) the due accountability of local democratic organs members and officers thereof to the residents within their area, including provision for vacation of any office to which any person has been appointed or elected, on grounds of misconduct, inability (whether physical or mental) or loss of confidence of the electorate;
(h) the good management and administration of any area by the local democratic organ thereof;
(i) the holding of any public or private inquiry into the administration of any area by the local democratic thereof;
(j) the dissolution of any local democratic organ (other than a regional democratic council) and the holding of fresh elections therefor;
(k) the establishment of any interim local democratic organ during any dissolution effected under paragraph (j), or during any period prior to the
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establishment of an elected local democratic organ for the area;
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(l) the direct administration for a temporary period by the Government of any area (including any area otherwise forming part of the area of a local democratic organ);
(m) the preservation of the status of any existing city or town, or of any council established under the Amerindian Act, or of any other local democratic organ, and the regulation of their relationship with any other local democratic organ, including the making of provision for distinctions in the functions of members of local democratic organ which are consistent with the preservation of any such status;
(n) the modification of the boundaries of the area of any local democratic organ;
(o) the financing of any local democratic organ, including the raising of revenue by the imposition of rates, taxes, dues and other means, the procedures to be followed by it in matters relating to finance, and the auditing of it accounts and the powers and duties of the auditor or of any other person in connection therewith;
(p) the transfer or secondment of officers and other employees from the service of the Government to that of any local
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democratic organ or the transfer or secondment of officers and other employees from the service of any local democratic organ to that of the Government, or of any other local democratic organ, and the regulation of the terms and conditions of any such transfer or secondment;
(q) the establishment of any superannuation schemes relating to the workers of any local democratic organ;
(r) the transfer of property, rights and obligations from any local democratic organ to any other such organ, or the vesting of any property or rights in, or the charging of any obligations on, any such organ;
Neighbour- hood democratic council to be local authority under Local Authorities (Elections) Act c. 28:02. [7 of 1994]
Duties of local democratic organs.
(s) the settlement of any disputes among local democratic organs.
5A. A neighborhood democratic council established under this Act shall be a local authority to which the Local Authorities (Elections) Act applies with all powers conferred on a village council by the Local Government Act.
6. With prejudice to the generality of section 5, it shall be the duty of each local democratic organ and the members and officers thereof within its area –
(a) to maintain and protect public property;
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(b) to protect and improve the physical environment;
(c) to improve working and living conditions;
(d) to stimulate economic activities and improve production and efficiency;
(e) to promote the social and cultural life of the people;
(f) the raise the level of civic consciousness;
(g) to preserve law and order;
(h) to consolidate socialist legality;
(i) to safeguard the rights of the people; and
Local democratic organ may make regulations.
(j) to g i ve advice, encouragement and support to the people in their daily activities and to give leadership by example.
7. Subject to the provisions of this Act, a local democratic organ may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for –
(a) the proper management and administration of its area;
(b) the raising of revenues by tolls, rates, taxes and dues;
(c) the conduct by it of any business which it may be authorised to carry
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on under its constitution order; or
Local democratic organs to be bodies corporate.
Full-time officers. [6 of 1981]
(d) acquiring land compulsorily for local government purposes.
8. Every l o c a l d e m o c r a t i c organ s h a l l b e a b o d y corporate by the name prescribed for it by its constitution order.
9. (1) The following office-holders shall be full-time officers of their respective local democratic organs –
(a) the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of any city or town; and
(b) the chairman and vice-chairman of any regional democratic council, unless the Minister, where he considers it justifiable having regard to the time which such chairman or vice-chairman is required to devote for the discharge of the functions of his office, in any case has by written notice to the chairman or vice- chairman, as the case may be, directed that he should not be a full time officer of the council;
(c) the chairman of any local democratic organ for any sub-division of a region who may by direction of the Minister be specified for the purpose.
(2) The Minister may by order prescribed the emoluments, if any, to be paid by a local democratic organ to any officer serving full-time as aforesaid.
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Local Democratic Organs Cap. 28:09 13 Delegation of powers to local democratic organs.
Petty courts.
10. (1) Subject to any conditions which the Minister may by order prescribe, any Minister, department of Government or statutory authority may, with the consent of the first mentioned Minister, delegate any of his or its statutory power or authority to a local democratic organ where the power or authority relates to matters within the responsibility of that organ.
(2) Subject to any conditions which the Minister may in writing specify, any local democratic organ may appoint any other local democratic organ as its agent for purposes agreed between them.
11. (1) Subject to the Constitution, the Minister may by order, which shall be subject to affirmative resolution of the National Assembly, establish courts for the trial of petty offences committed within the area of any local democratic organ and any such order may prescribe –
(a) the offences triable in any such court;
(b) the punishment which any such court may impose;
(c) a summary method of appeal from any decision of any such court;
(d) the procedure relating to the functioning of any such court or the making of any such appeal from its decision; and
(e) all other matters which the Minister deems in necessary or expedient to provide for in order to enable such courts to administer justice fairly, effectively, economically and speedily.
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Cessation of application of other laws.
Application of this Part to regional democratic councils.
Regional democratic councils.
Composition of regional democratic councils.
Councillors to be elected.
Qualifications for election as
(2) In this section ‚petty offences‛ means any offences punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and such imprisonment, and subject to such limitations on punishment, any offence punishable on summary conviction and relating to theft of or damage to any livestock, or any agricultural or diary product, or anything connected with the production thereof.
12. Where provision has been made by a constitution order for the local government of any area, any provision of any other law relating to the local government of that area shall cease to apply with effect from such day, to such extent and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order.
13. In the case of a regional democratic council the provisions of this Part shall apply subject to the provisions of Part III.
PART III REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCILS
14. A local democratic organ established for a region by an order made under section 5 shall be called a regional democratic council and shall have such functions as may be vested in it by or under this Act or any other law.
15. Every council shall consist of such number of members (including the chairman and the vice-chairman) as, being not less than twelve and not more than thirty-six, may be prescribed by its constitution order.
16. Councillors shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of section 18.
17. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person shall be qualified for election as a Councillor if, and shall not be so
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councillor. qualified unless, he is qualified for election as a member of [6 of 1981 15 of 2000] the National Assembly under article 53 of the Constitution.
(2) No person shall be qualified for election as a councillor, or, if so elected, to hold or continue in office as a councillor, if he is –
(a) disqualified for election as a member of the National Assembly under paragraphs (1), (6), (7) and (8) of article 155 of the Constitution;
(b) [Deleted by Act No. 15 of 2000]
(c) a magistrate;
(d) a member of the Police Force;
(e) a member of the Guyana Defence Force;
(f) a local government officer;
(g) the Chief Election Officer;
(h) in relation to the election, a returning officer within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Representation of the People Act as applied by section 18;
(i) any person who has within five years before election day been removed from any elected office pursuant to any provision made under section 5(g);
(j) a person who has within five years before election day or since his election been surcharged under any
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law to an amount exceeding one thousand dollars;
(k) a person who has been disqualified from holding office as a councillor pursuant to any law:
Provided that for the purpose of paragraphs (j) and (k) the ordinary date on which the period allowed for making an appeal or application with respect to an order imposing the surcharge or the disqualification respectively expires or, if such an appeal or application is made, the date on which the application is finally disposed of or abandoned or falls by reason of the non-prosecution thereof, shall be deemed to be the date on which the surcharge or disqualification was imposed, as the case may be.
Election of councillors c. 1:03 [15 of 2000]
(3) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) (a), a person who holds or acts in any office of emolument in a civil capacity in the service of the Government of Guyana or any other Commonwealth territory, not being the holder of any such office specified in any paragraphs in subsection (2), shall be qualified for election as a councillor and if so elected, to hold or continue in office as a councillor.
18. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the provision of the Representation of the People Act (as modified by the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (Adaptation and Modification of Laws) (Representation of the People) Order 1980) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the election of councillors as they apply to an election of members of the National Assembly under article 60(2) of the Constitution.
(2) Where the day appointed under article 73(2) of the Constitution for holding elections of councillors is the same as the day appointed under article 61 of the Constitution for holding an election of members of the National Assembly under article 60(2) thereof, the Representation of the People
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c. 1:03 Act, as applied by subsection (1), shall for the purpose of such application, be construed subject to the following modifications –
(a) any reference to a list of candidates shall be construed as including a reference to a list of candidates for election as councillors of the council of the region in respect of which their election is sought;
(b) persons entitled to vote at an election of councillors shall be electors whose names appear on the official list of electors for any division within the region of the council in respect of which the election is held;
(c) an elector who votes by proxy at one election shall, if he intends to vote at the other election, vote thereat by proxy and shall appoint one and the same person as his proxy in relation to both elections, and accordingly any cancellation of the appointment of a proxy shall be deemed to apply in relation to both elections;
(d) an elector who votes as a postal voter at one election shall, if he intends to vote at the other election, vote thereat as a postal voter;
(e) the ballot paper for each election shall be set out on the same sheet of paper and shall each bear the same serial number but shall be separated from each other by a perforated line and distinguished from each other by
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different colours, the sheet being in the form of Form 11 of the Schedule to the Act as amended by this subsection, the upper half thereof comprising the ballot paper for the election of members of the National Assembly and the lower half thereof comprising the ballot paper for the election of members of the council of the region;
(f) an elector, whether acting for himself or as a proxy, shall only once enter the room where the poll is held, and, having entered, shall there and then vote in all his capacities and in respect of each election at which he intends to cast a vote, each step relating to one election being taken either simultaneously with or immediately after the corresponding step relating to the other, as may be practicable and where any two corresponding steps are substantially the same (such as proof of identity or linking of fingers) a step taken in relation to one election shall be deemed to have been also taken in relation to the other;
(g) an elector voting at both elections shall cast his ballots for both elections at the same time and in the same ballot box, but ballot papers for one election shall be separated from ballot papers for the other election immediately after removal from the ballot box and shall be counted separately:
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Provided that a ballot paper shall not be invalidated by reason only that it has become separated from the other ballot paper on the same ballot sheet prior to its removal from the ballot box;
(h) unless the Commission otherwise decides, where the same person has been named as representative of a list of candidates for election as members of a council for a region as well as representative of a list of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly, or where the same symbol has been applied for in respect of both lists, and where any person holds an appointment as election agent, assistant agent, counting agent or polling agent in respect of the second mentioned list for any area within that region, no one other than that person may be appointed to, or, if previously appointed, no one other than that person may continue to hold, the corresponding post in relation to the first mentioned list in respect of that area;
(i) any person holding office as an election officer in relation to the election of members of the National Assembly shall be deemed to be holding the like officer in relation to the holding of the election of councillors;
(j) the administration machinery and
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arrangements for the holding of the election of councillors shall as far as practicable be the same as those for the holding of the election of members of the National Assembly subject to due care being taken to ensure that there is no confusion between the holding of the two elections;
(k) where any form is prescribed or modified by this subsection so as to be capable of being used in relation to both elections, or partly in relation to one and party in relation to the other, it shall be so used, and accordingly any corresponding form which would have been used if either election was held alone shall not be applicable; and
(l) the provisions of that Act specified in the first column of the First Schedule are hereby amended in the manner specified in the second column of that Schedule.
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(3) In an election to elect members of a regional democratic council, a list of candidates referred to in this section shall be submitted by not less than one hundred and seventy-five persons.
19. (1) Within seven days after the declaration under section 99 of the Representation of the People Act (as modified as aforesaid) of the results of any election of councillors, the clerk of the council to which the election has been made shall call a meeting, to be held not later than fourteen days after the date of the declaration, of the persons elected thereat to be councillors for the purpose of electing the chairman and the vice-chairman of the council.
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(2) The clerk shall, not less than three days before a meeting held pursuant to subsection (1), publish notice of the time and place of the intended meeting and cause a copy thereof to be served upon the persons elected as councillors:
Election of chairman and vice-chairman. [ 6 of 1981]
Provided that want of service of a copy of a notice shall not affect the validity of the meeting.
20. (1) The election of the chairman shall be the first business transacted at a meeting called pursuant to section 19 and the election of the vice-chairman shall take place immediately thereafter.
(2) The clerk shall, until the chairman has been elected, preside at and shall determine any question arising at the meeting during the election of the chairman, but shall not have any vote; and upon his election the person so elected shall preside at all meetings and determine any such question and shall have a second or casting vote whenever there is an equality of votes on any question.
(3) Every candidate for election as chairman and vice-chairman shall be a councillor proposed by another councillor and seconded by another, all of whom are present at the meeting.
(4) If there is only one candidate for election as chairman, the clerk shall declare that candidate to be elected; and if, the chairman having been elected, there is only one candidate for the election as vice-chairman, the chairman shall declare that candidate to be elected.
(5) If there are two or more candidates for election as chairman, the clerk shall take the votes of the councillors present and shall declare the candidate who secures the greatest number of votes to be elected; and, if, the chairman having been elected, there are two or more candidates for election as vice-chairman, the chairman shall declare the candidate who secures the greatest number of votes to be
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elected.
(6) Where by reason of an equality of votes cast at an election of a chairman no person is elected chairman the Minister shall select one of the councillors receiving the greatest number of equal votes to be chairman.
Election of chairman and vice-chairman on vacancy.
Vacancy in office of chairman or vice-chairman. [6 of 1981] [14 of 1985]
(7) Where the chairman or vice-chairman is a full- time officer of the council and is the holder of, or is acting in any office of emolument in a civil capacity in the service of the Government of Guyana or of any other Commonwealth territory, he shall, unless he is granted leave of absence from his office in such service by the authority competent to grant such leave for the period for which he functions as such full- time officer of the council, resign from the office in such service before he takes the oath prescribed for his office as chairman or vice-chairman under section 24.
21. (1) If any vacancy occurs under section 22 in the office of chairman or vice-chairman, the clerk shall call a meeting of the council to elect a councillor to the vacant office.
(2) Section 20 shall, in so far as it is applicable, apply to a meeting called under this section.
22. (1) Subject to the other provisions of this Act, a vacancy shall occur in the office of chairman or vice-chairman prior to normal retirement if the holder of the office –
(a) dies;
(b) resigns;
(c) ceases to be a councillor;
(d) does not within twenty-eight days after his election to the office take before the President the oath prescribed for his office by section 24,
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unless his failure to take such oath within the said period is for any reason approved by the council;
(e) being a full-time officer of the council and the holder of, or acting in, any office of emolument in a civil capacity in the service of the Government of Guyana or of any other Commonwealth territory, does not, unless he is granted leave of absence from his office in such service by the authority competent to grant such leave, resign from his office in such service before he takes the oath prescribed for his office by section 24;
(f) being a full-time officer of the council, becomes the holder of, or acts in, any office of emolument referred to in paragraph (e) after he takes the oath prescribed for his office by section 24.
(2) A vacancy shall occur in the office of vice- chairman if the holder thereof is elected to the office of chairman.
Performance of chairman’s duties when
(3) Where a person who holds the office of chairman or vice-chairman of a council ceases to be a member thereof by virtue of the dissolution of that council under article 72(2) of the Constitution, he shall not by reason thereof vacate the office of chairman or vice-chairman, as the case may be, until a chairman or vice-chairman , as the case may be, of the council is elected under this Act after the election, following such dissolution, of the members of the council.
23. (1) During any period when the chairman is for any reason unable to perform the functions of his office, those functions shall be assumed and performed by the vice-
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Oath of Office.
Second Schedule.
Chairman and vice-chairman to be justices of the peace.
chairman.
(2) If the vice-chairman is for any reason unable to perform the functions of the office of chairman in accordance with subsection (1), the clerk shall call a meeting of the council to elect a councillor to perform those functions, and the councillor so elected shall assume and perform those functions until such time as the chairman or vice-chairman, as the case may be, is able to act.
(3) Section 20 shall, in so far as it is applicable, apply to a meeting called under this section.
(4) Where at an election under subsection (2) two or more councillors secure an equal number of votes the Minister shall direct which of those councillors shall perform the functions of the office of the chairman; and that councillor shall assume and perform those functions until such time as the chairman or vice-chairman, as the case may be, is able to act.
(5) In the event of the vice-chairman or a councillor performing the functions of the office of chairman for seven consecutive days or more, the vice-chairman or councillor, as the case may be, shall during such period, have at his disposal, in lieu of the chairman, the funds placed under section 28(1) at the disposal of the said office in the manner specified for the payment of such funds.
24. The chairman and vice-chairman shall, before performing any of the functions of their respective offices (save those referred to in section 20) take before the President an oath of office in the form set out in the Second Schedule.
25. The chairman and the vice-chairman, shall, by virtue of their offices, be justices of the peace for their region, but shall, before acting as such, take the oaths required by law to be taken by such justices unless they are, on the day on
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Leave of absence of chairman and vice-chairman.
Chairman, vice chairman and councillors exempted from jury service.
Remuneration of chairman and councillors.
Vacancy in office of councillor.
which they become entitled to act as chairman or vice- chairman, such justices and have taken the oaths required by law to be taken to act as such justices.
26. A council may grant leave of absence to its chairman and vice-chairman for any period or periods not exceeding three months in the aggregate during any continuous twelve-month period of continuance in office.
27. The chairman, the vice-chairman and other councillors shall, during their continuance in office, be exempted from jury service.
28. (1) A council may in each year appropriate out of its funds a sum not exceeding in amount any sum for the time being prescribed by its constitution order to be placed at the disposal of its chairman in any manner specified in the order.
(2) A council may in each year, with the approval of the Minister, appropriate out of its funds a sum to be utilised for the remuneration of councillors other than travelling and subsistence expenses incurred in the course of duty and may, with such approval, determine what sum shall be payable to each councillor.
29. A vacancy shall occur in the office of a councillor if the holder thereof –
(a) dies;
(b) ceases to be qualified for election as a councillor;
(c) is disqualified for being or is disqualified from continuing to be a councillor;
(d) is removed from office pursuant to
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(e) resigns;
Signification and filling of vacancy.
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Oath of office of councillor. Second Schedule.
Performance of functions of council by chairman or vice chairman in certain circumstances. [14 of 1985
(f) does not, within fourteen days of his election, take before the clerk the oath prescribed for his office by section 31, unless his failure to take such oath within that period is for a reason approved by the council.
30. (1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in an office of councillor, the clerk shall report the same at the next meeting of the council and publish notice thereof.
(2) Any such vacancy shall be filled pursuant to section 99A of the Representation of the People Act, as modified by section 18.
31. No councillor shall take part in the proceedings of a council or a committee thereof until he has taken before the clerk an oath of office in the form set out in the Second Schedule.
31A. During the period commencing on the date on which a council is dissolved under article 73 (2) of the Constitution and ending with the date on which the first meeting of the members of the council, elected at an election following such dissolution, is held, the functions conferred on the council by this Act or any other written law shall be performed –
(a) by the chairman of the council;
(b) in the event of a vacancy arising in the office of the chairman on account of his death or resignation , or during any period when the Chairman
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Third Schedule.
is unable to perform the functions of his office, by the vice-chairman.
32. (1) The provisions of the Municipal and District Councils Act specified in subsection (2) shall apply in relation to a regional democratic council as they apply in relation to a council under that Act and for that purpose shall be construed with any necessary modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, subject, in particular, for the purpose of such application, to the following modifications –
(a) where a provision applies to the City Council, the Town Council and any other council it shall apply to a regional democratic council at it applies to such other council;
(b) any references to the clerk or treasurer shall be construed as a reference to the clerk or chief finance officer (however styled) respectively of a regional democratic council;
(c) the power conferred by section 305 to suspend or dissolve a council shall be inapplicable to a regional democratic council;
(d) the provisions specified in the first column of the Third Schedule are hereby amended in the manner specified in the second column of that Schedule.
(2) The provisions of that Act specified for the purposes of subsection (1) are –
sections 43 to 323 (inclusive) but exclusive of
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Duty of council to be guided by general policies of Government.
section 58(1) and (2), 72, 73, 81 to 89 (inclusive), 95, to 120 (inclusive), 123, 125 to 142 (inclusive), 153 to 154 (inclusive), 200 to 227 (inclusive), 265 to 300 (inclusive), 301, 319, 321 to 331A (inclusive).
33. In the management and development of its region, every council shall be guided by the general policies of the Government and the national objectives as set by the Government, and shall devise its development plans and programmes to ensure consistency with such policies and objectives; and in the performance of his functions each councillor shall endeavour to co-operate with every other councillor and with all socio-economic institutions in the area.
PARTS IV THE NATIONAL CONRESS OF LOCAL
DEMOCRATIC ORGANS
34. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
35. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
36. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
37. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
38. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
39. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
40. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
41. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
42. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
43. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
44. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
45. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
46. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
47. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
48. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
49. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
50. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
PART V ELECTION OF CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL
ASSEMBLY
51. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
52. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
53. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
54. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
55. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
56. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
57. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
58. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
59. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
60. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
61. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
62. Repealed by Act No. 15 of 2000
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Disputed elections to regional democratic councils
63. (1) Any question –
(a) regarding the qualification of any person to be elected as a member of a council;
(b) whether –
(i) either generally or in any particular place an election to a council has been lawfully conducted or the result thereof has been, or may have been, affected by any unlawful act or omission;
(ii) the seats in a council have been
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lawfully allocated;
(iii) a seat in a council has become vacant; or
(iv) any member of a council is required under the provisions of any law to cease to exercise any of his functions as a member thereof;
(c) regarding the filling of a vacant seat in a council; and
(d) whether any person has been validly elected as chairman or vice-chairman, of a council or, having been so elected, has vacated the office of chairman or vice-chairman, as the case may be,
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may, with a view to securing any appropriate remedial orders be dealt with as provided in subsection (2).
(2) Any such question as is referred to in subsection (1) (a), (b) and (c) may be referred to the Court, and shall thereupon be determined by it, in accordance with the provisions of the National Assembly (Validity of Elections) Act which shall apply for that purpose with any necessary modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, subject, in particular, for the purpose of such application, to the following modifications –
(a) any references however made in that Act to –
(i) an election;
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(ii) an elector;
(iii) a candidate;
(iv) a list of candidates;
(v) any person being elected as a member of the National Assembly;
(vi) Parliament or the National Assembly; or
(vii) the Speaker,
shall be construed as a reference respectively to –
(i) an election of members of the council for the region in respect of which the election petition is brought;
(ii) an elector at that election;
(iii) a candidate at that election;
(iv) a list of candidates for that election;
(v) any person being elected as a member of such council;
(vi) such council; and
(vii) the person for the time being presiding over
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Fourth Schedule.
Appeals.
Rules of procedure. c. 1:01
Regulations.
such council; (b) the provisions of that Act specified in
the first column of the Fourth Schedule are hereby amended in the manner specified in the second column of that Schedule.
[Ss. 64-65 repealed by Act No. 15 2000]
66. An appeal shall lie to the Court of Appeal –
(a) from the decision of a judge of the Court granting or refusing leave under any law to institute proceedings for the determination of any question referred to in this Part;
(b) from the determination by the Court of any such question, or against any order of the Court made in consequence of such determination.
67. Subject to the provisions of this Act and of article 163 of the Constitution, the Minister may by order make pro- vision with respect to the practice and procedure of the High Court in relation to the jurisdiction and powers conferred upon it by or under this Part and of that Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals to the Court of Appeal under this Part, and, subject to any provision so made, provision may be made with respect to the matters aforesaid by rules of court.
PART VII MISCELLANEOUS
68. The Minister may make regulations –
(a) where by this Act any provision of
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any other law is applied with or without modification to a council for rescinding, varying, modifying or otherwise amending such application of any such provision (inclusive of any such modification);
(b) for amending any Schedule to this Act;
(c) for prohibiting, wholly or partially, the receipt by any person of separate payments in respect of any separate offices held by him under this Act;
Saving of power to amend subsidiary legislation amended by or under this Act.
Authority of Elections Commissions.
Negative resolutions.
(d) generally, for giving effect to the provisions of this Act.
69. Any amendment by or under this Act of any subsidiary legislation shall be without prejudice to any power conferred by any law upon any person or authority to make, amend, modify or revoke such legislation, and any such power shall be exercisable even in respect of any such amendment.
70. The exercise by the Elections Commission of any authority in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution shall be duly deferred to in the operation of this Act and by each and every person or authority acting under this Act.
71. Any regulations made by the Minister under this Act and, except as provided in section 11, any order made by him under this Act shall be subject to negative resolution of the National Assembly.
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s. 18 FIRST SCHEDULE [30 of 1990] Reg. 8/1980 9/1980 AMENDMENTS TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE
PEOPLE ACT, CAP 1:03
Provision How amended Section 2(1) (a) For the definition of ‚election‛
substitute the following–
‘ ‚election‛ means an election of members of a regional democratic council under section 18 of the Local Democratic Organs Act, Cap. 28:09 , and ‘elector’ shall be construed accordingly’.
(b) In the definition of ‚election day‛ for ‚61‛ substitute ‚73 (2).
(c) In the definition of ‚elector‛ delete ‚VI, VII‛, and before the semicolon insert ‚for any division within the region of the council in respect of which the election is held‛.
(d) Insert in their proper alphabetical order the following new definitions:
‘‚council‛ means a regional democratic council;
‚councillor‛ means a member of a council;
‚regional democratic council‛ means a regional democratic council established for any region
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Provision How amended under section 5 of the Local Democratic Organs Act.’
Section 2(3) After ‚division‛ in the first line insert ‚within a region in respect of which the election is held‛.
Section 3(2) Substitute the following–
‚(2) The region of the council to which the councillors are to be elected shall form one electoral area for determining the result of the election; and votes shall be cast in favour of lists of candidates published in accordance with section 19.‛
Section 8(1) Substitute a colon for the full stop at the end and insert the following proviso–
‚Provided that an officer shall be required to take only one oath where he is acting both in respect of an election of members of the National Assembly and in respect of an election of members of a council.‛
Section 11(1) (a) For ‚one hundred and not more than one hundred and twenty‛ substitute ‚one hundred and fifty and not more than one hundred and seventy-five‛.
(b) After ‚section 2(3)‛ insert ‚for any division in the region of the
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Provision How amended council in respect of which the election is held‛.
Section 11 (3) Substitute the following–
‚(3) A list of candidates shall set out the names, one below the other in the alphabetical order of the surnames, of a number of persons who are qualified to be elected to the council in respect of which the election is held and who have consented to the inclusion of their names in the list as candidates for election, together with the address and occupation of each such person, such number being not less than the number of members prescribed under section 15 of the Local Democratic Organs Act, Cap. 28:09, for that council and not more than the number so prescribed plus ten.‛
Section 12 (a) For ‚one of their number‛ substitute ‚any elector whose name is on the official list of electors for any division of any region‛, and for ‚another as deputy representative both of whom shall be candidates named in that list‛ substitute ‚any other such elector as deputy representative.‛
(b) In paragraph (a) delete ‚(other than persons who are not candidates)‛.
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Provision How amended (c) In paragraphs (b) and (c) delete ‚and persons who are not candidates.‛
Section 14(3) After ‚more than one list‛ insert ‚in respect of the same region‛, and for the word ȈtwoȈ substitute the the word Ȉ oneȈ.
Section 22 Delete.
Section 34(2)(a)(iii)
Delete.
Section 40 Before the semicolon insert ‚and of (1)(c) the Local Democratic Organs Act,
Cap. 28:09."
Section 83 (1)(f)
Before the semicolon insert ‚and separate the ballot papers relating to the election of councillors, if they have not yet become separated, from any ballot papers relating to election of members of the National Assembly.‛
Section 97(1) After ‚candidates‛ insert ‚in a region‛ and for ‚fifty-three‛ substitute ‚such number as may be prescribed for the membership of the council of that region under section 15 of the Local Democratic Organs Act, Cap. 28:09.‛
Section 97(4) Delete.
Section 97(5) Delete.
Section 98 After ‚including his own name‛ insert ‚if he is a candidate.‛
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Provision How amended Section 99 (a) In paragraph (d) for ‚National
Assembly‛ substitute council in respect of which the election was held.‛
(b) Substitute a full stop for the semicolon at the end of paragraph; (d) and delete the remainder of the section.
Section 99A Substitute the following–
‚Filling of 99A.(1) If the seat of a casual member of a council is vacancies vacant for any cause other in the case than a dissolution of the of member council, the vacancy shall of a be filled by the person who regional is not a member of the democratic council but is qualified for council. election as, and willing to
become, such a member and whose name is taken from the relevant list of candidates by way of further extraction therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 98 by the representative or deputy representative of such list or a person designated by a majority of persons named in such list , as the case may be, as shall be called upon so to do by the chairman of the council, following as nearly as may be the like method as was observed at the preceding election of members under that section, the name of
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every person who became a member of the council at that preceding election, or has since become a member, being ineligible for extraction under the foregoing provisions of this subsection; and if there is no person whose name is eligible therefor the seat shall remain vacant until it is filled consequent upon an ensuing election under that section.
(2) In subsection (1) relevant list of candidates" means the list in which was included the name of the member of the council vacating his seat or, where the vacancy exists because a person is held in the proceedings under section 63 of the Local Democratic Organs Act, Cap. 28:09, not to have been qualified to be elected as such as a member, the name of that person."
Section 100 For ‚the National Assembly‛ substitute ‚the council.‛
Section 104(2) For ‚one thousand‛ substitute ‚five hundred.‛
Section 104(3) For ‚one thousand‛ substitute ‚five hundred.‛
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Provision How amended Section 106(1)(a) Substitute the following–
‚(a) in excess of the sum of five hundred dollars multiplied by the number of candidates on the list of candidates but not exceeding the number of members prescribed under section 15 of the Local Democratic Organs Act, Cap. 28:09, for the council in respect of which the election is held;‛.
Section 131(e) For ‚the National Assembly‛ substitute ‚any council‛.
Section 131(f) For ‚the National Assembly‛ substitute ‚council‛.
Section 135(1)(b)
For ‚the National Assembly‛ substitute ‚any council or any other local democratic organ‛.
Section 151 Delete.
Section 152 Substitute a colon for the full stop and insert the following proviso–
‚Provided that no person shall be entitled to any additional emoluments in respect of any election of members of any council which is held on the same day as any election of members of the National Assembly.‛
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Provision How amended SCHEDULE Forms 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 and 22.
For the subheading ‚General Elections‛ (as inserted by the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) (Adaptation and Modification of Laws) (Representation of the People) Order, 1980) substitute the subheading ‚General and Regional Elections‛.
Forms 2, 3, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28.
For the subheading ‚General Elections‛ (as inserted by the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) (Adaptation and Modification of Laws) (Representation of the People) Order, 1980) substitute the heading ‚Regional Elections‛.
Form 2 (a) In the heading after ‚List of Candidates‛ insert ‚for Region No.......‛
(b) For ‚National Assembly‛ substitute ‚Regional Democratic Council for Region No.......‛
Form 3 (a) For ‚Members of the National Assembly in the general‛ substitute ‚Members of the Regional Democratic Council for Region No. in the regional‛.
(b) For the paragraph numbered (2) in the declaration substitute
‚ (2) that I am aware of the
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provisions of section 17 of the Local Democratic Organs Act with respect to the qualifications and dis- qualifications for election as a member of a regional democratic council Assembly‛
(c) In paragraph (3) of the declaration for ‚Member of the National Assembly‛ substitute ‚Member of the Regional Democratic Council for Region No.
.‛ Form 4 For ‚the election‛ substitute ‚the
elections‛.
Form 5 For Note 1 in Part A substitute–
‚1. This application, if approved, entitles the proxy to vote for you at both elections and disentitles you from voting in person at either of the two elections.‛
Forms 6 and 8 For ‚the election‛ substitute ‚the elections‛.
Form 9 After ‚National Assembly‛ insert ‚and the Members of the Regional Democratic Council for each region of Guyana.
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Form 10
How amended
Substitute the following–
FORM 10 GENERAL AND REGIONAL
ELECTIONS DIRECTIONS FOR VOTING
1. The ballot sheet that is issued to you is divided by a horizontal perforated line into two ballot papers of different colours. The top ballot paper relates to the National Assembly election and the bottom ballot paper relates to the Regional Democratic Council election.
2. You can vote for only one list of candidates on each ballot paper.
3. You should see that each ballot paper before it is handed to you has been stamped with the official mark at the back.
4. You are to go into one of the compartments and there place a cross within the blank space opposite the name and symbol of the list of candidates for which you wish to vote on each ballot paper.
You are to make the cross like this: X.
5. When you have marked both of your votes, fold your ballot sheet so as to conceal your two votes but so as to show the official mark appearing at the back of
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Provision How amended each ballot paper. Then show that mark to the officer presiding and permit your finger to be immersed in electoral ink. After that fold the folded ballot sheet a second time and put in the ballot box and leave the polling place.
6. If you accidentally spoil a ballot paper you may return your ballot sheet to the presiding officer who, on being satisfied of that fact, will give you another.
7. If you vote on any ballot paper for more than one list of candidates your vote on that ballot paper will be void and will not be counted. Likewise, both of your votes will be void and will not be counted if you place any mark on the ballot sheet by which you can afterwards be identified.
8. You must not tear or cut the ballot sheet.
Chief Election Officer.
Form 11 Substitute the following–
FORM 11 THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT
FORM OF BALLOT PAPER GENERAL ELECTIONS
Counterfoil
No. .....................
Elector’s No. in
Official List
1. C.O.N The Conservative Party Candidates’
List
2. L.A.B The Labour Party Candidates’ List
3. L.I.B The Liberal Party Candidates’ List
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............................................................... (Perforated Line)
REGIONAL ELECTIONS FOR REGION NO. .........
Counterfoil
..................... Elector’s No. in Official List
.................
1. F.A.R The Farmers' Party
Candidates’ List
2. The M.I.N The Miners’ Party
Candidates’ List
3. L.O.G The Loggers’ Party
Candidates’ List
Form 19 For ‚this election‛ substitute ‚either of these two elections‛.
Forms 22 For ‚list‛, ‚paper‛ (where it first occurs) and ‚this election‛ substitute respectively ‚lists‛, ‚papers‛ and ‚either of these two elections‛.
Form 23 For ‚General Election, 20...‛ substitute ‚Regional Election, 20...‛.
Form 26 For ‚General Election held on the .......... day of ............................, 20....‛ substitute ‚Regional Election held on the ........... day of ......................., 20...., for Region No. ..........‛.
Form 27 In the second line of the first paragraph for ‘General Election‛ substitute ‚Regional Election for Region No. .......‛.
Form 28 In the second line of the first paragraph
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for ‚General Election‛ substitute ‚Regional Election for Region No. .......‛.
ELECTIONS (FORMS FOR POSTAL VOTERS) REGULATIONS Forms 1, 2,
3, and 4 For the subheading ‚General Elections‛ (as inserted by the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) (Adaptation and Modification of Laws) (Representation of the People) Order 1980) substitute the subheading ‚General and Regional Elections‛.
Form 1 For ‚National‛ substitute ‚General and Regional‛.
Form 3 (a) In the statement by the witness, for ‚ballot paper‛ substitute ballot sheet‛.
(b) For the back of the form substitute the following–
“(Back of Form) Instructions to Postal Voter
1. Enclosed herewith for the exercise of your votes at the General Elections and the Regional Elections, respectively are–
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(i) a ballot sheet; (ii) an envelope marked
‚for ballot sheet only‛; (iii) a larger envelope
addressed to the Chief Election Officer who issued the ballot sheet to you; and
(iv) a form of Declaration of Identity.
2. The ballot sheet is divided by a horizontal perforated line into two ballot papers of different colours. The top ballot paper relates to the General Elections and the bottom ballot paper relates to the Regional Elections.
3. You may vote in the following manner–
(i) sign the Declaration of Identity in the presence of the witness;
(ii) secretly mark the ballot paper in the manner set out below fold it so as to conceal your vote, enclose it in the envelope marked ‚for ballot sheet only‛ and seal the envelope;
(iii) enclose the signed Declaration of Identity together with the ballot envelope in the larger
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envelope addressed to the Chief Election Officer;
(iv) seal the last mentioned envelope and post or deliver it to the office of the Chief Election Officer or deliver it to any returning officer for transmission to the Chief Election Officer;
(v) obtain a receipt from the postal employee, returning officer or Chief Election Officer, for addressed envelope.
4. If you vote on any ballot paper for more than one list of candidates your vote on that ballot paper will be void and will not be counted. Likewise, both of your votes will be void and will not be counted if you place any mark on the ballot sheet by which you can afterwards be identified.
5. You should see that each ballot paper received has been stamped with the official mark.
6. You vote by marking a cross like this ‚X‛ within the blank space on the right opposite the name and symbol of the List of Candidates for which you wish to vote on each ballot paper.
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7. You should mark each ballot paper secretly, if you cannot vote without the assistance of some other person, that person must not disclose how you have voted.
8. If you receive more than one ballot paper in respect of the same election, remember that it is illegal to vote more than once.
9. As a postal voter at these elections you cannot vote at the polling place or by proxy.
10. Your vote to be counted should reach the returning officer or the Chief Election Officer not later than ..............................
11. You must not tear or cut the ballot sheet.
Form 4 For ‚GENERAL ELECTIONS 20.....‛ substitute ‚GENERAL AND REGIONAL ELECTIONS 20.....‛
SECOND SCHEDULE FORMS OF OATHS OF OFFICE
I, ............................................................... do hereby solemnly declare that I will faithfully execute the office of .............................................................. without fear or favour, affection or ill will, according to the best of my judgement and ability.
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THIRD SCHEDULE AMENDMENTS TO THE MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT
COUNCILS ACT, CAP 28:01
Provision How amended Section 48(2) Delete ‚Mayor, Deputy Mayor‛.
Section 51 For the words before the semicolon substitute the following–
‚For the transaction of general business a council shall hold meetings at such intervals as may be specified under its constitution order or as it or the Minister may determine‛.
Section 170(c) For ‚the City Council or the Town Council‛ substitute ‚a council‛.
Section 189(1) For ‚section 40 of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act‛ substitute ‚section 17(1) of the Local Democratic Organs Act‛.
Section 190(2) For ‚section 40 of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act‛ substitute ‚section 17(1) of the Local Democratic Organs Act‛.
Section 257 Substitute the following–
‚257. A person who has a right to compensation under section 241 shall be paid compensation in accordance with article 142 of the Constitution.‛
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ELECTIONS) ACT, CAP 1:04
Provision How amended Section 13(3) Substitute the following–
‚(3) The trial of an election petition shall be proceeded with notwithstanding the adjournment of the regional democratic council in respect of which the election was held and notwithstanding the resignation of any person as a member of that council.‛
Section 27(1) Substitute a colon for the full stop at the end of the subsection and insert the following proviso–
‚Provided that the number of persons admitted under this subsection shall not exceed three.‛
Section 28(2) Substitute the following– ‚(2) Every vacancy in any regional democratic council in consequence of any such declaration shall be filled in the manner provided by section 99A of the Representation of the
c. 1:03 People Act as modified by section 18(2) of the Local Democratic Organs Act Cap. 28:09.
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Provision How amended
Section 31(1) (a) After ‚effective‛ insert ‚local‛
(b) In the proviso insert a full stop after ‚in due course‛ and delete the remainder of the proviso.
National Assembly (Validity of Elections) Rules Cap. 1:04 Appendix
Form 1 In the heading for ‚NATIONAL ASSEMBLY‛ substitute ‚REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL FOR REGION NO. ........‛
Forms 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Between the end of the heading or the headings and the commencement of the text insert the following subheading– ‚(Regional Election for Region No. ....)‛
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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
O. 69 of 1980.
Citation.
Establishment of regions.
LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS (REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCILS)
ORDER
made under sections 4, 5, 12 and 15
1. This Order may cited as the Local Democratic Organs (Regional Democratic Councils) Order 1980.
2. (1) Guyana is hereby divided into ten regions which shall be known respectively by the following alternative names –
(1) Region No. 1 or the Barima/Waini Region.
(2) Region No. 2 or the Pomeroon/Supenaam/ Region.
(3) Region No. 3 or the Essequibo Islands/West Demerara Region.
(4) Region No. 4 or the Demerara/Mahaica Region.
(5) Region No. 5 or the Mahaica/Berbice Region.
(6) Region No. 6 or the East Berbice/Corentyne Region.
(7) Region No. 7 or the Cuyuni/ Mazaruni Region.
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(8) Region No. 8 or the Potaro/Siparuni Region.
(9) Region No. 9 or the Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo Region.
Schedule.
(10) Region No. 10 or the Upper Demerara/ Berbice Region.
(2) The boundaries of the regions are set out in the
Establishment of regional democratic councils.
Name of councils.
3. There is hereby established for each region a local democratic organ to be known as a regional democratic council.
4. The names of the regional democratic councils for regions Nos. 1 to 10 (inclusive) shall be respectively as follows:-
(1) The Barima/Waini Regional Democratic Council.
(2) The Pomeroon/Supenaam Regional Democratic Council.
(3) The Essequibo Islands/West Demerara Regional Democratic Council.
(4) The Demerara/Mahaica Regional Democratic Council.
(5) The Mahaica/Berbice Regional Democratic Council.
(6) The East Berbice/Corentyne Regional
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Democratic Council.
(7) The Cuyuni/Mazaruni Regional Democratic Council.
(8) The Potaro/Siparuni Regional Democratic Council.
(9) The Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo Regional Democratic Council.
Composition of councils.
(10) The Upper Demerara/Berbice Regional Democratic Council.
5. The number of members of each regional democratic council shall be as follows:-
(1) for Region No. 1, fifteen members.
(2) for Region No. 2, seventeen members.
(3) for Region No. 3, twenty-seven members.
(4) for Region No. 4, thirty-five members.
(5) for Region No. 5, eighteen members.
(6) for Region No. 6, thirty members.
(7) for Region No. 7, fifteen members.
(8) for Region No. 8, fifteen members.
(9) for Region No. 9, fifteen members.
(10) for Region No. 10, eighteen members.
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Cessation of application of certain provision of existing laws. c. 28:06
cl. 2(2)
6. With effect from 1st November, 1980 any provision of any law requiring an election of councillors within the meaning of section, 3(a) of the Local Authorities (Postponement of Elections) Act to be held shall cease to apply subject to the provisions of Part II of that Act, which shall apply mutatis mutandis in relation to such cessation of application notwithstanding the termination of operation of that Part pursuant to Part III of that Act.
SCHEDULE
BOUNDARIES OF THE REGIONS OF GUYANA
REGION NO. 1 or
THE BARIMA /WAINI REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watersheds between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Waini Rivers and the Cuyuni and Barima Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Guyana/Venezuela border at its western extremity to Moruka River at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows –
on the north - mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from Punta Playa to its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Moruka River.
on the east - the thalweg of the Moruka River and its northern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the thalweg of the Manawarin River; the thalweg of the Manawarin River from its intersection with
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the thalweg of the Moruka River to its source; the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin River from its source to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Pomeroon Rivers; the watershed between tributaries of the Waini and Pomeroon Rivers from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers.
on the south - the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela.
on the west - the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers to its intersection
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with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at Punta Playa.
REGION NO. 2 or
THE POMEROON/SUPENAAM REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watersheds between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers and Cuyuni and Supenaam Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Moruka River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers at its western extremity to the Essequibo River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Essequibo Rivers at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows –
on the north - mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Moruka River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River.
on the east - mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the northern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Essequibo Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Essequibo Rivers and its northern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark
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on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers.
on the south - the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Essequibo Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Pomeroon Rivers.
on the west - the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Manawarin River; the thalweg of the Manawarin River and its southern prolon- gation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Moruka River; the thalweg of the Moruka River and its northern prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Manawarin River to its intersection with the low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
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REGION NO. 3 or
THE ESSEQUIBO ISLANDS/WEST DEMERARA REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the Arobaio, Makouria and Tiger Rivers and the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers and the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Demerara River at its eastern extremity to mean low water mark of the Essequibo River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supenaam Rivers at western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows -
on the north - an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the mouth of the Essequibo River on its left bank to mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of Tiger Island; mean low water mark on the northern side of Tiger Island from its north-western to its north-eastern extremity; an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north- eastern extremity of Tiger Island to mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of the Island of Wakenaam; mean low water mark at the northern side of the Island of Wakenaam from its north-western extremity to its north-eastern extremity; an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north-western extremity of the Island of Leguan, mean low water mark at the northern side of Leguan from its north- western extremity to its north-eastern extremity; an imaginary line joining mean low water mark at the north-eastern extremity of the Island of Leguan to mean low water mark at the mouth of the
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Essequibo River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Essequibo River on its right , bank to mean low water mark at the mouth of the Demerara River on its left bank.
on the east - mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the thalweg of the Arobaio River.
on the south - the thalweg of the Arobaio River and its western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Arobaio River to its intersection with the south-eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Makouria River; the thalweg of the Makouria River and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River; an imaginary line joining the intersection of the thalweg of the Makouria River and mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River to the intersection of the thalweg of Tiger River and mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; the thalweg of Tiger
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River and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the north- western prolongation of the thalweg of Tiger River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supenaam Rivers.
on the west - the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supenaam Rivers and its northern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the northern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Supenaam Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Essequibo River.
REGION NO.4 or
THE DEMERARA/MAHAICA REGION
This region extends from mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the Moblissa River and the northern boundary of lease A7557 at its southern extremity and from the Mahaica River at its eastern extremity to the Demerara River at its western extremity and its
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boundaries are more fully described as follows –
on the north - an imaginary line joining mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Demerara River on its left bank to mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Demerara River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean and its eastern prolongation from mean low water mark at the mouth of the Demerara River on its right bank to the thalweg of the Mahaica River.
on the east - the thalweg of the Mahaica River and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A7557 held by Guyana Mining Enterprises.
on the south - the northern boundary of lease A7557 and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with the thalweg of the Moblissa River; the thalweg of the Moblissa River and its western prolongation from its intersection with the western prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A7557 to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River.
on the west - mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Moblissa River to its intersection with
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mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
REGION NO.5 or
THE MAHAICA/BERBICE REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Abary Rivers and the Berbice and Mahaicony Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Berbice River at its eastern extremity to the Mahaica River at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows -
on the north - mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean and its western prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River at its mouth.
on the east - mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the watershed between the headwaters of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River within the vicinity of the Torani Canal.
on the south - the watershed between the headwaters of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River (within the vicinity of the Torani Canal) and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River to' its intersection with the watershed between
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the headwaters of the Mahaicony River and the tributaries of the Berbice River; the watershed between the headwaters of the Mahaicony River and the tributaries of the Berbice River from its intersection with the watershed between the headwaters of the Abary River and the tributaries of the Berbice River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers.
on the west - the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice River and the headwaters of the Mahaicony River to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River; the thalweg of the Mahaica River and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers to its intersection with the western prolongation of mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean.
REGION NO. 6 or
THE EAST BERBICE/CORENTYNE REGION
This region extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its northern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil at its southern extremity and from the Corentyne River at its eastern extremity to the Berbice River; the watersheds between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers, the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers; the Berbice and Essequibo Rivers and the Corentyne and Essequibo
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Rivers at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows -
on the north - an imaginary line joining mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its left bank to mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its right bank; mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Berbice River on its right bank to mean low water at the mouth of the Corentyne River on its left bank.
on the east - the common boundary between Guyana and Suriname from its intersection with mean low water mark at the mouth of the Corentyne River on its left bank to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the south - the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Suriname to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers at the headwaters of the New River.
on the west - the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers from its intersection, with the watershed between the tributaries of the
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Essequibo and New Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Demerara Rivers at the headwaters of the Demerara River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini Rivers, the tributaries of the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini River; and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Berbice Rivers to Bullet Wood Rapids across the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers at the headwaters of the Haimarakabra River (a tributary of the Corentyne River) from Bullet Wood Rapids to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Canje and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the Canje and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers to a point 500 feet south of the centre line of the Torani Canal; an imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal and its western
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prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Canje and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with the imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal to its intersection with mean low water mark of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Berbice River on its left bank.
REGION NO. 7 or
THE CUYUNI/MAZARUNI REGION
This region extends from the watersheds between the tributaries of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers, the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers, Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers, Supenaam and Cuyuni Rivers and the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers at its southern extremity and from the Essequibo River at its eastern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows:-
on the north - the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with watershed between the
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tributaries of the Cuyuni and Barama Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers, the watershed between the tributaries of the Pomeroon and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Waini and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Cuyuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Supenaam and Cuyuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Pomeroon Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers; from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Cuyuni and Supenaam Rivers to its intersection with the north western prolongation of the thalweg of Tiger River; the thalweg of Tiger River and its north western prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Cuyuni Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of Essequibo River.
on the east - mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the thalweg of Tiger River to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek.
on the south - the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek and its
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western prolongation from mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu Creek ( a left bank tributary of the Ireng River); the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu Creek and its northern and southern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the west - the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu Creek to the trijunction point where the Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil boundaries meet at Mountain Roraima the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela from the said trijunction point to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Barama and Cuyuni Rivers.
REGION NO. 8 or
THE POTARO/SIPARUNI REGION
This region extends from the watershed between the
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tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers at its northern extremity to the watershed between the tributaries of the Siparuni and Rupununi Rivers at its southern extremity and from the common boundary between Guyana and Venezuela at its western extremity to the Essequibo River at its eastern extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows -
on the north - the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River and its southern and northern prolongations from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers from its intersection with the northern prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek; the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mazaruni and Potaro Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River.
on the east - the thalweg of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of an unnamed tributary immediately north of Makari settlement; the thalweg of the said unnamed tributary and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the thalweg of the
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Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of an unnamed tributary immediately north of the Makari Settlement to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of a second unnamed tributary on the right bank of the Essequibo River immediately north of Pakani Settlement.
on the south - the thalweg of the second unnamed tributary and its eastern prolongation immediately north of Pakani Settlement from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River; a line joining the said inter- section point to the point of intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek; the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek and its western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kuiparu Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kuiparu Rivers and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek to its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro-Burro River; the watershed
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between the tributaries of the Siparuni and Burro-Burro Rivers and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro-Burro River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Siparuni and Burro-Burro Rivers to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River; the thalweg of the Echilebar River and its western and eastern prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the west - the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Karwatsaparu River.
REGION NO. 9 or
THE UPPER TAKUTU/UPPER ESSEQUIBO REGION
This region extends from the watersheds between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; Kuiparu and Rupununi Rivers; Essequibo and Rupununi Rivers at its northern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil at its southern extremity and from the watersheds between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers; Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers and the
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Essequibo and New Rivers at its eastern extremity to the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follow –
on the north - the thalweg of the Echilebar River and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Burro-Burro and Siparuni Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Burro-Burro and Siparuni Rivers and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Ireng and Siparuni Rivers to its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro-Burro River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kuiparu and Burro- Burro Rivers and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the thalweg of the Burro- Burro River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kuiparu and Rupununi Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kuiparu and Rupununi Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Kuiparu and Burro-Burro Rivers to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of Ladysmith
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Creek; the thalweg of Ladysmith Creek and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Rupununi and Kuiparu Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; a line joining the intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of the Ladysmith Creek to the intersection of the thalweg of the second unnamed tributary, north of the Pakani Settlement on the right bank of the Essequibo River and mean low water mark on the said right bank the thalweg of the said second unnamed tributary and its eastern prolongation from mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers.
on the east - the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the second unnamed tributary, north of the Pakani Settlement to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Berbice Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers
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and its southern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Corentyne Rivers to its intersection with the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil.
on the south - the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and New Rivers to the source of the Takutu River.
on the west - the common boundary between Guyana and Brazil from the source of the Takutu River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the Echilebar River.
REGION NO. 10 or
THE UPPER DEMERARA/BERBICE REGION
This region extends from the Makouria River (a right bank tributary of the Essequibo River), Arobaio River (a left bank tributary of the Demerara River); northern boundary of Guymine Lease A7557 and the watersheds between the tributaries of the Berbice and Mahaicony and the Berbice and Abary Rivers at its northern extremity to the Bullet-wood Rapids (Berbice River) and an unnamed tributary north of the Makari Settlement (right bank Essequibo River) at its southern extremity and from the Berbice River and the watershed between the tributaries of the Canje and Berbice Rivers at its eastern extremity to the Essequibo River at its western extremity and its boundaries are more fully described as follows -
on the north - an imaginary line joining the intersection of
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mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Tiger River to the intersection point of mean low water mark on the right bank of the Essequibo River and the thalweg of Makouria River; the thalweg of Makouria River and its south-eastern prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark of the Essequibo River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers from its intersection with the south- eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Makouria River to its intersection with the north-western prolongation of the thalweg of the Arobaio River; the thalweg of the Arobaio River and its north-western prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River; an imaginary line joining the intersection of mean low water mark on the left bank of the Demerara River and the thalweg of the Arobaio River to the intersection of mean low water mark of the Demerara River and the thalweg of the Moblissa River; the thalweg of the Moblissa River from its intersection with mean low water mark on the right bank of the Demerara River to its intersection with the western prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A7557 held by Guymine; the northern boundary of lease A7557 held by Guymine and its
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eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the thalweg of the Moblissa River to its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River; the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the northern boundary of lease A7557 to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Mahaicony Rivers from its intersection with the southern prolongation of the thalweg of the Mahaica River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Berbice Rivers at the headwaters of the Mahaicony River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Mahaicony and Demerara Rivers to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Abary and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Abary Rivers and its eastern prolongation from its intersection with the watershed between the Mahaicony and Abary Rivers to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River from its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Abary Rivers to its intersection with the western prolongation of a line 500 feet south of and
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parallel to the centre line of the Torani Canal; an imaginary line 500 feet south of and parallel to the Torani Canal and its western prolongation from its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Berbice River to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers.
on the east - the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Canje Rivers from its intersection with a line parallel to and 500 feet south of the centre line of the Torani Canal to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Corentyne and Berbice Rivers; the watershed between the tributaries of the Corentyne and Berbice Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the berbice and Canje Rivers to the headwaters of the Haimarakabra River (a tributary of the Corentyne River).
on the south - the watershed between the tributaries of the right bank Siparuni and Berbice Rivers and its western prolongation from its intersec- tion with the watershed between the tributaries of the Berbice and Corentyne Rivers from the headwaters of the Haimarakabra River to Bullet-wood Rapids in the Berbice River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Kamwatta and Kuyuwini Rivers (tributaries of the Berbice River) and its eastern prolongation from Bullet-wood Rapids to its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Kuyuwini Rivers at the
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headwaters of the Demerara River; the watershed between the tributaries of the Demerara and Essequibo Rivers from its intersection with the watershed between the Demerara and Kuyuwini Rivers to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the first unnamed tributary on the right bank of the Essequibo River immediately north of the Makari Settlement the thalweg of the said first unnamed tributary and its eastern and western prolongations from its intersection with the watershed between the tributaries of the Essequibo and Demerara Rivers at the headwaters of the Demerara River to its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River.
on the west - the thalweg of the Essequibo River from its intersection with the western prolongation of the thalweg of the said first unnamed tributary to its intersection with the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek, the eastern prolongation of the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek from its intersection with the thalweg of the Essequibo River to its intersection with mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo River; mean low water mark on the left bank of the Essequibo from its intersection with the thalweg of the Kanaima Creek to its intersection with the thalweg of the Tiger River.
General Note
1. The foregoing descriptions of the boundaries of the ten regions of Guyana are shown on map No. A/D
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180 dated 25th March, 1980, on record in the Lands and Surveys Department.
2. In this Schedule –
“mean low water mark” means the line which would be marked by the sea or river on its shore or bank at the mean elevation of its tides;
“thalweg” means the longitudinal profile along the deepest part of a river or creek bed;
“tributary” means a river or creek that flows into another;
“watershed” means the line separating two river basins.
O. 51/ 1990 39/ 1994
Citation.
LOCAL DEMOCRATIC ORGANS (NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCILS) ORDER
made under sections 5 and 12
1. This Order may be cited as the Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils) Order 1990.
2. In this Order –
(a) "neighbourhood" has the same meaning as in the Local Democratic Organs (Areas) Order 1990;
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Establishment of neighbourhood democratic councils Schedule.
Dissolution of certain local authorities.
c 28: 01
c. 28:02
(b) "neighbourhood democratic council" means a local democratic organ established for a neighbourhood by this Order.
3. For each neighbourhood mentioned in column (1) of the Schedule there is hereby established a local democratic organ which shall be known as a neighbourhood democratic council bearing the name set out in the corresponding entry in column (2), and consisting of the number of members set out in the corresponding entry in column (3), thereof.
4. (1) On such date as the Minister may appoint by notice published in the Gazette in relation to any region being a date not later than twenty-one days after the declaration of the results of an election to choose the members of the neighbourhood democratic councils of that region first held after the commencement of this Order, every district council established under the Municipal and District Councils Act and every local authority constituted under the Local Government Act (each such district council and local authority hereafter in this clause referred to as "dissolved local authority") within that region shall stand dissolved.
(2) The property of every dissolved local authority within any region and the rights, powers, liabilities and obligations of that authority shall, on the dissolution of that authority under paragraph (1), stand transferred to and vested in the neighbourhood democratic council having jurisdiction over the area wherein the property is situated and any action or proceeding in relation to that property pending in any court on the day immediately preceding the date appointed under paragraph (1) may be continued by or against that neighbourhood democratic council as if it were named as a party therein.
(3) Any sum payable under the Municipal and
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District-Councils Act or the Local Government Act, as the case may be, to any dissolved local authority and due to such local authority on the day immediately preceding the date appointed under paragraph (1) may be recovered by the neighbourhood democratic council, having jurisdiction over the area for which the dissolved local authority was established, in the manner provided in the Municipal and District Councils Act or the Local Government Act as the case may be, for such recovery as if that neighbourhood democratic council were a district council established under the Municipal and District Councils Act or a local authority constituted under the Local Government Act.
(4) In the event of any dispute as to which is the neighbourhood democratic council empowered to exercise, in any particular case, the functions conferred by paragraph (2) or (3), the dispute shall be referred to the Minister and a certificate by the Minister as to which is the neighbourhood democratic council having such power in relation to that case shall be conclusive evidence of the facts stated therein.
(5) The officers and servants of every dissolved local authority in any region shall on the dissolution of that authority under paragraph (1) be transferred to the staff of the regional democratic council for that region on the same terms and conditions as were enjoyed by them immediately prior to the dissolution and the regional democratic council shall have, and may exercise, the right to transfer any of those officers and servants to positions in any neighbourhood democratic council within that region or in any other region on such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between the regional democratic council, and that neighbourhood democratic council:
Provided that such terms and conditions shall not be less favourable than those enjoyed by each such officer or servant immediately prior to his transfer to such
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neighbourhood democratic council:
Provided further that the regional democratic council in exercising the right of transfer shall take into account the requirements of the staff of the neighbourhood democratic council and, as far as practicable, the distance between the office of that neighbourhood democratic council and the residence of that officer or servant.
(6) For the purpose of computing the period of service for the payment of a pension, gratuity or other allowances to an officer or servant –
(i) transferred to the service of a regional democratic council under paragraph (5), his period of service with the dissolved local authority shall be counted as a period of service with the regional democratic council;
(ii) transferred to the service of a neighbourhood democratic council from the service of a regional democratic council under paragraph (5), the period of service with the dissolved local authority and the period of service with the regional democratic council shall be counted as a period of service with the neighbourhood democratic council.
(7) An officer or servant of a dissolved local authority may, within a period of three months commencing on the date of dissolution of that local authority under paragraph (1), by notice in writing addressed to the clerk of
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the regional democratic council or neighbourhood democratic council to which he is transferred under paragraph (5), decline to continue in the service of the regional democratic council or the neighbourhood democratic council, as the case may be.
(8) Where an officer or servant declines to continue in service within the period stated in paragraph (7), he shall, without any addition to his period of service eligible to be counted for purposes of pension, gratuity or other allowances, be entitled to the same benefits as if he had retired, on the date on which the notice referred to in paragraph (7) is received by the clerk to whom it is addressed, on attaining the age of fifty-five years.
Cessation of application of other laws. No. 7 of 1994 c. 28:09 39/1994
5. Subject to the provisions of this Order and any other order made under the Local Democratic Organs Act, and the Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Act 1994, with effect from the date appointed in relation to any region under clause 4(1), the laws relating to local government in force in that region on the day immediately preceding that date, other than such of the provisions thereof relating to the elections, election of chairman and deputy chairman, and the powers conferred on a neighbourhood democratic council and such other provisions as may be necessary for the proper functioning of the neighbourhood democratic councils and the provisions of the Local Democratic Organs Act, shall cease to apply to areas within neighbourhoods for which neighbourhood democratic councils are established by this Order.
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SCHEDULE ESTABLISHMENT OF
NEIGHBOURHOOD DEMOCRATIC COUNCILS
REGION NO. 1
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
(1) 1. Takatu/
Warapa
2. Port Kaituma/ Matthews Ridge Arakaka
3. Whananmapa- ru/ Upper Barima
4. Sibatoro/ Hoyabaka
5. Mabaruma/Ku- maka/ Hosororo
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (2)
Takatu/Warapa Neighbourhood Democratic Council
Port Kaituma/ Matthews Ridge Arakaka Neighbourhood Democratic Council
Whanamaparu/ Upper Barima Neighbourhood Democratic Council
Sibatoro/Hoyabaka Neighbourhood Democratic Council
Mabarum/ Kumaka/Hosororo Neighbourhood Democratic Council
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(3)
12
18
12
18
18
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NAME OF NAME OF NUMBERS NEIGHBOUR- NEIGHBOUR- OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
(1) COUNCIL
(2) (3)
6. Muhaina/Sabai -na
Muhaina/Sabaina Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
7. Lower Waini/ Luri
Lower Waini/ Luri Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
8. Baramani/ Manawarin
Baramani/ Manawarin Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
9. Morawhanna/ Morawhanna/ Punta Playa Punta Playa
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
REGION NO. 2 1. Moruka/
Phoenix Park Moruka/ Phoenix Park Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
2. Kitty/ Providence
Kitty/ Providence Neighbourhood
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
Democratic Council 12
3. Nile/ Cozier Nile/ Cozier Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
4. Chairy/ Chairy/ Urasara Urasara Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
5. Evergreen/ Paradise
Everygreen/ Paradise Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
6. Aberdeen/ Aberdeen/ Zor-en- Zorg –en-Vlygt Vlygt
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
7. Riverstown/ Riverstown/ Annandale Annadale
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
8. Good Hope / Good Hope/ Pomona Pomona
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
REGION NO. 3
1. Lower Groete Lower Groete River River Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
2. Buck Hall/ Buck Hall/ Schoonoven Schoonoven
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Hog Island/ Makwakaru
Hog Island/ Makwakaru Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
4. Tiger/ Truli Tiger/ Truli Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Ampa/ Ampa/Makuria Makouria Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
6. Aliki/Ampa Aliki/Ampa Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
7. Left Bank Left Bank Bonasika Bonaiska River
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
(1)
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(3) (2)
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
8. Mole/ Mole/ Kurubuka Kurubuka Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
9. Sparta/ Sparta/ Morashi Morashi Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
10. Tuschen/ Uitvlugt
Tuschen/ Uitvlugt Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
11. Clemwood/ Charters
Clenwood/Charters Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
12. Aurora/St. Jan Aurora/St. Jan Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
13. Voorburg/ Voorburg/ Susannah’s Susannah’s Rust Rust Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
14. Vriesland/ Vriesland/ Jacob’s Jacob’s Lust Lust
Neighbourhood
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD
(1)
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (2)
MEMBERS
(3)
Democratic Council 12
15. Lower Kamuni Lower Kamuni Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
16. Wakenaam Wakenaam Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
17. Leguan Leguan Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
18. Mora/Parika Mora/Parika Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
19. Hydronie/ Hydronie/ Good Good Hope Hope
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
20. Greenwich Greenwich Park/ Park/ Vergenoegen Vergenoegen Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 15
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
21. Stewartville/ Cornelia Ida
Stewartville/ Cornelia Ida Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
22. Canals Polder Canals Polder Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
23. La Grange/ Nismes
La Grange/ Nismes Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
24. Toevlugt/ Patentia
Toevlugt/ Patentia Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
25. Hague/ Blankenburg
Hague/ Blankenburg Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
26. La Jalousie/ La Jalousie/ Nouvelle Nouvelle Flanders Flanders Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
27. Best/ Klien Best/ Klien Pouderoyen Pounderoyen
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
28. Malgre Tout/ Malgre Tout/ Meer Meer Zorgen Zorgen
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
REGION NO. 4
1. Loo Creek/ Moblissa
Loo Creek/ Moblissa Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
2. Loo Creek/ Low Wood
Loo Creek/ Low Wood Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Hauraruni/ Yarowkabra
Hauraruni/ Yarowkabra Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
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HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
(1) COUNCIL
(2) (3)
4. Timehri Timehri Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Orange Orange Nassau/ Joe Nassau/ Joe Hook Hook Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
6. Maduni/ Laluni
Maduni/ Laluni Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
7. Lamaha/ Yarowkabra
Lamaha/ Yarowkabra Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
8. Soesdyke/ Soesdyke/ Huist Huist Coverden Coverden Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
9. Caledonia/ Good Success
Caledonia/ Good Success Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
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HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
(1) COUNCIL
(2) (3)
10. Golden Grove/ Diamond Place
Golden Grove/ Diamond Place Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
11. Ramsburg/ Ramsburg/ Eccles Eccles Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
12. Mocha Arcadia Mocha Arcadia Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
13. Plaisance/ Plaisance/ Industry Industry Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
14. Better Hope/ Better Hope/ La La Bonne Bonne/ Intention Intention Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
15. Beterwagting/ Triumph
Beterwagting/ Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
16. Mon Repos/ La Reconnaissance
Mon Repos/ La Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
17. Buxton/ Foulis Buxton/ Foulis Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
18. Enmore/ Hope Enmore/ Hope Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
19. Haslington / Grove
Haslington/ Grove Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
20. Cane Grove Cane Grove Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
21. Unity/ Unity/ Vereeniging Vereeniging Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
REGION NO. 5
1. Posts/ Kuliserabo
Posts/ Kuliserabo Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
2. Land of Lust/ Land of Lust/ Governor Light Governor Light
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Bara Bara/ Kamaduni
Bara Bara/ Kamaduni Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
4. Pine Ground/ First Savannah
Pine Ground/ First Savannah Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Jug Deo/ Bath Jug Deo/ Bath Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
6. Op Hoop Van Op Hoop Van Better/ Zeeden Better/ Zeeden Rust Rust Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
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NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
7. Woodlands/ Woodlands/ Post/ Post/ Farm Farm
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
8. Mahaicony/ Abary
Mahaicony/ Abary Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
9. Profit/ Rising Sun
Profit/ Rising Sun Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
10. Union/ Naarstigheid
Union/ Naarstigheid Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
11. Seafield/ Tempe
Seafield/ Tempe Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
12. Bath/ Woodley Bath/ Woodley Park Park Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
13. Woodlands/ Woodlands/ Bel Air Bel Air Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
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HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
(1) COUNCIL
(2) (3)
14. Zeelust/ Rosignol
Zeelust/ Rosignol Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
15. No. 3/ Gelderland
No. 3/ Gelderland Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
16. Hamlet/ Chance
Hamlet/ Chance Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
1. Mara/ Ma
REGION NO. 6
Mara/ Ma Retraite Retraite Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 15
2. Belmonte/ Belmonte/Zorg-en- Zorg-en-Vlygt Vlvgt
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Plegt Anker/ Plegt Anker/ Kortberaadt Kortberaadt
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
Local Democratic Organs Cap. 28:09 99
[Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
4. Wyburg/ Caracas
Wyburg/ Caracas Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Patwalla/ Patwalla/ Torani Torani Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
6. Speculation/ Speculation/ Harmony Harmony
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
7. Maida/ Maida/ Tarlogie Tarlogie Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
8. Macedonia/ Joppa
Macedonia/ Joppa Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
9. Black Bush Polder
Black Bush Polder Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
10. Enfield/ New Enfield/ New Doe Doe Park Park
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
100 Cap. 28:09 Local Democratic Organs
[Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
11. Kintyre/ Borlam
Kintyre/ Borlam Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
12. Gibralter/ Fyrish
Gibralter/ Fyrish Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
13. Ordinance Ordinance Fort Fort-Lands/ Lands/ No. 38 No. 38 Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
14. Kilcoy/ Hampshire
Kilcoy/ Hamshire Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
15. Port Mourant/ Port Mourant/ John John Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
16. Bloomfield/ Bloomfield/ Whim Whim Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
17. Lancaster/ Lancaster/ Hogstye Hogstye Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
Local Democratic Organs Cap. 28:09 101
[Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
18. Adventure/ Bush Lot
Adventure/ Bush Lot Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
19. Good Hope/ Good Hope/ No. 51 No. 51 Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
20. No. 52/ No. 74 No. 52/ No. 74 Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
21. Crabwood Crabwood Creek/ Creek/ Moleson Moleson Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 18
22. Canefield/ Canefield/ Enterprise Enterprise
Neighbourhood Democratic Council ----
REGION NO. 7
1. Ekereku Ekereku Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
102 Cap. 28:09 Local Democratic Organs
[Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(1) (2) (3)
2. Devil’s Hole/ Devil’s Hole/ Kanaima Kanaima
Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Lower Cuyuni Lower Cuyuni Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
4. Yamanaka/ Kangu
Yamanaka/ Kangu Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Kamanabaru Kamanabaru Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
6. Tomasing Bow Tomasing Bow Falls Falls Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
7. Itaki/Kaburi Itaki/ Kaburi Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
8. Orima/ Orima/ Kurubiru Kurubiru Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
Local Democratic Organs Cap. 28:09 103 [Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD
(1)
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
HOOD DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (2)
NUMBERS OF
MEMBERS
(3)
9. Mashikuru/ Mashikuru/ Mazaruni Mazaruni Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
10. Bartica Bartica Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
1. Lower Potaro
REGION NO. 8
Lower Potaro Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
2. Echerak/ Kurungiku
Echerak/ Kurungiku Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
1. Cachoeira/ REGION 9
Cachoeira/ Pirara Pirara Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
2. Burro-Burro Burro-Burro Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
3. Awarukuru/ Awarukuru/ Mapari Mapari Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
104 Cap. 28:09 Local Democratic Organs
[Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
4. Crabwood/ Katiwau
Crabwood/ Katiwau Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
5. Ladysmith/ Murray’s Falls
Ladysmith/ Murray’s Falls Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
6. Ireng / Sawariwau
Ireng/ Sawariwau Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
REGION NO. 10
1. Mariabba/ Black Water
Mariabba/ Black Water Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
2. Ariwina/ Ariwina/ Makouria Makouria Neighbourhood
Democratic Council 12
3. Moblissa/ Arawakai
Moblissa/ Arawakai Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
L.R.O. 1/2012
LAWS OF GUYANA
Local Democratic Organs Cap. 28:09 105 [Subsidiary] Local Democratic Organs (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) Order
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NAME OF NEIGHBOUR-
NUMBERS OF
HOOD HOOD MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC
COUNCIL (1) (2) (3)
4. Big Wineperu/ Big Wineperu/ Kamakabra
5. Wiruni
6. Torani/ Wikki
7. Kwakwani
Kamakabra Neighbourhood Democratic Council 12
Wiruni Neighbourhood Democratic Council 15
Torani/ Wikki Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18
Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council 18

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