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SEA DEFENCE ACT
CHAPTER 64:02
Act
11 of 1953
Amended by
7 of 1988 30 of 1992






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CHAPTER 64:02
SEA DEFENCE ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
PART I
THE SEA DEFENCE BOARD
3. Establishment of Sea Defence Board.
4. Constitution of Board.
5. Appointment of Secretary.
6. Power to make by-laws.
PART II
SEA DEFENCE DISTRICTS
7. Application of Act to sea defence district.
PART III
MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF SEA
DEFENCES
8. Procedure by Board preliminary to construction of sea defence.
9. Procedure where Minister approves of construction of sea defences.
10. Publication of order for construction of sea defence and
inspection of plan.
11. Emergency works.
12. Sea defences the property of the State.
13. Plan of sea defence to be deposited with Registrar.
14. How works to be executed.
15. Sluices, kokers, flood-gates, etc., in sea defence to be maintained by
proprietor or local authority.

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16. Power to enter on land adjacent to a sea defence and do acts and
take materials for sea defence.
PART IV
FINANCIAL
17. Expenditure on sea defences hereafter to be provided by
Parliament.
PART V
OFFENCES
18. Making drain into the sea or construction on sea defence.
19. Obstruction to sea defences an offence.
20. Removal of earth, shell, etc., an offence.
21. Trespass of cattle.
22. Obstruction of Board.
23. Defences to prosecution.
24. Assessment of expenses incurred.
25. Offences punishable under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts.
PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS
26. Keeping of register of proprietors.
27. Service of notice upon proprietors.
28. Power to make regulations.
29. Proceedings under Act free.
30. Act not to apply to harbours.
SCHEDULE—Boundaries of Sea Defence Districts.
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11 of 1953
CHAPTER 64:02
SEA DEFENCE ACT

An Act to make better provision for the maintenance and
Construction of Sea Defences.
[1st JULY 1953]
Short Title.

Interpretation.
[14 of 1948
24 of 1969
25 of 1973
19 of 1975]
c. 28:01
1. This Act may be cited as the Sea Defence Act.
2. In this Act—
“the Board” means the Sea Defence Board constituted under
this Act;
“cattle” means any horse, mare, gelding, colt, filly, bull, cow,
ox, steer, heifer, calf, mule, ass, ram, ewe, sheep, lamb,
boar, sow, barrow, hog, pig, goat or kid;
“Chief Officer” means the Chief Hydraulics Officer and
includes any person appointed by him as his deputy in
matters connected with sea defence;
“council drainage area” has the meaning assigned by section
2 of the Municipal and District Councils Act;
“district” means any sea defence district referred to in section
7;
“empoldered land” means any land which lies within an area
bounded by the sea and by a backdam and is contained
between side-line dams, being protected from flooding
on the land side by the back and side-line dams, and
includes the dams aforesaid;

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“estate” means any land or portion of land in a district (other
than State or Government land in the occupation of the
State) not within the boundaries of a village or of a
council drainage area;
“local authority” means the council of any town established
under section 33 of the Municipal and District Councils
Act, or of any local government district established under
the Municipal and District Councils Act, or any village
council or country authority under the Local
Government Act;
“mean high water mark” means the line left by the medium
high tide between the spring tides and the neap tides;
“proprietor” includes the attorney of any proprietor, the
secretary of any company which owns an estate and the
manager of any sugar estate;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of Deeds;
“the regulations” means regulations made under this Act;
“sea defence” includes—
(a) any dam, concrete, stone, timber, or
other wall, groyne, koker run, or any
construction whatever, constructed or
used by the Board as a protection of
the sea coast or river banks against
the erosive action of the sea or river
current;
(b) the bed of the sea, river, creek or canal
whereon there is or is built any
structure under paragraph (a);
(c) all land fifty feet landwards from the
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Establishment
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centre of any sea or river dam or sea
or river wall under paragraph (a), and
all land on the other side of such sea
or river dam or sea or river wall in the
direction of the sea or river to the toe
of such sea or river dam or sea or
river wall;
(d) any shell bank or reef, mud bank or
reef, sand bank or reef, or other
natural feature, which serves as a
protection of the sea coast against the
erosive action of the sea or which
protects the bank of any river from
the erosive action of the river current;
and
(e) all land fifty feet landward of the crest
or top of any reef, bank or natural
feature under paragraph (d) hereof,
and all land on the other side thereof
in the direction of the sea or river as
far as the mean high water mark;
“vessel” includes any ship or boat or any other description of
vessel used in navigation;
“village” means any village district or any country district
duly declared under the Local Government Act;
“work” includes anything that may be made, done, built or
constructed in, upon or in connection with any sea
defence.
PART I
THE SEA DEFENCE BOARD
3. There shall be established a Sea Defence Board
which shall (subject to the provisions of this Act) be charged
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Board.
Constitution of
Board.
[27 of 1953
O. 49/1953
9 of 1972]
with the care, maintenance, management and construction of
the sea defences of Guyana. The Sea Defence Board may sue
and be sued in that name.
4. (1) The Board shall consist of the Chief Officer and
not less than fourteen other persons appointed by the
Minister.
(2) Appointed members, subject to this section,
shall hold office for three years.
(3) The Minister shall appoint a member of the
Board to be Chairman. The Board shall elect one of its
members to be Vice- Chairman.
(4) The Chairman of a meeting shall have an
original and a casting vote.
(5) Five members present at a meeting or such
greater number as may be fixed by the Minister shall form a
quorum.
(6) The Minister may at any time revoke the
appointment of an appointed member.
(7) An appointed member shall vacate his office—
(a) if he resigns in writing addressed to
the Minister; or
(b) if he departs from Guyana without the
leave of the Minister, or remains out
of Guyana after the expiration of his
leave; or

(c) if he fails without reasonable excuse
(the sufficiency whereof shall be
determined by the Board) to attend
three consecutive meetings of the
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Appointment
of Secretary.

Power to make
by-laws.
Application of
Act to sea
defence district.
Schedule.
Board.
(8) There shall be at least one meeting of the Board
in every month.
(9) The Chairman may summon a meeting of the
Board at any time on seven clear days’ notice to members
from the day of posting the notice, and shall at the request in
writing of three appointed members within six days of the
receipt of such request summon a meeting on the like notice.
(10) The Board shall cause to be kept proper
minutes of its proceedings.
5. (1) The Board shall with the approval of the
Minister designate a public officer to be its Secretary.
(2) All instruments required to be executed by the
Board shall be deemed to be sufficiently executed if signed by
the Chairman or Vice-Chairman and the Secretary.
6. The Board may with the approval of the Minister
make by-laws to regulate its proceedings.

PART II
SEA DEFENCE DISTRICTS
7. (1) This Act applies to the districts set out in the Schedule.
(2) The Minister after being advised by the Board
may, by order, from time to time—
(a) vary the boundaries of a district; or
(b) reduce or increase the number of
districts.
(3) Every order made under this section shall be
published in the Gazette and one newspaper.
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Procedure by
Board
preliminary to
construction of
sea defence.
PART III
MAINTENANCE, MANAGEMENT AND
CONSTRUCTION OF SEA DEFENCES
8. (1) Whenever the Board shall decide that it is
necessary to construct any new sea defence, the Board shall
cause to be prepared a plan of the proposed sea defence and
an estimate of the cost of its construction.
(2)(a) Whenever the Board has decided to
construct a sea defence as mentioned in subsection (l), the
Board may in writing authorise any competent person and his
agents and servants to enter any specified land for the
purpose of surveying the land for the construction of the sea
defence. The person authorised shall have power—
(i) to make all necessary surveys
and take all necessary levels;
and
(ii) to do all other acts necessary to
the making of the plan and
estimates.
(b) The decision and authority aforesaid
shall be published in the Gazette and a
newspaper, and no action shall be
taken thereunder until after the
expiration of seven days after
publication in the Gazette.
(c) This subsection shall not apply in the
case of immediate action and
consequential works under section 11.
(3) On completion of the plan the Board shall cause
to be deposited at the office of the Minister in Georgetown a
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Procedure
where Minister
approves of
construction of
sea defences.
copy thereof and, if the land is situate in the county of Berbice
or the county of Essequibo, a copy thereof in the office at New
Amsterdam or in Essequibo as the case may be, and shall give
notice thereof in the Gazette and one newspaper. The plan
shall be open to inspection at all times during office hours for
one month from the date of the notice.
(4) Any proprietor or local authority within the
area comprised in the plan may at any time during the month
aforesaid give to the Secretary a notice in writing setting forth
any objections and the grounds thereof to the plan.
(5) The Board shall submit to the Minister the plan
and estimate aforesaid as approved by the Board together
with any objections which may have been lodged within the
time prescribed.
9. (1) If the Minister approves of the construction of
the sea defence and the plan or estimate thereof, as submitted
or amended, the Minister may—
(a) if he decide that the cost of and
relating to the construction is to be
defrayed out of the funds of the
Board, order the Board to cause the
sea defence to be constructed; or
(b) if he decide that the cost of and
relating to the construction is to be
provided by Parliament, cause the
plan and estimate to be submitted to
Parliament for the sanction of and the
provision of the money.
(2) Where Parliament has sanctioned the expenditure
and made provision for the money to be expended on the
construction of a sea defence the Minister may order the
Board to cause the sea defence to be constructed.
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Publication of
order for
construction of
sea defence
and inspection
of plan.

Emergency
works.

Sea defences
the property of
the State.

Plan of sea
defence to be
deposited with
Registrar.
10. Every order for the construction of a sea defence
made by the Minister in pursuance of section 9 together with
a description of the sea defence as shown in the plan shall be
published in the Gazette and a newspaper. A copy of the plan
shall be open to inspection at the office of the Chief Officer by
any person whose interest may be affected by the
construction of the sea defence.
11. When a sudden calamity occurs whereby any
land in a district is likely to be or is inundated by the sea the
Minister may order the Board to take such immediate action
and perform such works as may in the opinion of the Board
be necessary to avert or mitigate such inundation. An order
as aforesaid shall indemnify the Board and any person acting
under its authority in respect of anything done in execution or
intended execution of any decision or direction of the Board.
12. (1) All sea defences which are or shall be in
existence in any district shall by force of this Act become the
property of the State.
(2) On the publication of an order as provided by
section 10 the sea defence therein referred to shall thereupon
become the property of the State.
(3) There shall be no right to compensation in
respect of any property which is vested in the State under this
section, but the Minister may, if he think fit, direct the Board
to pay a specified sum to any person in respect of any such
property and the Board shall make the payment so directed.
13. Whenever a sea defence becomes the property of
the State under this Act, the Board shall within three months
thereafter, or such further time as the Minister may allow,
deposit a plan thereof with the Registrar who shall file the
same as of record in the Deeds Registry and shall make such
annotations on the records as may be necessary.

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How works to
be executed.

Sluices, kokers,
flood-gates,
etc.; in sea
defence to be
maintained by
proprietor or
local authority.

Power to enter
on land
adjacent to a
sea defence
and do acts and
14. The construction, care, maintenance and
management of the sea defences shall, under the direction of
the Board, be performed by the Ministry or its agents at the
expense of the Board:
Provided that, if the Board think fit and the
Minister approve, the execution of any work may be given
out to be performed by contract, and, with the express
permission of the Minister and not otherwise, a contract may
be undertaken by any company or body of persons in which
an appointed member of the Board may be interested directly
or indirectly, provided that such interested member shall not
vote on such contract or on any matter relating thereto.
15. (1) All sluices, kokers, flood-gates, gallows-posts,
doors and hoisting-gear in any sea defence which are used in
relation to the drainage of any estate or village or council
drainage area or for purposes of navigation shall be
constructed, managed, maintained and replaced by the
proprietor of the estate or the local authority as the case may
be:
Provided that the duties imposed by this
subsection shall be so performed as not in any way to impede
or to interfere with the Board in the construction or
management of sea defences.
(2) If a proprietor or local authority shall neglect or
omit to perform any obligation imposed by subsection (1), the
Board may cause the necessary work to be done and may
recover the cost thereof from the proprietor or local authority,
as the case may be.
16. (1) Any person acting under the authority in
writing of the Board may at any time enter upon any estate or
upon any land in a village or in a council drainage area
adjacent to a sea defence constructed or to be constructed,
with such men, animals, vehicles, materials, appliances and
instruments and— for sea defence. take materials
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Expenditure of
hereafter to be
provided by
Parliament.
[4 of 1937]
(a) do all such acts thereon as may be
necessary for or incidental to the
construction, maintenance, repair or
protection of the sea defence; and
(b) dig and remove earth, cut and remove
fascines and wood, and take and
remove any other substance or thing
required for work on the sea defence.
(2) There shall be no right to compensation under
subsection (l), but if in any such case it appears to the Minister
that material damage has been thereby occasioned to the
estate or land he may in writing direct the Board to pay to the
person affected such compensation as he may deem fit and
the Board shall thereupon cause the payment to be made.
PART IV
FINANCIAL
17. From the 1st January, 1937, all costs and charges
incurred in the construction or maintenance of any sea
defrayed from such moneys as may be provided from time to
time by Parliament:
Provided that the Georgetown City Council shall
contribute to the cost and maintenance of sea defences by
payment annually to the Accountant General the sum of two
thousand five hundred dollars in equal quarterly instalments.
PART V
OFFENCES
sea defences
defence together with all expenses of administration shall be
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Making drain
into the sea or
construction on
sea defence.
[11 of 1971
30 of 1992
6 of 1997]
Obstruction to
sea defences
an offence.
[11 of 1971
30 of 1992
6 of 1997]
Removal of
earth, shell,
etc., an offence
[14 of 1948
11 of 1971
Trespass of
cattle.
[11 of 1971
30 of 1992
6 of 1997]
18. (1) No person shall, without the previous written
sanction of the Board, make or cause or permit or suffer to be
made—
(a) any drain, trench or cutting in the
earth so as to affect any sea defence;
(b) any construction, erection, alteration or
thing in, about or upon any sea
defence.
(2) Any person who contravenes or aids or abets
any person in contravening this section, is liable to a fine of
thirty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
19. Any person who shall put or place or cause to be
put or placed in, about or upon any sea defence any matter or
thing calculated or likely to affect or impair the efficiency,
usefulness or operation of the said sea defence is liable to a
fine of fifteen thousand dollars and to imprisonment for three
months.
20. Any person who shall, without the consent of the
Board first had and obtained, remove any earth, sand, shell,
clay, gravel, shingle, mineral substance, or any sea-weed, or
vegetation, or any other matter or thing whatsoever from any
sea defence or from any land along the foreshore within one
half of a mile of mean high water mark, is liable to a fine of
twelve thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twelve
months, and any such matter or thing together with any
article used in connection with the removal thereof shall be
forfeited.
21. If any cattle shall trespass on any sea defence the
person having the custody or control of such cattle is liable to
a fine of twelve thousand dollars, unless such trespass was
not due to any wilful act or to any negligence on his part; and
any cattle so trespassing may be seized and impounded by
any police constable or by any person authorised in writing
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Obstruction of
Board.
[11 of 1971
30 of 1992
6 of 1997]
Defences to
prosecution.

Assessment of
expenses
incurred.
[11 of 1971
30 of 1992]

Offences
punishable
under the
Summary
Jurisdiction
Acts.
by the Board.
22. Any person who shall hinder or resist or obstruct
any person employed in connection with the sea defences of
Guyana, acting in pursuance of this Act is liable to a fine of
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
23. It shall be a defence to any prosecution for an
offence under any of the provisions of this Act, if it is proved
that any act charged as an offence was done in good faith for
the purpose of averting or mitigating a calamity where an
occurrence has taken place by which any estate or village or
council drainage area is or is likely to be inundated by the sea.
24. (1) Whenever any person is convicted of any
offence under this Act by any magistrate’s court and it shall
appear that by such offence expense has been incurred, or
damage has been caused to any sea defence or to any matter
or thing in or about or upon any sea defence, the court may,
at the written request of the Board, but in the presence of the
convicted person, inquire summarily into the amount of
expense so incurred and damage so caused.
(2) Upon proof of the amount of such expense or
damage, or of both such expense and damage, where the
amount claimed does not exceed twenty thousand dollars, the
court shall give judgment therefor in favour of the Board and
against the convicted person and such judgment shall be of
the same force and effect and be enforceable in the same
manner as if it had been given in a civil action duly instituted
in the court.
25. Every offence or penalty under this Act or the
regulations may be prosecuted and enforced under the
Summary Jurisdiction Acts.
PART VI
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Keeping of
register of
proprietors.

Service of
notice upon
proprietors.

Power to make
regulations.
[30 of 1992
6 of 1997]

Proceedings
under Act free.
26. (1) The Board shall keep a book for each district to
be called the “District Register” in which shall be entered the
names and empoldered areas of the estates and villages and
council drainage areas in that district and the names and
addresses of the proprietors.
(2) The proprietor of every estate shall from time to
time cause his correct address to be entered in the register,
and such address shall be styled his “registered address”.
27. (1) Any notice required to be given to any
proprietor under this Act shall be deemed to have been duly
given when posted to his registered address, and any
document or legal process required to be served upon such
proprietor, shall be deemed to have been duly served upon
him if left with some person at his registered address.
(2) If any proprietor fails to cause his address to be
entered in the register, any such notice, document or process
may be affixed to the principal building on the estate, or if
there is no building on such estate on some conspicuous
place on the said estate and such notice, document or
process shall be deemed to have been duly served on the
proprietor.
28. (1) Subject to negative resolution of the National
Assembly, the Board with the approval of the Minister may
make regulations for carrying into effect the objects and
purposes of this Act.
(2) There may be annexed to any regulation a
penalty not exceeding thirty thousand dollars for the breach
thereof.
29. (1) Any action, proceeding, prosecution or process
under this Act or the regulations at the instance or on behalf
of the Board shall be free.
(2) Any prosecution for an offence under this Act
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Act not to apply
to harbours.
s. 7
O. in C.
14/11/1934
38/1953
39/1953
11/1955
21/1957
O. 15/1968
37/1969
48/1971
No. 30/1992
or the regulations may be instituted by any police constable
or by any person authorised by the Chief Officer.
30. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to apply to
any harbour or to affect the powers, authority or jurisdiction
of the Transport and Harbours Department in respect of any
harbour.
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SCHEDULE
BOUNDARIES OF SEA DEFENCE DISTRICTS
No. 1, ESSEQUIBO COAST & POMEROON extending
from the mouth of the Pomeroon River to the mouth of
Supenaam River and bounded as follows:
On the north-from the mouth of the Pomeroon River at
its junction with the Atlantic Ocean thence in south easterly
direction;
On the south—to the mouth of the Supenaam River;
On the east—by the Atlantic Ocean;
On the west—by the Pomeroon River in a south easterly
direction to its junction with the Cozier Canal, thence in a
north easterly direction to the junction, (0.7 miles) with an
unnamed canal, from its junction with the Cozier Canal,
thence in a south easterly direction to the junction, 0.7 miles
east of the Public Road, of the prolongation of the unnamed
canal and the Somerset and Berks Main Canal, thence in a
south westerly direction along the Somerset and Berks Main
Canal to its junction with the Tapakuma Main Canal,
thence in a south easterly direction along the Tapakuma
Main Canal to its junction with the northern boundary of
Plantation Alliance, thence along the back boundaries of the
estates from Plantation Alliance to Plantation Onderneeming
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and thence along the Tapakuma Irrigation Main Canal in a
south easterly direction to the back boundaries of Spring
Garden and Good Hope to a point 1½ miles south west of the
mouth of the Supenaam River.
No. 2, THE ISLAND OF WAKENAAM in the Essequibo
River.
No. 3, THE ISLAND OF LEGUAN in the Essequibo
River.
No. 4, WEST COAST DEMERARA extending from the
centre line of Naamryck Canal to the mouth of the Demerara
River and south west of Demerara River to Plantation Wales
and bounded as follows:
On the north—by the Essequibo River and the Atlantic
Ocean, commencing from the junction of the Essequibo River
with the north western end of the Naamryck Relief Canal
and extending to the Transport and Harbours Stelling, Vreed-
en-Hoop;
On the south—by the Boerasirie—Bonasika Canal and
Boerasirie Service Canal, commencing from the junction of the
Boerasirie— Bonasika Canal with the Naamryck Relief Canal
and extending along the Boerasirie Service Canal to the
western boundary of Plantation Lust-Tot-Rust, thence along
the back boundaries of the second depths of Plantations
Versailles, Malgre Tout, Klien Pouderoyen, and Swan- en-
Schutz to the back boundary of Plantation Ruimzight, thence
along the northern boundary of Plantation Swan-en-Schutz to
the Demerara River;
On the east—by the Demerara River; up to Plantation
Wales. West Bank Demerara.
On the west—by the Naamryck Relief Canal.
No. 5, EAST COAST DEMERARA, extending from the
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western boundary of Plantation Kingston to the Mahaica
River and bounded as follows:
On the north—by the Atlantic Ocean;
On the south—by the southern boundary of the Ministry
of Works and Supply Compound to Fort Street, thence north
along Fort Street to its junction with Wight’s Lane, thence east
along Wight’s Lane and its continuation into Young Street to
its junction with Camp Road to its junction with Thomas
Road, thence east along Thomas Road to its junction with the
western boundary of Plantation Kitty to the Lamaha Canal,
thence along the Lamaha Canal to its junction with the East
Demerara Water Supply Canal, thence east along the East
Demerara Water Supply Canal from its junction with the
Lamaha Canal to its junction with the Shanks Canal;
On the east—by the Shanks Canal from its junction with
the East Demerara Water Supply Canal to a point at the
junction of the boundaries between Plantations Hand-en-
Veldt, Voorzigtigheid, and Grove, thence along the back
boundaries of Voorzigtigheid, Cambridge, Good Intent,
Unity, Lancaster, Tranquility Hall and Spring Hall to the
southern boundary of Spring Hall, to the Mahaica River, and
the Mahaica River to the Atlantic Ocean;
On the west—by the Demerara River from its junction
with the Atlantic Ocean to the southern boundary of the
Ministry of Works and Supply Compound, Georgetown to
the junction of Timehri, East Bank Demerara.
No. 6, MAHAICA ABARY, extending from the Mahaica
River to the Abary River, and bounded as follows—
On the north—by the Atlantic Ocean;
On the south—by the public road from the Mahaica
River to the western boundary of Plantation Belvidere, the
western boundary of Plantation Belvidere to the common
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boundary between Plantations Belvidere and Salisbury, the
back boundaries of the second and extra depths of the estates
from Plantation Belvidere to Plantation Drill at the junction of
the common boundaries of Plantations Drill, Dankbarheid
and Anjou, by the common boundary between
Plantations Dankbarheid and Anjou to Mahaicony River, the
back boundaries of the coast estates and their second depths
from Plantation Park to the Abary River at the common
boundary between Plantations Adventure and Letter T;
On the east—by the Abary River from the northern
boundary of Plantation Letter T to the Atlantic Ocean;
On the west—by the Mahaica River from the Atlantic
Ocean to the public road bridge.
No. 7, WEST COAST, BERBICE, extending from the
Abary River to the Berbice River and bounded as follows—
On the north—by the Atlantic Ocean;
On the south—by the northern and north-eastern
boundaries of the tract held by the B.G. Rice Development Co.
Ltd., under Grant No. 4961 to the back boundary of the
second depth of Plantation Bush Lot, the back boundaries of
the second depths of the estates from Plantation Bush Lot to
Waterloo, the western boundaries of the tracts held by the
Berbice Development Company under Leases A368 and
A2621, the southern boundary of the tract held under Lease
A2621 to the back boundary of the second depth of Nos. 5, 6,
7 and 8 Blairmont, the southern boundary of the second depth
of No. 8, to the back boundary of the first depth of No. 9, the
back boundaries of No. 9, Zorg-en-Hoop and Ithaca to the
southern boundary of Plantation Ithaca and by the southern
boundary of Plantation Ithaca to the Berbice River;
On the east—by the Berbice River from the south
boundary of Plantation Ithaca to the Atlantic Ocean;
On the west—by the Abary river from the Atlantic Ocean
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to the northern boundary of the tract held by the Rupununi
Development Company under Grant No. 4961.
No. 8, EAST AND CORENTYNE COAST, BERBICE,
extending from the Berbice river to the Corentyne river
and bounded as follows—
On the north—by the Atlantic Ocean;
On the south—by the Grand Canal from the Berbice river
to the common boundary between Plantations Fyrish and
Kilcoy, the western and south-eastern boundaries of the tract
held by the Corentyne Sugar Company Limited, under licence
A173, the south-eastern boundary of the tract held by
Guyana Sugar Corporation Limited under Lease A2105 to the
Old Alness Water Path, thence north-easterly along the Old
Alness Water Path to the North/South Branch Canal of a Black
Bush Polder, thence along the North/South Branch Canal
to the Yakusari Canal thence north-easterly along the
Yakusari Canal to the junction of the Second Depth of No. 52
and Seaford Dam thence along the back boundaries of the
Second Depths of Villages Nos. 52 to 76, the back boundaries
of the areas held under title from the State in the second and
extra depths of Villages Nos. 77 to 83 to the southern
boundary of No. 83 to the Corentyne River.
On the east—by the Corentyne river from the Southern
boundary of No. 83 to the Atlantic Ocean;
On the west—by the Berbice river from the Atlantic
Ocean to the Grand Canal.
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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
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O. 28/ 1979 SEA DEFENCE (CONSTRUCTION)
ORDER 1979
made under section 9 (2)
1. This Order may be cited as the Sea Defence
(Construction) Order 1979.
2. The Board shall cause to be constructed the Sea
Defence described in the Schedule hereto:
SCHEDULE
A new sea defence extending from sea defence section
9 at the northern end of Mosquito Hall to section 11, Mosquito
Hall, a distance of approximately 1020 feet in the Sea Defence
District No. 5, EAST COAST DEMERARA.

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