After more than a decade: Guyana gets updated Consolidated Index of Statutes and Subsidiary Legislation

The Attorney General’s Chambers and Legal Affairs Ministry in collaboration with the IMPACT Justice Project, and the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, Barbados, has completed an updated Consolidated Index of the Statutes and Subsidiary Legislation for Guyana as of January 1, 2021.

Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC

The chambers received the first shipment of copies of the Consolidated Index 2021, shipped from Barbados, on Tuesday, and will be disseminating copies to key stakeholders in the coming days. The Consolidated Index 2021 was compiled, printed, and published by the Faculty of the Law Library of UWI, Cave Hill.
The last Consolidated Index was produced more than a decade ago, and only contains Guyana’s statutes and subsidiary legislation passed up to January 2011. On Friday, Attorney General Anil Nandlall, SC, met with the Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice, Professor Velma Newton, to thank her for the works.
The Attorney General said that the updated Consolidated Index 2021 will be instrumental in allowing stakeholders to appraise themselves of each and every one of Guyana’s existing statutes and subsidiary legislation. Nandlall noted that the Government is aware that Guyana’s new developmental trajectory has triggered a need for heightened awareness of and access to relevant laws across all sectors.
As such, he expressed confidence that the Consolidated Index 2021 will go a far way in allowing stakeholders to inform themselves and, indeed, the public of these laws.
Plans are being made for copies of the Consolidated Index 2021 to be delivered to Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; President of the Guyana Bar Association Pauline Chase; President of the Berbice Bar Association Horatio Edmonson; Speaker of the National Assembly Manzoor Nadir; Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali Hack, SC; Commissioner of Police Nigel Hoppie; Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, Justice of Appeal (retired) BS Roy; and Head of the University of Guyana’s Department of Law Kim Kyte-Thomas.