Security motion, Deeds Registry amendment for Parliament on Thursday

One bill is to be introduced, and two motions are to be laid in the National Assembly when its sittings resume on Thursday, November 1 at 14:00 hrs in the Parliament Chambers after a two-month recess.

Parliament was in recess from August 10, 2007 to October 10, 2007.

Attorney General, Doodnauth Singh is to introduce the Deeds Registry Authority (Amendment) Bill 2007 to amend the Deeds Registry Authority Act while the Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee is to move the Security Sector Reform Action Plan.

The motion seeks the support of the house for the implementation of the plan as well as support for the appointment of a Special Select Committee on the Security Sector Reform Plan.

This committee is to receive and examine official annual reports from the administration on the status of the implementation of the activities in the 11 priority areas, on an annual basis, and to provide a final report to the house on the completion of their examination of the reports on the implementation of the entire action plan.

Rohee is also slated to put the second motion, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea – the arbitral award to the house to acknowledge the government of Guyana for having the courage and wisdom to take the Guyana claim to the arbitral tribunal; to place on record its appreciation and recognition of the work done by the Guyana team of distinguished agents and counsel and the support work of the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Archives, many researchers, friends and supporters of Guyana; and to approve the findings of the final report of the arbitral tribunal award and orders and that it be incorporated into the official records of the parliament.

The award, which was made on the 17th of September, 2007, settled once and for all the maritime boundary between Guyana and Suriname. Guyana took the matter of the maritime boundary to ITLOS after Surinamese military gunboats evicted a CGX oil rig from Guyana’s waters in June, 2000 and Guyana tried in vain to settle the matter through bilateral and regional avenues but without success.

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