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CCJ rules Guyana's cross-dressing law "unconstitutional"

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional.

The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to be struck from the laws of Guyana.

Donation overload, stop sending clothes

Al­most one month af­ter the dev­as­tat­ing floods which up­root­ed over 100,000 peo­ple’s lives across T&T and left many still dis­placed, one lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion which has been at the fore­front pro­vid­ing re­lief is plead­ing with cit­i­zens to stop do­nat­ing items.

Chair­man of Se­wa In­ter­na­tion­al T&T Re­van Teelucks­ingh told Guardian Me­dia that while the or­gan­i­sa­tion was hap­py for all the sup­port they have been re­ceiv­ing from the pub­lic, it’s just too much.

A hammock for a home

Since his home burnt down a week ago, Ran­dolph Sankar has been sleep­ing in a ham­mock near the ru­ins of his home near the Moti­ram Shi­va Mandir in Debe.

And while devo­tees pray dai­ly at the mandir, Sankar al­so makes sup­pli­ca­tions to God with the hope that his home would be re­built one day.

Stand­ing amid the ru­ins, Sankar said he lives at the house with his moth­er Elvi­ra Sankar, 72, but on the day be­fore Di­vali hol­i­day (No­vem­ber 6), a fire broke out up­stairs.

CCJ rules tomorrow on Guyana public cross-dressing case

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will on Tuesday deliver its decision in the case of McEwan and others vs Attorney General of Guyana which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.”

The decision will be delivered at the CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain.

The CCJ is Guyana's final court of appeal.

Walcott teams up with TSTT to bring relief to flooded children's home

Keshorn Walcott was a sight for sore eyes for staff and kids at the Bridge of Hope Children’s Home in Sangre Chiquito, when he visited the home to make a delivery of supplies for the children whose belongings, furniture and equipment were destroyed by the severe flooding recently.

Sangre Chiquito was one of the hardest hit areas in North East, Trinidad by flooding and during that weekend Bridge of Hope was quickly swamped with over two feet of water after hours of torrential rainfall.

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