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.
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.
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.
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.
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.