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.
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.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will speak to the Guyanese private sector on lessons Trinidad and Tobago has learned on managing oil and gas revenues when she attends a function in Guyana tomorrow.
Persad-Bissessar will give the presentation as the featured speaker at the 23rd Awards Presentation and Dinner hosted by the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association’s (GMSA) at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.
The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago says it warmly welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago and congratulates both governments on this positive step towards strengthening regional economic and social integration.
The MOU recognizes that the development of the energy sector contributes significantly to the strengthening of economic and social development while improving the quality of life of the citizens of both countries.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.
The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.
Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.