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Noise nuisance in Harbour View

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 12:01 AM

The Editor, Sir:
Since July 2014, every Wednesday night, there is a loud music session with a sound system and DJ set up on the sidewalk facing the Shoppers Fair Supermarket until 1 or 2 a.m. Then on Friday nights, the Total Gas Station at the round-about has its loud music session from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Why does a gas station need to play loud music to sell gas? We were told that they were granted permits by the police.

This is a residential area, so what are the criteria the police use to grant these weekly permits, knowing the proximity of the houses to these locations. Not only is the noise killing us, but if robbers are breaking into our homes, because of the volume, we cannot hear. We are hostages to a handful of people.

We are asking Sagicor Property management and the Total Gas Station management to be good, responsible corporate citizens in the community by not allowing their premises to be used for these loud music sessions.

Dr Carl Williams, commissioner of police, please look into the Noise Abatement Act and see if it is legal to allow these types of loud music sessions when the venue is surrounded so closely by houses.