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Noisy dance till 7 in the morning!

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 6:34 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Is the Noise Abatement Act still in effect? In the weeks leading up to Christmas in a community near to where I live, you could hear a dance in full force until 7 o'clock in the morning.

Again, I am left to wonder who is approving these permits. When I enquired, I was advised that there is a clause in the Act that allows the police to issue permits beyond 2:30 a.m. I do not know if this is true, but to grant permit until 7 a.m. is quite questionable.

 

RIGHTS WITH CONSIDERATION

 

I believe that everyone is entitled to his or her rights we the citizens to a peaceful night's rest, and the revellers and party animals to their entertainment. We have to find a balance without infringing on each other's rights.

The indiscipline in the society needs to cease. I cannot go to work and advise my boss that I am unproductive because of lack of sleep, because some inconsiderate person chose to stage a dance until 7 a.m.

It is the behaviour such as the Palisadoes saga, the abuse of the Noise Abatement Act, and lack of enforcement of public order that is causing our spiralling decline as a country. If we are going to move the country forward, we will have to ensure that laws are observed.

CONCERNED CITIZEN