Turn up the party

WESTERN BUREAU:The Negril Entertainment Association (NEA) has called for an inclusion of the use of decibel metres to measure sound levels in any proposed amendment to the Noise Abatement Act, as this is the key ingredient which will enable party promoters and non-partygoers to peacefully co-exist.

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The Noise Abatement Act addresses musical events

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica's Noise Abatement Act was passed in 1997.

Vox Pop

What can be done to ensure that party promoters and those seeking tranquility coexist peacefully?

Turning hobby into a thriving business

WESTERN BUREAU:Madge Neil-Burnett, or 'Miss Pat' as she is affectionately known, is not your average managing director.

Fifty small business owners benefit from HEART grants

WESTERN BUREAU:Five aspiring and small business operators will be chosen from a group of 50 persons to receive grants from the HEART Trust/NTA to set up small business operations in the parish of St James.

Food for thought

We hear people make reference to 'brain food', which suggest that certain foods have a special impact on our brain function.

Shopkeeper on beating charges offered bail

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James shopkeeper, who allegedly beat a man with an iron pipe and broke the man's hand during a confrontation over $500, was offered bail when he appeared before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

German national sentenced for cocaine smuggling

WESTERN BUREAU:A German woman, who attempted to export cocaine hidden in a handbag and a pair of shoes, was sentenced to one year imprisonment when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.K

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