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EMA must do better on noise
I feel obligated to Guardian columnist Raymond Ramcharitar for so eloquently and effectively articulating and representing the despair and frustration of T&T citizens who suffer at the hands of thoughtless noisemakers, and I would join him if he led a march to the Attorney General’s office to deliver his petition for the AG to enforce the anti-noise legislation.
The EMA I deem to be toothless, while it recognises the decibel level for civilised living I never could understand those EMA advertisements announcing forthcoming events at which the organisers could pay $250 for a licence to abuse the hearing of a neighbourhood. St Clair has always been a residential area but residents around the oval and the private hospital have repeatedly complained about the noise of Oval fetes.
It seems barbaric that in order to enjoy themselves in a 2,500 square foot area, some people find it necessary to assault the ear drums of others in the surrounding square mile. The EMA should have inspectors to make random checks of areas where excessive noise is occurring and issue tickets to the organisers who breach the mandated decibel level. Without such penalty and enforcement people will trust on not being caught.
Michael J Williams
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