SEEK PERMISSION FROM NEIGHBOURS BEFORE PLAYING LOUD MUSIC – COMMANDER

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“Seek permission from your neighbours before you play loud music”. That is the advice of East Coast Commander Calvin Brutus who say that compliance and tolerance are needed. Here is that story from Javone Vickerie.

Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus explained that despite the 2 am curfew being relaxed to facilitate the holiday season, persons who hosts parties and other gatherings must comply with existing laws against noise nuisance. He further noted that in most instances, promoters and party planners seek permission to play loud music for events such as weddings and parties by way of notification to neighbours. Mr. Brutus said that most times neighbours display a sense of tolerance once their concerns are respected. While speaking on a recent noise nuisance incident involving a businessman who claimed that he was harassed by police, Brutus explained that this was contrary to common practice.

The police recently received a number of decibel meters to help with their cases in the courts against noise nuisance defaulters. According to Brutus, these meters are not yet utilized on the East Coast of Demerara.

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