Residents’ representations must be given serious consideration within the meaning of the law on noise nuisance

Dear Editor,

Thank you for allowing us an opportunity to respond to complaints made by residents of Anna Catherina, in relation to the Caribbean Temptation Restaurant and Bar, in their letter to you, recently (‘Noisy event being advertised by restaurant despite court injunction’ SN, August 30).

The Ministry of Home Affairs has received numerous complaints from residents in the neighbourhood who are impatient with the apparent disregard for law and order, and observation of Section 175 (1) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:02, treating with noise nuisance, by the proprietors of the establishment.

The Ministry of Home Affairs sympathizes with the residents, some of whom we have met in the past.
It is our understanding that no permission was granted by the relevant authorities, for any outdoor activity of the kind referred to in the letter.
In light of this, it is our view that the representations made by the residents to enjoy peace and tranquillity in their neighbourhood must be given serious consideration within the meaning of the law pertaining to noise nuisance.

Yours faithfully,
Clement J Rohee
Minister

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