State sponsored noise nuisances
It is very troubling to know that we have legislation in place for noise nuisances, but there is the lengthy process involved in getting someone charged with the offence.
i was looking at a re-broadcast programme with Mr. Roshan Khan and some other guest. I must applaud his effort on this issue. The sad thing is that many Guyanese do not possess the will and courage to fight the situation due to the perils of victimisation and discrimination in our society.
I believed this is where the Police Force plays a vital role. The police should be given authority to issue summons on the spot, once the law is observed to be broken. As it is, you have to go through the process of making a report, build a case and then get a lawyers’ writ before anything can really happen.
I am afraid the average Guyanese cannot afford the time and effort required to get this done. The amazing thing is the said Police Force issues permits to host these events and rarely passes through to ensure the event complies with it requirements.
Just recently the amount of violence that transpired at the Street football made daily headlines. It is not that I am totally against these events, but I believe they should have strict guidelines, especially on close off timelines. Apart from the noise issue the littering, gambling and pilfering that take place makes it a haven for thugs and hustlers.
I trust something can be done to harness this situation urgently.