A noise to be surely silenced
By RHONDA NEBLETT | Fri, June 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM()
I was travelling along My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, recently towards Bridgetown.
The traffic was dead slow. And along the way, just past the Texaco gas station, there was someone playing a message from one of those people termed “inspirational speakers” – but this was no inspiration.
First of all, it was much too loud; then there was a lot of cussing in the message – the F-word in abundance.
There were children on their way to school and people were at the bus stop. Yet the noise maker thought he should subject everybody to his distasteful material.
A man walking out a baby, stopped, looked at the house from which the noise was coming, and said: “He is always with that nonsense and we can’t get him to stop.”
This excessive noise is becoming the norm these days – from neighbours. When it isn’t these types of message, it is loud music, which is not only played during the waking hours but deep into the night!
All over Barbados people are complaining there is too much noise. But thank God for the Royal Barbados Police Force. Because whenever they are called, the loudness stops. But the problem is that it can, and does happen again and again.
It is time the lawmakers started looking at this loud music as the offence it really is.
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