The good, the bad, the ugly
By DAVID A. P. TROTMAN | Fri, May 11, 2012 - 12:01 AM()
Every year, the Crop Over Festival provides an outlet for our people to enjoy a temporary relief from the pressures of everyday life.
There are numerous social activities, shows, concerts and centres available for entertainment throughout the year, but Crop Over provides the opportunity for the sort of mass gay abandon not experienced at any other time during the year, and is a real source of foreign exchange through the many visitors it attracts to our shores.
While all of the above is true, it is with fearful anticipation that we await the excessive noise pollution at the various venues across the island, as people disregard the rights of others to enjoy the peace and quiet of their residences, while they blast their music into our homes late at night and into the wee hours.
Surely the authorities should only give permission for these “limes” to be held away from residential areas, and control the level of noise allowed, which within recent years has been penetrating peoples homes up to 4 a.m. several miles away from its source.
It should be noted that not only are residents disturbed but so are the visitors who choose not to be part of such activities. We need to take into consideration our neighbours’ comfort even as we enjoy the festivities of the season.
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