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Residents tired of noise

Dawne Parris

Residents tired of noise

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RESIDENTS in a West Terrace, St James community, say the peace of their neighbourhood has been shattered by loud, marathon parties at a house occupied by university students, have been promised relief by Christmas.
The owner today began the process of giving the three Bahamian males notice to move within two months, after a Friday night fete at their 8th Avenue residence ended in violence.
Residents, who requested their names not be used, said they had endured six months of loud music, singing, obscene language and other activities that began around 11 p.m. and ran as late as 6 a.m. the next day.
“Almost every other week they have a big do out there and it is annoying, but this was the worst because we heard gunshots. We’ve never heard gunshots before, even though they have their parties and play music loud and sing and leave their garbage all over the place,” said one resident who has lived in the area for 25 years.
“This time in question, they started at 2:30 a.m. I heard these car horns and when I looked out my bedroom window, I saw all these people gathering and carrying on. Then all of a sudden I heard this commotion and some of them seemed to be fighting . . . . I heard two shots and everything was quiet, then there were four more. It was frightening.”
Lawmen were then called “for the umpteenth time in the past few months”, another neighbour recalled. 

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