[www.inewsguyana.com] – At least one Government Parliamentarian has expressed frustration at what she says is a cumulative widespread noise nuisance across Guyana.
Speaking in her capacity at Chairperson of the Women and Gender Equality Commission Indra Chandarpaul said noise nuisance is becoming a public health problem and must be addressed forthwith.
She said there are too many ‘rum shops’ and bars operating late in the nights, in residential areas, that are contributing significantly to the problem.
“The time has come to deal with this problem… why must the majority suffer for the greed of one set of people?” Chandarpaul questioned.
Several citizens have also expressed concern in this regard. Some have said that despite complaining to the relevant authorities nothing is being done and some night club seems to be above the law.
Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee in the past had said that noise nuisance laws have been and are continually being enforced.
In March this year the Minister released figures in relation to noise nuisance by public transport vehicles which showed that some 52 persons have been charged between June and December 2009, while 71 persons have been charged between January and March this year.
Some 442 cases are pending for 2009, while 192 such cases are pending for 2010. Some 757 cases have been reported to date.
In relation to noise nuisance reports for residences and night clubs during 2009 some 194 cases, including 43 convictions have been reported, while in 2010 there were six reports with five convictions.