Regulate the noisy fun hours To the Editor
Guyana Chronicle
January 9, 2002

I LIVE in Bel Air Park, Georgetown.
For the last few months I have been awakened between 02:30 - 04:30 hrs practically every day by so-called frolic music emitting from the entertainment centres on Sheriff Street.

The sound waves come and go like big ocean waves for hours. At times the noise is faint and a few minutes later it is so loud that you could think a party is in the next door neighbourhood.

Once I am awake it is difficult to fall to sleep again.

I suppose a certain anger that builds up is also responsible for not finding sleep again.

There I lay thinking of all those people who have a `wonderful time'. Are they working people?

I wonder what the people in the immediate neighbourhoods have to say of the entertainment centres at that time in the morning?

Their children must grow up either as top dancers, singers or musicians and receiving brain damage affecting their lives.

This artificial happiness must stop. It must stop at least by 01:00 hrs latest.

For those who have to work in the morning it is only fair to get some hours of uninterrupted sleep.

The Christmas season is over and normalcy must return. The authorities must act decisively and regulate the noisy fun hours for more than one reason.

There are some readers who may think that I could have written a more forceful letter.

I hope it is the only letter I have to write.