Night Club proprietors charged for loud music
Kaieteur News
July 8, 2004

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The proprietors of the Tropicana Hotel and bar, yesterday appeared before Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen charged with the breach of the conditions of a music licence.

They were granted bail in the sum of $7,000 by the Chief Magistrate and were ordered to return to court on July 19.

The operators were the second set of nightclub proprietors who appeared before the Chief Magistrate.

Recently, the proprietor of the Tennessee Night Club was charged with the similar offence.

Within recent weeks, police in Georgetown have been taking stringent measures with nightclub operators who fail to keep the volume of their music at a reasonable level.

Since the police have intensified their campaign, they reportedly seized the music equipment of Palm Court Restaurant and bar and the Sheriff Night Club.

In an invited comment, Public Relations Officer within the Police Force, Mr. John Sauers said that the campaign is not a recent initiative. He said that coming out of the Police Officers’ Conference in April last, a decision was taken to intensify their efforts to reduce the noise levels in minibuses and nightclubs.

The officer noted that the force has recently been targeting business places and started taking legal action against those who are in breach of the conditions of their licences.