JAMAICA-TOURISM-Cabinet public order committee to discuss noise abatement act.


Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says the public order committee of Cabinet will meet on Wednesday to discuss the Noise Abatement Act as Government moves to improve compliance with the law.

Bartlett was responding to concerns raised by Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President, Omar Robinson, at the Association's 58th Annual General Meeting held on the weekend.

Bartlett said that the committee, chaired by the National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, 'will be looking seriously at the Noise Abatement Act and issues that have been raised by the (tourism) sector' and other stakeholders.

He said that a position on the way forward will be taken at Wednesday's meeting, 'which, no doubt, you (tourism stakeholders) will hear about at a later date'.

The Tourism Minister said the Government recognises the need for balance, as entertainment is an income source for many Jamaicans.

'We recognise that it is a means by which many people... provide themselves with a livelihood,'...

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