Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has expressed concern about noise pollution in the City.
He says letters have already been dispatched to business places alerting them to the problem and advising them of the law.
He told St Lucia Times that he has a ‘serious problem’ with loud noises in Castries.
“I don’t know how we are going to address that because obviously we need the help of the police. It’s these vehicles that when they pass, I mean they’re even shaking the CDC building. I mean that is one of my main concern. I think the noise from the bars and so on – we could contain that which we are doing now; but I have a serious problem with these vehicles at any time,” Francis explained.
“I would say it has cooled down a little,” the Mayor stated.
“And something that has just come up – one or two motorcycles about 4 O’ clock; 4.30, when these bicycles pass in the city, I mean the noise – you could be in the fridge; you must hear that noise,” Francis lamented.
He told St Lucia Times that the loud bike trend appears to have just started.
The Mayor said he does not know whether existing legislation against noise pollution is strong enough.
He also said he was not aware if law enforcement authorities have the available technology to measure noise levels.
But he disclosed that tackling noise pollution in the City is something that is being looked at currently.