MoU proposed to guide businesses on noise pollution in Tobago

(Photo courtesy tha.gov.tt)

February 21, 2017: Noise pollution isn’t just a problem for residents in surrounding areas. It also has an impact on business and the tourism sector.

So efforts are being made to help curb this practice. Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment Kwesi Des Vignes recently met with members of the tourism industry, the recentlyformed
task force that will monitor noise pollution, and business owners of the Crown Point area.

Crown Point is one of the areas that has been most affected by this problem.

The Secretary is urging the public to play their roles in supporting the island’s economy, which can be impacted in the long term by continued noise pollution. “While law enforcers and the Government would do their part to protect its citizens,” Des Vignes said, “individual and collective responsibility must also be borne with those that are closest to the issues...we must all see the bigger picture.”

 

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For further information please contact:

The Department of Information

Office of the Chief Secretary

Tobago House of Assembly

868-639-3421 ext. 5019

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