NOISE ABATEMENT ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Noise from private premises and public place

   4   Liability of owner of premises or equipment, etc

   5   Permission required for operation of specified equipment in certain cases

   6   Power to seize and detain specified equipment

   7   Regulations

   8   Repeal of section 12 of Towns and Communities Act

 

THE NOISE ABATEMENT ACT

[Date of Commencement: 26th March, 1997]

Act 7 of 1997.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Noise Abatement Act, 1997.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "political meeting" means any assembly or gathering of persons-

   (a)   convened by-

         (i)   a member of Parliament; or

         (ii)   a member of a Parish Council or a councillor of the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation; or

         (iii)   a political party or any member of a political party,

      for the purpose of the transaction of matters of public interest or for the discussion of such matters or for the purpose of the expression of views upon such matters; or

   (b)   convened-

         (i)   for the purpose of furthering or criticizing the aims, objects, action or programme of any political party; or

         (ii)   for the purpose of supporting or opposing the candidature of any individual as against any other or others at an election for a member of Parliament or a member of a Parish council or a councillor of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation,

and if any speaker at any assembly or gathering held as aforesaid refers to or discusses the aims, objects, action or programme of any political party or the candidature of any individual at such election, such assembly or gathering shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be a political meeting;

   "public meeting" includes any meeting in a public place and any meeting which the public or any section thereof are permitted to attend, whether on payment or otherwise.

   "specified equipment" means any instrument or device mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) of section 3.

3   Noise from private premises and public place

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