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Noise Level to be Measured and Controlled

One of the most frequent complaints registered with the police in St. Barth is the level of the noise from construction, bars and discotheques. However, many complaints go unanswered due to the inability to measure the noise level. Recently, the territorial police and the gendarmes (the French police) have received three sonometers and will be able to quantify the noise level and take appropriate action. Depending on the time of day, the frequency and the level of noise, those responsible can be charged between 68 to 450 euros. If the offense is described as "sound aggression," the perpetrator could go to prison for up to one year and be charged with a fine of 15,000 euros. St. Barth already has several restrictions in place. For example, the use of tools or apparatuses that make too much noise cannot be used between 6:00 pm and 7:00 am Monday through Saturday, between noon and 2:00 pm Monday through Friday, and between noon and 6:00 pm on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.


It is always good to know if there is any construction going on before you travel. It only took one experience when traveling to Bermuda and one half of the hotel was under construction. Never again.

All I say is live and Learn.

Posted by: Imagine Lifestyles at August 15, 2008 8:37 PM

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