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No to dancehall licence

Lange Park residents object to Carnival event in Endeavour

By Carolyn Kissoon carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com

Lange Park Residents Association (Lapra) members have objected to a dancehall licence for an event being hosted at Rise carpark, Rodney Road, Endeavour, this weekend. Residents made the objection at a hearing before Chaguanas Magistrate Gillian Scotland yesterday. (See Page 27).

Lapra secretary Valery Hosein gave evidence that residents were concerned about illegal parking and high noise levels. Hosein said residents were against "back-to-back" events being hosted at the venue. Several residents gathered at the courthouse to support the Lapra.

The hearing for the dancehall licence will continue this morning.

The Rise carpark borders Lange Park, an affluent residential community. The 2013 Lotto Plus Chutney Soca Monarch semi-finals take place tomorrow night, while an all-inclusive Carnival fete is scheduled to take place on Sunday. The lecense for the all-inclusive was granted.

Southex, promoter of the chutney soca event, stated that a meeting was held January 3 with members of the Lapra and Environmental Management Authority (EMA), where concerns were addressed.

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