The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has come down hard on two entertainment venues in the city which are in breach of its regulations. The corporation has banned the staging of all parties and other events at one Norbury Close in Norbrook and at 7 Bamboo Avenue in Liguanea in St. Andrew.
Mayor of Kingston Desmond McKenzie says the action follows the refusal of the owners of both properties to comply with the KSAC's rules and regulations regarding the staging of entertainment events at private premises.
Mr. McKenzie asserts that both locations are private homes which are being rented out for functions on a weekly basis, causing serious disruptions to neighbouring premises.
"We talking about residential communities and the quality of the entertainment that is to be staged at these two locations leave much to be desired. The fact is that, especially in the case of Norbury Close, we have even withdrawn applications that have been made to the council but they refuse to concede to the council's regulations and they continue to put on these events without any authorization.
"We can no longer turn a blind eye to what is taking place and we have drawn the line on these two locations and we will be taking the strongest action against any person who is caught holding any events at any of the two locations," Mayor McKenzie said.
The Mayor noted that Police Commissioner Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin has already been advised that no permits should be issued for events at the two premises.
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