Here on Saba we have bars and restaurants that are now operating as discotheques.
It is heartbreaking to see how our little 5-square-mile island is now becoming a “do what you want, how you want, when you want and nobody in authority seems to care. Sad to say, but that is the norm of the day here on Saba.
I agree that bars and restaurants should be allowed to have soft or low background music, but the socalled bars and restaurants are now entertaining you with disk jockeys and loud music.
Oh my fellow Sabans, are we becoming so deaf and mute and blind that we can’t see and hear what is going on and start speaking up? The hurtful part of it is that these establishments are smack in the middle of the villages where you have homes, where people are being disturbed with the noise from these dance parties, because that is exactly what it turns into.
My question is: How can our authorities allow this, and with this, I mean Police department and government. On weekends you can no longer sleep peacefully because of these noises and the whooping and hollering.
Yet, we have to tolerate this because no authority on Saba does anything. Certain people on Saba are allowed to get away with anything, just because of who they are related to and what their last names are.
It should not be that permits be granted to bars and restaurants to have dance parties, especially if they are situated in the heart of the villages and next to homes, where you have children and elderly folks living. A bar and a restaurant is exactly that, a bar and a restaurant and a nightclub/disco, and folks should start distinguishing the difference between the two. I will just like others to sit back and watch to see if our people in authority will take measures, or just continue to let these people do as they want.
In closing I would like to throw this at our authorities and say to them, “Will you all do something for the folks who have to endure all this noise, even on weekends?”
A tired and fed up Saban
Name withheld at author’s request.
The Daily Herald.