Restaurant / Lounge in Obarrio Generates Noise Complaints From Neighbors
Monday, October 04 2010 @ 01:39 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
For her part, Cynthia Sednaevi, spokesman and partner of Privilege, said the establishment has all the permits to operate until 12:00 midnight. She said the Privilege does not hold events weekdays after 11:00 pm.
However, the Panama America called the Privilege acting as a customer and the answer was that the premises could be rented until 2:00 am. Sednaevi said that when they do these activities thye seek special permission from the Municipality.
Meanwhile, Eduardo Palacios, the Justice of the Peace of Bella Vista, said he is aware of complaints about noise, but at 12:00 midnight the Corregedoria is closed, so it falls to the police to make a report that proves this fact. (Panama America)
Editor's Comment: Believe it or not, there are laws and regulations which govern noise from nightlife, bars, and partying. As you can see from the response from the Justice of the Peace, don't expect the local officials to get off their asses to do anything about it on their own. If you are a neighbor affected by something like this, unfortunately you are going to have to take matters into your own hands to push for resolution. In this case, the neighbors should just show up with a cop at 12:01, one minute after midnight, demand that they fill out a report about noise violations, and then take that report to the Justice of the Peace. And of course don't forget that in many areas the local officials have already been paid off to look the other way. The "Judicial System" is already a joke in Panama, and it's even more broke at the lowest levels.