Uphold environmental hygiene-MTN staff lead by example

Ghana News-MTN is committed to sanitation in everywhere they are. To this end, MTN will support initiatives that seek to improve sanitation in any part of the country.

Nii Adotey Mingle, General Manager-MTN Northern Business District revealed this to journalists after a clean-up exercise in Kumasi which formed part of MTN’s Ashantifest celebrations.

He also emphasized the need for Ghanaians to be conscious of the hygiene of their environment and avoid throwing rubbish out of cars.

Staff members of MTN partnered workers of Zoomlion Ghana Limited to clean the stretch from the Regional Coordinating Council to the Catering Rest House.

Mr. Mingle explained that “MTN workers undertake voluntary projects around June every year we undertake what we call Y’ello care. Our members of staff leave the office to volunteer to help do various projects that helps contribute to the betterment of society. Some of us are here cleaning whiles others are at Ejisu involved in soap making training”.

Meanwhile, scores of residents underwent training in soap making at Ejisu; another initiative of MTN.

Participants in the soap making training were grateful to MTN and stated how it will improve their lives for the better.

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  1. A wonderful approach; well done MTN but what about hygiene of the ears and mind?By this I mean cleansing the air of the horrific noise that the WHO and the Ghana EPA call a “Silent Killer”. Yes noise pollution is just as deadly as filth in the streets and probably more so but no one in authority seems to care to enforce the very good laws that are in place to protect people from noise

    Harmful side effects of loud, blaring music
    By Dr. Walid Fitaihi

    The human body and each of its cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems have a certain resonance and they function optimally within a specific range of sounds.

    The vibrations in the human body create a natural pattern of sounds that is essential to human health and balance: physically, mentally, and spiritually.

    The sound environment plays a vital role in the ability of the brain to control the nervous system, to send and receive billions of nerve impulses, convert signals into mental images, and to process information.

    Sounds can profoundly influence the mental images created by the brain and can change perception and understanding of reality.

    Either voluntary or involuntary exposure to external environmental sounds that do not match the rhythmic sounds of the human’s internal environment may cause stress, tension, and fatigue.

    Negative impacts of disturbing sounds include low energy levels, poor performance at work, occupational errors, and an inability to make clear cut decisions. The louder the sounds, the more detrimental and pronounced their effects will be.

    Clinical psychologist, Professor Bart Billings, said: “Long term exposure to excessive levels of high intensity, low frequency sound, such as that produced by highly amplified bass music or heavy metal, airplanes, racing cars, battle field noise, and others can not only be physically harmful, but can cause complications that can lead to death.”

    When one listens to music that is out of sync with the frequency produced by natural sounds the body perceives these disturbing sounds as a threat and reacts to these sounds as such. The “fight or flight” response is turned on to prepare the body to flee from the pending threat or to enter a battle and fend off the attack. Stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, are secreted which raise blood pressure, pulse rate, and blood cholesterol levels.

    These hormones are beneficial and necessary if the body is entering battle or is under assault because they direct blood flow to muscles in the arms and legs and increase oxygen intake to fuel the body during the physical challenge.

    Also, the viscosity or stickiness of the blood is increased so the blood clots rapidly to protect the body from bleeding to death if it is wounded during battle. This response can be lifesaving but only when it is truly needed. On the other hand, these hormones can be harmful to human health when they are coursing through the body for a long time, especially when there is no real physical threat.

    When one feels pain, the brain releases endorphins; hormone-like substances which act as a natural pain-killer and opiate. Endorphins produce a state of relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

    Loud music affects every cell in the body and it elicits a reaction in the body equivalent to the response to the perception of pain. Endorphins are released, accompanied by a feeling of sedation, well-being, and pleasure.

    That is how the addiction to loud music begins, as stated by the researcher Dr. William Glasser in his book, ‘Positive Addiction’. Endorphins may explain teenagers’ addiction to loud music and the incessant tendency of some to listen to this music for several hours each day.

    Gradually, they increase the volume to higher and higher levels to the extent that you can clearly hear the music that the youngster sitting next to you is listening to, even though he/she is using personal earphones.

    Music production companies are aware of the addictive nature of high intensity, low frequency sounds and they market such music to those between the ages of 16 and 25 years who are most likely to be drawn to such recordings.

    Loud, heavy metal music has a wide range of negative effects on human health, starting with the ear. The inner ear or cochlea contains thousands of tiny hair cells that convert the vibrations from incoming sounds into electrical signals that are sent to the brain to detect the sounds and discern what they are.

    Very loud sounds can damage these hair cells and once they are damaged they cannot be repaired or replaced. Over time, listening to very loud music can cause hearing loss and ringing in the ears or head (tinnitus).

    In a joint study between the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan and the University of Muenster in Germany, researchers demonstrated that listening to loud music through earphones for extended periods can cause changes in the ear and the nerves of the brain that result in a decline in the ability to distinguish sounds.

    A prolonged increase in the secretion of the hormone cortisol has another negative impact on the body; namely it can lead to memory loss.

    A study in Germany showed that memory recall among heavy metal music lovers is reduced by 15 percent to 60 percent. In another study of 600 people who rarely listen to loud music, only 4 percent of them demonstrated memory loss in comparison with a group in a similar age range who frequently listen to loud music, of whom around 21 percent of them experienced memory loss.

    Neuroendocrinologist and professor at Stanford University, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, explains the phenomenon in which the release of adrenaline and cortisol causes memory loss.

    The stress hormones direct blood glucose to the large muscles in the body. This reduces the level of blood glucose that reaches the area in the brain called the hippocampus which is highly responsible for memory recall.

    Therefore, continuously listening to loud music can impair learning and the ability to retain and retrieve information in the brain.

    A study conducted by the British Royal Academy reported that internationally, up to 75,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 24 years have died as a result of an addiction to loud, blaring music.

    Professor Frederick Harms from the British Royal Academy for Music studied 6,550 patient cases suffering from psychological disorders and he said that the pressures of life may create a state of despair in some youth which drives them toward listening to loud music for hours at a time. These young people commonly develop psychological imbalances, insomnia, decreased appetite, social withdrawal, weakened immune system, and in some cases a nervous breakdown that can be fatal.

    Loud music also has a profound impact on the health and normal brain development of the fetus nestled in its mother’s womb.

    No doubt, the effects of listening to loud music on the human soul and how it distances one from the glorification of the Creator and separates us from the natural universe that we are an integral part of must also be explored. The infatuation with loud music is a destructive illness. A heightened awareness in our community and understanding these effects can help us protect the physical, mental, and spiritual health and vitality of our loved ones.

    Dr. Walid Fitaihi

    Noise and Certain Types of Music Can Destroy Your Mind, Body and Soul
    Hosea 4:6 – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…..”
    Isaiah 32.17 – “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever”.

    In recent years rock music is the term given to a particular form of music with a heavy beat. It can be characterized by music where the rhythm or beat is a prominent and or dominating part of the music or where the music is discordant in its beat or chords. Rock music was first used thousands of years ago in demonic cults and religions and continues to be used today http://ad2004.com/Biblecodes/Hebrewmatrix/rockmusic.html

    FEELING THE MUSIC CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH”© Long term exposure to excessive levels of High Intensity Low Frequency (HI/LF) sound, such as that produced by highly amplified bass music can lead to death. http://www.omnisonic.com/bbillings.html

    VERY LOUD SOUNDS CAN RIP EAR, LUNG AND OTHER VIBRATING TISSUES”. A sound wave is a pressure wave; that’s why you can sometimes feel your body vibrate during loud, low sounds. When body tissues resonate with the sound’s frequency, the pressure increases.”

    THE HEAVY BEAT OF ROCK MUSIC NOT ONLY “CALLS” ON EVIL SPIRITS BUT ALSO CAUSES EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL RESPONSES WHICH ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS”. Thus when people listen to rock music in reality, whether they realize it or not, they are inviting the forces of darkness to influence or control them and they are harming their mind and body. http://ad2004.com/Biblecodes/Hebrewmatrix/rockmusic.html

    NOISE CAN KILL SAYS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. “Noise has been shown to raise blood pressure and blood-borne concentrations of stress hormones and fatty materials even when people are asleep. These can accumulate over time to block blood vessels and trigger a heart attack”. “The most dramatic effects are in heart disease, because exposure to noise can kill people”. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20326-noise-kills-and-blights-lives-in-europe.html#.VKol6tKUfVD

    RESEARCH SHOWS THAT NOISE LEVELS ABOVE 110 DECIBELS STRIP INSULATION FROM NERVE FIBERS carrying signals from the ear to the brain. Loss of the protective coating, called myelin, disrupts electrical nerve signals. https://www.hear-it.org/loud-music-damages-nerves-brain
    THE HUMAN MIND SHUTS DOWN AFTER THREE OR FOUR REPITIONS OF A RHYTHM OR A MELODY OR A HARMONIC PROGRESSION – Dr Ballam.” Furthermore, excessive repetition causes people to release control of their thoughts. Rhythmic repetition is used by people who are trying to push certain ethics in their music. Repetition causes a person to either enter a state of sub-conscious thinking or a state of anger. http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n15/mente/musica.html
    CHANGES IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND BIRTH DEFECTS HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO NOISE EXPOSURE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_from_noise “Effects of noise in pre-school and school aged children include cognitive tasks are impaired, like reading, long term memory, attention and motivation”. http://www.who.int/ceh/capacity/noise.pdf
    FAST MUSIC WAS FOUND TO SPEED UP HEARTBEAT AND BREATHING. Slow music can slow the heartbeat and the breathing rate as well as bring down blood pressure. http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n15/mente/musica.html
    THE EGGS WOULD BE HARD BOILED BEFORE THE END OF THE CONCERT. The eggs would be hard boiled by the music before the end of the concert and could be eaten. Dr. Earl W. Flosdorf and Dr. Leslie A. Chambers showed that proteins in a liquid medium were coagulated when subjected to piercing high-pitched sounds. An Australian physician and psychiatrist, Dr. John Diamond, found a direct link between muscle strength/weakness and music. He discovered that all of the muscles in the entire body go weak when subjected to the “stopped anapestic beat” of music from hard rock musicians, including Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Queen, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Bachman – Turner Overdrive, and The Band. Dr. Diamond found another effect of the anapestic beat. He called it a “switching” of the brain. Dr. Diamond said this switching occurs when the actual symmetry between both of the cerebral hemispheres is destroyed causing alarm in the body along with lessened work performance, learning and behavior problems in children, and a “general malaise in adults.” In addition to harmful, irregular beats in rock music, shrill frequencies prove to also be harmful to the body. Bob Larson, a Christian minister and former rock musician, remembers that in the 70’s teens would bring raw eggs to a rock concert and put them on the front of the stage. http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n15/mente/musica.html

    PLANTS TESTED WITH ROCK MUSIC WITHERED AND DIED. Napoleon understood the enormous power of music. He summed it up by saying, “Give me control over he who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not who makes the laws”. http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n15/mente/musica.html

    ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL RELEASES OF THE FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT ADRENALINE HIGH IS MUSIC WHICH IS DISCORDANT IN ITS BEAT OR CHORDS. Good music follows exact mathematical rules, which cause the mind to feel comforted, encouraged, and ‘safe.’ Musicians have found that when they go against these rules, the listener experiences an addicting high. Like unscrupulous ‘diet’ doctors who addicted their clients to amphetamines to ensure their continued dependence, musicians know that discordant music sells and sells. As in all addictions, victims become tolerant. The same music that once created a pleasant tingle of excitement no longer satisfies. The music must become more jarring, louder, and more discordant. One starts with soft rock, then rock ‘n’ roll, then on up to heavy metal music.” http://ad2004.com/Biblecodes/Hebrewmatrix/rockmusic.html

    THE BENEFITS OF A=432Hz AND THE DESTRUCTIVENESS OF A=440Hz. When we listen to or play music in A=432Hz we align our bio-energetic field and environment with the universal golden mean of Phi (the Fibonacci series of numbers) It connects us to source, opens up the heart, harmonises our energetic systems whilst bringing about healing and homeostasis. Ancient civilisations understood that music played in the A=432Hz scale was not only mathematically consistent with planetary ratios but also consistent with Phi and universal design. Ancient musical instruments were tuned to A= 432Hz. In 1910, Calhoun Deagan (US Naval Intelligence), was funded by the Rothschild’s and Rockefeller family to convince the American Federation of Musicians to endorse a standard of A=440Hz tuning for all orchestras and concert performing musicians. This was accepted by the US government in 1920 and became the International standard concert pitch in 1953. Every Instrument is now produced in the unnatural frequency of A=440 Hertz. 440Hz Studies have show that music listened to in A=440Hz creates a skism with our bio-energetic fields, suppressing the heart-mind field while stimulating left brain function. The singing bowls of the Tibetan’s were traditionally hand crafted to resonate to the tone of A=432hertz as they knew this was the ideal frequency required for healing. Sacred sites all over the world are encoded with the geometry and number of 432. https://universaltruthschool.com/432hz-music/ My extensive research tells me that A=440 was implemented to cause your self-destruction .

    From the statements below it is unequivocally obvious that noise pollution is causing harm to human health; in the unborn (foetus), children and adults:

    “Noise can kill” so says a report by the World Health Organization and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. “Noise has been shown to raise blood pressure and blood-borne concentrations of stress hormones and fatty materials even when people are asleep. These can accumulate over time to block blood vessels and trigger a heart attack”. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20326-noise-kills-and-blights-lives-in-europe.html#.VKol6tKUfVD

    On the Government of Ghana Official Portal, Mrs Philomena Boakye Appiah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has reiterated the need for strict adherence to environmental regulations and guidelines on noise pollution for the well-being of the people. Mrs Appiah said, “research shows that noise pollution was a risky health hazard and a silent killer, which could induce hypertension and cause blindness. She said noise pollution causes irritability and indigestion and adversely affect the foetus of pregnant women”. http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/2012-02-08-08-32-47/regional/3050-noise-pollution-is-dangerous-health-hazard-epa

    On another website The Regional Director disclosed “that noise pollution could cause
    deafness, blood pressure, indigestion, heartburn, ulcers, heart disease, mental illness, fatigue, damages in the nervous system, increased stress/ irritation, decrease in efficiency at work places, sleep interference, decreased academic performance and indirectly weakens the edifice of buildings and bridges”. http://www.ghanadistricts.com/news/?read=40349&sports

    “Repeated exposure to noise during critical periods of development may affect a child’s acquisition of speech, language, and language-related skills, such as reading and listening. The inability to concentrate in a noisy environment can affect a child’s capacity to learn”. http://www.epa.gov/air/noise/ochp_noise_fs_rev1.pdf

    “Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists. Exposure to intensely loud sounds leads to permanent damage of the hair cells, which act as sound receivers in the ear. Once damaged, the hair cells do not grow back, leading to noise-induced hearing loss”. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140731102524.htm

    “The most dramatic effects are in heart disease, because exposure to noise can kill people”. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20326-noise-kills-and-blights-lives-in-europe.html#.VKol6tKUfVD

    “Changes in the immune system and birth defects have been attributed to noise exposure”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_from_noise

    “Effects of noise in pre-school and school aged children include cognitive tasks are impaired, like reading, long term memory, attention and motivation”. http://www.who.int/ceh/capacity/noise.pdf

    “Noise can pose a serious threat to a child’s physical and psychological health, including learning and behaviour”. http://www.epa.gov/air/noise/ochp_noise_fs_rev1.pdf

    “Sleep Deprivation of just 30 minutes of daily sleep debt raises weight and diabetes risk”. http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/03/just-30-minutes-of-daily-sleep-debt.html

    “Solitary confinement and prolonged sleep deprivation are just two examples of the psychological torture methods”. https://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/irrc-867-reyes.pdf

    “Certain interrogation reports highlight the use of loud music reaching upward of 79 decibels for weeks and even months” (noise torture). http://www.medicaldaily.com/torture-methods-sound-how-pure-noise-can-be-used-break-you-psychologically-318638

    “FEELING THE MUSIC CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH”. “Long term exposure to excessive levels of High Intensity Low Frequency (HI/LF) sound, such as that produced by highly amplified bass music, airplanes, racing cars, battle field noise, etc. can not only be physically harmful, but can cause complications that can lead to death”. http://www.omnisonic.com/bbillings.html .’

    “VERY LOUD SOUNDS CAN RIP EAR, LUNG AND OTHER VIBRATING TISSUES”. “A sound wave is a pressure wave; that’s why you can sometimes feel your body vibrate during loud, low sounds. When body tissues resonate with the sound’s frequency, the pressure increases.” http://www.baudline.com/erik/bass/facts_about_bass.html

    “PROLONGED SLEEP DEPRIVATION CONFIRMED AS A METHOD OF TORTURE. The UN Committee Against Torture (UN CAT) has explicitly identified prolonged sleep deprivation as a method of torture. Sleep deprivation can cause impaired memory and cognitive functioning, decreased short term memory, speech impairment, hallucinations, psychosis, lowered immunity, headaches, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stress, anxiety and depression.” http://waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/public-officials-at-risk-criminal-charges-for-torture-public-statement/

    “The Physicians for Human Rights also consider sleep deprivation as well as sensory bombardment with noise to be methods of torture, and list the clinical evidence of the harm to physical and mental health, and the legal precedents to support this opinion in their document “Leave No Marks”. http://waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/public-officials-at-risk-criminal-charges-for-torture-public-statement/

    From the table below please notice that normal conversation is 60db

    “The Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana puts permissible ambient noise levels in residential areas at 55 decibels (db) during the day and 48db at night”. “Those at and around educational and health facilities was put at 55 db during the day and 50 db at night, while the noise level for areas with commercial or light industrial activities was registered at 60 db and 55 db during the day and night respectively”.“The new guidelines also permit 65 db noise levels during the day and 60 db during the night for light industrial areas and places of entertainment and public assembly such as churches and mosques”.“Predominant commercial areas, according to the guidelines, are allowed 70 db during the day and 65 db at night, while the noise level for heavy industrial areas was pegged at70 db during the day and night”.

    Do you fully realise that the noise you make is most probably contributing toward the ill health and early death of those in the vicinity of your noise pollution, including yourself? If you didn’t you certainly do now!

    Please stop the harmful and peace destroying noisemaking. Please stop defying the Criminal Code. Please stop defying the Constitution. Please stop defying the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Please stop defying the Bible. If you continue to be of annoyance to my family and I we will personally take legal action against you. I have a professional noise meter and a video camera. I will video your vehicle (if applicable), its registration and/or your face and the noise levels being displayed on the noise meter each time you return until I have sufficient evidence. Then I will personally take you to court , seek compensation from you and seek to have you convicted. I am serious as your noisemaking is harmful to human health. We both have an obligation under Section 22 of the Criminal Code—Duty to Prevent Felony (see below……)

    From the Ghana (1960) Criminal Code plus Amendments, and the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana 1992 it is unequivocally obvious that laws are in place to prevent the harm and disturbance of peace caused by noise pollution:

    From the Criminal Code:
    Section 22—Duty to Prevent Felony.
    Every person who, knowing that a person designs to commit or is committing a felony, fails to use all reasonable means to prevent the commission or completing thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanour.

    Section 69—Causing Harm.
    Whoever intentionally and unlawfully causes harm to any person shall be guilty of second degree felony.

    Section 71—Exposing Child to Danger.
    (1) Whoever unlawfully—
    (a) exposes a child to danger or abandons a child under twelve years; or
    (b) exposes any physically or mentally handicapped child to danger or abandons a physically or mentally handicapped child in such a manner as to cause any harm to the child—
    shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

    Section 72—Negligently Causing Harm.
    Whoever negligently and unlawfully causes harm to any person shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

    Section 287—Carrying on of Noxious Trade, and other interference with Public Rights. Whoever, without lawful authority or excuse (the proof whereof shall lie on him) commits any of the following nuisances, namely— (a) carries on any noxious, offensive, or noisy business at any place, or causes or permits any noxious or offensive matter to be collected or continue at any place, or so keeps any animals at any place, as to impair or endanger the health of the public inhabiting or using the neighbourhood of that place, or as to cause material damage to the lands, crops, cattle, or goods of such public, or as to cause material interruption to such public in their lawful business or occupations, or as to materially affect the value of their property; or (b) so makes, keeps, or uses any explosive matter, or any collection of water, or any other dangerous or destructive thing, or any building, excavation, open pit, or other structure, work or place, or so keeps any animal or permits to be at large, as to cause danger of harm or damage to the persons or property of the public; or any well, spring, or reservoir, so as to deprive the public of the benefit thereof; or (c) corrupts or fouls the water of any public well, tank, spring, reservoir, or place used or intended for supplying water to man or for fish culture, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ¢500,000 and shall, upon conviction for a continuance or repetition of any such offence, be guilty of a misdemeanour.

    Section 288—Explanation as to Carrying on of Noxious Trade, etc. The following provisions shall have effect with respect to the nuisance of carrying on a noxious, offensive, or noisy business, at any place, or of causing or permitting noxious or offensive matter to be collected or continue at any place, or of keeping animals at any place as mentioned in this Chapter, namely— (a) “business” includes not only any trade, manufacture, work, business, or occupation carried on for gain, but also any continued or frequent repetition of any act or series of acts of any kind; and (b) it is necessary, in order that a person may be punishable in respect of any such nuisance, that the prejudice or danger caused thereby should extend to persons inhabiting or occupying, under separate tenancies, not less than three houses or other tenements. Section 289—Explanation as to Obstruction of Public Way. (1) A person shall not be guilty, within the meaning of this Chapter, of obstructing the public use of any public way or work by reason only of his being a party to any meeting or assembly assembled in, or upon or near any public way or work, unless the purposes of such assembly are or include the obstruction of the public by force or threats or show of force. (2) “Obstruction” of the public use of a public way or work includes the making or using of any fetish or charm for the purpose of preventing any person from using such way or work.

    Nuisances and Obstructions in Streets, and the like
    Section 296—Throwing Rubbish in Street.
    Whoever does any of the following acts shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ¢200,000 namely—

    Causing Noise in Town.
    (7) in any town wilfully or wantonly, and after being warned to desist, makes any loud or unseemly noise howsoever caused to the annoyance or disturbance of any person;

    Drumming, etc., in Town at Night.
    (8) in any town, without a licence in writing from the Minister or a local authority beats or plays any drum, gong, tom-tom, or other similar instrument of music between eight o’clock at night and six in the morning;

    Section 298—Acts tending to disturb the peace in a public place.

    Whoever in any public place, or in any place within sight or hearing of persons then being in a place, disturbs the peace by fighting or quarrelling with any other person, or by making any loud or unseemly noise; or abets an unlawful fight, or uses or applies to any other person then being in such public place or within sight or hearing thereof, any violent or abusive term of reproach, or sings any profane, indecent, or obscene song, or exposes any defamatory of insulting writing or object, or with the intention of annoying or irritating any other person, sings any scurrilous or abusive song or words, whether any person be particularly addressed therein or not or is guilty of any riotous, indecent, disorderly, insulting behaviour, to the obstruction or annoyance of any passenger or person in such public place, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ¢200,000.00.

    Please note the following taken from The Criminal Code 1960:
    Section 1—Interpretation
    “harm” means any bodily hurt, disease, or disorder, whether permanent or temporary;
    “public place” includes any public way and any building, place, or conveyance to which for the time being the public are entitled or permitted to have access, either without any condition or upon condition of making any payment, and any building or place which is for the time being used for any public or religious meeting or assembly, or as an open Court;

    “public way” includes any highway, market place, lorry park, square, street, bridge, or other way which is lawfully used by the public;
    acts are done “publicly”—

    (1) if they are so done in any public place as to be likely to be seen by any person, whether such person be or be not in a public place; or

    (2) if they are so done in any place, not being a public place, as to be likely to be seen by any person in any public place;
    “town” means—
    (a) the area of authority of a Municipal or Urban Council; or
    (b) any place to which the Towns Ordinance applies; or
    (c) any place (whether a town or not) which the Minister may by executive instrument order.

    From The Bible

    And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. (King James Bible – Isaiah: 32.17).

    He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. (King James Bible – Proverbs 27:14).

    And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (King James Bible – Mark: 12.30). And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (King James Bible – Mark: 12.31).

    Harming or even killing your neighbour with noise is certainly not loving them.

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