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Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Councillors of the Hanover Municipal Corporation have shot down the parish’s health department’s report which was tabled during the corporation’s regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 14, claiming it was misleading to all...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:34 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover police have launched an investigation following the detention of a man who is believed to be impersonating a justice of the peace (JP). While confirming the incident, the police told The Gleaner that the name of the...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Rotary Club of Lucea, Hanover, is desirous of gifting the Noel Holmes Hospital with equipment needed to establish a renal unit, but because of the absence of the supporting resources, the project has had to be put on hold....

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:44 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has embarked on a full-scale public-educaton exercise even as it announced a building amnesty for the parish. At the corporation’s physical planning and environment committee meeting on...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Councillors of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) are disgruntled with how the Housing, Opportunities, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme is being rolled out in the parish. The HOPE programme is being implemented by the...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Today could be an important day in a sexual harassment scandal dogging the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), as a number of staff members call for action against a senior officer, who has been accused of inappropriate behaviour....

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents and business operators, including hoteliers who have been flouting building regulations in Hanover, have been given three months to get their affairs in order amid an amnesty and a stay of court action until next February...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The drought is over. That’s the word from Evan Thompson, head of the Meteorological Service Jamaica, based on the data collected for current rainfall patterns across the island. That will be welcome news to Jamaica’s farming...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid is joining the call for cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou, to be declared a national hero. Delivering the main address at a Heroes Day...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Tensions are rising in Hanover over the increasing number of persons being affected by dengue-like symptoms, although the parish’s health department is contending that there is no cause for alarm. Dr Kaushal Singh, the medical...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the police commander for Hanover, is flatly rejecting claims by Lucea’s mayor, Sheridan Samuels, that crime has increased in the Orange Bay section of the parish since the removal of a military...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has dubbed the 37 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned into service in Hanover on Thursday “the thoughtful 37” who have come forward to serve at a time of great unease in the...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Enforcement Department at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has been shackled by the corporation and can no longer function outside of Lucea, the parish capital, without the permission of chief executive officer (CEO)...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Airports Authority of Jamaica and the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) are seemingly on a collision course in regards to plans to upgrade the fire station at the Negril Aerodrome in the western end of the parish. The facility...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The recent removal of the military checkpoint that had been in place in Orange Bay, Hanover, since the start of the ­triparish state of public emergency (SOE) is not going down well with residents, who are questioning the decision...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Green Island High School in Hanover is celebrating 50 years of existence this year. Last Friday, the school held a special ceremony to commemorate the milestone. The event took place at the Bioprist Complex in Lucea, Hanover,...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Hanover Custos Dr David Stair has said that with education being crucial to individual success, it has to be the foundation on which all just, equitable, and successful societies are built. “If we really want our nation to be a...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: In a bid to put an end to buildings being constructed without the requisite approvals, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has decided to launch a “building plan amnesty” project to get all builders into compliance. In a recent...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation has embarked on a major campaign to remove signs and billboards erected illegally. The decision was announced following Tuesday’s Physical Planning and Environment Meeting of the corporation. It...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Three weeks after The Gleaner revealed alleged cases of sexual harassment at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the police in the western parish have confirmed that the matter has been brought to their attention by the...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department yesterday staged a major march in Lucea as part of its public-education drive to highlight the importance of vector control and its benefits to the parish. The staff were joined by members of the public...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) as four female employees have pointed the finger at a male supervisor, who has allegedly denied any wrongdoing. A well-placed source at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Residents in Hopewell, Hanover, want the authorities to act swiftly to address the severe traffic congestion in the township. At the same time, the residents are peeved that the transport centre remains empty with paid fee...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover-based Tryall Fund came good for 181 students from western Jamaica on Wednesday when the renowned charity handed out scholarship cheques for more than US$230,000 ahead of the new school year. The awardees, a mix of first-...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The town of Lucea in Hanover and the Huangshi Municipal People’s Congress of China cemented their friendship on Monday with the signing of a friendly cooperative cities agreement. Representatives from the Hanover Municipal...

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