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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:29 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With COVID-19 infection soaring past one million cases across the globe yesterday, Hanover Custos Dr David Stair believes that the Government should make it mandatory for persons leaving their homes to wear masks to help slow the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The absence of Internet access is creating jitters in some Hanover communities as teachers and parents worry that their children, especially those sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination, will be at a significant...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Deputy Superintendent Raymond DeSouza, who heads the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is appealing to residents of the parish to familiarise themselves with the telephone numbers of the brigade so that when necessary,...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Most business operators in the western parish of Hanover are reportedly experiencing a major slowdown because of the incidence of COVID-19 though supermarkets are seeing a spike in business from panic-buying. Gare Whittaker,...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Reverend Robergeau Fremond, the chairman of the Hanover Ministers’ Fraternal, on Thursday voiced his disgust at the regular late start of the monthly meetings of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), describing it as...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the spread of the novel coronavirus a national concern, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has announced that stringent protocols will now be implemented in all its departments. David Gardner, the chief executive officer (...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:25 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Kareen Miller, regional food-safety coordinator at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), has called for teachers and students at Bethel Primary and Junior High School in Hanover to develop a protocol to deal with the...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A new excursion attraction has been added to the western Jamaica tourist entertainment scene. Sky Beach Bar and Seafood Grill, located in Hopewell, Hanover, is the destination point for the weekly affair, which was launched on...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The on-and-off plan by officials of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to visit Huangshi city in China is officially off again. This time, it has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, which has claimed more than 2,...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:31 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Declaring that there appears to be an agenda to make his administration look bad, Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels told yesterday’s sitting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) that he hates the media. Samuels, who was chairing...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Just weeks after reports surfaced about an individual operating as a justice of the peace (JP) with the requisite authorisation, Hanover is back in the news that a bona fide JP has been compromised and could end up being...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to call a by-election in the just-vacated seat of Clarendon South East has been criticised by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips as a wanton waste of taxpayer funds. Phillips, who is also...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Fifteen students from the St Simon Primary School in Hanover are awaiting assistance from the Ministry of Education to repair their classroom, which sustained damage as a result of the 7 .7 strength earthquake that rocked Jamaica...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Sharmaine Suckoo-Samuels has been re-elected unopposed to serve another term as president of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association at its annual general meeting, held at the Orchard Community Centre in Hopewell on Thursday....

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:24 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Ian Hayles, the People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament for Western Hanover, says that despite holding a place of prominence on the nation’s tourism radar, the farmers in the parish are not benefitting from the sale of...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau The shoddy state of seven of the nine public cemeteries in Hanover has once again emerged as a matter of grave concern to residents, who are taking the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to task for not seeing to the proper...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As a result of a lukewarm response to the initiative, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has taken a decision to extend the building amnesty that was declared in the parish in November to bring errant contractors into...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Marvell Sewell, councillor for the Green Island division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), has embarked on a project to refurbish several community centres and playing fields, starting with J$7 million of refurbishing and...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:31 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health for Hanover, will be gunning for a revival of district health committees and installation of pharmacies at various district health facilities across the parish to improve the local health...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:27 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels has listed the creation of a bypass to ease traffic congestion in the Hanover capital and improvement works for the Lucea Harbour among several development plans for which he will be advocating during...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in Hanover, residents of the western parish demonstrated that nothing would dampen their Christmas celebrations as they braved the rains on Tuesday and Wednesday night last week and turned out in...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Health officials in Hanover are expressing fears that the parish could be facing an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, even as work intensifies to stave off the ongoing dengue scare. Speaking at the general meeting of the...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Motorists and pedestrians are now avoiding Willie Delliser Boulevard in Lucea, Hanover, because of an overpowering, foul odour, which is believed to be raw sewage that has entered the drains along the roadway from a defective...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It was Monday morning, December 9, 2019, and tears of joy flowed in eastern Hanover. Vuvuzelas and pot covers provided jubilant background instrumentals to the non-stop dancing and celebration of students, staff, and parents of the...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Five months after the Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) selected a new executive at its annual general meeting (AGM), the organisation is now without a leader to spearhead its operations. In June, businessman Dwayne Clayton...

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