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Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Keniesha Stennett-Dunbar, the parish disaster coordinator for Hanover, says that based on the criteria outline on an instrument provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the western parish is 88 per cent ready going into...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With concerns being raised islandwide regarding the book list given out at some primary schools, Dean-Roy Bernard, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, said parents need not worry as long as they...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health at the Hanover Health Department, is expressing concerns about the cavalier lifestyle of many residents in the parish in regard of their attitude towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs)....

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The police in Hanover say that efforts to contain murders and other serious crimes are being undermined by a variety of issues, including lack of resources."We are trying to police the parish to the best of our combined abilities, but...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Municipal Corporation has agreed to rent a property in Hopewell in the parish to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for only $1,000 per month, which the JCF will use as a police post.An agreement was reached during last Thursday's...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau-Dr Michelle Pinnock, regional director in the Ministry of Education (MOE) Region 4, said that if it realises it fullest potential, the new Knockalva Polytechnic College in Ramble, Hanover, could become the Mona (the UWI campus in...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Developer Cleveland Campbell, who has been waiting for more than 12 years to get a building plan he submitted to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) approved, will have to continue waiting as no decision was taken on the plan at...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Some 400 students from Hanover are now gainfully employed for the summer holiday, thanks to programmes being implemented by the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC).The programmes, which...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 128 students from Hanover can now head into the new school year with some degree of financial security, thanks to the $18 million in scholarship funds that they recently received, courtesy of the Tryall Fund, which is committed...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The management of the western regional office of the National Solid Waste Management Authority says resource challenges continue to hamper their capacity to collect garbage in an efficient and timely manner in St James.Garnet Edmondson, the regional...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Mayor of Lucea Councillor Sheridan Samuels lashed out at staff in two departments during Friday's monthly sitting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation, describing them as incompetent and non-performers."I am going to name them, the...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:As a result of the deplorable state of the lock-up at the Hanover Police Divisional Headquarters in Lucea, some of the prisoners have been transferred and the facility closed to undergo immediate repairs.The facility, which is the...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The non-collection of garbage in Hanover is said to be at an all-time high, and the parish's municipal authority is seeking to have the situation fixed urgently. However, Western Parks and Markets (WPM) says that the collection is being hampered by...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the concerns of users of the Orchard Beach in Hopewell, Hanover, who have been raising concerns about possible water contamination from waste flowing from nearby shacks, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the interest rates being offered on some loans by lending entities to small businesses and new entrepreneurs are way too high and has announced a plan to target...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover Health Department is closely monitoring communities such as Cacoon Castle, Rock Spring and Woodsville in the western parish, after it was discovered that the districts have a very high prevalence of the aedes aegypti...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:It appears that all is not well with water coming from the 23 minor water-supply systems scattered across the parish of Hanover. The Hanover Health Department has raised concerns about the quality of the water with the Hanover...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With public pressure mounting, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has rescinded the approval that was granted for the construction of a cell tower on the grounds of Collective Solutions, the former Jockey Factory, in Sandy Bay,...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With complaints steadily growing from residents about the contamination of the sea in the vicinity of the Old Steamer section of Orchard Beach in Hopewell, Hanover, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has been...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, says there is now a looming crisis in Hanover as the parish is steadily running out of space in both the municipal cemeteries and the supporting private family plots and this could create a...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Investors and workers in the ever -expanding local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector are being warned about the dangers of the evolving development of artificial intelligence (AI) within the scientific community and the...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, president of the of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), says the inaugural staging of the two-day Symposium and Exposition, which explored the potential to expand the business process...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Diane Edwards, president of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has pointed to the lack of trained personnel to fill slots in middle and upper management as a major threat to the continued growth of the business process...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) has called for the establishment of a hotel to cater strictly to business persons who might not be interested in the fun, frolic and entertainment...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:It would appear that the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has given itself a self-inflicted black eye as news has surfaced that, contrary to established protocol, encroach-ment notices are being served without the requisite...

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