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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The safety and care of more than 50 residents of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea, Hanover, is now under greater scrutiny. Thanks to the use of the latest technology, they are now being monitored by 16 closed-...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With a $50-million budget at their disposal, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are now working in tandem to create a master plan for the future development of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-nine people from Hanover were honoured for their service to the parish on National Heroes Day. They were recognised during the parish'ssalute to the Heroes and Awards Presentation civic ceremony, which was jointly staged by...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Carey Wallace, executive director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), said there are currently no plans in place by the organisation to spearhead any efforts to address the street-lighting concerns of persons using the Orange...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Stop orders have been issued for two significant projects now under way in Hanover, including expansion work at a major hotel.According to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the action was part of its ongoing bid to stop the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandria Wong Small, the senior parish judge for St James, says she is disturbed that a large number of youngsters are appearing before the court for serious crimes."From where I sit, this is a very disturbing trend," said Wong Small,...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Commuters who use the four-mile stretch of roadway from Orange Bay to the resort town of Negril in Hanover say that traversing the corridor at night is a major challenge as navigating the dark is not only bothersome, but also...

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,...

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