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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The housing stock in Hanover is set to increase with the opening of phase one of the Oceanpointe Housing Scheme in the parish early next year. Senior Project Manager for Cascade Group’s Infinite Concrete Limited, Edward Depass, says that 400 units...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:31 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While acknowledging that artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging industry, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has reaffirmed that it cannot replace the personal touch of the people, ­especially in a service sector like tourism....

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While acknowledging that artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging industry, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has reaffirmed that it cannot replace the personal touch of the people, especially in a service sector like tourism....

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Works Agency (NWA) have developed a comprehensive plan that they are hoping will adequately address the chronic traffic congestion in Lucea, the Hanover parish capital....

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...

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