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Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Jamaica's Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, has issued a stern warning to young people in general, and students in particular, to stay away from lottery scamming, noting that there is much more to life than the acquisition of...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Responding to concerns about the number of itinerant food vendors that are popping up in the towns andvillages across Hanover at nights,especially on weekends, the parish health department is now planning strategies to address food-safetyconcerns.In...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Councillors in the Hanover Municipal Cor-poration are expressing disgust at what they describe as "the tampering with the Hanover/Westmoreland parish border," in the Negril area.Councillor Easton Edwards of the Lucea division, who was...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:With the 2017 hurricane season already impacting the Caribbean region, Keneisha Stennett-Dunbar, the parish disaster coordinator for Hanover, says the parish is 92 per cent ready for any eventuality, with its only area of shortcoming...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Approximately US$2 million is being spent to build 28,000 square feet of factory space in Sandy Bay, Hanover, to accommodate the introduction of a business process outsourcing (BPO) facility in the area.Collective Solution, a BPO...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Despite the objections being raised in some quarters about the legitimacy of the exercise, which gave Cleveland Wright the chairmanship of the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC), there will be no new election for the post.At...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:J.C. Hutchinson, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, says the Government and a private investor are far advanced in discussions over the opening of an agro-economic zone in...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Deputy Superintendent of Police Sharon Beeput, Hanover's commanding officer, says there is enough evidence to show that both the police and citizens of the country have benefitted from the neighbourhood watch movement, which she is...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Councillor Easton Edwards of the Lucea division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation is accusing the National Water Commission (NWC) of manipulating the water-distribution system in and around Lucea to satisfy the requirements of the...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:With the spate of murders driving fear into the heart of residents, especially at the western end of the parish, one councillor in the Hanover Municipal Corporation is likening the situation to being under a terrorist attack....

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Blood continued to flow with impunity in crime-plagued Hanover as rampaging gunmen snuffed out yet another life on Wednesday night. The latest killing brings to five the number of persons brutally murdered in the parish since Tuesday....

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:The quiet rural district of Mt Carmel in Hanover was thrown into mourning yesterday, as gunmen invaded a house and killed a family of four just as they were retiring for bed about 11 Monday night.The gunshots were heard by neighbours...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:With 31 murders committed in the parish since the start of the year, which reflects a more than 100 per cent increase for the corresponding period in 2016, the Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) has embarked on programmes...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Criminals continued their deadly trek through the once-quiet parish of Hanover last Friday, leaving a 45-year-old mother and her 24-year-old son dead in their wake.Juliet Grant and her son, Romario Daley, became murder victims 30 and...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Ten men described as major players in the three criminal gangs operating in Hanover are now in custody after they were arrested in the targeted raids the police have been conducting in the main crime hotspots in the eastern part of...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels is affixing a divine intervention to the fact that Hanover escaped the full fury of the recent flood rains, which devastated several parishes across the island last week.A relieved Samuels, who is also...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:The decision by residents of Big Well Lane in Lucea, Hanover, to block the main road leading into their community in the aftermath of a drive-by shooting, which left five persons injured, is now in its second month and is now proving...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:More than 2,000 residents from several adjoining communities in eastern Hanover have been looking up to the skies with glee and thankfulness for the rains over the last week. Their scrounging around for the precious commodity - water...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:The Hanover Health Department is again expressing concern about the water quality in the parish's minor supply systems, which it says continues to show a lack of proper chlorination, among other health concerns.Speaking at the recent...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover Municipal Corporation has lodged a formal complaint to the top leadership of the Hanover police over allegation that a sergeant assigned to the division has been using social media to spread disparaging remarks about...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:24 AMBryan Miller

Western BureauThe unhealthy and unsanitary state of the lock-up at the Lucea Police Station, in Hanover, is now a source of much concern and has now attracted the attention of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HPC).Devon Brown, the Councillor for...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, wants the authorities to stop categorising permits that are granted to hold wakes as amusement licences, as, according to him, there is no amusement in death.Samuels' concern comes against...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:The legitimacy of the current executive of the Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) is being questioned, as the group's annual general meeting (AGM) is said to be more than one year overdue.The matter of the committee's failure...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:With more than 200 bush fires and 16 houses going up in flames in Hanover in the first three months of 2017, the parish's fire brigade, with its limited resources, is facing a challenge.This year's figure represents a 100 per cent...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:The J$10-million road-rehabilitation project, which is now taking place along the Haughton Grove to Miles Town roadway in Hanover, is said to be approximately 40 per cent complete.Some 5,000 square metres of roadway will be...

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