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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:With rats again overrunning the town of Lucea, stakeholders are exploring ways to address the situation as soon as possible.On a daily basis, huge rats can be seen competing with pedestrians for space on the streets of the Hanover...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Officials of the Hanover Municipal Corporation are now trying to determine why a building application, which was submitted to it in 2006, has still not been processed, despite the fact that all the requisite fees were paid years ago.The application...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Fear that two recent unexplained deaths in Hanover might be dengue related has been dismissed by the Hanover Health Department, which says test done on the two bodies have turned up negative results.According to Dr Kaushal Singh, the acting medical...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Several residents of Hanover gathered in the town square of Green Island on Tuesday for what is being described as a concerted move against crime in the parish.This is against the background of the record number of murders that the...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:If the first 12 hours of 2018 are anything to go by, then the parish of Hanover is in for a relatively peaceful year compared to 2017. With no murders on New Year's Day, residents of the parish welcomed a quiet beginning to 2018 as,...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, in his capacity as chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), has apologised for a recent incident in which a Gleaner reporter was barred from a Physical Planning, Environment and...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Hanover's Custos, Dr David Stair, has joined the London-based United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of Friends of the Noel Holmes Hospital and Westheaven Children's Home in heaping criticism on the Government for its policy towards charitable...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday responded with anger to the decision of the Hanover Municipal Corporation to bar media access to its committee meetings.The Hanover Municipal Corporation on Tuesday blocked the media from a...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as "unacceptable", and a short-changing of patients and taxpayers, the level of contract overruns in time and budget that have been taking place in his ministry."When I became...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:A refurbished sewage treatment plant, a new general ward, a minor operating facility, a maternity ward and new offices for the Hanover Health Department were among the facilities handed over to the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea,...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural development for both rural-urban drift and the migration of trained young people, who feel they have no other option but to move away in search of...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Amid speculation that the Jamaican coffee industry is poised to face a dismal future, Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda said the dim prospect could be turned around if certain changes are made."Japan has been very good to the Jamaican...

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...

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