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Stories by Bryan Miller

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 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 | 6:00 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 | 6:00 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 | 6:00 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 | 6:00 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 | 5:00 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 | 5:00 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 | 5:00 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 | 5:00 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:24 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:00 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 | 4:00 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...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 3:00 AMBryan Miller

Murder and mayhem continued in the once quiet parish of Hanover last Friday night as gunmen struck, leaving three persons dead.This moved the number of murders in the parish since the start of this year to 21, a staggering increase compared to the...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:With the third of four planned mobile property tax collection initiatives now on in the parish, Hanover is once again poised to extend its noble tradition as one of the top parishes when it comes to compliance.Following Friday's stop...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Some 21 early-childhood practitioners from six early-childhood institutions in Hanover were given a refresher session in the 'Success by Six' programme at the Sandy Bay Basic School last week.The session was funded by the Tryall Fund...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the fact that approval was granted for him to get a vehicle, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, the mayor of Lucea, has decided against taking up the offer, asking instead that a vehicle be given to the enforcement arm of the...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 2:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:With criminal activities, especially shootings, now competing with neighbouring St James for the top spot on crime in western Jamaica, Easton Edwards, the councillor for the Lucea division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation, is...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 1:00 AMBryan Miller

Western Bureau:Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for persons not to accept the position of justice of the peace (JP) for the sake of the title alone, but instead, they should be prepared to give service above self in...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 1:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:As was the case with the lock-up at the Freeport Police Station, in Montego Bay, St James, recently, health officials in Hanover have declared the parish's main lock-up in Lucea to be in an unsatisfactory condition and have ordered...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 1:00 AMBryan Miller

WESTERN BUREAU:Approximately 200 persons from across Hanover were in attendance on Friday for the fourth Wellness Fair of the Hanover Poor Relief Department, which was staged in collaboration with the Hanover Homelessness Committee.The activities...

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