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Stories by Claudia Gardner

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Mauricio Pulido, the chief executive officer of GB Energy (Texaco) Jamaica, says that despite the present crime wave, Jamaica should not be forsaken, as, from his experience living here, it is still one of the best places on earth to...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica may have to look seriously at making drastic changes to of its school curriculum if it does not want the next generation to embrace a non-violent mindset.Bartlett, the member of parliament...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Nerris Hawthorne, the chairman of the Lucea Development Initiative, says stakeholders in Hanover are still awaiting details of the roles and functions of the Destination Assurance Councils (DACs), which were recently launched by...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, says if the National Works Agency (NWA) does not revert the Willie DeLisser Boulevard to a two-way thoroughfare within a reasonable time, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) will take...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has taken a decision to seek a court injunction on a hotel development near Rutland Point in Negril. The developer has allegedly been constructing and expanding buildings without the requisite...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the 2014 passing of the Disabilities Act, which mandates the minister with responsibility for transport to ensure that public passenger vehicles cater to members of this community, disabled persons in Hanover are facing hell....

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Andria Dehaney-Dinham, councillor for the Sandy Bay divisionin the Hanover Municipal Corporation, says that the corporation is now seeking to establish a replacement cemetery in her division as the existing one has reached its...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the heavy rains which lashed the island, resulting in extreme flooding in some parishes, the Logwood Treatment Plant in Hanover is still operating way below capacity.According to Michael Coley, the National Water Commission (...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

A former Hanover-based community development officer is calling for a uniformed intervention targeting boys in schools, as the first step to deal with the high crime rate and the mushrooming of gangs in the once peaceful parish.Archibald Edwards,...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The severe drought now affecting some sections of the parish of Hanover is having a stranglehold on yam farmers in the upland areas, particularly in the areas south-west of the town of Lucea, the parish's capital.According to Donald...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Leanora Watson is one of Hanover's longest-living citizens, and at 105 years old, she is still flourishing and full of verve. Auntie Leah, as she is fondly known in Brissett, where she lives, was born in Mount Peace in the parish to James Watson and...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Assignment CoordinatorVeteran hotelier and farmer Daniel Grizzle says that the Government of Jamaica must make greater efforts to show rural youth in western Jamaica how they can make a decent living from agri-tourism in order to build wealth for...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the resort town of Negril is suffering from the effects of poor spatial and infrastructural planning, which has continued in the half a century since the town was identified as a tourism Mecca....

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

According to the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Goals and Principles of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) document, the EIA is an examination, analysis, and assessment of planned activities with a view to ensuring environ-...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The messy state of the Venture Gutter that runs through the Lucea town centre has residents who live on Church Street, which is in proximity to the water channel, utterly peeved.According to one community member, the gutter has an age-old problem of...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The National Water Commission (NWC) has admitted that it is losing the battle to supply the resort town of Negril with potable water.Regional water supply and distribution manager at the NWC Dr Richard Meggoe last week warned that the...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Resident of the Bigwell community in Lucea, Hanover, are calling on the National Works Agency (NWA) to visit the area to discuss solutions and alternatives to the use of the roadway there as a main thoroughfare.One resident, Nicodie Haughton, told...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The long-proposed upgrading and expansion of the Negril Aerodrome at Rutland Point in Hanover is listed as a priority task for the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) in Jamaica's National Development Plan, Vision 2030, but the...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:A man believed to be of unsound mind went on a rampage in Norwood, St James, yesterday, chopping four persons, one fatally, before he was killed by angry residents.Commanding Officer of the St James Police...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) are hopping mad at the Andrew Holness administration for its plans to transfer funds from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Audley Shaw...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It was Montego Bay resident Catherine Thomas' Dendrobium JaqHawaii orchid which was the main highlight at the Montego Bay Orchid Society's Orchids at Play, 26th annual orchid Show, which was held at Pier One in the Second City recently.The plant...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:With another mango season approaching, some stakeholders in Hanover are lamenting the fact that the perennial problem of millions of pounds of the fruit going to waste will be repeated this year as there are no agro-processing...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The gnawing gun-violence problem in Hanover has resulted in the Hanover Football Association reducing the number of match venues, for the playing of games in this season's Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Hanover Parish Library Network recently staged its Basic Computer Training graduation ceremony for just over 25 community members from Lucea and its environs, at its headquarters at Watson Taylor Drive in Lucea.The programme saw the participants...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels is demanding that the National Works Agency (NWA) moves immediately to reverse a decade-old decision to convert all roadways within the town centre into one-way thoroughfares.Samuels told The Sunday...

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