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Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU: Interior designer Verdeline Barr of St Andrew outdid five other contestants to win the Maggi Cook-off competition at the St James Rural Agricultural Development Authority's Farmers' Market in Montego Bay, recently. The Lawrence Tavern ...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:Seventy-four-year-old Verona Graham had a premonition about the death of her daughter, Jennifer, the night before she was killed.Graham had a disturbing vision on the night of December 15, 2016 which had her earnestly awaiting her...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

:Prime Minister Andrew Holness, May 2016:"We have to build houses for the young graduates coming up. We have to build houses to replace...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Several publications, including Vision 2030, Jamaica's National Plan for Sustainable Development which was spearheaded by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, have stated that urban and rural development physical planning approaches...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Council, Sheridan Samuels, and Councillor of the Lucea Division, Easton Edwards, paid a joint visit to the Bigwell community in Lucea on Sunday, to express support to the families of three persons...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The absence of community centres in the communities west of the Dolphin Head Mountains in Hanover is being pinpointed by residents as a key contributor to the antisocial activities, including gun violence, which are on the increase in...

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

Western Bureau:A Technical report prepared by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Environmental Management, in September 2013, noted that residents are in agreement that the Jamaica National Heritage Trust should seek a nomination of...

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

Western Bureau:Major rehabilitation work is to be undertaken on the Blenheim Community Centre in Hanover, which has never been used the entire 17 years since it was constructed.The state of the centre was highlighted in a Western Focus article last...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The road to the birthplace of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante is to get well-needed repairs.Days after The Sunday Gleaner highlighted the deplorable state of the road in Blenheim, Hanover, Minister of Local Government and...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, yesterday said he was gravely troubled by the planning that was put into the celebrations to mark the 133rd birthday of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante."...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Residents of Blenheim in Hanover say that bad roads, water shortage, and a lack of employment opportunities are squeezing the lifeblood out of the community and its sister districts, Richmond and Cacoon.One resident of Blenheim, who gave her name as...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The problem of heritage sites in Hanover falling into disrepair is a worrying concern for some of the major players in the parish, including the chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation, Sheridan Samuels.According to Samuels, of...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Beres Hammond was in his usual fine form as he performed before hundreds of persons at the Appleton Estate's Signature Nights Valentines event, Woodstock, Negril on Tuesday night.At 10:45 p.m., when emcee Ron Muschette announced...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The breakdown of community structures such as youth clubs, citizens' associations, and other community-based social organisations, and the absence of community centres is among the root causes of the mushrooming social problems in the parish, some...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It would appear that the spate of murders over the past year in Hanover is causing many Hanoverians living overseas to shy away from visiting the parish as is customary during the holiday periods.According to originator of the Steve 'Shorty' Malcolm...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the number of mega hotel developments going up along its coastline over the last 15 years, Hanover is still haunted by deep pockets of poverty, with concerns mounting about the number of destitute persons living in the western...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:16 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Focus looks back at some comments made by major stakeholders in the agriculture and environment sectors regarding Jamaica's fisheries subsector over the years:"When we talk about the fishing industry, let's not forget that this is a vast and...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The number of factories lying idle for decades inside the Haughton Industrial Estate in Lucea, Hanover, while youth unemployment in the parish is reportedly at an all-time high, is a source of grave discontent for some key...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:08 AMClaudia Gardner

President of the Lucea Development Area Committee, Dwayne Clayton, says he is concerned about the failure of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica to get the facilities which once hosted the Karla Garment Factory in Haughton Court back into...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Dr David Stair, the custos rotulorum of Hanover, has said the entire nation, and not just leaders and the police, must accept responsibility for failing to deal with the underlying factors which have contributed to Jamaica's spiralling murder rate....

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing bloodletting in western Jamaica has attracted the attention of friends in North America, who last Friday joined with a local group in another anti-violence initiative.This time, issues including the disunity among...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

For many decades, the "beautiful game" (football) has been the common denominator that has knitted young men and communities across Hanover together.In fact, in the 1980s when Rusea's High School was the standard-bearer for the parish in the ISSA...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Steering committee of the Jamaica chapter of the Green Island High School Alumni Association has plans under way to construct a sixth-form block with funds from a series of fundraising efforts.The group will be staging its first fundraiser in...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:14 AMClaudia Gardner

In its 2015 Policy for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), the Ministry of Industry Investment and Commerce, said the implementation of the Global Logistics Hub Initiative, has made the upgrading of the Free Zone regime, to a modern...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

There is a drastic need for government to pump resources into acquiring the services of more psychologists and social workers to work directly with communities in western Jamaica, in order to reduce the region's murder rate, some stakeholders say....

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