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Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The revenue intake at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has taken a major beating as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the corporation in dire straits as it relates to maintaining its various services....

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER Public Health Department (HHD) is to initiate court action against the operators of the Chances Rehabilitation Centre, which is not only operating without the requisite permission from the Hanover Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Several Hanover residents who responded to calls to take their first of two COVID-19 jabs at the Orchard Sports Complex in Hopewell yesterday were disappointed when at the 9 a.m. appointed time, the vaccines and many of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has given approval for construction work to start on phase one of the Princess Hotel in Industry Cove, Green Island, which will increase the parish’s hotel room stock by 1,010 luxury rooms....

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justices of the Peace (JPs) across the island will be assigned government email addresses shortly, as part of a drive by the Ministry of Justice to get them to engage in technology in carrying out the various obligations of their...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is expressing disappointment that, despite the availability of funds and lands identified for construction, the much-needed Hanover Justice Centre has still not rolled off the drawing board. During a...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the need to educate the public about the importance of getting vaccinated as part of the national effort to blunt the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck is now seeking the help of the island’s justices of the...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The case brought against Hopewell High School Principal Byron Grant for allegedly breaching building regulations in relation to construction works at the school, has been deferred to next month. When the case came up for mention in...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Activities at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) office in Lucea, Hanover, have been significantly scaled down. According to information reaching The Gleaner, approximately 11 staff members, including the mayor and the chief...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Chances Rehabilitation Centre in Hanover, which was ordered closed by the Hanover Health Department (HHD) in late January, is reportedly still in operation. However, the operators have switched location, moving to an 11-bedroom...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Chambers Pen community in western Hanover is poised for a major upgrading of its social amenities under a rural development project, which is to be implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Staff members who work inside the main building at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), located at Bustamante Square in Lucea, are now on edge as credible reports surfaced yesterday that a member of staff has tested positive...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IN AN attempt to comply with the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA), the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) will be moving towards holding virtual monthly meetings, beginning with its regular monthly meeting slated for April 8....

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: There are concerns that Hanover, which was once widely considered the safest parish in the island, is now moving to the opposite end of the spectrum, with massive percentage increases in major crimes and a major rise in COVID-19...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: ACTING ON a recommendation from the Hanover Health Department (HHD), the COVID-19-hit fruits and vegetable market in Hopewell, in the western parish, was closed on Wednesday, paving the way for a deep-cleaning and sanitisation...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Workers in the main building of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) in Lucea are now looking forward to the implementation of the Government’s work-from-home policy as a welcome relief from the air-quality woes that are...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eight needy tertiary-level students from rural districts in the western section of Hanover were presented with education grants totalling J$1 million by Member of Parliament (MP) Tamika Davis to continue with their educational...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With at least three vendors at the Hanover Municipal Corporation-operated market in the western parish having tested positive for the coronavirus recently – one of whom has died – there are calls for the facility to be deep-cleaned...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Audley Deidrick, president of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), is appealing to stakeholders within the tourism sector to use the downtime caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to improve their facilities to allow them to...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The islandwide Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) 2021 recruitment drive to beef up its number, which kicked off in Hanover last week, measured up to expectations, despite the initial health scare brought on by the ongoing COVID-19...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Savanna-la-mar Mayor Bertel Moore is calling for the Negril Aerodrome to be brought up to international standards so that international flights can be accommodated at the facility. While bringing greetings last Thursday at the...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Negril Aerodrome in Westmoreland has taken on a brand-new look, thanks to a $47-million rehabilitation of the facility, which is located in proximity to the world-famous seven-mile beach in the western resort town. Approximately...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover’s Custos Dr David Stair has said the ongoing spread of the deadly coronavirus in the parish and the wider Jamaica is a direct result of the rampant indiscipline being display by those persons, who are showing scant regard...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Yesterday’s event to mark the 137th birthday of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante at his birthplace at Blenheim, Hanover, lacked the usual fanfare as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced a low-key event. Traditionally, the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MAJOR efforts to revive the dormant Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) are finally bearing fruit as that body now has a new executive in place – installed on Tuesday – to serve for the next two years. At the annual...

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