Thu | May 6, 2021

Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:29 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As national outrage continues to mount amid the growing cases of violence against the nation’s women and children, the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) has joined the fray in registering its disgust, while calling for an...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Last Thursday’s Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recruitment drive in St James was an overwhelming success as approximately 265 applicants turned out for what was the second such exercise in the police Area One division, which...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With legal action mounted against two illegal rehabilitation centres in the parish, Hanover health authorities have stumbled upon yet another such facility. The development has stoked the ire of the Hanover Health Department (HHD)...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Residents of Jericho and Claremont in eastern Hanover are now breathing a collective sigh of relief as a 2.7-kilometre of roadway that joins the two districts, which was in state of disrepair, is now being fixed. Janel Ricketts, the...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE public cemeteries now running out of space and backyard burials all but completely outlawed, residents in Hanover are becoming increasingly worried about what will become of deceased persons in the near future, if this...

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...

Pages

Subscribe to Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer