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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE FIRST traffic signal lighting system in the parish of Hanover, the infrastructure of which was put together during the month of July, was commissioned into service on Thursday, September 22. The traffic lights which are...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice minister Delroy Chuck has rapped some members of the island’s lay magistrates for what he described as a lack of humility among them, and an unwillingness to recognise their core role as justices of the peace, to work...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: CLAIMS ON social media by People’s National Party (PNP) activist and vice-chairman of the PNP’s Eastern Hanover constituency machinery, Craig Oates, that Lionel Myrie should not have been appointed as a justice of the peace (JP) in...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty-one-year-old Natalie Reid, operator of the Chances Rehabilitation Centre in Hanover, is to pay a fine of $150,000 or spend one month in prison at hard labour for operating a nursing home without the requisite licences. Reid,...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE NUMBER of justices of the peace (JPs) in the parish of Hanover has increased by 45, bringing the total number in the parish to approximately 180. The 45 new JPs, 17 males and 28 females, were commissioned into service on...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While many volunteers turned out last Saturday to help clean up the Lucea Fisherman’s Beach in Hanover, Petra Vernon-Foster, president of the Parish Development Committee (PDC), said much more could have been done had they gotten...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The resort town of Negril, which is now shared by the Hanover and Westmoreland municipal corporations, could soon be controlling its own destiny as critical stakeholders in the town are now pushing to gain autonomy by being declared...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RICHARD WALLACE, president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the safety of tourism workers amid an increase in criminal activity in the resort town. He says that Negril’s crime scourge is not directed at tourists...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Citing what he deemed to be the poor performance of the National Works Agency (NWA) in Hanover, Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels on Thursday said that he wants the state agency to be kicked out of the parish and its roles,...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Matthew Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, says proper maintenance of the Riley River in the short term and desilting at a later date will be key to addressing a recurrent...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE SANDY Bay Health Centre in Hanover has a serious termite infestation problem and the members of staff at the much-used medical facility are fearful that unless the situation is addressed urgently, the building may collapse. “...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover Custos Dr David Stair is hopping mad about the dilapidated state of several roads in the western parish, and is calling on the authorities to take immediate steps to rectify a situation he has described as atrocious and...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: INCREASING INCIDENTS of land capturing and squatting, which have led to a number of unsightly developments in eastern Hanover, are threatening to disrupt the orderly development of the parish, an issue that is a cause for concern...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Calls for a fire station to be established in Hopewell, Hanover, are again ringing out following a recent home fire in which a retired assistant superintendent of police perished. Eighty-nine-year-old Elana Nisbett, who lived alone...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Bamboo blocking the flow of the Riley River at the eastern entrance to Lucea has again resulted in the flooding of Hanover’s seaside capital. The material, which is gathering in the vicinity of the Riley Bridge, created havoc on...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MAYOR OF Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), Sheridan Samuels, says that a similar statue of the likeness of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante, which was unveiled on the grounds of the Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the ongoing work to clean up the Dyke Road in St Catherine under the ‘Clean Jamaica’ campaign as the test run for a national clean-up programme, details of which are still to be finalised...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness says the Government is unable to resolve the housing crisis confronting the country on its own. Acknowledging the gravity of the shortage of adequate housing solutions within the island, Holness said...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MISPLACED VALUE has been cited by Prime Minister Andrew Holness as the reason why Jamaicans are not generally appreciative of improvements to civic infrastructure such as monuments. Holness made the observation while delivering last...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THERE WERE more empty chairs than occupied ones at the Jamaica 60 Independence civic ceremony in Lucea, Hanover. The event, which was staged jointly by the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the Jamaica Cultural Development...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH SEVEN businesses now illegally occupying the eastern section of Old Steamer Beach in Hopewell, Hanover, the Hopewell Citizens Association (HCA) and the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) have raised their voices for...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE RESIDENTS of Lucea, Hanover, are bracing for more flooding as the course of the Riley River under the Riley Bridge, at the eastern entrance to that town, is completely blocked once again by bamboo coming from upstream. The...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE 2022 Emancipation/Independence Jamaica 60 celebrations drawing closer, plans are in high gear in Hanover to ensure that residents in the parish get their fair share of the once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Parish manager of...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The operators of the Chances Rehabilitation Centre in Hanover will know if they have to close the facility come September 23, when a judgment is to be handed down in the case brought against them by the health authority. The...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Woodsville and its adjoining communities in Hanover have resorted to using the old bridge which had been ordered closed by the National Works Agency (NWA) since the middle of April, as there is still no clear word on...

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