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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bold bid to curtail the spread of the deadly COVID-19, Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels has established a high-profile task force to execute an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ approach to deal with the troublesome medical crisis in Hanover. “...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Councillor Marvin Sewell of the Green Island division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), says he regrets supporting the approval for the construction of the Princess Hotel, which is to be located in Green Island. The councillor’s regret is...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE increasing demand for space at the Hopewell cemetery in Hanover, there is now great fear among residents of eastern Hanover that they will soon be out of space to bury their deceased loved ones. Ever since the cemetery in...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the courts in the neighbouring parishes of St James and Westmoreland have had to close their doors because of their inability to function amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanover courts, through pre-planning and...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Pointing to a high global demand for medical-grade oxygen, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the local shortage, which caused a major scare and is being blamed for some deaths, is not because of poor...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 20 top-performing students from primary and preparatory schools in Hanover Western got an extra boost for their success as they were lauded and awarded for their performance in 2021 Primary Exit Profile examination in a special...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) has embarked on a bold effort to make the streets safer for the parish’s children by repainting pedestrian crossings in proximity to schools, in preparation for the start of the new...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER police have embarked on a major drive to seize illegal motorcycles operating in the parish. According to the police, statistics gathered on crimes committed in the parish are pointing to motorcyclists being involved in a...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover and Trelawny are being used for a pilot project under which the Ministry of Justice is changing the seals of justices of the peace (JPs), who now have wider jurisdiction across the island instead of just being able to serve...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:25 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Equipped with a crane and flatbed truck, local government officers spearheaded a major anti-vending operation at the Lucea municipal car park on Tuesday, removing illegally erected shops, including a 20-foot metal container fitted...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Almonique Hutchinson and Jordaine Evans of Bethel Primary in Hopewell, Hanover, were honoured by the school last weekend for their exceptional performances in this year’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, which brought much...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to take on a responsible attitude towards their health and to think twice about attending illegal parties and other such...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Raymond DeSouza, who heads the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is becoming increasingly concerned about the vast number of road crashes occurring in the western parish, especially involving motorcyclists, who are...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The plan to establish a police post in Hopewell, Hanover, was placed on a fast track at the recent monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), where a decision was taken to give the entire building, where a section...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lucea’s Mayor Sheridan Samuels, who is also chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), says he is prepared to lead the charge to shut down any party which is being staged in the parish for which the required permit fees...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While they stand to benefit from a 1,000-room hotel slated for construction in their community, residents of Green Island, Hanover, are peeved at the road damage and noise nuisance allegedly caused by trucks transporting material to...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Nicole Bookal, a police officer attached to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), was presented with a special award for her professionalism and overall good service during Thursday’s monthly meeting of the HMC in Lucea. Lucea’s...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: The two houses which were left precariously perched on a hillside overlooking the Johnson Town main road near Lucea in Hanover, following two major land slippages recently, are to be demolished on the order of the Hanover Municipal...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Two women have been arrested and charged by the Hanover police following the conclusion of investigations into a recent operation in which millions of dollars worth of counterfeit and ‘uncustomed goods’ were seized at a house and a...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent of Police Charmaine Shand, who heads the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), is advising parents and guardians to take time out to listen more to their children because, by doing so,...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Johnson Town, Hanover, are on edge – literally. The lives of seven occupants of two homes in the rural district remain under threat from land slippages on Monday and Tuesday that have them on tenterhooks. Eileen Morris...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As stakeholders continue to seek out ways to address the parish’s crime problem, several areas of possible cooperation in addressing the problem were discussed when the newly elected executive of the Hanover Justices of the Peace...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the 2021 hurricane season almost a month old, the local government ministry is calling for special preparation to be made for emergency shelters in parishes where infirmaries are located in proximity to the island’s coastline....

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two teachers who have collectively given 38 years at Bethel Primary School in Hopewell, Hanover, were recently honoured for their exemplary service to the institution by the board of governors, principal, and staff of the school....

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The decision by the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to grant permission for the dumping of the mangroves in the Industry Cove area of Green Island, to facilitate the construction of the 1,000-room Princess Hotel, is sparking...

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