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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...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 4:51 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The non-attendance of representatives of government bodies at the regular monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has been criticised by councillors, as only six of 14 listed agencies turned up in February. Fed-up...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Theft of wires is being blamed for the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) delay in installing 10 street lights along the Orange Bay to Negril roadway in Hanover. Numerous accidents have been reported during...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:29 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The main thoroughfare from Sandy Bay to Montpelier in Hanover Eastern is to be named in honour of the constituency’s former Member of Parliament Dr D.K. Duncan, who died last year. This follows the passing of a resolution at...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the debilitating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and instances of bad weather, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is predicting that 2021 will be a good year for the agricultural sector in Hanover. “Twenty-...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:27 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A church and two businesses in Hanover that are in the cross hairs of a contact-tracing exercise have heeded the advice of health officials to cease operations temporarily amid a national spike in coronavirus cases. The church in...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has served a summons on Hopewell High Principal Byron Grant for continued construction being carried out at the school despite a stop order being issued last week for the unauthorised works....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OFFICE staff at the Hanover Poor Relief offices, located on Miller’s Drive, Lucea, has had to vacate the office building on Miller’s Drive, in Lucea, because of a poor air-quality issue, which is affecting their health. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Health Department (HHD) has ordered the Chances Rehabilitation Centre, which was recently set up in Chigwell and Rejoin districts in eastern Hanover without the requisite authorisation, closed with immediate effect. The...

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

Western Bureau: With complaints mounting, especially from senior citizens and physically challenged persons, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is poised to relaunch a mobile office in Hanover to compensate for the closure of its office,...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:24 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EFFORTS BY the Social Development Commission (SDC) in Hanover to reorganise and re-energise its parish development committee (PDC) are now at an advanced stage, as a slate of eight persons have been nominated to face delegates from...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS ARE in place by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reopen the operating theatre facilities at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, which has been out of use for more than 20 years. Allaine Harvey, chairman of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the authorities in Hanover still pondering how to handle issues surrounding an unauthorised rehabilitation centre, which popped up in the parish last November, another such facility has been discovered in the parish. Like the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kausal Singh, the medical officer of Health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to come forward and voluntarily offer themselves for their COVID-19 test, saying that the results will help the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, business operators in Hanover are cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be a much better year for them, even though they are not expecting to see a return to pre...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With motorists and pedestrians constantly complaining about lengthy traffic delays in towns such as Hopewell and Lucea in Hanover, the police commander for the parish, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, is calling on the Hanover...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: In keeping with the stipulations brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event to mark the 137th anniversary of the birth of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at...

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