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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...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The much-talked-about planned to upgrade the overall infrastructure of the Chambers Pen community in western Hanover, as part of an ambitious, multimillion-dollar plan by the Government to invest in the redevelopment of rural...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says he will be proposing a reduction in the fees being charged by municipal corporations for the staging of entertainment events when the green light is given for the reopening of the...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the Lay Magistrate Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) wants to see a continuation of the existing arrangement that sees some parishes having justices of the peace (JP) associations and lay magistrate associations operating...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Andre Lawrence, the newly minted president of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association (HJPA), has hit the ground running as just days after his elevation to the position, he has made his presence felt in the Cacoon Community...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Cacoon Community Development Committee (CDC) has initiated a drive to ensure that the children, the aged and the needy are fed with breakfast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The CDC plans to extend this initiative to all weekdays, by...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially here, Kenisha Dunbar, the disaster preparedness coordinator for Hanover, says the western parish is only partially ready and preparatory work will continue during the months...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Deputy Clerk of the Courts at the Hanover Parish Court, Andre Lawrence, has been elected to serve as the new president of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association (HJPA) for the 2021/222 administrative year. Lawrence, who was...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Easton Edwards, the councillor for the Lucea division, wants the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the police, and local business stakeholders to join forces in seeking to get JamaicaEye to establish a CCTV network in the parish...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The stormy relationship between the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) grew more contentious at the corporation’s monthly meeting last Thursday, as councillors took Detommie Fuller, JPS’...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An increasing volume of prank calls to the Hanover Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has been wreaking havoc on the firefighters, who are being kept busy responding to non-existent fires, sapping their energy and resulting in...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Two of the three so-called rehabilitation centres which were issued with closure notices by the Hanover Health Department (HHD), are still operating in defiance of the order, while a third facility, whose operation is also...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the parish development committee (PDC) now up and running, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has decided to establish a local public accounts committee (PAC) to oversee its income and budgetary expenditures, among other...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the police commander for the Hanover Division, is appealing to residents of the western parish to comply with the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) requirements, especially in the observance of...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite being the nation’s smallest parish, Hanover has recorded the largest number of arrests as it relates to breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) since the measure was introduced in March 2020 as part of the...

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...

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