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Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels says he has a plan of action to deal with the squatter problem in Hopewell, Hanover.Pointing out that squatting in the area started several years ago, Samuels said that his administration had initiated...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The top leadership of the Hanover Police division said based on their 2018 crime statistics to date, the parish is now seeing a downturn in major crimes in comparison to the corresponding period last year.In an address at a community...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday outlined three areas of action, which he described as critical to combating hunger, food security, malnutrition, rural development, climate resilience and sustainable agriculture in the Latin...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) JosÈ Graziano da Silva has called for governments within Latin America and the Caribbean to take stock of what he described as the worrying situation of an increase in...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 2:01 PMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A cooperation agreement was signed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on yesterday's first day of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:National Security Minister Robert Montague has apologised to residents of Hanover, including the parish's custos, for the chaotic traffic conditions they recently experienced at the St James-Hanover parish border. The congestion was...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau :Despite the good intention behind its implementation, residents of Hanover are becoming increasingly frustrated with the police/military checkpoint which was established on the Hanover-St James border following the declaration of a...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau :Pedestrians in Ramble, Hanover, can now traverse the main road in that community under much safer conditions, thanks to the construction of a J$12.5 million sidewalk project in that community.The project, which was implemented...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:With crime, violence and other security concerns keeping western Jamaica under the microscope, the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), has embarked on a mediation training seminar for...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The new-found confidence, which is making residents in Hanover increasingly comfortable in providing vital information to the police, is making life difficult for criminals in that parish as they no longer have the luxury of operating...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of Smithfield, Cascade, and Flint River in eastern Hanover should soon have a much easier time traversing the roads in their communities, thanks to the approval of a $34-million road improvement project which is poised to...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The clearest signal yet that some of the alleged criminals fleeing the state of emergency in St James have slipped through the police-military dragnet and escaped into other western parishes was revealed during yesterday's monthly...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Illegally constructed buildings, both by squatters and legitimate landowners, is increasingly becoming a bother to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), which is now preparing to tackle the problem head-on with a view of putting a...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has added his voice to those expressing disagreement with the skin-bleaching trend, describing it as an attempt to change God's creation.Addressing the students and teachers at the Fidel Castro...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:There are growing calls for more social intervention in Westmoreland, which has seen murders increase by almost 200 per cent since 2014."Everybody has to be called to book, and everybody has to play his or her part towards resolving...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Six police stations in Hanover, which are in varying state of disrepair, are among 18 police stations islandwide that are to benefit from the Ministry of National Security's project #150thStationFixup.The project, which forms a part of the...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The high level of indiscipline being exhibited in schools by students is very indicative of what to expect when they leave and head out into society, believes Barbara Dandy, dean of discipline at the Godfrey Stewart High School in...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:LAW ENFORCERS at the Hanover Police Headquarters in Lucea are expressing disgust with the inconsistent supply of water and electricity they are getting and want the matter to be addressed urgently."This parish is being neglected for...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:As stakeholders in the Hopewell community in Hanover get more agitated about the squatting problem developing on the main road in that town, a move has started in the Hanover Municipal Corporation, to curtail the problem.The Hanover...

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