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Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With over $30 million spent on educational and other projects across Hanover during 2020, despite COVID-19 restrictions, the word out of the Hanover Charities group, the largest charitable organisation in the parish of Hanover, is...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A number of community development committees (CDCs) in Hanover have been stumped by the postponement of a meeting to revive the dormant Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) without explanation. The meeting, which is being...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Unconvinced that the local health sector can withstand a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, medical practitioner and Hanover Custos Dr David Stair is urging stricter adherence to protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in the...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 1:40 PMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau-  Having defied the odds in wrestling the Hanover Western constituency seat from the People’s National Party’s (PNP) three-term Member of Parliament Ian Hayles, first-timer, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP)...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 3:57 PMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau -  As a daughter of Middlesex community in Hanover Western, Tamika Davis, who ousted the People’s National Party's (PNP) Ian Hayles to become the constituency's new Member of Parliament in the general election...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Chances Rehabilitation Centre, which operates two separate compounds in Eastern Hanover, has been given a two-week lifeline by authorities as the debate rages as to whether or not they will be allowed to continue operating. The...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Municipal Corporation which had given clearance for the staging of a grand market in the town of Lucea in the lead-up to Christmas has had an about-face, calling off the event as a COVID-19 precautionary measure. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tamika Davis, the newly installed member of parliament (MP) for Hanover Western, made her presence felt among her constituents on Sunday when she spearheaded a clean-up and beautification drive which spanned several communities in...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) will be putting in a number of measures to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic during the upcoming Christmas season, Lucea’s Mayor Sheridan Samuels, who is also the chairman of the HMC, says...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Commanding Officer for Hanover Superintendent Sharon Beeput has given a commitment to the residents of the parish that the police will be stepping up their crime-fighting activities over the Christmas season with a view to keeping...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica Masaya Fujiwara on Monday handed over a building that was refurbished at a cost of US$85,094, through the Embassy of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects programme, to the...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: SPEAKING AGAINST the background of an increase in the number of persons returning positive COVID-19 tests in the parish of Westmoreland, Savanna-la-Mar’s Mayor Bertel Moore, who is also the chairman of the Westmoreland Municipal...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from being a part of the customary King’s House pomp and pageantry, the five Hanover-based fire-fighters who were selected for the 2020 National Awards got their awards in at a...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover branch of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) last week participated in a three-day training seminar on extrication techniques for persons in crashed vehicles. According to statistics on road accidents in the western parish,...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Negril Health Centre in Westmoreland is now added to the list of over 30 adopted health centres within the Ministry of Health and Wellness, under its Adopt-A-Clinic programme, following an official ceremony held at that facility...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the Hanover Health Department (HHD) now shifting its focus to match the community spread phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Haughton Grove section of Lucea in the community is now under special scrutiny. Within recent weeks,...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: NATALEE REID, the operator of the Rehabilitation Centre that has been operating in the Chigwell and Rejoin communities in Hanover without the consent of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), has said she is now working to bring...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bid to boost Internet access in schools across the island, Dr Michelle Pinnock, regional director in the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Region 4, said that three primary schools, Cacoon Castle, Pondside and Upper Rock Spring,...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: All 31 primary schools in Hanover have now received their quota of tablets under the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) E-Learning project for students registered under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH)....

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While no date has been announced for the impending local government elections, campaigning activities are heating up Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) camp in the Chester Castle division in Hanover Eastern, where a run-off is slated for...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hopewell Missionary Church in Hanover has opened its doors to students in the western parish who have been unable to log on to classes online due to Internet connectivity issues, offering them free access to its Wi-Fi network...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: HANOVER CUSTOS Dr David Stair is expressing disgust with the condition of the roadways in Hanover and across the island in general, saying that the state of disrepair is quite troubling. “Let’s face it. We live in a tropical...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Chester Castle division in eastern Hanover, which has had a history of booting sitting councillors deemed non-performers, is moving to replace the sitting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor, Fearon DeCarish, for the upcoming...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Inclement weather and the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic did not stop residents of Hanover from paying tribute on Sunday to the parish’s servicemen who served in World Wars I and II. Led by Custos Dr David Stair, himself the son of a...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Hanover appeared to have escaped the wrath of the recent heavy rains which lashed the island, resulting in millions of dollars in damage to the nation’s road network and major losses in the agricultural sector. While the local...

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