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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...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IN A bid to ensure that its message gets to its desired audience, the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) has turned to social media to spread its Fire Awareness Week fire-safety measures to the public. While at the...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER Family Court, which was ordered closed by the Court Administration Division (CAD) last Thursday after a case of COVID-19 was detected there, was reopened Tuesday after it was deemed that the facility is once again safe...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:32 PMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With roughly half of Hanover’s students unable to access online lessons, calls are mounting for more intervention to prevent pupils at all levels of the education sector from getting left behind. Teachers, parents, and several...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With some reports suggesting that as many as 50 per cent of the students in Hanover have not been benefiting from the teaching-learning process since the start of the new school year, several prominent stakeholders in the parish,...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CUSTOMARY pomp and pageantry will be missing from this year’s National Heroes Day celebrations in Hanover due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), said the celebrations, which is...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Oniel Henry, the acting deputy superintendent of the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is recommending that ‘rumble strips’ be laid along the Point roadway, which has emerged as an accident hotspot in recent years. The...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The fear of having a dengue outbreak along with the COVID-19 pandemic which is wreaking havoc across Jamaica has spurred the Hanover Health Department (HHD) to adopt more proactive measures to fight the mosquitoes behind the dengue...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Hours after Sheridan Samuels, the mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), held a press conference to address two videos circulating on social media accusing him of nepotism and corruption, a third...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:22 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels is dismissing claims of financial impropriety as two videos make the rounds, accusing him of nepotism and of siphoning off monies from the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) into his own pockets. In one...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily rising, moves are afoot to establish a task force in Hanover to assist in enforcing the provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act, which stipulates the compulsory wearing of...

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