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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Thanks to innovation, the COVID-19 pandemic did not spoil the school-leaving exercise for the grade-six students at Bethel Primary School in Hopewell as in place of the traditional ceremony, the students did a ‘walk-through’ on...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:29 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The more than 70 men and women who work at the fire station in Lucea, Hanover, should be operating from a more comfortable surrounding very soon, as their current accommodation is poised to undergo a major refurbishing work at a...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Social Development Commission (SDC) has been mandated to monitor the use of public beaches and rivers, which were recently given the green light to reopen on June 7, to ensure that social distancing and other health protocols...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The plan to establish a justice centre in Hanover is said to be still on the front burner, despite a halt in implementing the project as a result of the onset of COVID-19 and other logistical issues, which are now being dealt with...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover Custos Dr David Stair is urging residents of Hanover and the wider Jamaica to take responsibility for their health by following the health protocols issued by the Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think we just...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents in Cold Spring, Hanover, who staged a massive demonstration last March, demanding that the Cold Spring to Thompson Hill roadway be repaired, must now be feeling a sense of accomplishment as the subsequent repair work,...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Principals in Hanover have raised concerns that the configuration of school plants may hamstring attempts to conform to COVID-19 health protocols, with six-foot social-distancing stipulations the biggest challenge for the start of...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The recent letter from Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck to president of the Lay Magistrates’ Association of Jamaica (LMAJ), Dr Lynden Rose, calling for justices of the peace (JPs) in each parish to operate under one umbrella, has...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE SITUATION which sees some parishes having two separate organisations representing justices of the peace (JPs) is poised to become a thing of the past, as Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has issued an edict to end the practice and...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MASHARIO BISSASOR, the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) parish manager for Hanover, says that based on the ongoing survey being undertaken in the parish, the bars and taverns have been meeting the standard outlined to combat...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OFFICE of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Hanover is now in the process of putting the final touches on its preparedness plans for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts on June 1. Topping the...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE REOPENING of community bars and taverns in Hanover has sparked the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the Social Development Commission (SDC) into action, as they are now collaborating in a survey to determine if these...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: At least one business entity in Lucea, Hanover, has responded to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), which recently raised concerns about customers congregating on the outside of business places and not obeying the social-...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While farmers in St Elizabeth, Manchester and other parts of the island are lamenting that COVID-19 has driven a wedge between them and the markets where they traditionally sell their crops, their Hanover counterparts have no such...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE NEW J$108.9 million Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office complex, which is to be constructed at Haughton Court in Lucea, Hanover, has seemingly become a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, as construction has...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:52 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER Municipal Corporation (HMC) has written to business operators in the parish, urging them to ensure that persons coming into their business places follow the health and safety protocols designed by the Ministry of Health...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:34 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: THE HANOVER Municipal Corporation (HMC) has renewed its efforts to rid streets of illegal vendors in what it said will be a sustained effort moving across all major centres in the western parish. The operation, which began yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Buoyed by the fact that Hanover remains the only parish without a case of COVID-19, the newly formed Hanover Strong kicked off a major sanitisation project on Sunday at the Lucea Transport Centre, targeting both private and public-...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau The Social Development Commission (SDC) in Hanover has stepped up its involvement in the fight to keep the parish of Hanover COVID-19 free. The organisation has deployed a team of volunteers to assist the vulnerable across the...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Several stakeholders in Hanover have united to form a group, Hanover Strong, to lead the charge in keeping the deadly coronavirus out of the western parish. The group, which features representatives from the Church, community...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Katrin Casserly, president of Hanover Charities, the largest charitable organisation in western Jamaica, is calling for the Government, through the Ministry of Education, to lobby the telephony...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TEN ST Catherine residents seeking to avoid the one-week COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the Government were accosted by the Hanover police. Speaking to The Gleaner on Friday, divisional commander Superintendent Sharon Beeput heaped...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Anxious to maintain its status as one of the few parishes without any cases of COVID-19, the Hanover health authorities and the parish’s police have been mobilised to check certain areas and families in the parish, as...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Although Hanover remains one of three parishes yet to record a case of the deadly coronavirus in Jamaica, there are concerns that efforts to keep the virus at bay may be hampered by a drought which has left several communities...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: WITH PERSONAL hygiene being highlighted as one of the tools in the fight against the new coronavirus, COVID-19, Marvell Sewell, councillor for the Green Island division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), is appealing for...

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