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Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 4:51 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The non-attendance of representatives of government bodies at the regular monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has been criticised by councillors, as only six of 14 listed agencies turned up in February. Fed-up...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Theft of wires is being blamed for the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) delay in installing 10 street lights along the Orange Bay to Negril roadway in Hanover. Numerous accidents have been reported during...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:29 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The main thoroughfare from Sandy Bay to Montpelier in Hanover Eastern is to be named in honour of the constituency’s former Member of Parliament Dr D.K. Duncan, who died last year. This follows the passing of a resolution at...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the debilitating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and instances of bad weather, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is predicting that 2021 will be a good year for the agricultural sector in Hanover. “Twenty-...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:27 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A church and two businesses in Hanover that are in the cross hairs of a contact-tracing exercise have heeded the advice of health officials to cease operations temporarily amid a national spike in coronavirus cases. The church in...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has served a summons on Hopewell High Principal Byron Grant for continued construction being carried out at the school despite a stop order being issued last week for the unauthorised works....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OFFICE staff at the Hanover Poor Relief offices, located on Miller’s Drive, Lucea, has had to vacate the office building on Miller’s Drive, in Lucea, because of a poor air-quality issue, which is affecting their health. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Health Department (HHD) has ordered the Chances Rehabilitation Centre, which was recently set up in Chigwell and Rejoin districts in eastern Hanover without the requisite authorisation, closed with immediate effect. The...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With complaints mounting, especially from senior citizens and physically challenged persons, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is poised to relaunch a mobile office in Hanover to compensate for the closure of its office,...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:24 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: EFFORTS BY the Social Development Commission (SDC) in Hanover to reorganise and re-energise its parish development committee (PDC) are now at an advanced stage, as a slate of eight persons have been nominated to face delegates from...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS ARE in place by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reopen the operating theatre facilities at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, which has been out of use for more than 20 years. Allaine Harvey, chairman of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the authorities in Hanover still pondering how to handle issues surrounding an unauthorised rehabilitation centre, which popped up in the parish last November, another such facility has been discovered in the parish. Like the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kausal Singh, the medical officer of Health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to come forward and voluntarily offer themselves for their COVID-19 test, saying that the results will help the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, business operators in Hanover are cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be a much better year for them, even though they are not expecting to see a return to pre...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With motorists and pedestrians constantly complaining about lengthy traffic delays in towns such as Hopewell and Lucea in Hanover, the police commander for the parish, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, is calling on the Hanover...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: In keeping with the stipulations brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event to mark the 137th anniversary of the birth of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at...

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...

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