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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Tensions are rising in Hanover over the increasing number of persons being affected by dengue-like symptoms, although the parish’s health department is contending that there is no cause for alarm. Dr Kaushal Singh, the medical...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the police commander for Hanover, is flatly rejecting claims by Lucea’s mayor, Sheridan Samuels, that crime has increased in the Orange Bay section of the parish since the removal of a military...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has dubbed the 37 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned into service in Hanover on Thursday “the thoughtful 37” who have come forward to serve at a time of great unease in the...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Enforcement Department at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has been shackled by the corporation and can no longer function outside of Lucea, the parish capital, without the permission of chief executive officer (CEO)...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Airports Authority of Jamaica and the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) are seemingly on a collision course in regards to plans to upgrade the fire station at the Negril Aerodrome in the western end of the parish. The facility...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The recent removal of the military checkpoint that had been in place in Orange Bay, Hanover, since the start of the ­triparish state of public emergency (SOE) is not going down well with residents, who are questioning the decision...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Green Island High School in Hanover is celebrating 50 years of existence this year. Last Friday, the school held a special ceremony to commemorate the milestone. The event took place at the Bioprist Complex in Lucea, Hanover,...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Hanover Custos Dr David Stair has said that with education being crucial to individual success, it has to be the foundation on which all just, equitable, and successful societies are built. “If we really want our nation to be a...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: In a bid to put an end to buildings being constructed without the requisite approvals, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has decided to launch a “building plan amnesty” project to get all builders into compliance. In a recent...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation has embarked on a major campaign to remove signs and billboards erected illegally. The decision was announced following Tuesday’s Physical Planning and Environment Meeting of the corporation. It...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Three weeks after The Gleaner revealed alleged cases of sexual harassment at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the police in the western parish have confirmed that the matter has been brought to their attention by the...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department yesterday staged a major march in Lucea as part of its public-education drive to highlight the importance of vector control and its benefits to the parish. The staff were joined by members of the public...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) as four female employees have pointed the finger at a male supervisor, who has allegedly denied any wrongdoing. A well-placed source at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:21 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Residents in Hopewell, Hanover, want the authorities to act swiftly to address the severe traffic congestion in the township. At the same time, the residents are peeved that the transport centre remains empty with paid fee...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover-based Tryall Fund came good for 181 students from western Jamaica on Wednesday when the renowned charity handed out scholarship cheques for more than US$230,000 ahead of the new school year. The awardees, a mix of first-...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The town of Lucea in Hanover and the Huangshi Municipal People’s Congress of China cemented their friendship on Monday with the signing of a friendly cooperative cities agreement. Representatives from the Hanover Municipal...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Pleas from residents of Orchard Housing Scheme in Hopewell, Hanover, for better roads are set to be answered as approximately J$18 million has been allocated to carry out rehabilitation works in the area. For years, residents have...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A whopping $61 million in grants and scholarships was distributed to several individuals and organisations in western Jamaica by the Hanover Charities (HC), which has been helping needy students to realise their educational dreams...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

With the 2019 hurricane season, which spans June to November, three weeks old, the authorities in Hanover are still working frantically to get the parish prepared for any impending hazard. The information was disclosed at a recent meeting of the...

Published:Monday | June 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The consistent closure of the Hopewell Post Office in Hanover for lunch is a grave inconvenience to senior citizens and PATH beneficiaries who use the services to access state benefits on a regular basis. The residents complain that there is no...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Manage-ment (ODPEM) are crying foul, saying that they are being left out of the process to grant approval for building projects in Hanover and that they are worried...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Parish Development Committee (PDC) is now under new leadership, as the Dwayne Clayton administration was voted into office at the committee’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the Social Development Commission’s office in the parish...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Nine basic schools in the county of Cornwall recently benefited from the generosity of Kiwanis Club Division 25 (Cornwall), which provided them with playground equipment. This initiative was part of the organisation’s drive to...

Published:Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 12:18 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Fourteen outstanding community stalwarts from the county of Cornwall were recognised for their selfless community work and achievements at yesterday’s Governor General’s Achievement Awards ceremony at the Grand Palladium Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Amid increasing concerns over the use of arable lands for housing and other developments, Minister without Portfolio J.C. Hutchinson has defended the Government’s move, saying it is for the greater good of the nation. The most...

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