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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

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

Western Bureau: As the thrust to transform and improve medical care at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, continues, two Hanover-based charities have stepped up to render cancer-care assistance to the health facility....

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels, who, unlike his colleagues in the neighbouring municipality, had made no comments on the state of public emergency (SOE), which was recently declared in Hanover, Westmoreland and St James, finally...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite animals being slaughtered and meat being sold at various locations across the parish, there are no licensed butchers operating in Hanover. David Gardner, the Hanover Municipal Corporation’s (HMC) chief executive officer,...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:36 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Hanover, one of the three parishes blanketed by the state of public emergency (SOE) that was declared on Tuesday are expressing mixed feelings about the three-day-old crime-fighting initiative. While some persons are...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 50 children, ages nine to 14 years from the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland were the beneficiaries of a two-day football clinic which was held in Negril by the Real Madrid Foundation and the Sandals Foundation at the...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department has launched an initiative, inviting persons in the parish to get the flu vaccine. This comes against the background of a low take-up rate of the vaccine locally which...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While the plan to twin the parish of Hanover with the Chinese city of Huangshi appears to be moving at a snail’s pace, the Chinese are ramping up to their efforts to get the deal done and are seemingly showing far greater interest...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Health Department is sounding a warning to operators of food establishments that it will be maintaining its vigilance across the northwestern parish as it seeks to whip rogue businesses into line. In a report tabled at...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The feud between the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Works Agency (NWA) over projects being undertaken in the parish by the agency fizzled earlier this week, with both parties agreeing to respect the protocol...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:24 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Members of staff at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) have penned a letter to the CEO, David Gardner, complaining that the working conditions at the Lucea-based building have become unbearable and are causing them to fall ill...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The work and worth of approximately 63 rank and file police personnel from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Hanover Division were highlighted during an awards ceremony, held on Saturday at the Royalton Negril Resort and Spa. Other senior police...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Traffic came to a standstill in several districts of Eastern Hanover yesterday as irate residents blocked approximately three miles of roadway with trees, stones, and rubble in a massive demonstration for better roads and efficient...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Hanover Municipal Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on future development projects in Hanover. “We are finally getting something out of the TEF,” said...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has launched an investigation to determine why the new electrical generator, which was donated to the Hanover Infirmary late last year by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Marvell Sewell, councillor for the Green Island division in the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), says that the failure of the authorities to penalise big business operators who use trailers to carry goods through Lucea is...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Customers doing business with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Lucea, Hanover, are now enjoying easier access as its branch office is now strategically located in the heart of Bustamante Square, across from the Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Labour Minister Shahine Robinson has delivered a staunch defence of contract work in Jamaica, even while trade unions such as the one aligned to the ruling party have characterised it as exploitation. The Bustamante Industrial Trade...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has joined the growing chorus of voices condemning the high level of violence committed against Jamaica’s women and children. He called on citizens to band together and fight for...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Collin Virgo, assistant general secretary of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), is calling for an end to the practice of hiring workers on contract within the tourism and other sectors, saying it goes against what...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has flatly rejected a claim by Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels that his recent trip to the parish, which included a town hall meeting in Lucea on health issues, was more of a political ploy than a...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dr Alfred Dawes, senior medical officer at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, says the parish of Hanover is having a growing obesity problem, especially among the male population. Speaking at Thursday night’s Hanover leg...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Green Island High School, in Hanover, remains in mourning after one of their grade-eight students, 13-year-old Lenard Forrester, died last week from a suspected case of dengue hemorrhagic fever. The country is currently fighting an outbreak of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Although not listed as a high-risk parish for the Aedes aegypti mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, the Hanover Health Department (HHD) is appealing for assistance from both the private and public sectors to battle the vector and the...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With MORE than 20 suspected cases of dengue fever identified in Hanover in 2018 and no related deaths, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the parish is not one of the worst affected.He was in Hanover yesterday for...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The inconvenience of having to transport adult male prisoners from Hanover toSt James for confinement purposes still continues as only minor work has taken place on the Lucea, Hanover, police lock-up since its closure in July 2018.The...

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