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Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:00 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:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 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:Monday | January 14, 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:Wednesday | January 9, 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:Thursday | January 3, 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...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The banned single-use plastic bags ('Lada' and 'scandal' bags) and styrofoam products are still in full use in the parish of Hanover days after the national ban on those products came into effect.Checks made at businesses across the...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover Municipal Corporation brought cheers to thousands of adults and children on Tuesday night at its annual Mayor's Treat for Children and Municipal Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Bustamante Square, Hanover.More than 2,...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Michelle Pinnock, the regional director in the Ministry of Education's (MOE) Region Four, is urging retirees from the education sector to view their retirement as a new phase of life, saying they should strive to continue to...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Custos of Hanover Dr David Stair says the lack of integrity by some in leadership in Jamaica is doing great harm to the country and embarrassing the nation."Today our nation is crying out for leaders with integrity and high moral values," said Stair...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:It would appear that, as a result of a lack of coordination, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are paying separate groups of workers to clean the same drains, much to the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:After more than a year probing the variousissues plaguing Hanover, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the parish's commanding officer, has said she is confident she can spearhead the effort to make the parish safe again."Hanover is no safe...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The safety and care of more than 50 residents of the more than 100-year-old Hanover Infirmary in Lucea, Hanover, is now under greater scrutiny. Thanks to the use of the latest technology, they are now being monitored by 16 closed-...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With a $50-million budget at their disposal, the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are now working in tandem to create a master plan for the future development of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-nine people from Hanover were honoured for their service to the parish on National Heroes Day. They were recognised during the parish'ssalute to the Heroes and Awards Presentation civic ceremony, which was jointly staged by...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Carey Wallace, executive director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), said there are currently no plans in place by the organisation to spearhead any efforts to address the street-lighting concerns of persons using the Orange...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Stop orders have been issued for two significant projects now under way in Hanover, including expansion work at a major hotel.According to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the action was part of its ongoing bid to stop the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Sandria Wong Small, the senior parish judge for St James, says she is disturbed that a large number of youngsters are appearing before the court for serious crimes."From where I sit, this is a very disturbing trend," said Wong Small,...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Commuters who use the four-mile stretch of roadway from Orange Bay to the resort town of Negril in Hanover say that traversing the corridor at night is a major challenge as navigating the dark is not only bothersome, but also...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Keniesha Stennett-Dunbar, the parish disaster coordinator for Hanover, says that based on the criteria outline on an instrument provided by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the western parish is 88 per cent ready going into...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With concerns being raised islandwide regarding the book list given out at some primary schools, Dean-Roy Bernard, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, said parents need not worry as long as they...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health at the Hanover Health Department, is expressing concerns about the cavalier lifestyle of many residents in the parish in regard of their attitude towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs)....

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The police in Hanover say that efforts to contain murders and other serious crimes are being undermined by a variety of issues, including lack of resources."We are trying to police the parish to the best of our combined abilities, but...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

The Hanover Municipal Corporation has agreed to rent a property in Hopewell in the parish to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for only $1,000 per month, which the JCF will use as a police post.An agreement was reached during last Thursday's...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau-Dr Michelle Pinnock, regional director in the Ministry of Education (MOE) Region 4, said that if it realises it fullest potential, the new Knockalva Polytechnic College in Ramble, Hanover, could become the Mona (the UWI campus in...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Developer Cleveland Campbell, who has been waiting for more than 12 years to get a building plan he submitted to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) approved, will have to continue waiting as no decision was taken on the plan at...

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