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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 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:Thursday | December 20, 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:Thursday | December 20, 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:Monday | December 17, 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:Friday | December 7, 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:Thursday | November 29, 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:Thursday | November 15, 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:Friday | November 9, 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:Wednesday | October 17, 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:Wednesday | October 10, 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:Friday | October 5, 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...

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