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Stories by Bryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD OF the European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica and Belize, Ambassador Marianne Van Steen, says that despite many improvements in policies, practices and service delivery within the Jamaican justice sector, assisted by the EU...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: STAKEHOLDER groups have begun planning to alleviate traffic congestion in two of the major towns within the parish of Hanover – Hopewell and the capital Lucea. Both are noted for the long traffic delays and representatives from the...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR, multi-agency educational project is slated to take place in the Chambers Pen community in western Hanover. Under the project that is slated to begin in another four to six weeks, the Chambers Pen Primary and...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER capital of Lucea and the town of Hopewell, also in the parish, will both benefit from beautification works in the coming weeks, as the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development’s ‘Paint the City, Paint the Town...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie has underscored the decision not to allow spectators at the upcoming Reggae Boyz Concacaf final-round football World Cup qualifier home matches slated to take place at...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HAVING COME under fire from residents in Westmoreland about the rising crime situation in the parish, especially the number of murders being committed, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has announced plans for personnel...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Custos Rotolorum of Westmoreland Hartley Perrin has bemoaned the level of fear that is gripping residents of the crime-torn parish. “We are here, and we fraid like hell, when I leave here to go where I live I am going to be looking...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE THE ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic across the island and across the varying sectors of the economy over the last two years, the over 8,000 farmers in Hanover are hoping to improve their production levels for 2022 over the...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: HARD HIT by praedial larceny, Hanover farmers have been urged to report matters of stolen property to the police, and also develop a close relationship with the lawmen to reduce incidents and recover losses by having the culprits...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PEDESTRIANS AND motorists who utilise the Orange Bay to Negril roadway in Hanover have welcomed the move by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to replace street lights that were stolen months after they were placed along a two...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With several interest groups calling on the Government to readjust the New Year’s Eve curfew to an earlier time than the designated 1 a.m. as a COVID-19 controlling measure, Dr Kaushal Singh, the medical officer of health (MOH) for...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Hanover Charities (HC) this year handed out $29 million in support to some 205 students in the western parish. The Katrin Casserly-led charitable organisation has been playing a pivotal role in helping students access tertiary-level...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) infrastructure in Hanover is now under siege as thieves have removed street lights and power wires with impunity, blanketing roads in many communities in total darkness at night. The Orange Bay...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels, who is also the chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), is committed to bringing Christmas cheer to children in the western parish with a special...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the first quarter of 2022, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) will be ramping up efforts to counteract a decline in revenue since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Based on the plans being developed to handle the traffic flow in the town of Lucea during the upcoming Christmas season, pedestrians and motorists travelling through the Hanover parish capital should have things much easier than the...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eighteen-year-old Timothy Kent, a grade-11 student of Rhodes Hall High School in Hanover, has been chosen to serve as the Hanover Municipal Corporation’s (HMC) 2021 Youth Mayor. Kent was selected from a field of five students,...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eight of the 10 street lights which were recently installed along the Orange Bay to Negril roadway in Hanover have been stolen. The lights were erected in response to pleas from residents and motorists, who were faced with the...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justices of the peace (JPs) in the parishes of Hanover and Trelawny are now collecting their new seals of authorisation as the Ministry of Justice has commenced its pilot project, which will eventually see all JPs across the island...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As global concerns swirl over the new Omicron variant, Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health (MOH) in Hanover, has warned that the projected fourth wave of the deadly coronavirus here could be devastating and is pleading with...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Retired educator Kaydeen Myles-Campbell will be the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) candidate for the Chester Castle division in Hanover Eastern, in the next local government election, after she emerged victorious over incumbent...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) appears set to hand over the control of the Watson Taylor Park in Lucea to a group known as ‘Friends of the Watson Taylor Park’, which has made an application to manage the facility, as the...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The decision as to whether Fearon DeCarish, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Chester Castle division in eastern Hanover, will be kept on for the next local government elections or if he will be booted is set to be...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE operators of illegal motorcycles said to be prominently in committing street crimes and other crimes in Hanover, the police traffic division in the parish is now gearing up for major assault aimed at removing them from the...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 22 persons, 17 from the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and five from the Hanover Municipal Corporation’s (HMC) Poor Relief Department were presented with Heroes Awards during...

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