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Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:32 PMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With roughly half of Hanover’s students unable to access online lessons, calls are mounting for more intervention to prevent pupils at all levels of the education sector from getting left behind. Teachers, parents, and several...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With some reports suggesting that as many as 50 per cent of the students in Hanover have not been benefiting from the teaching-learning process since the start of the new school year, several prominent stakeholders in the parish,...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE CUSTOMARY pomp and pageantry will be missing from this year’s National Heroes Day celebrations in Hanover due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), said the celebrations, which is...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Oniel Henry, the acting deputy superintendent of the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is recommending that ‘rumble strips’ be laid along the Point roadway, which has emerged as an accident hotspot in recent years. The...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The fear of having a dengue outbreak along with the COVID-19 pandemic which is wreaking havoc across Jamaica has spurred the Hanover Health Department (HHD) to adopt more proactive measures to fight the mosquitoes behind the dengue...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Hours after Sheridan Samuels, the mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), held a press conference to address two videos circulating on social media accusing him of nepotism and corruption, a third...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:22 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels is dismissing claims of financial impropriety as two videos make the rounds, accusing him of nepotism and of siphoning off monies from the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) into his own pockets. In one...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the number of positive COVID-19 cases steadily rising, moves are afoot to establish a task force in Hanover to assist in enforcing the provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act, which stipulates the compulsory wearing of...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the nation now deep into the 2020 hurricane season, Hanover’s preparedness is being undermined as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the parish’s quest to train shelter managers under the Hanover Disaster Preparedness...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The four political candidates in Hanover who participated in the recent general election have all given commitments to remove election posters and flags they had mounted before the end of September. Their decision is in keeping...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Following several recent instances of blatant breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, including the staging of an unauthorised football competition, the Hanover police say offenders will no longer benefit from leniency but...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The three illegal structures on the waterfront in Lucea, Hanover, for which the Mayor of Lucea, Sheridan Samuels, had summoned the Hanover Health Department (HHD) to pay a visit in July, has now grown to 18 illegal structures on the...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Six persons have been shot, four fatally, in the parish of Hanover since the start of September 2020, while there was no incident of shooting or murder in that parish for the month of August 2020. In another incident, gunmen fired...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dave ‘Spoon’ Brown, who retained his seat as the member of parliament (MP) for Hanover Eastern in last Thursday’s general election, says he is not about to rest on his laurels going forward as having beaten Wavel Hinds, his People’...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Life has returned to normal for the five families in Logwood district, Hanover, who were cut off from other sections of their community by floodwaters following heavy rains from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Laura, which lashed...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite the uncertainty surrounding the start of the new school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scores of children in Hanover were nonetheless provided with free medical check-ups on Saturday, through an initiative by the...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Approximately nine years after construction started on a water-distribution system in Hanover Eastern, it was finally commissioned into service on Saturday, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness doing the honours. A total of 5,000...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, is now better equipped to handle patients with respiratory problems, thanks to a gift of six much-needed nebuliser machines courtesy of the Grand Palladium Hotel Staff Association and the...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite having less than 10 per cent occupancy and cognisant of the increasing calls for the borders to be closed to American tourists as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in that country, the Grand Palladium Hotel in Lucea,...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The squatters who have been illegally constructing houses along the coastline in Lucea, Hanover, will not get a chance to become entrenched as the town’s mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels, has begun taking steps to have them...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:07 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICA Public Service (JPS) says the accident-prone five-kilometre stretch of roadway between Orange Bay and the tourist resort town of Negril in western Hanover is poised to be properly lit with street lights by the end of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: After a twice-extended amnesty, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has said it will be adopting a zero-tolerance approach to persons who have failed to address building breaches. The amnesty was introduced on November 1, 2019...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), which has reportedly been losing a substantial amount of revenue due to various breaches, is now taking steps to increase its revenue collection with the hiring of a revenue/commercial...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Front-line health workers in Hanover are said to be struggling in their quest to properly monitor the number of persons in the parish who are supposed to be under home quarantine and, as a consequence, a request has been made to the...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A move, spearheaded by justices of the peace (JPs) is now being made to construct a cenotaph in Lucea, the capital of Hanover, in recognition of the Jamaican servicemen of the past, especially those who served in the two world wars...

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