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Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Almonique Hutchinson and Jordaine Evans of Bethel Primary in Hopewell, Hanover, were honoured by the school last weekend for their exceptional performances in this year’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, which brought much...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Kaushal Singh, medical officer of health (MOH) for Hanover, is appealing to residents of the western parish to take on a responsible attitude towards their health and to think twice about attending illegal parties and other such...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Raymond DeSouza, who heads the Hanover division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is becoming increasingly concerned about the vast number of road crashes occurring in the western parish, especially involving motorcyclists, who are...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The plan to establish a police post in Hopewell, Hanover, was placed on a fast track at the recent monthly meeting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), where a decision was taken to give the entire building, where a section...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lucea’s Mayor Sheridan Samuels, who is also chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), says he is prepared to lead the charge to shut down any party which is being staged in the parish for which the required permit fees...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While they stand to benefit from a 1,000-room hotel slated for construction in their community, residents of Green Island, Hanover, are peeved at the road damage and noise nuisance allegedly caused by trucks transporting material to...

Published:Monday | July 12, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nicole Bookal, a police officer attached to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), was presented with a special award for her professionalism and overall good service during Thursday’s monthly meeting of the HMC in Lucea. Lucea’s...

Published:Monday | July 12, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The two houses which were left precariously perched on a hillside overlooking the Johnson Town main road near Lucea in Hanover, following two major land slippages recently, are to be demolished on the order of the Hanover Municipal...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Two women have been arrested and charged by the Hanover police following the conclusion of investigations into a recent operation in which millions of dollars worth of counterfeit and ‘uncustomed goods’ were seized at a house and a...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent of Police Charmaine Shand, who heads the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), is advising parents and guardians to take time out to listen more to their children because, by doing so,...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Johnson Town, Hanover, are on edge – literally. The lives of seven occupants of two homes in the rural district remain under threat from land slippages on Monday and Tuesday that have them on tenterhooks. Eileen Morris...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As stakeholders continue to seek out ways to address the parish’s crime problem, several areas of possible cooperation in addressing the problem were discussed when the newly elected executive of the Hanover Justices of the Peace...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the 2021 hurricane season almost a month old, the local government ministry is calling for special preparation to be made for emergency shelters in parishes where infirmaries are located in proximity to the island’s coastline....

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Two teachers who have collectively given 38 years at Bethel Primary School in Hopewell, Hanover, were recently honoured for their exemplary service to the institution by the board of governors, principal, and staff of the school....

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The decision by the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) to grant permission for the dumping of the mangroves in the Industry Cove area of Green Island, to facilitate the construction of the 1,000-room Princess Hotel, is sparking...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The much-talked-about planned to upgrade the overall infrastructure of the Chambers Pen community in western Hanover, as part of an ambitious, multimillion-dollar plan by the Government to invest in the redevelopment of rural...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says he will be proposing a reduction in the fees being charged by municipal corporations for the staging of entertainment events when the green light is given for the reopening of the...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the Lay Magistrate Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) wants to see a continuation of the existing arrangement that sees some parishes having justices of the peace (JP) associations and lay magistrate associations operating...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Andre Lawrence, the newly minted president of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association (HJPA), has hit the ground running as just days after his elevation to the position, he has made his presence felt in the Cacoon Community...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:11 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Cacoon Community Development Committee (CDC) has initiated a drive to ensure that the children, the aged and the needy are fed with breakfast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The CDC plans to extend this initiative to all weekdays, by...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially here, Kenisha Dunbar, the disaster preparedness coordinator for Hanover, says the western parish is only partially ready and preparatory work will continue during the months...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Deputy Clerk of the Courts at the Hanover Parish Court, Andre Lawrence, has been elected to serve as the new president of the Hanover Justices of the Peace Association (HJPA) for the 2021/222 administrative year. Lawrence, who was...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:05 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Easton Edwards, the councillor for the Lucea division, wants the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), the police, and local business stakeholders to join forces in seeking to get JamaicaEye to establish a CCTV network in the parish...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The stormy relationship between the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) grew more contentious at the corporation’s monthly meeting last Thursday, as councillors took Detommie Fuller, JPS’...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An increasing volume of prank calls to the Hanover Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has been wreaking havoc on the firefighters, who are being kept busy responding to non-existent fires, sapping their energy and resulting in...

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