Former workers of the Maryland Oil Palm Plantation and Cavalla Rubber Corporation are staging a joint protest to demand benefits allegedly owed them by their former employers. The protesters are redundant employees of the two companies which are operated by SIFCA Group of Companies, a French corporation based in Cote D’Ivoire.
After installing a large capacity rice processing equipment to promote local production of rice and reduce food insecurity in Maryland, the Ministry of Agriculture through its Small Holder Productivity Enhancement Commercialization Program or SAPEC has presented two power tillers to two farming cooperatives in the county. The groups are Toukpeh Farming Cooperative and Barriken Agriculture Community Association.
The National Eye Health Program has completed free cataract surgeries for 86 persons during a four-day campaign at the J.J. Dossen Memorial Referral Hospital in Harper.
In Maryland, a confluence of unfortunate events has skyrocketed the price of basic commodities, leading to gas being sold for L$2,000 (US$12.82) for a gallon.
Street Child, a British charity organization operating 24 public schools under the Liberia Education Advancement Program, has turned over a new school building to a town situated along the Harper-Pleebo highway.
The newly appointed district education officer of Karluway Education District Number Two has provided scholarships for 25 teachers out of his own pocket. The scholarships will allow the teachers to earn C Certificates in teaching.
The Ministry of Agriculture has installed a large capacity rice processing equipment to promote local production of rice and reduce food insecurity in Maryland.
Police in Pleebo have arrested Morris Smith, aged 18, for stabbing the 22-year-old John Bedell to death during a fight over a frivolous argument.