A food processing class at LICC.The administration of the Liberia International Christian College (LICC), located in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County, has introduced a new agriculture course known as “Food Preservation and Processing.” The introduction of the course is reportedly gaining momentum as students express enthusiasm to learn the required skills.Some students interviewed recently on their campus in the outskirts of Sanniquellie shared their impressions about the new course, but stressed the need for better markets and job opportunities when they leave the walls of LICC.“We are learning how to prepare and process all kinds of food stuffs,” Augustine Dahn, a student representative, said.By the introduction of the course, students will now process all kinds of jams and chocolates applying 70 percent mixture of cocoa and 10 percent sugar.Shortly after the course was introduced, students began processing several kinds of foodstuffs, including jam made from pineapple, banana and other fruits.“We can process any kind of food as one may think, but we do not have the materials or the required bottles that will preserve the food items for the needed time,” one of the students said.The agriculture department of LICCLICC’s Agriculture Department has about 70 students across several demonstration sites, where students do regular practical learning.Its campus has some categories of wildlife or endangered species, which form part of the study, with emphasis on conservation.“We started demonstrating agriculture here, and now we intend to improve the process to demonstrate profitable agriculture,” Bill Sebald, Director of the Agriculture Department, said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) recently honoured seven former employees for their contribution and dedication to the entity over the years.Chairman of the Corporation, Reverend Dr M R Massiah, while addressing the gathering, noted that the corporation must give credence to the workers for their efforts while noting that the corporation is standing today upon their shoulders because of the foundation they have laid.Retirees and the Board of DirectorsThe retirees honoured were Abdul Hassan, Jacqueline Walcott, Mohamed Ishak, Clifton Moore, Balkaran Kissoon, Janice Wilburg and Robert Brian Adams.The retirees were presented with tokens of appreciation. In expressing their gratitude, Abdul Hassan, retired Deputy Postmaster General encouraged the corporation to call upon them whenever the need arises. “Although I am home, I am still part of the Post Office, I still remember the Post Office,” he added.Clifton Moore shared some of his memories at the Post Office and expressed gratitude for the gesture of the Board of Directors and Management.“It is mostly because of all of the officers that are here with me and some who are not here. And the only reason that is so is that the Post Office has people with integrity,” he related.Jacqueline Walcott, who retired as Chief Postmaster, said she found her service to the Post Office a desire despite the challenges and struggles she faced during her reign.Moreover, she added that she is grateful for the exposure and opportunities garnered, “I was able to see people from all walks of life and that caused me to see life in a very different and more meaningful way,” she outlined.Retired Postmaster General Edward Noble, Noel Phillips, Henry Dundas, and retired Assistant Postmaster General Leslie Camacho were also in attendance at the ceremony.Edward Noble shared some warm memories of the origin of the corporation and his participation.“All my life I lived at the Post Office because my father was a Postmaster, so I do appreciate the effort the people put in at the Post Office. But more so, the Post Office was responsible for not only the economic development of the people but for the country,” he related.