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)
A miner was on Tuesday morning killed after a mining pit in which he was working caved in at Imbaimadai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The dead man has been identified as Almo Adams. Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis when contacted confirmed that the now dead man was “jetting” when the walls of the pit came crashing down.The officials stated that Adams was trapped under the mud. His co-workers rushed to his rescue but took some time to pull him from under the mud. He was subsequently taken to the Imbaimadai Health Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The incident reportedly occurred at about 10:00h. Adams’ body has been transported to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary and an investigation has been launched into the incident.In January, 23-year-old Handel Payne, also called “Daggie”, of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was killed after a mining pit collapsed at 35 Miles Konawaruk Backdam, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).It was reported that Payne and others were working in the mining pit when a section of the mud wall collapsed behind him, trapping him beneath the debris in the mid-section. He reportedly fell unconscious by which time the water began to rise rapidly. He was submerged and subsequently drowned.He was later pulled out and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.