The Ministry of Youth and Sports has concluded its second Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Project Business Plan Competition, with three young entrepreneurs from Nimba emerging as winners over the weekend.
Representatives of the largest unions in the agriculture sector have met in Buchanan to adopt a resolution aimed at improving the oil palm sector in Liberia, amid drastic effects on the industry caused by the pandemic and other international market factors.
Born into an underprivileged family that survived on subsistence farming, Mariam Meiplay could not start school until the age of 10. However, despite her rough beginnings, she would go on to be the 26-year-old CEO of Mako’s Fruits, a newly opened juice and smoothie bar in Congo Town.
Oil palm company Golden Veroleum says it is going through a process of rationalizing its workforce that could leave about 250 employees without jobs.
Workers laid off by mining giant ArcelorMittal have entered their third day of peaceful protest against the company for its reported failure to provide them with benefits they say they are due.
Turkish mining company MNG Gold has laid off about 250 of its employees.
River Cess is experiencing one of its worst economic periods since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Liberia. Small businesses are struggling as a surge in new cases is creating uncertainty.
The oil palm plantation operator, Golden Veroleum Liberia, says community residents within its concession areas in Sinoe have been regularly stealing palm fruits from its plantations.