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.
A staff member of ArcelorMittal School System in Yekepa, Nimba has tested positive for the Coronavirus, the company has disclosed in a press statement. The staff, who had prior health issues, died in Monrovia.
Barely 24 hours after a train belonging to ArcelorMittal was derailed in Zuluyee, Nimba (about 205 km from the Buchanan port), the mining giant has announced a temporary suspension of all rail activities as a team is being mobilized to help recover the losses incurred by the company.
The county coordinator of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority in Sinoe says at least 85 percent of canoes have completed their annual registration. Andrew Doe said this came as a result of enforcement by the Coast Guard.
To ensure social distancing during market day, authorities in Voinjama have asked traders to use an open sports field to set up their market, instead of convening at the Voinjama Central Market, which often becomes overcrowded.
Following a recent ten percent reduction of its workforce, Golden Veroleum has turned over two facilities to Butaw, including a US$40,000 market building and a US$120,000 school annex.