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The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources Division, will launch a vaccination campaign called “Newcastle disease (ND) known as “chicken Sickness”.This initiative, according to a MICAT release is intended to promote animal production and food security in the country and is scheduled to take place on February 3. The campaign is a cardinal step towards the progressive control of the Newcastle and other poultry disease in the fifteen (15) counties.As a preventive measure aimed at avoiding spread of the disease, the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture is asking all farmers to have their chickens available to be vaccinated.The Newcastle Disease (ND) commonly called “Chicken Sickness” is observed during the months of February through April. Some chickens that may survive the disease by means of immune built-up may result in reduce in egg production and misshape eggs and less meat production.Severe pandemic of Newcastle Disease can cause 100 percent mortality in unvaccinated chickens in rural communities leaving households without an important source of animal protein and income.The government believes that by simply participating and making your chickens available for this vaccine will increase income for small farmers and achieve significant improvements for their families and other members of the community.The Ministry is however calling on all counties authorities including clan chiefs, town chiefs, County livestock officers, cattle chairman of various communities and health workers of livestock to form part of the process in their individual counties in order to ensure the successful implementation of the vaccine. The massive campaign is expected to begin on February 3, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…released on $200,000 bailThe 28-year-old pregnant mother of one who confessed to strangling her reputed husband to death on Mother’s Day was on Tuesday charged for manslaughter.Melissa Cylus of Lot 14 Soesdyke/Linden Highway appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Melissa CylusThe charge against her alleged that she unlawfully killed her reputed husband, Julian Anthony Reberio on May 13, 2018.The woman, who suffers from anxiety and is currently five months pregnant, was granted $200,000 bail. The case will continue on June 18.Guyana Times had previously reported that Cylus reportedly killed Reberio after he allegedly verbally abused her while imbibing.However, the woman had previously reported that Reberio in his drunken state had fallen down a flight of stairs.He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When a post-mortem examination was performed on the man’s body, his cause of death was given as asphyxiation and further investigation showed redness around his neck.It was then that relatives called for the Police to take a closer look at the matter.Cylus was later arrested and during interrogation allegedly told investigators she and Reberio had an altercation and she reportedly strangled him.