2 UNMIL Soldiers Under Probe

first_imgTwo soldiers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) are under probe for allegations that they were involved in the beating of a teenage boy in Bong County, according to a statement issued by UNMIL.The incident is said to have taken place on December 4 in Bong County, according to a statement issued late Thursday by UNMIL and also published on its website.“The alleged serious misconduct involved the beating of a teenage boy,” said the statement by Waldemar Very, UNMIL’s officer-in-charge and Deputy SRSG for Political and Rule of Law, who also added that the accusations came to light on Tuesday. The statement further said, “The mission takes such allegations extremely seriously and (has) dispatched a preliminary fact-finding team, led by the force Provost Marshall – the highest ranking member of the military police. “The team is tasked with preserving evidence in the event a full investigation is warranted.”The UNMIL statement described the boy’s condition as “moderately serious” but gave no details on the incident and said UNMIL had arranged “on humanitarian grounds” to have the boy moved to JFK Hospital in Monrovia.“While the facts in this case are being established, our thoughts are with the boy, whose condition remains moderately serious, and his family,” he added.He called for “all parties to remain calm and cooperate with those establishing the facts” in Bong.A 15,000-man strong UNMIL force was set up in 2003 to help Liberia transition to peace after devastating back-to-back civil wars spanning 14 years.It has been gradually handing its duties back to the government and will have just 1,240 troops and 600 police on the ground when Liberia assumes full responsibility for its own security in June 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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School’s getting cool…er

first_imgStudents aren’t the only ones preparing themselves for the upcoming school year. Construction on the Pomeroy Sports Center’s new school facilities is on schedule and barring any unforeseen difficulties, should be open on the projected date. Superintendant Larry Espe, as well as the rest of the school district 60, have been spending the summer preparing for the approximately 160 students who will be completing courses in the new facilities. Teachers recently took part in the Hi-Tech High, a seminar which focuses on technology within the classroom, to help bring the latest ideas for students to use. The students themselves will be part of a new program for Peace River North. Much of their learning will come in the form of six personalized projects, to be completed at their own pace. Espe says that while the classrooms will appear traditional, the process of learning will be anything but. Schooling for the entire district starts on September 6th. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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