The newly appointed administration of the National Port Authority (NPA) has said that a shipment of mill equipment valued at US$30 million has arrived at the Samuel A. Russ Port in Greenville, Sinoe County.The multi-million dollar consignment of equipment, according to NPA, was shipped to Liberia by Golden Veroleum Liberia Limited (GVL) in anticipation of the construction of a Palm Oil processing plant in the southeastern region.The equipment is also meant for the construction of a bucking station in the Greenville port facility.An NPA press statement issued yesterday quoted GVL authorities, saying that the equipment was shipped to Liberia upon the request of Vice President Joseph Boakai when he visited GVL headquarters in Indonesia. NPA said the first of four vessels shipping the mill equipment has already berthed and is currently being discharged at the Port of Greenville, and that additional shipments are expected to follow shortly.The vessel was received at the Port of Greenville by a joint government delegation headed by Deputy Agriculture Minister Thomas Gbokie.Minister Gbokie and Sinoe County Superintendent Romeo Quoi, in separate remarks at a brief ceremony held at the port, described the arrival of the equipment as “a dream come true to create more jobs that the employees would take advantage of to develop the southeastern region.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Cattle ranch murderThree persons are now in custody as Police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Harrinarine Samaroo, also known as “Ding”, 51, of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice.Dead: Harrinarine SamarooThe cattle rancher’s body was on June 4 discovered at a cattle ranch at New Forest, East Canje Berbice with suspected gunshot wounds to the neck and left ear. Reports are that the body also had what appeared to be an exit wound to the head.Police initially arrested the son of the power of attorney to the ranch, one Bascom, who was at the ranch at the time of the shooting. He reportedly told investigators that, on June 3, he was in the two-storey zinc house while Samaroo had gone to the washroom, when he heard Samaroo calling him. The Police were also told that someone had opened the door and lashed Bascom simultaneously with the sound of what appeared to be a gunshot.Bascom told Police that he jumped out of a window and fled to the bushes, where he hid. He subsequently left the area and made his way to the Reliance Police Station, where he reported that Samaroo had been shot.But Samaroo’s sister is questioning how Bascom knew that her brother had been shot if he did not go back to the camp.Police arrested Bascom after Samaroo’s body was discovered at about 13:30h on Monday, in a crouching position some twenty feet away from the camp.Police also arrested two other persons – both of whom were employed by a Canada-based Guyanese to oversee a large herd of cattle in the backlands.Meanwhile, as Police continue to investigate, it has been discovered that cattle were reported missing from the ranch.The investigation continues.