The body of a young miner was in the wee hours of Monday morning found in the vicinity of Dagagoo Shop, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) with suspected stab wound and marks of violence.Dead is Romel Daniels, 25, of Campbelltown, Mahdia.According to reports, Police in the area responded to a report of a body on the roadway. Upon arrival the Police found Daniels with a single stab wound to his abdomen and other marks of violence about his body.Upon the discovery, homicide detectives and crime scene officials visited the scene and collected several pieces of evidence. They also questioned several persons in respect of the stabbing incident. The body was taken to the Mahdia Mortuary, awaiting post mortem.The police are continuing their investigations into the murder and are pleading with possible eyewitnesses to come forward. They have not established a motive nor has anyone been arrested yet.
It recalls the Liberal government throne speech last February, which forecast a $100 billion windfall for B.C. as a result of a new LNG industry and talked about erasing the province’s $56 billion debt by 2028. However, the Sun says the 15 page Foundation report also notes the tempering of expectations generally turns out to be wise and would likely be useful in this case. The document also points out that “B.C. is coming late to the party” and competitors are well ahead in terms of their capacity to deliver product. It adds the province hasn’t even determined what its royalty regime is going to be, and costs will have to be carefully managed to remain competitive with the likes of Qatar and Australia. – Advertisement -The Foundation agrees the main markets will be in the far east, citing China, Japan and Korea, but it adds competition to serve them will be intense, and it will include the Americans.The report concludes that the opportunity to build a successful new industry in B.C. is solid, but that it’s not guaranteed, and that people who have become real estate speculators in communities like Fort St. John, should proceed with caution.To read the full Vancouver Sun article, click here.Advertisement