Santa Flora

Heritage Petroleum rolls out security measures in Santa Flora

Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says the public will have limited access to the field roads in Santa Flora, pending the roll out of improved security measures.

Recent reports suggest an increase in attempted robberies on motorists commuting through the area.

According to a release issued by the company, the Santa Flora field road located at Lot 10, the field road located at Bennet Village, as well as the Forest Reserve field road, will be closed off to the public between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am.

Missing Santa Flora teenager found

Tianna Hazelwood, the 15-year-old schoolgirl of Jacob Settlement, Santa Flora, who was reported missing by her mother, Kelly Hazelwood, on Monday 20th February, 2017, was found today, a statement by the Police Service says.

The statement does not go into further details but says that the Police Service "thanks the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return". 

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15-year-old Santa Flora student missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Palo Seco Secondary student, Tianna Hazelwood.

Hazelwood was reported missing to the Santa Flora Police Station on Monday 20th February, 2017, at 8:25pm, by her mother, Kelly Hazelwood.

She was last seen at her home in Jacob Settlement, Santa Flora, by her mother at around 1:45 am on Monday 20th February, 2017. 

Tianna is of mixed descent, 5 feet tall, brown complexion, with short brown curly hair and was wearing multi-coloured pants and an orange t-shirt.

Oil spill in Santa Flora

The Environment Management Authority says it is currently investigating an oil leak at Petrotrin's Santa Flora plant, with 100 barrels of oil already leaked into the environment.

The EMA says the spill has been contained to the land and not to water.

The following is the EMA's statement on the spill.

"The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has been notified of an oil spill in Petrotrin’s Santa Flora field by officials from Petrotrin.

38-year-old Santa Flora man electrocuted by Petrotrin installation

Petrotrin is expressing condolences over the death of a Santa Flora man who was electrocuted after coming into contact with one of Petrotrin's electrical lines.

The company is also warning citizens to stay away from all its installations.

The following is Petrotrin's statement on the matter:

"Petrotrin views as unfortunate the death of a villager as a result of an unauthorized interface with the Company’s installations at Santa Flora.