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A handyman was shot to death while doing
work at Copper Bar, in Quare Road, Valencia,
yesterday when gunmen stormed the bar allegedly
in search of the owner.
According to police reports, Steven "Sick" Vil-
laroel, 48, from KP lands, Valencia, was killed
when three gunmen entered the bar around 1 pm
He was shot multiple times about the body.
An employee of the establishment said Villaroel,
who was a one-handed amputee with an injured
leg, was up a ladder welding a frame and couldn t
run when the gunmen burst in.
Meanwhile, Seon Edwards was gunned down
while liming close to the same bar on February
26. A white Tiida pulled up and gunmen opened
fire on Edwards who died on the scene.
Isha Phill, Akeem Durity and Ometa Lezama
were hospitalised with gunshot injuries while
liming at Copper Bar in Valencia on January 22
when a man entered the premises and started
at Valencia bar
When Gulf View resident Ollen Storey found out
yesterday that she and her daughter tested positive
for the Zika virus she was shocked.
"Even when we did the test at the La Romaine
Clinic I did not expect that we would test positive,"
said 71-year-old Storey at her Gulf View Drive, La
Romaine, home yesterday.
Storey and her daughter bring the total number
of confirmed Zika cases in the country to three.
A 61-year-old Siparia woman was the first person
in T&T to contract the virus.
During the interview with the Storey family yes-
terday afternoon, the Ministry of Health Insect Vector
Control Division had a team in the area spraying for
Storey s husband Robin said his wife and daughter
had to have contracted the mosquito-transmitted
virus in the southern city. "We did not leave the
borough," said Robin.
Robin said when his wife and daughter began
feeling unwell days apart they thought it was either
the dengue or chikungunya virus. Their symptoms
included skin rash, red eye, joint pains and weak-
Storey, an employee at Petrotrin, said she began
feeling unwell on February 20 and went to Petrotrin
medical centre on February 24 where tests for dengue
and chikungunya were done, but she tested negative.
She said she was given antibiotics and referred to
the La Romaine clinic to be tested for Zika.
Storey said both she and her daughter went to the
La Romaine clinic on February 25 where they were
tested for the Zika virus.
"Only this morning I was telling my daughter I
wonder what it is we really had. I did not expect to
test positive. And only about half an hour after the
phone rang and they (clinic employee) said we tested
Storey said she was slowed down a bit by the
weakness, but she went about her usual business.
San Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein who visited
the family said he immediately contacted the City
Corporation s public health department and together
with the Ministry of Health they began spraying the
He said, from Monday the corporation will be put-
ting up notices on open overgrown lots and if the
owners fail to clean it in seven days, the corporation
will fine them $1,000.
Ollen Storey is
her home in View
she was tested
positive for the
Zika virus. In
photo is her
Gulf View mother, daughter
confirmed with Zika
Dispose of all unwanted
containers/items in the yard or
environs which can collect water
and become mosquito-breeding
Cover water containers such as
barrels, drums or buckets with a
Ensure that your drains and
gutters allow the free flow of
Empty and scrub the sides of
water vases or use dirt or sand
instead to support flowers.
Cover extremities when out in
Use bed nets that are tightly
tucked under the mattress for
protection at night.
Use insect repellant that
contains deet as an active
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