The Shell Lubricants Sales Team, with the support of Sol Guyana, completed their Premiums Week sales activity during March 25 – 29, 2019. The goals were to focus primarily on our premium products for the week, increase our customer coverage, sales volumes and product awareness. Team Guyana had lots of fun engaging customers and meeting targets.
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Sol Guyana/Shell Lubricants participated in the Government Technical Institute’s Open Day, entitled ‘Taste of the Trades – Refuelling the Future’. The goal was to offer guidance and encouragement to students as they explored the various career paths on display at the Open Day. Students were enthusiastic to learn about job opportunities within the petroleum industry and the development paths offered by Sol. The team also encouraged the students of the Motor Vehicle Engine System Programme to take advantage of the partnership between Sol and GTI including the 6-week internship and reward given to the best graduating students for levels 1 and 2.
Congratulations to Neftalí Rosario, Property & Business Analyst of Sol Puerto Rico Limited for completing the 17th IRONMAN® 70.3® Puerto Rico Triathlon. This major event which takes place annually saw 1000 athletes from Puerto Rico and other countries compete to complete 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of cycling and 13.1 miles of running.
The Sol Puerto Rico team feels very proud to have their very own “Ironman”.
Sol EC Ltd. (Grenada), took part in the regional Caribe Wave Exercise which simulated a magnitude 6.0 earthquake generated by activity from the local under water volcano, Kick ‘Em Jenny. As a result of the simulated earthquake, tsunami waves were generated, thereby requiring immediate evacuation. The Grand Mal Pre-Primary School was also invited to participate in the exercise where 48 students along with parents and teachers enacted the simulated evacuation. All participants were pleased to be included in the exercise and asked that they be given more similar opportunities in the future. The entire evacuation process was completed in approximately 18 minutes after receiving the notification.
The Albergue Villa Esperanza is an academic learning centre, run by the Missionary Workers of Sacred Heart of Jesus. The centre, which was opened in 1966, was created to give hope to the poorest children of the La Bombita neighborhood in Azua, D. R. and provides education for students between 2 and 13 years old. At present, the centre is home to 352 students.
Sol will continue to donate $2,000 per year to the Albergue Villa Esperanza toward the purchase and maintenance of equipment and appliances.
Jonathan Brewin, General Manager of Sol Petroleum Bermuda Ltd, Director of Age Concern Bermuda and Chairman of the organizations Audit & Risk Committee took some risks of his own on February 22 when he and his son Somers commenced their climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Donations for the climb were raised to support Age Concern, Bermuda’s primary non-profit advocacy group for senior citizens.
Prior to his climb, Jonathan, who has been following those who have climbed the infamous mountain relayed the following, “The challenge will be one of the hardest physical and mental challenges I shall experience in my lifetime. I really want Age Concern to benefit because the success of how we deal with the ageing of our population is also one of the greatest challenges of our time.”
The climb that Jonathan undertook was no small feat, and several months of preparation were needed. Despite the risks however, the Brewin father/son duo were committed to use their climb to bring awareness to the opportunity that exists to proactively respond to the ageing realities of our time. They were able to surpass their Go Fund Me campaign goal of a £5,000 and raised £7,270.
Congratulations to Jonathan and Somers for achieving this amazing goal for such an worthy cause, and for sporting their Sol/Parkland water bottles at the summit!
On Thursday, January 31, 2019, there was great excitement and anticipation as students, teachers and school coordinators prepared to put on a spectacular display of Bahamian culture – the 31st Annual Sol Junior Junkanoo Parade!
As part of its commitment to the holistic development of the youth of The Bahamas, Sol Petroleum Bahamas has proudly sponsored the Sol Junior Junkanoo Parade for the past 31 years. To assist with our sponsorship of the parade, we once again launched our ‘Pennies at the Pump’ initiative, which is a collaborative effort between Sol, its Dealers and Distributors. The brainchild of Regional Manager, Keith Glinton, this initiative has positioned Sol to contribute thousands of dollars to the Junior Junkanoo Parade annually.
This year, students from twenty-one (21) schools in New Providence and the Family Islands competed in categories such as; best costume, best choreography, best dance for top honors in the preschool, primary, junior and senior school divisions. After several venue changes, this year the parade returned to Downtown – Bay Street, and the response was overwhelming! The combination of good weather, an excellent turnout, great music, beautiful costumes and choreography resulted in a very successful parade.
The World Pediatric Project (WPP) received a donation of XCD 13,585.00 (US$5,000.00) from SOL EC Ltd (St. Vincent). The WPP, since establishing operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2002, has provided services to the value of US$27.16M, helping 177 children receive necessary medical care in the US. Steve Francis, General Manager of SOL EC Ltd., stated that Sol was so impressed by the work being done by the WPP across the region, that the team was more than happy to support this cause.
A second donation of proceeds from the sale of t-shirts was made on behalf of the staff who have also been involved in ‘Fitness Walks’.
Ms. Lauren McIntosh, Executive Director of WPP was very grateful to Sol for the contribution, stating that it would greatly assist with its
On the 15th February 2015, Sol collaborated will the Barbados Tennis Association to launch a Primary School Initiative. The genesis of the programme was to follow in the footsteps of The International Tennis Federation’s Play and Stay Programme which is a Global Programme to grow participation worldwide, by promoting tennis from the primary level, as an easy, fun, and healthy sport for all.
The three primary schools currently participating in the program are; Blackman and Gollop, Grantley Prescod Memorial and Luther Thorne. This partnership has allowed the children from those schools to benefit from the experience in a very tangible way, and allow them to acquire (from early) the skills required to play the game.
The end of term session which took place on Wednesday December 05 2018, was fun and enlightening, and was attended by the following persons:
Christian Maxwell – Coach – He coaches the children from the three schools in the Sol Programme.
Julian Baird – Coach
Mr. Vanderpoole – Games Teacher
Roger Millar – Manager/Coach – at the Wildey Tennis Centre – He assists with the Sol Programme
Sydney Lopez – Coach
John Goede – Regional Development Officer for the Caribbean
Morgot Thomson – School Tennis Coordinator
“The children thoroughly enjoyed the session. They had a great time, and were very proud to show me what they had learnt and how well they could play tennis”. – Quote from Mrs. Denise Mendes, Sale Executive – Retail at Sol Barbados Ltd
On December 4, 2018 Sol Petroleum Bermuda Limited supported the Bermuda Diabetes Association with a contribution of $4,500, presented at Sol Headquarters in St. George’s.
The cheque was presented by Sol Bermuda Retail Sales Executive Che Barker to Debbie Jones, Chairman of the Board, of the Bermuda Diabetes Association [BDA]. These funds will assist the association with its ongoing educational programmes and patient counselling sessions.
General Manager of Sol Bermuda, Jonathan Brewin, commented, “Diabetes is an epidemic across the island and at Sol we strongly believe in the work that the Bermuda Diabetes Association is doing to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the lives of those affected. As part of the local community, we will do what we can to be part of the solution moving forward, and looking to participate in a number of initiatives over the next year with the BDA.”