To our valued communities

The Sol Group

To our valued communities
Our thoughts and prayers are with the communities of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands.
Due to the passage of Hurricane Dorian, communities of The Bahamas are facing a state of emergency. We wish to extend them our heartfelt empathy to all affected communities.
We will continue to work hard towards supporting a prompt recovery while we remain focused on safety as a top priority throughout this process.

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Sol Bahamas Fleet Week

Sol Bahamas recently celebrated its Transport Team during this year’s Fleet Week, which was held February 19-24, 2018. This Sol initiative recognised the importance of our drivers and seeks to encourage safe driving and delivery practices, as a key aspect of our HSE standards. The week kicked off with a ‘Safety Stand-down Breakfast’ at Clifton Pier Terminal followed by ‘drive-alongs’ where members of our customer service team, accompanied drivers on their travels. Sol Bahamas also recognized the individual achievements of the some of our standout drivers, who consistently exemplified the incredibly high HSE standards and practices over the past year. At the end of the week the Transportation and Maintenance Teams and their spouses were treated to a wonderful dinner at Poseidon’s Table, Atlantis.
Sol Bahamas salutes our Fleet team and thanks them for their hard work and dedication!

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Sol Sponsors Junior Jukanoo

On December 1, 2017, Esso Winton OTR hosted the 2017 Sol Petroleum Bahamas Junior Junkanoo Draw. Sol Regional Manager, Keith Glinton delivered remarks on behalf of Sol Bahamas, formerly Esso Bahamas, sponsors of Junior Junkanoo for the past 30 years. Winners of the National Junkanoo Committee & Sol Petroleum Bahamas Limited’s Poetry and Essay Competition were also announced.

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Committed to our Territories

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the entire Caribbean is rallying together to help rebuild this region we all call home.
At Sol, we are committed to the impacted territories and continue to play our part in the restoration process. Our Corporate Crisis Management Team has been mobilised and is working around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our local teammates by providing essential items, medical supplies and equipment.
Restoring our capability to provide fuels and other essential services to the countries affected remains a top priority. Our local colleagues are working closely on site with the respective Emergency Services and relevant agencies. Sol continues to provide critical materials and deploy teams from across the region to aid in the professional and technical support required to re-establish supply of these vital services for the communities.
We wish to commend the relief teams and volunteers working tirelessly to restore order and stability to the impacted territories. As we face the aftermath of Irma, we face it together and we will rebuild even stronger.
Como consecuencia del Huracán Irma, todos en el Caribe colaboramos para ayudar a reconstruir esta región a la que llamamos hogar.
En Sol estamos comprometidos con los territorios afectados y continuaremos el rol que desempeñamos en el proceso de restauración. El Equipo de Manejo de Crisis Corporativo se ha movilizado y trabaja incansablemente manejando aspectos de salud y seguridad de nuestros compañeros, proporcionando artículos esenciales, suministros médicos y equipo en los territorios afectados.
Continuamos enfocados en reestablecer nuestra capacidad de proveer combustible y servicios esenciales en los países impactados. Nuestros colegas trabajan de cerca con las respectivas Agencias Gubernamentales y Servicios de Emergencia. Sol continúa facilitando materiales cruciales y enviando equipos desde toda la región para proveer el apoyo profesional y técnico requerido para reanudar los servicios vitales en las comunidades.
Felicitamos a los equipos de respuesta de emergencias y a los voluntarios que trabajan incansablemente para restaurar el orden y la estabilidad de los territorios afectados. A medida que afrontamos juntos los efectos causados por Irma, los reconstruiremos más fuerte aún.

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Sol Petroleum Confirms Sufficient Product Supply

Bahamas: September 5, 2017 – SOL PETROLEUM BAHAMAS LIMITED (Sol), exclusive licensed distributor of Esso brand fuels in The Bahamas, confirmed that Sol is now, and will be, adequately supplied throughout the duration of the hurricane’s passage. Sol would like to assure our retail service station and commercial customers, in New Providence and the family Islands, that Sol has multiple contingencies in place to respond to potential impacts from Hurricane Irma.
Sol encourages all to take the necessary precautions in advance of the hurricanes arrival and to remain attentive to all advisories from the relevant authorities. Sol’s top priority is the safety of its employees and customers during this period.
Further to our notice on Facebook yesterday, please continue to follow Sol for updates until the threat has passed at: or

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Bahamas Long Island Regatta

This year marked the Long Island Regatta’s 50th Anniversary and the single largest event staged in Long island, on an annual basis, was celebrated in grand style! Over 40 sailing sloops (A, B, C & G Class) competed in 17 races across four sun-filled days in the crystal clear waters of Salt Pond, Long Island. On land, Long Islanders and visitors alike enjoyed the rake ‘n scrape music, delicious Bahamian food prepared the way only Long Islanders can, and the other elements of Bahamian culture that come together to make the Regatta the success that it is every year.

Sol Petroleum Bahamas Limited (Sol), once again, sponsored the prestigious Prime Minister’s Cup Race. Sol General Manager, Keith Glinton, was on hand to award the top four finishers: Captain Stefan Knowles (Running Tide), Captain Steven Smith (Lady Muriel), Captain Mark Knowles (New Legend) and Captain Leander ‘Magic’ Pinder (Southern Cross), with their hard earned trophies and other prizes for their efforts.

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SOL & Friends Scholarship and Mentorship Program

Now into its third year of operation, the SOL & Friends Scholarship and Mentorship Program is coming into its own.  The program is a collaborative effort between SPBL, local entrepreneurs and the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI). Thanks to Sol & Friends, the financial burden has been lifted for students such as Kwanzaa Clarke.  The  Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning major and Esso Oakes Field OTR employee,  is now able to spend more time focusing on his studies and raising his young daughter as opposed to the gruelling hours spent working two jobs in order to afford tuition and books.

Seated (L-R) Dr. Robert W. Robertson (BTVI President), Scholarship recipients, Mrs. Alicia Thompson (Associate Vice President Fund Development), Keith Glinton (General Manager, SPBL). Also pictured (back row) Freeman Deveaux (AFD Management), Lawrence Bascom (Esso Dealer), Arnold Heastie (Esso Dealer), Wayne Francis (SPBL Operations Manager)

What truly defines Sol & Friends is the mentorship aspect of the program.  Shortly after launching Sol & Friends, a two day training session was hosted for both the Mentors and Mentees. The objective was to establish clearly the role of mentors, outlining expectations for both mentors and mentees.  The training was hosted by Pastor Dave Burrows, who emphasized the importance of mentorship and having the right tools and skills to maximize the effectiveness of mentorship.
Since the training session, students had the opportunity to officially meet their assigned mentors through a group mentorship session held at BTVI’s campus.  During the session, SPBL General Manager Keith Glinton reflected on the significance of mentorship in his life, recalling how having an effective mentor helped to mold his future. Additionally, BTVI President Dr. Robert W. Robertson had a chance to sit and chat with the recipient’s one on one where he expressed how pleased he was with their attitudes and eagerness towards furthering their education.  “I am confident that you have a good program and you’ve got some really good students. We’re just pleased to be a part of it,” said Dr. Robertson as he addressed Sol and Friends.

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The Sol & Friends Scholarship Program

The Sol & Friends Scholarship-Mentorship Program (S&F Program) is a collaborative effort between Sol Petroleum Bahamas Limited, the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) and local entrepreneurs. Mentors, comprising of Sol Petroleum Bahamas team members, dealers and contracters all receive the required mentorship training, which equips them with the necessary skills to provide on-going support to scholarship recipients.
This scholarship and mentorship program provides learning opportunities which enables less economically and educationally advantaged individuals to be globally competitive and economically independent. They are provided with two year scholarships to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute to enhance their skill set.

Radio Co -host Gadville McDonald  , Paul Hepburn (Esso Dealer), Keith Glinton (General Manager, SPBL), Hadassah Hall (BTVI), Alicia Thompson (BTVI), Lester

The Sol Petroleum Bahamas team was able to optimize on-site live radio remotes as well as a robust schedule of live radio interviews to promote the program at the recent launch of brand awareness campaign “You’ve Got ESSO in Your Tank”. The program raised enough funds to provide twelve two-year scholarships to BTVI, where 20% of the scholarships received were issued to Esso service station employees.
The S&F Program received recognition from the Bahamas Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Investment which maximises Sol’s brand presence, creates long term impacts and provides lasting benefits to the communities we serve.

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