Energizing Communities

Supporting Petite Martinique R. C. School

At Sol, we are committed to energizing our communities and we are proud to support the advancement of education! We recently partnered with Cooling Tech to install a brand-new air conditioning unit, supplied by Sol in the computer lab of the Petite Martinique R. C. School in Grenada. We officially handed over the unit at the school’s graduation ceremony among well-wishers including a representative from the Ministry of Education, Principal Reuben Patrice, local priest, Fr. Andrews and Collin Francis, Sol’s General Manager.
Congratulations once again to Petite Martinique’s class of 2021!
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Powering Journeys

Supporting Flavors of Grenada Culinary Training Camp 

We at Sol have a passion for powering journeys, and so we recently joined forces with Flavors of Grenada to host a five (5) week culinary training camp for teenagers! To top off the experience, our campers coordinated a farm to table dinner in the grand dining room at the Tower Estate in St. Paul’s. Through this exciting culinary initiative, we were able to encourage young upcoming chefs and service personnel, build awareness of Grenada’s growing Hospitality Industry and educate Grenadians more about accessing, growing and preparing their own seasonal healthy foods and drinks. We are proud to have supported this initiative through a monetary contribution and the provision of Sol Gas for food preparation. A job well done to our campers; we cannot wait to see where this journey takes you!
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Sol Gives Back through the donation of fuel to the BDF

Sol (Barbados) Ltd. (Sol) stands by its commitment to the community in which we operate, especially during these unprecedented times. As such, Sol has partnered with the Barbados Defence Force by donating 11,000 litres of fuel (with a retail value of over BBD $28,000.00) in our continued efforts to fulfil our mandate to be a true friend of the community and to be a good corporate citizen in the environments where we all live, work and play, and this is especially true amidst COVID-19.

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has been facilitating the distribution of care packages to vulnerable households as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Relief Programme. Sol has provided fuel to assist in this endeavour.

In response to the donation, Chief of Staff, Colonel Glyne Grannum had this to say,

For many years, Sol Petroleum (Barbados) SRL has been one of the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) foremost strategic partners. Loyal to their mission, values and promise in the fuel industry, the Sol Group has continuously contributed to the BDF’s mobility on land and at sea. During our fight against the unseen enemy, COVID-19, Sol understood and demonstrated their ability to be a team player and in the true sense of nationhood, made a considerable donation to augment the BDFs capabilities.  As I continue to lead the Force, I am truly comforted to know that in the face of many unknowns, the BDF has the necessary partners and corporate support to be effective”.

Mr. Roger Barrow, General Manager of Sol Barbados reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the region, “We take our corporate responsibility seriously and are mindful of the vital role that our products and services play in ’Powering Journeys and Energizing Communities’ in which we operate. This is just our way of showing that we care and we will continue to support those organizations helping others when we can.”

Sol, the leading supplier of petroleum-based products and energy solutions in the region has championed various initiatives to provide contributions of over BBD$700,000 regionally towards supporting essential workers and charitable food bank organizations responding to these challenging times. We remain committed to further supporting our community, guided by our social investment pillars, education, sports, environment, and charities.

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Sol Cayman reaffirms its commitment to safety

SOL PETROLEUM CAYMAN LIMITED (Sol) wants to thank the brave men and women of the Cayman Islands Emergency Response and the Sol teams for their prompt reaction time and skilful management of the incident that took place at Jackson Point Terminal, on 23 July, 2017.

“We appreciate the dedication of these first responders who went above and beyond to ensure all residents and staff were safe.” Said Alan Neesome, General Manager of Sol. “We see ourselves as an integral member of the South Church Street and the wider Cayman community, where we have grown together over the past fifty-seven (57) years.

“Sol’s dedication and focus on safety is the foundation of every aspect of its operations. We are proud to be a leader and role model in pioneering safe working practices and standards in the industry. Our company has operated flawlessly for decades in the community, sharing in the development of the Island and the challenges, even in tough times such as in the recovery after Hurricane Ivan, we delivered uninterrupted fuel supply and provided humanitarian relief to the Island.”, stated Mr. Neesome.

Noting that while the Sol team was grateful to have no lost time incidents for over 20 years, the General Manager explained that the company was well equipped to handle an emergency, and is continuously updating its safety policies and practices in compliance with international standards. Sol is annually audited to international industry standards and is known for maintaining robust safety policies throughout the 22 territories it operates within.

Neesome explained that the company’s “Goal Zero Initiative”, an internal safety programme which strives towards zero accidents every year, was created to increase safety awareness and reinforce the safety culture throughout the entire organisation. Sol promotes a culture where Sol employees and contractors share our safety commitment through ongoing Industry training and continuous learning, daily safety meetings and implementation of safety standards on a daily basis. He further added that the company’s commitment to safety training was instrumental in reducing the severity of the incident at Jackson Point.

“We realise that this incident has caused anxiety within our community and our immediate neighbours. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused and remain committed to the safety of our community, employees and contractors. We reiterate our gratitude to the Emergency Response Teams, the community and our neighbours for their patience and understanding.

Sol is committed to continue to be a valuable corporate citizen, contributing to the development of Grand Cayman and giving back to the community.”, Neesome expressed.

For any questions, concerns or further information regarding the situation, please access www.solpetroleum.com/jacksonpoint. Sol will publish updates as the information becomes available.

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