ENERGY COMPANY CELEBRATES HALF A DECADE ANNIVERSARY

Rubis Caribbean investing millions with Barbados as it creates property and jobs as sustainable development.

Mauricio Nicholls, the Barbados CEO addressed guests, patrons and Government officials at the Cliff Restaurant in a soiree designed by Virgo Communications to celebrate the fuel company's 5th Anniversary of operating in Barbados.

Mauricio Nicholls, the Barbados CEO addressed guests, patrons and Government officials at the Cliff Restaurant in a soiree designed by Virgo Communications to celebrate the fuel company’s 5th Anniversary of operating in Barbados.

Mr Nicholls, originates from Colombia yet shares a popular Barbadian surname, in observing Rubis’ most recent milestones in St Vincent and Bermuda also revealed how his organisation has shown its confidence here by looking to move from their current locale and form their own nest to spread their wings further, he was pleased to let Patrons know Town & Country approvedĀ Rubis plans to buildĀ a state-of-the-art headquarters for the Caribbean in Welches, St Thomas, ending years of leasing at the Spring Garden location.

The CEO also shared that the success has allowed for Barbadians to reap success in job creation and the strong potential for more careers as Rubis progresses, Nicholls pointed out Rubis Barbados has increased its local workforce by 33% in the last 5 years and with a new HQ the figure is expected to climb even further.

The CEO also shared that the success has allowed for Barbadians to reap success in job creation and the strong potential for more careers as Rubis progresses, Nicholls pointed out Rubis Barbados has increased its local workforce by 33% in the last 5 years and with a new HQ the figure is expected to climb even further.

Since it began operations in 1990, the French company has opened over 230 service stations across 16 territories in the region; operates at 17 airports, and has hundreds of commercial customers. The company currently has over a dozen service stations in Barbados.

Rubis is also carrying out an approximately $3 million upgrade at its Map Hill location, which is expected to open next month.

Some guests had a cow how the reporters were stationed, but they were probably a few cups too many - when one burly media man threatened to kick the loud upstart he just went back in his corner meekly...

Some guests had a cow over how the reporters were stationed for coverage, but they were probably into a few cups too many as usual – so when one burly media man threatened to kick the loud upstart, he just went back in his corner meekly…

Pointing out that the Caribbean represents about 60 per cent of its global volumes in sale and 50 per cent of its global earnings, Nicholls said the region was a very important market for Rubis.

He said he anticipated that the company would continue to add jobs as it continues to grow its operations here.

The investment includes furnishing of the building, as well as the construction to be undertaken by C.O. Williams Construction Company Ltd.

The investment includes furnishing of the building, as well as the construction to be undertaken by C.O. Williams Construction Company Ltd.

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler appeared on behalf of both Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Energy Minister Senator D’Arcy Boyce who were overseas on prior engagements. Rubis Caribbean is a private French based company who acquired Texaco’s Chevron assets in 2011. It operates in 16 territories throughout the region with 230 stations.

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