RUBIS celebrates 5 years in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 390 Views   no discussions BusinessLocalNews RUBIS celebrates 5 years in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – October 14, 2016 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Five years after commencing operations in Dominica, RUBIS Caribbean has reported a return to profitability.RUBIS is an established international brand that distributes high quality products including petroleum and aviation fuels, LPG and lubricants.In 2011, RUBIS acquired the Texaco assets owned and operated by Chevron in the Eastern Caribbean, including Dominica. It has a nine member – staff compliment here and manages a network of seven service stations.“So when we first started in Dominica five years ago we faced some serious challenges here in this beautiful country,” Chief Executive Officer of RUBIS Caribbean, Mauricio Nicholls told a cocktail reception at the Fort Young Hotel to celebrate the company’s five year anniversary on Thursday 13 October 2016.“Our operations were losing money, our LPG prices were below our landed cost, the equipment and appearance of our service stations was completely unacceptable, and the regulated fuel margins, which had been frozen for many, many years were simply insufficient to cover our operating costs,” Nicholls indicated. The company’s first task here, Nicholls said, was “turn the operation to a profitability, and you know many aspects of the operations were so wrong that it took us more than a year to turn the financial operations of Dominica around”.After that was done, the second task was to plan the introduction of a RUBIS brand since it didn’t exist anywhere in the world.“So it was not a matter of copying something that existed in other places, it was creating a new brand with the advertising agency; its look and feel, our RUBIS jiggle, our TV ads, our radio ads, our print ads, it was creating our performance fuel brand, Ultra Tec and our LPG brand Rubigas,” he noted.“In five years we have become an iconic brand and our brand resonates rationally and emotionally with our consumers. So we believe that we have become the preferred fuel brand in all the Caribbean markets where we operate,” Nicholls added.From a corporate social responsibility perspective, Nicholls said RUBIS has demonstrated “commitment to communities in Dominica through various corporate and social responsibility initiatives over the years in the areas of education, health, arts and culture”.In 2014 RUBIS upgraded the Wesley Community Preschool by installing a ceiling in the school building to enhance the environment for the children and co-sponsored the ‘Walk for Cancer Care’ in 2015 and 2016.RUBIS Caribbean operates in 16 territories and manages two hundred and thirty service stations.– / 41last_img read more

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New photo released to mark 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip

first_imgThe couple will mark their platinum wedding anniversary privately with their children and grandchildren on Monday for a special toast and dinner celebration at Windsor Castle. The guest list includes Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Princess Kate and Prince Harry.In 2015, Queen Elizabeth became the country’s longest reigning monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria, and in February 2016 she became the first monarch to celebrate her sapphire jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne.Prince Philip retired from public duties earlier this year, but is still seen at the queen’s side, and he joined her just last week as the nation paid respect to military heroes for Remembrance Sunday activities.Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her husband on her golden wedding anniversary, celebrating 50 years together.“He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know,” she said.At 1 p.m. on Monday the bells at Westminster Abbey, where the couple were wed, will toll to mark the milestone.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico To mark The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Wedding Anniversary, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2017 Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Buckingham Palace has released a new photograph to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th wedding anniversary to Prince Philip on November 20.Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were photographed by Matt Hollyoak in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.center_img Relatedlast_img read more