L-R: Mrs. Eulease Johnson, Dealer; Mr. Charles Johnson, Acting Chairman, Bahamas Petroleum Dealers Association; Hon. Phenton O. Neymour, MP, Minister of State for Public Utilities, Ministry of Public Works & Transport; Mr. Nikita Curtis, Secretary; and Mr. Oswald Moore, Treasurer (BIS Photo/Derek Smith).
Nassau Bahamas: The Hon. Phenton O. Neymour, MP, Minister of State for Public Utilities, met with officers and members of the Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association and assured them of the government’s interest in continued dialogue and cordial support on matters of mutual concern.
The dialogue centered around issues relating to the future of the petroleum industry in The Bahamas, current Caribbean and world trends, and relations with franchise wholesalers Esso, Chevron/Texaco and Sun Oil/Shell. The petroleum retailers made known some of the challenges they face and gave suggestions as to the way forward. Proposed changes to existing regulations, operational improvements, and safety, health and environmental concerns were also discussed.
The association is primarily comprised of New Providence service station operators, who protect the interests of its members and their business investments.