RUBIS supports first responders in Barbados

RUBIS continues to assist in the protection of first responders with a timely donation to the Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Prison Service.

The energy company recently made a significant donation of masks and gloves to both these entities in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Andrea Gooding, Marketing Manager, Rubis Eastern Caribbean explained the donation of 2000 KN95 masks, 2000 surgical masks and 2000 pairs of gloves was to be used in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Gooding said, “We are committed to supporting all the countries in which we operate and have made similar donations throughout the Eastern Caribbean.” She added, “We understand the challenges associated with getting adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and it was our desire to provide these essential items to both the Ministry of Health and Prison Service here in Barbados. They have both done a wonderful job in keeping all persons safe during this pandemic.” Accepting the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Wellness was Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best, while Superintendent of Prisons, Lt. Col. John Nurse, represented the Barbados Prison Service. They both expressed gratitude to Rubis for the supplies.

Rubis has enhanced its already stringent health and safety standards at its LPG and fuel terminals as well as the service stations. Station attendants have been supplied with safety masks and common areas are more frequently sanitized. COVID-19 signage has been erected at all stations to remind the public on what they need to do to keep safe and healthy.