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JGRA gives RUBiS seven-day ultimatum

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 9:07 PM
President of the JGRA, Leonard Green said there will be no more talks if a meeting is not set by next Wednesday.

The petroleum trade could be severely disrupted come next week after the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) this morning gave petroleum marketing company RUBiS a seven-day ultimatum.

The JGRA wants RUBiS to set a date for a meeting to discuss contractual issues being faced by dealers.

Speaking with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning, President of the JGRA, Leonard Green said there will be no more talks if a meeting is not set by next Wednesday.

 

President of JGRA, Leonard Green

Green says the association and the dealers are offended by the stance taken by RUBiS that the JGRA does not have representational rights for the petroleum dealers.

JGRA has since called for the intervention of the Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley and his predecessor Philip Paulwell.

Green says the energy minister has a mandate to ensure that commercial licences are issued to organisations that have the best interest of the country at heart.

 

President of JGRA, Leonard Green