PM Skerrit Remembers Victims of Venezuela Refinery Fire
Prime Minister Skerrit and his Cabinet, including PetroCaribe Minister Reginald Austrie joined the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Dominica, Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva, Dominica National Petroleum Company Chairman and Management and Staff of PDV Caribe Dominica, Ltd. at a memorial service on Wednesday August 29th, for the 49 victims of the tragic fire at the PDVSA refinery in Venezuela.
As soon as news broke of the accidental fire at the largest refinery of the State-owned oil company, PDVSA, Prime Minister Skerrit reached out to President Chavez with a message of condolence.
The fire claimed 49 lives, including 18 soldiers.
During Wednesday’s service, held at the Maintenance Building in Jimmit, Ambassador Martinez was overcome with grief.
PDV Caribe Dominica Ltd is a joint venture of the Government of Dominica and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
PDV Caribe Dominica Ltd owns and operates the Waitukubuli Fuel Storage and Distribution Plant, which was officially commissioned here in June 2009 with the aim of providing Dominica with energy security.
32 employees work at the Jimmit plant.