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Nataki Kerr, marketing manager of Standard
Distributors, said yesterday stronger legislation
is needed to protect.
Kerr, who spoke with reporters at the reopening
of the company's branch at High Street, Princes
Town yesterday, said Standards always prides itself
on its ability to provide good customer service
and quality products. However, she added cus-
tomers must be protected from companies who
offer substandard items at low prices.
"I think there should be legislation encouraging
persons to know what their rights are. If you are
not satisfied with something, you can go back to
where you made the purchases and find recourse,"
Noting that Standards always take action to
ensure that its customers are happy, she added:
"This is not the case with other companies, there-
fore I think we need to have more customer service
To mark the opening of reopening of its Princes
Town branch, Standard Distributors offered special
deals to customers.
Kerr said Standard will continue to offer deals
weekly and will have a warehouse sale this weekend
on scratch and dent items.
She said despite the unstable economic climate,
the company continues to do good business by
providing good customer service and quality prod-
LONDON---BP sank into a loss in the
first quarter, hit by low crude prices
and costs linked to the 2010 Gulf of
Mexico oil spill, the British energy giant
BP announced a net loss of US$583
million (517 million euros) for the first
three months of the year, which com-
pared with a profit after tax of US$2.6
billion during the same part of 2015.
The company noted that benchmark
Brent oil prices averaged US$34 per bar-
rel in the reporting period, down from
US$54 a year earlier.
"Despite the challenging environment,
we are driving towards our near-term
goal of rebalancing BP's cash flows,"
chief executive Bob Dudley said in the
group''s earnings statement.
BP said it had set aside a further
US$917 million in the first quarter to
meet compensation costs linked to the
Gulf of Mexico disaster --- bringing the
total charge to US$56.4 billion.
The sale of a Chinese-made
Golden Dragon (GD) CNG bus to
the T&T Association for the Hear-
ing Impaired by ANSA Motors is
significant at a time when subsidies
on traditional fuels are being cut,
Rishi Basdeo, an ANSA Motors
director and team lead of that com-
pany s CNG operations, said yes-
"As the Treasury moves to reduce
the level of the fuel subsidies and
introduce alternative fuel options
for the public, the use of compressed
natural gas (CNG) will become rel-
evant. We at ANSA Motors have
accepted the challenge for the public
with transportation options along
this line," he said at the media brief-
ing held at the Port-of-Spain show-
room of Diamond Motors, a division
of ANSA Motors and a member of
the ANSA McAL Group of Compa-
The briefing was held to announce
the purchase of T&T's first 100 per
cent OEM (original equipment man-
ufacturer) CNG mmnibus (maxi)
from the Diamond Motors dealer-
The 21 seater can be adapted for
private or commercial transport,
including maxi taxis.
Curtis Mohammed, president of
National Gas Company (NGC) CNG
took the opportunity to announce
that the energy company will award
the T&T Association for the Hearing
Impaired $15,000 for the purchase
of CNG for the next two years.
He also said the company plans
to open up to 10 new CNG supply
points, starting with NP St Christo-
pher's on Wrightson Rd in May, fol-
lowed by Ramco Orange Grove in
June and other stations, averaging
roughly one per month throughout
In addition, four existing CNG
stations will be upgraded.
"We have heard the cries of the
public about needing more stational
which are reliable. NGC CNG is
addressing those concerns while it
partners with NP and Unipet,"
"We are also working with maxi
taxi owners to switch out their diesel
powered vehicles and move to CNG.
Same for heavy duty and extra heavy
duty fleet owners, government agen-
cies and soon to come, taxi drivers
and the general public."
BP suffers US$583m first quarter loss
ANSA takes up CNG challenge
in Princes Town
Nataki Kerr, marketing manager of Standard Distributors, left, together with Jessica Seepaul-Ali Manager, right, shows Shenese St Rose the
different TVs on sale at the new Standards store in Princess Town, during its reopening opening yesterday. PHOTO:RISHI RAGOONATH
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