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Employees still employed after Rubis closes its doors

The Shedden road Rubis gas station will be closing its doors this Friday. For the staff that work there, they’ve been told they won’t be losing their jobs.

The water authority launched an investigation and found there were traces of fuel related elements in a neighboring water supply, forcing the gas station to cease operations.
“We are so lucky, really really lucky, everybody’s lucky because everyone was scared by our own employer which is the aa rubis, even though it’s really sad everyone is happy, at least  I’m happy. Everybody is keeping their job, nobody is going to loose their job, not a single one,” said Siegfried “Dr. Fred” Toledo, Supervisor of Shedden Road Rubis.

The water authority says the investigation of the contaminated water is still ongoing. Although the Authority has not discovered any additional contamination in the groundwater wells inspected in the area, it is advising residents and businesses in the area not to use water from groundwater wells for potable purposes (i.e. drinking and cooking) until further notice. The Authority is advising residents and businesses to use the public water supply instead while the investigation into the impacts of the fuel spill are ongoing.

The staff who worked at the store will be offered other opportunities at different Rubis gas stations. We reached out to the fuel provider , for a comment, but no word back.


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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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