‘Bad Gas’ Emergency Meeting set for Today


The Portia Simpson Miller administration is to convene an emergency meeting with stakeholders today, after receiving a report from the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, BSJ, on the bad gas issue.

Nationwide News disclosed two weeks ago that an investigation was underway to determine the source of contaminated fuel which has caused damage to scores of motor vehicles across the island.

At least 15-service stations have reportedly been implicated in a probe by the BSJ.

State Minister of Energy, Julian Robinson says stakeholders will examine the report today.

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Minister Robinson says the investigation was focused on identifying the contaminants in the bad gas.

He says a separate investigation is underway to determine the extent of the problem.

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Julian Robinson, State Minister of Energy speaking this morning with Nationwide News.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.