“Where you begin does not have to be where you end up!” was the inspirational advice given to Point Fortin students by energy sector veteran Professor Andrew Jupiter at a special Book Signing event hosted by LNG production company Atlantic yesterday (November 22) at the Clifton Hill Beach Resort.
At the event, students from the Point Fortin East Secondary School, Vessigny Secondary School and Holy Name Convent Secondary School received signed copies of Jupiter’s recently launched autobiography “Red, White and Black Gold: A 50 Year Journey in the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Industry”. The signed copies handed over to students and other special guests were sponsored by Atlantic.
Ron Adams, Atlantic’s CEO, described Professor Jupiter as a stalwart of the sector and a pillar of the industry who helped to shape national energy policy and demonstrate outstanding leadership in the local energy sector. Adams hailed the potential of Jupiter’s story to inspire the children of Point Fortin and Trinidad and Tobago.
“As a company that is committed to creating opportunities for future generations, Atlantic shares Professor Jupiter’s deep desire for this book to be an inspiration to generations of today and tomorrow,” Adams said. “At a time when the Global Energy Transition is underway, the race is on to find solutions that deliver sustainable energy to people and countries everywhere. You never know: that solution that changes the world of global energy may originate right here in Point Fortin. One of you children sitting right here, may pick up Professor Jupiter’s book, and it may spark your creativity and innovation.”
“Red, White and Black Gold: A 50 Year Journey in the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Industry” chronicles Jupiter’s life, from his humble start as a ‘country boy’, to his entry into the local energy sector, with highlights of his 50-year career in the industry. Jupiter described the book as his legacy to the next generation and encouraged the students in attendance to strive for excellence, while living a life of integrity and discipline.
Special guests at the event included Her Worship Alderman Saleema McCree-Thomas, Mayor of Point Fortin; Donnamay Taylor, CEO of the Point Fortin Borough Corporation; and representatives from the Point Fortin Public Library and National Library and Information Service (NALIS).