Barbados getting oil supply from Petrojam

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) says it is now getting its supply of oil from Petrojam in Jamaica, following the closure last November of the State-owned Petrotrin oil refinery in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Manchester cops going after migrant criminals

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Police plan to strengthen efforts to target criminals moving into northern Manchester from other parishes following the shooting death of a St Ann man and the injuring of two others at Devon, close to Christiana, on Monday.Police say 23-year-old Kevoy Lawrence of Bridgewater, Discovery Bay, St Ann, was killed while two other men from Brown’s Town, St Ann, have been hospitalised in serious condition.

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Clampdown

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THE House of Representatives yesterday approved changes to the Interception of Communications Act, which will allow wider usage of its provisions to electronically monitor criminals, including gangsters and lottery scammers.

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‘Don’t be too gullible!’

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WITH the growing use of social media, one media practitioner reinforces a strong warning to Jamaicans not to be too gullible about fake news carried on its platforms and supports legislative protection for traditional media.

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Maduro optimistic about outcome of talks in Barbados

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CARACAS, Venezuela (CMC) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he remains hopeful about the outcome of the talks now taking place in Barbados between government and opposition representatives to end the economic and political crisis in the South American country.

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JLP warns aspirants against unethical behaviour

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JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) general secretary Dr Horace Chang says that he has met with aspiring party candidates for the next general election, and has warned them against unethical behaviour.“[We] reaffirmed the party’s commitment to integrity and ethical behaviour by all those who aspire to become candidates for the JLP,” Dr Chang told the party’s 76th anniversary event at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, Monday night.

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JLP launches scholarships, bursaries on 76th anniversary

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 The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on Monday launched five annual scholarships and 126 bursaries as part of the celebration of its 76th anniversary.

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CMU names acting president

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DEPUTY president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna has assumed the role of acting president, effective yesterday.A statement from the university said following a meeting at the university a decision was taken for Ajagunna to serve in the post for six weeks after embattled President Dr Fritz Pinnock went on voluntary leave of absence amid a corruption probe at the institution.

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I was told I did not qualify for a visa. When can I apply again?

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Answer: As per US law, there is no specific time you must wait before reapplying for a visa. We recommend, however, that you consider your current situation in light of your previous application. If your circumstances have not changed considerably since your last application, it is unlikely you will be able to establish your eligibility for a visa on the new application. Repeat applications without a change in circumstances will not enhance your eligibility for a…

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Minister says more enforcement is needed to protect water assets

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Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, says more enforcement is needed to protect the nation’s water assets from violations.

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