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Domestic Bauxite and Alumina Industry to Add Over 1,000 New Jobs in 2017: Jamaican Minister Henry

Domestic Bauxite and Alumina Industry to Add Over 1,000 New Jobs in 2017: Jamaican Minister Henry

Growth in the bauxite and alumina trades will have added over one thousand new jobs to the Jamaican economy by year’s end according to the country’s Minister of Transport and Works. Minister Mike Henry made the revelation in the course of remarks...

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Bauxite Levy Alive and Well: Jamaica Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry reaffirmed the existence of the government’s bauxite levy when speaking with a legislative committee last week. Henry explained to the Standing Finance Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives that the bauxite levy is still in place. He estimated that the levy of US$1.50 per metric ton plus a […]

Jamaica to Review Environmental Permit Language After Jamalco Dust-Up

Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) said last week that it intends to clarify certain language in some environmental permits after a local alumina refinery was accused of pollution. Domestic bauxite miner and alumina refining firm Jamalco was accused by local residents earlier this month of releasing hydrate dust, a byproduct of alumina refining, […]

Noranda Bauxite, Noranda Alumina Names Executive Team

DADA Holdings LLC announced the executive leadership team of Noranda Bauxite and Noranda Alumina, the companies that operate bauxite mining and alumina refining plants in Jamaica. The press release published on Tuesday indicated that David D’Addario had been named Chairman and CEO of both New Day Aluminium and DADA Holdings, Thomas Robb was named Chief […]

Bauxite and Minerals Sector Primed for Growth: Jamaican Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry told reporters on Sunday that his country’s bauxite and minerals sector show a significant potential for growth in the coming months and years. Henry, who was addressing members of his ministry at a weekend retreat, said that a policy shift in the direction of downstream operations profit […]