Jamaica bauxite

Century Aluminum Buys 55 Percent Share Of Jamalco Alumina Refinery

Century Aluminum Buys 55 Percent Share Of Jamalco Alumina Refinery

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum Company said this week that it has begun the process of buying a 55-percent share of Jamaican bauxite mining and alumina refining operation Jamalco from Noble Group Holdings Limited. Jamalco, which has a nameplate alumina production capacity...


Noranda Opens New Reservoir To Aid Fight Against Bauxite Dust In Jamaica

Jamaican bauxite producer Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners recently completed a reservoir in St. Ann dedicated to combating the ever-present bauxite dust problem by wetting the roads over which transport trucks travel. Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague inaugurated the new reservoir, which holds about 17 million gallons of water, on December 21. The cost […]

Noranda Granted Bauxite Mining Rights Over 1,300 hectares In Jamaica Despite Protests

Earlier this week the Jamaican government authorized mining of over 1,300 hectares of land in St. Ann for Noranda Bauxite despite public protest by indigenous landowners. Per domestic media, Peter Knight, Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) made the announcement on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) on […]

JAMALCO Planning IPO Of Jamaican Government’s 45 Percent Ownership

Jamaican bauxite mining and alumina refining firm JAMALCO could soon be launching an initial public offering (IPO) with the listing of the Jamaican government’s 45-percent share of the company on the open market. Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke told the Jamaican House of Representatives on Tuesday that an IPO is part […]

Jamaican Government Promises Increase In Return Of Bauxite Lands To Former Owners

The Jamaican government said last week it will take steps to hasten the retitling of land previously used for bauxite mining activities to those who were relocated from the land. On Wednesday, Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague said that it would utilize the Bauxite and Alumina Industries (Special Provisions) Act to speed […]