Jamaica bauxite

Jamaica Government Promises Environmental Responsibility And Economically Beneficial Bauxite Production

Jamaica Government Promises Environmental Responsibility And Economically Beneficial Bauxite Production

The Jamaican government reiterated its commitment to sustainable and economically competitive bauxite production this week. Speaking at the opening of the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) Pop-Up Museum, Minister of Transport and Mining Audley Shaw promised that a major component of bauxite...


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 […]

Jamaican Parliament Mulling Reintroduction Of Bauxite Levy

A Jamaican member of parliament has requested that the body consider re-instituting the levy on bauxite mining operations due to the damage done to areas around mining operations over the years. Manchester Southern Member of Parliament Michael Stewart submitted the resolution earlier this week to the Economy and Production Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives, […]