Jamaica bauxite

Workers At Jamaica’s New Day Bauxite Plant Stage Four-Hour Work Stoppage To Protest Lack Of Labor Contract

Workers At Jamaica’s New Day Bauxite Plant Stage Four-Hour Work Stoppage To Protest Lack Of Labor Contract

The lack of a labor contract prompted a four-hour work stoppage at the New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited’s bauxite plant in St. Ann on Monday, as almost 200 hourly workers stepped away from their duties part of the day in protest. Local...

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Jamaica’s Bauxite Levy Continues to Fund Capital Development: Finance Minister

In response to an opposition leader’s declaration that the country’s bauxite levy is “dead Act just waiting for burial,” Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw assured representatives on Tuesday that the levy is still in place and will continue to fund the Capital Development Fund (CDF) that it has replenished for […]

Jamaican Pols Voice Their Optimism Over Alpart’s Restart Next Month

Telling onlookers of his satisfaction with the prospect of the Alumina Partners of Jamaica plant’s resumption of full production at its bauxite and alumina operations in a matter of weeks, Jamaica’s opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips toured the facility at St. Elizabeth on Friday. The president of the People’s National Party was joined by fellow […]

Alpart Plans New Alumina Refinery for Jamaica

Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) is preparing to build another alumina refinery on the island according to Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw. In remarks made at a town hall in St. Ann, Shaw revealed that the firm is planning to construct its second plant, which is expected to turn out two thousand metric tons of […]

Bauxite Levy In Place for Upcoming Fiscal Year: Ministry of Finance

Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance laid to rest concerns regarding the government’s bauxite levy last week when it addressed Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis’s concerns regarding the levy’s status in the upcoming fiscal year. Ellis raised the question after the Fiscal Policy Paper for 2017-18 described a change in the structure from the current levy to […]