Jamaica bauxite

Jamaica to Review Environmental Permit Language After Jamalco Dust-Up

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...


Jamaica’s Alpart Operation to Reopen Within Months: Mining Minister

According to Jamaica’s Minister of Transport and Mining Michael Henry, authorities expect to reopen the Alpart bauxite mine and alumina refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth, in the present fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Henry made the disclosure while speaking to Jamaica’s House of Representatives last week. The Alpart […]

Jamaican Government Calls for Three-Way Meetings with Noranda, Labor Unions

Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, is seeking a three-way meeting among the Jamaican government, labor unions, and the management of Noranda Bauxite Limited (NBL). Speaking at a meeting with labor union officials on Friday, Paulwell indicated that the purpose of such a meeting would be to make sure the […]

Jamaican Government Stands Firm on Noranda’s Bauxite Levy

The Jamaican government will not forgive Noranda of its levy obligations, despite the firm’s declining profits. Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Peter Phillips advised the House of Representatives of same on Tuesday. Under the 1974 agreement, Noranda is to pay US$7.56 per metric ton. However, the firm and the government agreed to concessions […]