Jamaica bauxite

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

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...

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

JISCO Acquires Alpart from Rusal for US$299 MM

Russian aluminium major UC Rusal announced yesterday that it has agreed to sell Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) to Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Co. Ltd. (‘JISCO’) of China. According to the press release, Rusal will be receiving US$300 million for Alpart, and that the sale is part of Rusal’s efforts to improve the firm’s […]

Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Greenhouse farms are popping up on areas formerly used for mining in Jamaica, as Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry observed as he toured one in St. Ann Parish. Accompanied by executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) Parris Lyew-Ayee and managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney, Henry toured […]