Jamaica

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

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,...

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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, […]

Noranda Jamaica Shipped 3.8 Million WMT Of Bauxite From St. Ann In 2019

Noranda Bauxite shipped an estimated 3.8 million wet metric tons from its bauxite operation at St. Ann, Jamaica last year, and it expects to be able to continue to ship similarly-sized amounts well into the next decade. In 2019 New Day Aluminum provided bauxite ore not only to foreign buyers, but also to Noranda Alumina’s […]

Noranda Wraps Up Labor Negotiations With New Accord

Jamaica’s Noranda Bauxite and University & Allied Workers Union (UAWU) announced a new labor agreement earlier this week that will keep the union’s workers working through the spring of 2023. According to Noranda, this agreement marks the end of negotiations for the entirety of the labor contracts with the various unions representing portions of its […]