Jamaica

Noranda Wraps Up Labor Negotiations With New Accord

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...

Events

Bright Future Ahead For Alumina And Aluminium Sectors: Jamaican MP Paulwell

Though 2018 was a difficult year for the alumina and aluminium sector, the market for both continues to improve thanks to a steady rise in demand. Such was the message delivered by Jamaican opposition spokesman Phillip Paulwell to the country’s legislature last week. This being the case, Paulwell asked why the government has not done […]

Boiler Failure At Alpart To Halt Alumina Production For At Least Ten Days

An ongoing equipment failure at Alumina Partners of Jamaica has led to a week-long production stoppage at the plant, and concern is mounting that the financial losses to the plant in the interim may be substantial. Domestic media reports that the plant’s boiler system failed late last month, and the earliest possible restart date is […]

Jamaican Government Plans Merger of Clarendon Alumina and Jamaica Bauxite Mining, With Stock Exchange Listing to Follow

Jamaica’s government announced earlier this week its intention to combine Clarendon Alumina Partners (CAP) and the Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited, followed by listing the resulting organization on the country’s stock exchange. Jamaican Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague told local media that the plan, for which he is currently seeking Cabinet support, would allow […]