Jamaica

Sanctions on Rusal Leading to Salary Shortages for Windalco Workers

Sanctions on Rusal Leading to Salary Shortages for Windalco Workers

The sanctions levied against U.C. Rusal by the United States Treasury Department last month are starting to hit home with the rank-and-file workers at the company’s several plants around the world. According to sources who spoke with Bloomberg, Rusal has been unable...

Events

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 […]