Jamaica

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...

Events

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 Delays Layoffs at Gramercy Plant Until May

The alumina plant in Gramercy, Louisiana has been granted a reprieve. Noranda announced on Tuesday that the layoffs planned at the plant would happen no sooner than May, 2016. This reprieve has temporarily kept the plant’s 113 employees at work. The firm, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, cites an ongoing tax […]