Mike Henry

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

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...

Bauxite Levy Alive and Well: Jamaica Mining Minister

Jamaica’s Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry reaffirmed the existence of the government’s bauxite levy when speaking with a legislative committee last week. Henry explained to the Standing Finance Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives that the bauxite levy is still in place. He estimated that the levy of US$1.50 per metric ton plus a […]

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 Formally Takes Charge of Alpart

The official hand-off of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) to the People’s Republic of China’s Jiuquan Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd (JISCO) occurred last Thursday according to local media. Jisco is reportedly planning to begin production at the plant in Nain, St Elizabeth Parish within the next six months. Formerly owned by Russian Federation […]