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Bauxite Levy Alive and Well: Jamaica Mining Minister

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...


Sherwin Alumina to Close Texas Refinery

Sherwin Alumina Co. announced yesterday that it is closing its plant in Gregory, Texas. The closing is part of Sherwin’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation plan. According to the company, the plant, which is located about 200 miles southwest of Houston, is a casualty of the bankruptcy court’s releasing of Noranda Bauxite Ltd. from its supply […]

Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Greenhouse farms are popping up on areas formerly used for mining in Jamaica, as Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry observed as he toured one in St. Ann Parish. Accompanied by executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) Parris Lyew-Ayee and managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney, Henry toured […]

Noranda Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Federal Bankruptcy Court

Tennessee’s Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (Noranda) announced today in a press release that it has filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis. Noranda said it has taken this step to give itself “additional time and financial flexibility to evaluate options for […]

Jamaican Government Calls for Three-Way Meetings with Noranda, Labor Unions

Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, is seeking a three-way meeting among the Jamaican government, labor unions, and the management of Noranda Bauxite Limited (NBL). Speaking at a meeting with labor union officials on Friday, Paulwell indicated that the purpose of such a meeting would be to make sure the […]