Bauxite Industry Production Declines & Price Tag On Cockpit Country

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Information from the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) indicates that there has been a 9% downturn in the production of bauxite-alumina in September 2014 relative to September 2013. Jamaica produced 151,195 MT of bauxite-alumina in September, compared with 166,938 MT the previous year.

source: diGJamaica’s Industry Dashboard

Additionally, crude bauxite production moved from 387,989 MT to 333,284 MT in September 2014, representing a 14% decline in the production of crude bauxite over the corresponding period in 2013.

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The  Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining could find itself at odds with the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change, based on the decision they decide to take. This as they are now in possession of an assessment of the Cockpit Country which was done to ascertain how much, if any at all, will bauxite mining be allowed in the historic site.

Read more Bauxite Price Tag Put On Cockpit Country

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