Monthly Archives: November 2012


Mining Minister Confident Alpart will Re-Open Soon

                Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says he is confident that the Alpart bauxite and alumina plant at Nain, in St Elizabeth, will re-open soon, as discussions with U C Rusal, the majority [...]

By | 2012-11-30T10:06:40+00:00 November 30th, 2012|

Energy Stakeholders Discuss Natural Gas

                State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson (2nd right), examines information in a resource document November 28, 2012 opening of a two-day energy workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Also looking at the document are (from left): [...]

By | 2012-11-30T10:04:27+00:00 November 30th, 2012|

ATL Enters Solar Water Heater Market

ATL Assistant Deputy Director Ian Neita (left) seals the deal with a handshake with Nimrod's Export Manager Mario Waisman after signing an exclusive agreement in which Appliance Traders Limited will serve as Nimrod's agent to distribute its solar technology in Jamaica. - CONTRIBUTED Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) announced Thursday that it will exclusively distribute solar [...]

By | 2012-11-30T09:51:26+00:00 November 30th, 2012|

Jamaican manufacturers demand answers on LNG

THE Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) said it is "perturbed" that Jamaica could possibly abandon its pursuit of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) deal with Trinidad & Tobago. In 2004, Trinidad and Jamaica agreed on an arrangement that would have seen the Caribbean neighbour supplying some 1.1 million tonnes of LNG per year into Jamaica, beginning [...]

By | 2012-11-30T09:47:02+00:00 November 30th, 2012|

Paulwell wants timeline for Alpart’s reopening

RUSAL should declare a timeline for Alpart's reopening before the end of the year, says Phillip Paulwell. The Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining expressed confidence that Alpart's bauxite and alumina plant at Nain, St Elizabeth will reopen soon. He was upbeat after meeting with representatives of UC Rusal, the majority shareholders and operators [...]

By | 2012-11-30T09:43:20+00:00 November 30th, 2012|

JSIF Helping J’cans To Establish Safe, Formal Electricity Connections

Illegal connections to a Jamaica Public Service utility pole in Majesty Gardens, St Andrew. The light-and-power company loses millions to theft each year. - FILE By Scarlette Gillings, Contributor WE HAVE read with interest articles which indicate the frustration of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) with the issue of electricity theft. The problem and [...]

By | 2012-11-29T09:28:10+00:00 November 29th, 2012|

Paulwell Mulls JDF Securing Petrojam

Minister of Energy, Phillip Paulwell - file photo. Petrojam says it is too early to say when the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will become involved in its security operations. The Minister of Energy yesterday told the parliament he is concerned about security at the state-run oil refinery and has spoken to Petrojam

By | 2012-11-28T15:09:06+00:00 November 28th, 2012|