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  • 23 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    As the 2020 session in Albany picked back up, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato were able to once again pass bill S.7295/A.9595 through the Senate and Assembly, looking to further protect the waters of Jamaica Bay, after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a similar bill last year. […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the availability of the “Revised Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Re-evaluation Report/Environmental Impact Statement, and revised General Conformity Determination” for Rockaway, East Rockaway and Jamaica Bay. This release opens a 45-day public comment period that will end October 22, 2018. “This report represents the next step in ensuring […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd yesterday released the 2014 update to the Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection Plan. The plan, first issued in 2007, focuses on water quality improvements, ecological restoration and enhancing valuable natural resources. The update outlines the numerous initiatives DEP has undertaken, along with state and federal partner […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) applauded the Department of the Interior for providing $11.1 million for four competitive grants awarded yesterday for projects that will benefit the resiliency, ecology, and restoration of areas within Jamaica Bay at Gateway National Recreation Area. The NPCA has worked with many partner groups, especially in our role as […]

  • 25 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded a contract for $3.9 million to Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company of Quincy, Mass., for the maintenance dredging of the Jamaica Bay Federal Channel at Rockaway Inlet. The maintenance dredging will restore authorized channel dimensions to help ensure continued safe navigation in the […]

  • 8 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $3,410,000 contract, March 23, to restore Black Wall and Rulers Bar Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The contract was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to beneficially use clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor 50 foot deepening project to […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the Bay. Approximately […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Yesterday at 3:50 pm the Dredge Vessel “ Dodge Island” arrived in Jamaica Bay with a hold full of clean sand, that had been obtained from the open ocean Ambrose channel approach area off the coast of Rockaway, and hooked up to the Pumping Barge that is currently located in Jamaica Bay just off of […]

  • 26 April 2010

    For generations, the islands of Jamaica Bay, the 26-square-mile natural sanctuary off the Brooklyn and Queens shoreline that is home to hundreds of species of migratory birds and marine life, have been disappearing, victims of environmental neglect. A combination of factors, including development… [mappress] Source:newyorktimes,April 26,2010;

  • 25 February 2013

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NOR) reported results for fourth quarter and full-year 2012. “Our fourth quarter results reflect continued stable demand with somewhat improved LME aluminum prices,” said Layle K. (Kip) Smith, Noranda`s President and Chief Executive Officer. The Company has no debt maturities until 2015 aside from the modest 1% per annum amortization of […]

  • 21 December 2012

    The Port Authority of Jamaica has received the go ahead from Cabinet to purchase just over 280,000 sq. ft. of property in the Montego Freeport at a cost of $184 million, to facilitate expansion of the Montego Bay cruise terminal. The Port Authority of Jamaica is a statutory corporation established by the Port Authority Act […]

  • 21 September 2010

    Operators of Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners (NJBP) in St Ann yesterday announced plans for a US$150-million investment over the next five… By Patrick Foster (jamaicaobserver) [mappress] Source: jamaicaobserver, September 21, 2010;

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Jamaica is embarking on a $5.3 million scheme to build the country’s resilience to climate change, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports.  Dubbed the North Eastern Coastal Resilience Building project, it is one of three components under the Enhancing the Resilience of the Agricultural Sector and Coastal Areas to Protect Livelihoods and […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority will commemorate its twentieth anniversary, elect nearly half its executive Council and begin elaboration of a mining code for deep seabed polymetallic nodules in the Area beyond national jurisdiction when it convenes for its annual session in Kingston from 14 to 25 July 2014. The development of the exploitation regulations […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The technical studies regarding the dredging of the Kingston Harbour have been completed, says Chairman of the Logistics and Investment Task Force in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. Eric Deans. The studies, which were completed in December, will form part of activities to determine, among other things, how much dredging of the […]

  • 10 June 2013

    Details of the developer to undertake work on the Caymanas Economic Zone and other facilities in St. Catherine associated with the Global Logistics Hub initiative, are expected to be announced within the next few weeks. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, whose Ministry is spearheading the project, made the disclosure while addressing the […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Logistics Hub Initiative is expected to generate numerous employment opportunities for Jamaicans, irrespective of qualifications. In an interview on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Issues and Answers’ programme, Mr. Hylton noted that a range of opportunities will be created from the lower end to […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation  announced plans to move forward on two capital projects–a $45 million investment to build a new rod mill and an $11 million investment to further expand harbor capacity at Port Rhodes in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. “The new rod mill and the port expansion project are attractive to us because they provide […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the proposed global transshipment and logistics hub is the lynch pin of the country’s long-term growth strategy. He argued that in this the 50th year of Independence, and coming from a period of anemic economic growth, Jamaica needs an economic transformation. The Minister was speaking […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has announced a package of investment projects for the development of the country’s shipping and logistics industry. Mr. Hylton stated that the investment opportunity is “considerable” and involves a number of projects that have the potential to transform the country’s economic landscape. These comprise dredging of […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded the first contract for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay, New York Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. This is the first of several contracts that will provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bill de Blasio Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District have announced that they are in the process of receiving final approval for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay General Revaluation Report. Pending final approval, construction on the first elements of the project, focusing on groins […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    It’s been seven years since the Army Corps’ New York District began its mission in response to Hurricane Sandy. Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General, has signed the Chief’s Report for the Atlantic Coast of New York East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Hurricane Sandy Reformulation Study—a crucial milestone for the proposed project. The project calls for the construction of nature based and structural features to be constructed on […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, yesterday celebrated completion of the East Rockaway Inlet Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration Project. The announcement of the project’s completion was made on the boardwalk by the Army Corps and the City of New York. New York City’s Mayor Bill De […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The City of New York and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have reached an agreement to use dredged sand to re-nourish and restore Rockaway beach between Beach 92nd Street and Beach 103rd Street, reports the city mayor Bill de Blasio. Depending on when dredging work commences and the severity of spring storms, the project should allow for the […]