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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 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Land Agency (NLA) and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will facilitate hydrographic surveys of the seabed in the country’s territorial waters, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reports.  The agreement will be executed under the auspices of the National Hydrographic Committee (NHC), which is chaired by Director […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Kingston Harbor dredging scheme, undertaken by concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), is moving forward according to plan. Sodraco SAS, subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, is part of a consortium that has been made responsible for the expansion of the Port of Kingston, Jamaica. For the Kingston dredging program, Jan De Nul mobilizes […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Kingston Harbor dredging program, undertaken by concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), is progressing according to schedule, Jamaica Information Service (JIS) just announced. Being conducted under phase one of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) Expansion Scheme, the project involves deepening of the entry channel and reinforcing the quay at Port Bustamante to allow for access […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Jamaica has indicated that it is interested in the Sand Motor, an innovative method of coast protection and maintenance. The beach near the holiday resort of Negril is being affected by erosion. The government has proposed a ‘hard solution’ to tackle the erosion: two large breakwaters measuring 800-1000 meters. But the resort and the local […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2014

    The Jamaican Government has signed a Framework Agreement with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the development of a transshipment hub in the Portland Bight. Speaking at the signing ceremony on March 28, at the offices of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, in St. Andrew, portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, emphasized that […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Port Authority of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) have arrived at an Initial Framework Agreement that provides the general terms and conditions under which discussions will continue regarding the proposed development of Portland Bight/Goat Island. Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, in a statement in the […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging of the Kingston Harbour, as part of the Government’s Global Logistics Hub development, is awaiting selection of an approved bidder, who will manage operations at the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT). This was stated by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Professor Gordon Shirley, at the opening of a […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Two International Seabed Authority (ISA) Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) meetings have been scheduled to be held in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2014. The first session of the ISA LTC meetings will be held in Kingston from 3-14 February and the second session will take place during the Authority’s 20th Session from 7-25 July. In an […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, said that the expansion and modernisation of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) remains on stream, with geotechnical work being undertaken. Speaking during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Dr. Omar Davies informed that the three companies, which have been shortlisted to undertake the expansion […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank Group has endorsed Jamaica’s aim to become the logistics hub for the Caribbean, Latin America and US Gulf & East coastal area by pledging to help find funding for the pioneering project. Speaking in Kingston recently, Giorgio Valentini, World Bank Group representative to Jamaica, described the logistics hub initiative as ‘transformational’ and […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Jamaica’s government plans to commence dredging program at the Kingston Harbour in the third quarter of this year, according to Foreign Minister AJ Nicholson. The Foreign Minister, who was responding to questions from Opposition Senator Kavan Gayloe about the development and expansion of the Kingston Container Terminal, said discussions were proceeding with “two overseas institutions,” […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2012

    VINCI  Construction Grands Projets is to carry out two projects for the Jamaican National Water Commission to improve the country’s water supply network. The first contract for the Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project (JWSIP) – Category B is an extension of the JWSIP – Category A project that has been already carried out by VINCI […]

  • 7 November 2012

    The Jamaican Government has commended China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the sea defence work it is undertaking along the Palisadoes shoreline leading towards Norman Manley international Airport. “The government is satisfied with the quality of work which is being done by the contractors, China Harbour. I visited the project before and after the hurricane […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2012

    According to jamaicaobserver.com, the Kingston Wharves’ port expansion project will cost up to US$50 million. This very important project can be done just in time for the completion of the Panama Canal – scheduled for the first half of 2015. The project includes: – creation of the new area for ships at the wharf, – […]

  • 29 August 2012

    The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is preparing to solicit international bids for the Kingston Harbour dredging project. According to jamaica-gleaner.com, the most important part of this development program is dredging to the depth of 17 metres, the depth that will allow the Kingston port to accommodate the larger container vessels. Currently, the harbour is […]

  • 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 […]