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One injured in St Andrew crash

This man appears to be in deep thought as he stands by a pile
of scrap metal that was removed from the crashed truck.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

A sideman on a truck transporting scrap metal was seriously injured on Friday when the vehicle flipped over and slammed into a wall on Kirkland Close, St Andrew. The driver of the truck said that the vehicle developed mechanical problems while being driven on Red Hills Road, which forced him to div ... Read More

Google self-driving car goes on a test drive in California.
(Photo: AP) Self-driving cars now need a permit
California, USA — COMPUTER-DRIVEN cars have been testing their skills on California roads for ... Read More

FEINBERG… GM has not limited the total amount I can pay GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation
DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars ha ... Read More

Omar Davies Poor support for traffic bill committee
A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which was appointed to review the draft bill for a new ... Read More

Used-car dealers, Gov’t at odds

Friday, September 12, 2014    

A used-car dealership
in the Corporate Area.

JAMAICA Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and Government appear to be on a collision course over the recently published amendments to the importation policy. According to Lynvalle Hamilton, JUCDA president, the law was implemented without any discussion with his organisation. "We are not happy with the way the Government changed the importation policy without any consultation with us. We were never even sent a draft. We believe it was deliberately hidden from us," Hamilton told Auto. "I'm a ... Read More

Passing the test!

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September 12, 2014    

Kerry Chen, one happy Subaru
owner. (PHOTO: RORY DALEY)

Kerry Chen's 2004 Subaru Impreza isn't the hot-rod WRX or STi version, but that hasn't stopped her from entering the cult of Subaru ownership head-first. Having put her Subaru to the test she swears by it 100 per cent. "I wanted a WRX first, but my father decided it was best that I start with a non-turbo model," Chen told Auto. She couldn't have been happier as the self-defined free spirit spends her time on the road for work and travelling the paths less crossed in her free time. After three ... Read More

Traffic police lauded for work

Friday, September 12, 2014    

Duane Ellis (right), general manager of the Jamaica
Automobile Association (JAA), addresses members of the
Traffic Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, during
the Jamaica Constabulary Force All-Island Traffic
Conference 2014 held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the
Elletson Road Sports Complex in Kingston.

DR LUCIEN Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), has commended the island's police officers attached to the Traffic Division for their work in helping to reduce road fatalities across the island. Dr Jones was addressing the Jamaica Constabulary Force All-Island Traffic Conference 2014 at the Elletson Road Sports Complex in Kingston, recently at a conference held under the theme: 'Towards Effective and Sustainable Traffic Management and Enforcement'. Addressing the mor ... Read More

Miss Jamaica World gets new Audi A3

Friday, September 12, 2014    

ATL’s Hugh Okoye shares a light moment with the new Miss Jamaica World Laurie-Ann
Chin (second right) and Laura Butler (right), managing director of Fusion Consulting and
local franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World. (PHOTOS: ALTY BENJAMIN)

NEWLY crowned Miss Jamaica World Laurie-Ann Chin was aglow as she received the keys to her brand new Audi A3 Sedan at the Audi Terminal at ATL Automotive on Oxford Road in St Andrew, on Wednesday afternoon. The luxury car was handed over to the beauty queen as her prize from Audi, which is the exclusive automobile sponsor of the 2014 Miss Jamaica World pageant. Assistant to the Group Managing Director, Hugh Okoye, after making the presentation said: "We are delighted to hand over the crowning ... Read More

Of helmets and the law

Friday, September 12, 2014    

A policeman talks with a motorcyclist on Maxfield Avenue in Kingston on Tuesday.

Dear Editor, I am almost sure that there is a law on the books which requires motorcyclists to wear protective helmets and a penalty for non-compliance. For, if there were such a law, ostensibly at its core would be a desire to promote safety. And, should there be such a law, one could say with certainty that it is more honoured in the breach and in observance. One cannot help but admire most of the bearers who ride motorcycles around the Corporate Area and major rural townships. In addition ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Ultimate beauties

Friday, September 12, 2014    

It wasn’t all classics on show as Cherie Savage
checks out one of the many brand-new rides on
display at the show. At right: What could be better than
a classic car and a classic
beauty in the form of a
Jaguar and Camille Tucker?

Collectors from central and western Jamaica came out in their numbers at last Sunday's Ultimate Classic Car Show at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester. At least 100 vintage vehicles decorated the venue, as adoring patrons feasted their eyes. Here are a few snapshots of the event. Photos: Rory Daley Read More

Sunday Sprint off

Friday, September 12, 2014    

Wayne Piper

SUNDAY'S fourth and final round of the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) Sprint Championship at Bog Walk, St Catherine has been postponed to October 5 by the event organisers. It will take the place of the rally that had been scheduled for that day. "It was a basic business decision," Wayne Piper, DRC president, told Auto. Piper cited several factors beginning with the short turnaround time for competitors between this date and the previous round in St Elizabeth. "With a three week turnaround ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Last look!

Thursday, September 11, 2014    

Riding high are Tori
Macko (left) and
Chanelle Campbell. AT RIGHT: Calina Parsard (left)
and Alyssa Duckie
surely made you
feel like you were
seeing doubles.

When it came to lovely ladies, there was no shortage of them at the recent staging of Import Tuner Nightâs Street Tuner Invasion held at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Today, we give our readers a final glimpse of some women who came out to see some of the best cars in Jamaica. Photos: Rory Daley Last look! --> Read More

Hamilton back in title hunt with Monza win

Monday, September 08, 2014    

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton holds his trophy after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix motor race at
the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza yesterday. Sharing the podium is second-place finisher Mercedes' German
driver Nico Rosberg. (PHOTO: AFP)

MONZA, Italy (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton overcame a nightmare start to win the Italian Grand Prix here yesterday and reignite his floundering title chances in the Formula One drivers championship. The Brit started on pole but found himself down to fourth early when the launch sequence on the opening lap failed. However, he overcame that blip to take the chequered flag in a time of one hour, 19:10.236 minutes. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who led the race until a mistake on the 29th lap, fi ... Read More

Ultimate Road Hog

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September 05, 2014    

Tina Hamilton, brand manager CB Foods, and Matthew Lyn, director CB Foods, with the
mobile smoker, the Road Hog, at the CB Pan Chicken Championship eastern regional finals
in Portmore, St Catherine, recently. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)

THE recent CB Pan Chicken Championship eastern regional finals in Portmore, St Catherine, could not have been a more conspicuous outing for Copperwood Pork brand new mobile smoker dubbed the 'The Road Hog'. "We can't enter, because we only cook pork on it," Matthew Lyn, director CB Foods, laughed as he spoke to Auto. Showing up to a pan chicken contest with a 'pork only' machine may have seem counter intuitive, but this was one 'road hog' no-one wanted to avoid as foodies gobbled up the luscio ... Read More



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