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No new licences until April

The current suspension of testing for the granting of driver's licences, and changes to the process of the certification of motor vehicle registration will continue until April. Read More

Driving schools at standstill
Business at several driving schools in the Corporate Area are at a standstill due to the Prime Minister's announcement that citizens must maintain a six feet distance from each other. ... Read More

Mazda CX-30 ups the ante
THE 2020 Mazda CX-30 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) splits the difference between the smaller sportier CX-3 and the larger CX-5.... Read More

COVID-19 halts motor racing
LIKE the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) has put a halt on all sanctioned motorsports events until May 31 due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).... Read More

World champion Hamilton self-isolating as precaution

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating, but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him. Read More


BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

IN the adrenaline-filled finale of the 1996 Michael Bay blockbuster The Rock, Stanley Goodspeed played by Nicholas Cage saves himself by stabbing his own chest with a hypodermic needle to jump-start his heart. In this day of Hollywood remakes and reboots, a suggestion would be that this... Read More

Hare concerned about motorists

Friday, March, 20 2020    

Despite fewer motorists and pedestrians traversing Jamaica's roadways due to the Government's temporary ban on public gatherings, director of the Road Safety Unit Kenute Hare said he is even more concerned about an increase in road fatalities. Read More

JUTC going electric

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

STATE-RUN Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) appears set to add electric buses to its fleet. Read More

Dexterity opener hits the right notes

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 20 2020    

Christopher James — member of  Team Streetz Jamaica, organisers of the Asphalt Assault dexterity series — is ecstatic with the start of their first-ever championship season which took place at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Saturday, February... Read More


By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, March, 20 2020    

EGERTON Newman, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Service, is bewailing the fact that the onslaught of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has exacerbated their call for a fare hike. Read More

COVID-19 puts brakes on Dutch, Spanish, Monaco Formula 1 GPs

Friday, March, 20 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Formula One Grand Prix races were yesterday postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus, officials announced, with the start of the season now pushed back to June at the earliest. Read More

Ogier powers his Toyota ahead in Mexico dust and flames

Sunday, March, 15 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Frenchman Sebastien Ogier yesterday emerged from the dust of day two on the Mexico Rally after watching key rival Ott Tanak suffer a damaged axel on a tough day of racing in the gravelly hill roads outside Guanajuato that left one car a burnt-out... Read More

Porsche to feature Jamaica

By Rory Daley Observer write | Friday, March, 13 2020    

Type7, Porsche's daily lifestyle Instagram magazine, will feature content from Jamaica as part of a six-week tour through the Caribbean and Latin American by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Ted Gushue. Read More

Australian Grand Prix expected to be called off

Friday, March, 13 2020    

MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — The season-opening Australian Grand Prix is increasingly likely to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic, a source suggested to AFP yesterday. Read More

Actively tuning for over three decades

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, March, 13 2020    

They say you can find a Jamaican anywhere. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the top BMW performance parts producers is Jamaican-owned and operated Active Autowerke, based in South Florida. Read More


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