Tufton to weed them out

Christopher Tufton

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton wants the g overnment to complete the process of decriminalising ganja (marijuana) and enforce provisions regarding drinking and smoking while driving. Speaking in the current debate on the new Road Traffic bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, ... Read More

Toyota, Suzuki explore partnership
TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp said they plan to explor ... Read More

The new BMW i3 (Photo: Brian Bonitto) BMW by design
EVER wondered how BMW comes up with their bold yet elegant designs? Well, meet Karim Habib. He&rsquo ... Read More

A <InfoBold>Jamaica Observer </InfoBold>file photo of a policewoman assisting a boy to cross the road. The Road Safety Unit has appealed to parents and guardians to accompany children, especially those in the age group five to nine years, when they have to venture into the traffic environment. Parents, guardians urged to introduce children to road safety
THE Road Safety Unit is appealing to parents and guardians to introduce their children to road safet ... Read More

Let’s go electronic

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Friday, October 21, 2016    

Dr Morais Guy

OPPOSITION Member of Parliament Dr Morais Guy said there is need for a system of electronic monitoring of road traffic. Dr Guy — who was former minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing — made the call in Gordon House on Tuesday. He explained that this would use traffic enforcement cameras, speeding cameras, and intersection cameras, as well as legislation to allow for ticketing via that method. Guy, who played a key role in bringing the new Road T ... Read More

McConnell is champ, again

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, October 21, 2016    

Jamaican Circuit Racing Champion for the second year in a row. (Photos: Donavan Montague)

Heroes of Speed could not have been a more appropriate title for the final race meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club’s (JRDC) 2016 season, which was held last Sunday at Dover Raceway, St Ann, as changeable weather and tight competition saw driving of such proportions. “The races at our event on Monday were over-the-top exhilarating. Competitors and spectators that weren’t able to make the race meet have been expressing their disappointment for missing this big meet,” Mo ... Read More

TOP 1 Oil backs Lue

Friday, October 21, 2016    

Ryan Lue

TOP 1 Oil is endorsing high-flying, nine-year-old karter Ryan Lue. “Ryan is possibly one of the most passionate kids about motorsport that we have come across. He is not only passionate, but also extremely knowledgeable about anything to do with motorcars and racing. His talent is undeniable,” said Kevin Ryan, marketing manager, TOP 1 Oil International. “Since Ryan began racing, TOP 1 Oil saw it fit to partner with this young champion and support a dream. We are confident a ... Read More

Audi A4 sales up in September

Friday, October 21, 2016    

Audi A4

AUDI AG closed the first three quarters with growth despite the difficult market environment: In September, the brand increased its deliveries by 1.7 per cent to around 173,850 units compared with the strong prior-year month. Demand especially in Europe (+6.3%) and North America (+4.1%) played its part in the positive sales balance. Within the product portfolio, the compact Audi models in particular were very popular. Combined sales of the Audi A3 and Q3 increased by 16 per cent in the month. Si ... Read More

Bringing your car back to new

BY KESI ASHER Observer reporter | Friday, October 21, 2016    

Ralston Nelson (Karl McLarty)

Today, we publish the first in our series of stories on companies within Jamaica’s automotive sector. FINDING the right team to repair your vehicle after an accident can be stressful. However, Nelson Auto Repairs and Service located on 15 Montgomery Avenue, Kingston 10, will take the hassle out of the process. Principal Ralston Nelson views motor vehicle repairs as a very precise science and several necessary procedures must be followed in order to restore your vehicle to showroom finish ... Read More

Marcus Garvey Drive delays

Friday, October 21, 2016    

Stephen Shaw of the NWA says the new bridge is central to modern road network linking Clarendon to Disovery Bay on the north coast.

Motorists travelling to Portmore, St Catherine, along Marcus Garvey Drive are to expect delays for the next two days. This delay stems from road work currently being carried out on the road, specifically the west-bound carriageway heading to Portmore Toll. According to a press release from the National Works Agency (NWA), the section of the roadway that will be impacted is between East Avenue and the Total Gas Station in the vicinity of the Shoemaker Gully. Manager, communication and customer ... Read More

Photo Finish: Pulsating The Audi Q5

Friday, October 21, 2016    

Picturesque Villa Ronai in St Andrew was the perfect backdrop for the new Audi Q5. Need to go on that weekend retreat? Well, only the Audi Q5 can provide that comfortable, stylish and elegant ‘getaway’ vehicle that’s ideal for your discerning taste, as Pulse’s top-shelf models Corrine Lindo, Alicia Burke and Davina Bennett will show us. Models are wearing designs by Moncrieffe, Leeann Designz, and Zaid. Read More

Release findings of bad gas probe, JGRA urges Gov’t

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter | Monday, October 17, 2016    

A gas station attendant serves a client at a Corporate Area service station. (Photo: Observer file)

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is calling on the Government to release the findings and recommendations of the Petroleum Trade Reform Committee to the public. “The Petroleum Trade Reform Committee was commissioned in early 2016 to investigate the bad gas saga. This committee has submitted its findings and recommendations to the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology but these have not yet been made public,” JGRA President Phillip Chong stated on the weekend. ... Read More

Heroes of Speed to light up Dover Raceway

Sunday, October 16, 2016    

Kyle Gregg
& Doug Gore

The upcoming Heroes of Speed Race Meet, which will be held at Dover Raceway tomorrow, will see several drivers and riders battling for top honours in their race categories. After three gruelling race meets at Dover and Jamwest, Monday’s meet will put all battles to rest as all drivers and riders plan to end the year on a winning note. The biggest battle will see three former drivers of the year going up against each other — Doug Gore, David Summerbell and Kyle Gregg. They will no ... Read More

Dover's final showdown

Rory Daley Observer writer | Sunday, October 16, 2016    

Fraser McConnell in action at a previous meet.

THE 2016 circuit racing season will come to an exciting close on Monday, October 17, at Dover Raceway in St Ann, with the Jamaica Race Drivers Club's (JRDC) Heroes of Speed. "The last of the series is always our biggest meet and this year several of the championships are the closest they've ever been in a long while," Monique Gibbs, JRDC president, told Jamaica Observer. Gibbs said that fans can expect racing all day, as 14 races are scheduled. "The final race of the day and the season will b ... Read More



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