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

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 committe ... Read More

Kyle Gregg
& Doug Gore Heroes of Speed to light up Dover Raceway
The upcoming Heroes of Speed Race Meet, which will be held at Dover Raceway tomorrow, will see sever ... Read More

Fraser McConnell in action at a previous meet. Dover's final showdown
THE 2016 circuit racing season will come to an exciting close on Monday, October 17, at Dover Racewa ... Read More

Workers from the National Water Commission were seen busy yesterday afternoon as they continued repairs on the affected sections of the Constant Spring roadway in St Andrew. Constant Spring south-bound lanes reopen
MOTORISTS heading from Dunrobin to Half-Way-Tree should be able to use the south-bound lane of the r ... Read More


Sunday, October 09, 2016    

A trailer heading towards Spanish Town overturned along the busy Mandela Highway on Friday, temporarily bringing traffic to a crawl, caused primarily by curious motorists wanting to know what had happened. It was unclear at the time what caused the crash and how badly the driver of the vehicle had been hurt. Read More

Indian billionaire says Formula E ‘spaceships’ are the future

Sunday, October 09, 2016    

HONG KONG, China — A Forumala E car tests out the track in Hong Kong

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra says Formula E’s futuristic, high-pitched “spaceships” are the future of motor racing as he sees the sport evolving away from F1 “dinosaurs”. Ten teams, including India’s Mahindra Racing, will line up on the Formula E grid when the third season of the environmentally friendly championship gets under way in Hong Kong today. The fully electric motorsport debuted in 2014 and is seen as a greener alte ... Read More

Constant Spring Road work to last until Monday

Saturday, October 08, 2016    

Work being done yesterday on Constant Spring Road in Kingston where a sewer line collapsed Thursday resulting in traffic snarls. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Commuters in Kingston will continue to experience traffic delays on Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Marketplace for another two days, as work to repair a collapsed sewer line continues. According to the National Works Agency’s Communication and Customer Service Manager Stephen Shaw, the work is expected to be completed by Monday. On Thursday the line collapsed, resulting in a huge hole in the road. Traffic snarls dogged the travelling public for most of the day as police deployed ... Read More

Seeing green

Saturday, October 08, 2016    

VW ID Concept

THERE were several other automakers which showcased their newest green technology vehicles at the expo. 1. VW ID Concept Volkswagen unveiled its ID Concept which will come on stream by 2020. Bearing a striking resemblance to the VW Golf and Beetle, the ID has a retractable steering wheel and a trunk that can accept package deliveries. 2. Toyota FCV Plus The Toyota FCV Plus, which made its debut at the Toyko Motor Show in 2015, is a talking point at the Paris Auto Show. Turning fuel cell ve ... Read More

BMW M2 makes Jamaican debut

Friday, October 07, 2016    

BMW M2 Coupe

After much anticipation, the new addition to the BMW M family has officially arrived in Jamaica. The first-ever BMW M2 Coupé’s unmistakeable motorsport genes ring true to the core of BMW M GmbH. Released globally earlier this year to phenomenal reviews, the M2 combines top sporting prowess and classic rear-wheel drive with the precision and velocity of a modern M automobile. At the heart of the BMW M2 is innovative engineering. The use of intelligent lightweight materials, includi ... Read More

Plugging into Paris

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Friday, October 07, 2016    

The new BMW i8 (left) and i3.

HUNDREDS of automotive journalists made the biennial pilgrimage to Mondial de l’Automobile (Paris Auto Show) at Porte de Versailles ahead of its October 1 to 16 opening to see what the future of industry had in store. Held in the French capital, where the mayor called for banning of all diesel cars by 2020 as part of its pollution-reduction plan, electric vehicles held sway. The German luxury automaker unveiled the latest variants of its i3 and i8 at the expo. “It’s still a ... Read More

Traffic woes - Section of Constant Spring Road collapses

By Javene Skyers Observer reporter | Friday, October 07, 2016    

A sinkhole in a section of Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. (Photo: Karl McLarty)

CORPORATE Area traffic was brought to a virtual standstill yesterday, as commuters sought alternative routes due to yesterday’s closure of a section of Constant Spring Road. The decision to divert traffic away from the area came about 4:00 pm yesterday, as two sections of the roadway collapsed due to problems with the sewerage infrastructure. “Closure of the affected section of the roadway is being done out of an abundance of caution as additional failures are possible, which could ... Read More

BMW extends dynasty with X2

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto and Entertainment | Friday, October 07, 2016    

The new BMW Concept X2 (Photos: Brian Bonitto)

Pop quiz! What’s missing from the following sequence: X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6? If you answered X2, you’re absolutely correct! Well, German auto manufacturer BMW added the X2 concept to its offerings at the Paris Auto Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) currently on in the French capital. The expo is scheduled to run from October 1 - 16. However, journalists got a sneak preview ahead of the opening date. “BMW is entering a new segment. The BMW Concept X2 is a sports activity c ... Read More

Henry calls for amnesty

Friday, October 07, 2016    

Mike Henry

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says he is looking at an amnesty for all outstanding traffic tickets emerging with implementation of a new Road Traffic Act (RTA). “I am looking at giving an amnesty for all of those outstanding tickets, so that we can start with a clean slate and begin to really implement all the changes that are necessary, ” Henry told the meeting of the House of Representatives recently, as he opened the debate on the new version of the long-anticipated ... Read More

Oui, Oui, Paris!

Friday, October 07, 2016    

Mi amor, the Amorak!(Photo: Brian Bonitto)

Picturesque Paris is now world’s automotive central with the biennial staging of the Paris Auto Show (Mondial de l’Automobile), which began on October 1 and runs until the 16th. While photographers from all over the world were queueing up to get a glimpse of the many exotic rides on show, Auto managed to capture several beauties who complemented the new vehicles. Buckle up for the ride of your life. ‘Ouiiiiiiiii!’ Read More



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