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NRSC, JCF urging party supporters to be responsible

A senior police officer implores Jamaica Labour Party supporters to desist from hanging their bodies outside the windows of this coaster bus as the vehicle departs the nomination centre at Mona High School.

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is deeply concerned about the distrubing practice of people protruding from moving vehicles during political motorcades. The council said the move could result in serious injury or death. Paula Fletcher, NRSC executive director, said she is pleading with Donn ... Read More

Take your cargo two-by-two, up to eight, in the appropriately named 2016 Toyota Noah. Plenty of room in the Noah
NEED to carry seven or eight people without them feeling like sardines? The 2016 Noah could be the s ... Read More

Nissan Frontier Pickup problems
Dear SSP Allen, I was wondering if there was a legitimate reason why private owners of vehicles suc ... Read More

Classics and rare gems continue to come out at each successive Jamaica Classic Car Club meet. Classics bloom at flower show
AUTOMOTIVE enthusiasts had plenty to see at last Sunday’s Ocho Rios Orchid show at Sans Souci ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Denyque makes a splash

Friday, February 12, 2016    

Singer, television personality, and fashion designer Denyque models her swimsuit line, Wetswim Collections.She certainly knows how to make a splash. Read More

‘Crazy Cutter’ bats for new Road Traffic Act

Friday, February 05, 2016    

Marlon ‘Crazy Cutter’ Fletcher

MOTORCYCLE stunt rider Marlon ‘Crazy Cutter’ Fletcher believes the amendments to the Road Traffic Act would partly assist in reducing the death toll among bikers. “The current system needs to be revamped,” said Fletcher, co-founder of Crazy Bikers. Currently, a motorcycle rider can apply for a learner’s licence and ride with it indefinitely. “You need to have some sort of formal training before going on main road,” said Fletcher, who is a certified ... Read More

Brazil’s top pickup comes to Jamrock!

Friday, February 05, 2016    

VW Nova Saveiro

THE 2016 Volkswagen Saveiro caused quite a stir at the ATL Automotive Volkswagen Road Show in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, last weekend. Brazil’s most-awarded pickup shone brightly in its Jamaica debut as an affordable model with a unique appearance. The model was also voted Best Pickup by the Brazilian Association of Automotive Press, in a jury of 60 specialist journalists, and Pickup of the Year at the Top Car TV 2014 award. Christopher DaCosta, head of business, Volkswagen Jamaica, ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Counting on the Q5

Friday, February 05, 2016    

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 diserning taste, as Pulse models Corrine Lindo, Alicia Burke and Davina Bennett will show us. Models are wearing designs by Moncrieffe, Leeann Designz and Zaid. Read More

NRSC disappointed Traffic Act debate on hold

Friday, February 05, 2016    

Dr Lucien Jones

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is disappointed that the debate of the new Road Traffic Act by the Senate has been stalled as Parliament will be dissolved due to the upcoming general election on February 25. Last Friday, the new Road Traffic Act went to the Senate for discussion and these discussions, which will restart after Parliament resumes. “We are disappointed that we face a situation where the adoption of the new Road Traffic Act is further delayed, and we hope that the u ... Read More

Election stalls Traffic Bill

Friday, February 05, 2016    

Senator Mark Golding

AFTER two years on the tables of the Parliament, the new Road Traffic Act will not be implemented prior to the February 25 general election. The Bill suffered its setback last Friday in the Senate when Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding informed colleagues that additional amendments would have to be made at a later date. After being amended in the Senate, the Bill will have to be sent to the House of Representatives, where it originated, after the election and then sent to the new Cabine ... Read More

Total acquires major stakes in Dom Rep retailer

Friday, February 05, 2016    

TOTAL SA, the France-based parent company of Total Jamaica, has bolstered its presence in the Caribbean by acquiring a majority stake, 70 per cent, in the Dominican Republic’s leading fuel retailer, Putney Capital Management, which operates 130 service stations under the Shell brand. The acquisition, announced late last week, sent ripples throughout the international energy market. The transaction includes a well-established network of stations, along with significant commercial oil produ ... Read More

Kiddoe offers solutions

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 05, 2016    

Tarik Kiddoe

IN the face of mounting motorcycle casualties, safety advocate Tarik Kiddoe has stepped forward publicly with four suggestions to help reduce fatalities. “I held two workshops in September and asked for feedback, which was more than positive,” said Kiddoe, a businessman and avid motorcycle enthusiast. As many of the fatalities stem from head injuries, Kiddoe believes proper education on the use and importance of the helmet, along with added legislation will help increase its use. T ... Read More

‘Classic’ run on Sunday

Friday, February 05, 2016    

THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its first out-of-town trip to the Ocho Rios Orchid show, on the lawns of the San Souci Hotel in St Mary, on Sunday. “We’re going to have twenty cars on display,” Shane Angus, president — Jamaica Classic Car Club, told Auto. This will be the fifth year that the club has been part of the important flower show. While free entry is only available to club members, they will depart Manor Park at 7:00 am to reach the venue at 9:00 ... Read More

Tweaking perfection

Friday, February 05, 2016    

The view most see of this car as it warps around the corners.

EVERYONE can attest to the fact that German engineering is awash in the high-performance, four-door sedan market. So when a 2000 Audi S4 Quattro came up for sale two years ago, Donald Ellis moved quickly out the blocks. “I was just looking idly through the classifieds when I saw the ad,” he told Auto. Already familiar with high-performance German cars, Ellis knew exactly what was being advertised and went to look at the vehicle. “I was sold on the interior. It was in perfect ... Read More



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