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Thomas Issa tests UK circuit

Thomas Issa competed in the CIK-FIA
European KF Championship at the PFI Circuit,
United Kingdom, as a wild-card entry.

THOMAS Issa, 2013 Abe Zaidie Championship winner, walked away with lessons learnt after participating in the recently concluded final round of the CIK-FIA European KF Championship at the PFI Circuit, United Kingdom. "This year the series allowed wild-card entries for those interested in just a one- ... Read More

The S3’s styling is subtle but
powerful. Audacious Audi S3
THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and r ... Read More

SSP Calvin Allen SSP Calvin Allen, new traffic divison head
THERE was no honeymoon period for Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, newly appointed head ... Read More

Michelle McIntosh, director, financial management &
accounting services, CDA; Rosalee Gage-Grey, CDA CEO;
Casey Perue, senior consumer marketing manager, Nestlé; and
Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, at the downtown
Kingston offices of the CDA. (PHOTO:RORY DALEY) Pushing ahead
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) and the Child Development Agency (CDA) have joined forces to ... Read More

JAA revs up member support services

Friday, September 19, 2014    

A Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) technician
completes an inspection of a client’s motor vehicle before it
is taken to the examination depot for fitness renewal. This
inspection forms part of the valet service provided by the
JAA to its members.

HAVE you ever forgotten the date for your vehicle fitness renewal? If you have, then the thought of someone calling or sending you an e-mail reminder is probably a dream come true. The Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) is making this dream a reality through its member support services, which include dispatching renewal reminders to its members each month. Gosma Buddoo, member services and administration manager, JAA, said the reminders are part of efforts by the association, "to provide memb ... Read More

Crunch time for karters

Friday, September 19, 2014    

Go-kart action from a previous meet.

THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in their nine-meet schedule takes place at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday. "We are expecting between 21 to 26 karters," Heather Eaton, JKA president, told Auto. With school schedules now stable, all six classes are expected to be represented starting with Comer 50, where Mattea Issa will try to fend off the charging pair of Ryan Lue and Zachary Sirgany. Lue will also fa ... Read More

JUCDA lawyers up

Friday, September 19, 2014    

Lynvalle
Hamilton

LYNVALLE Hamilton, president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA), said his organisation has retained the services of high-profile attorney-at-law Bert Samuels with regards to the impasse over the recently published ammendments to the Government's Motor Vehicle Import Policy. The JUCDA head said the decision was made at an emergency meeting at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston, St Andrew, on Monday. "The executives of the used-car dealers' association, along with several top ... Read More

3-D car rolls off press

Friday, September 19, 2014    

An Instragram photo of the 3-D printed car starting for the
first time.

AS Changing Technologies, Inc (CHGT) continues to explore opportunities in the multi-billion dollar 3D printing industry, the cutting-edge technology continues to amaze as the first 3D printed car was unveiled earlier this month. With global sales of passenger cars projected to reach 72.2 million vehicles this year, the fast-growing 3D printing industry promises to continue its upward trajectory as it enters the car manufacturing arena. The 114,147 attendees of the recent International Manufact ... Read More

Photo Finish - Beauty streak

Friday, September 19, 2014    

Jahfai
Gordon (left)
and Nicole Ward
are a value pair. At right: Jodie-Ann
Barber show
us her
favourite racer.

Drag racing may be known for its lightning fast action, but our camera's slowed down to capture these lovely women at the recent Jamaica Drag Racing Circuit meet at Vernamfield, Clarendon. Photos: Rory Daley Photo Finish - Beauty streak --> Read More

The ins and outs of owning your dream car

Friday, September 19, 2014    

LEAVING behind the stress of travelling by public transportation, or saying goodbye to your reliable taxi provider, in favour of your own car keys, is a dream for many individuals. Owning your own car can be a reality, sooner rather than later. Deciding on and paying for your car First, you will need to identify the make, model and age of your desired car and determine your budget. For the majority of individuals, a fairly modern, new (or barely used) car that is in great shape is a good start ... Read More

One injured in St Andrew crash

Wednesday, September 17, 2014    

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 divert the vehicle away from the busy thoroughfare. The accident occurred approximately 3:00 pm. "While I was driving I noticed that the brake on the vehicle failed me; all I could do was turn the truck ... Read More

Self-driving cars now need a permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014    

Google self-driving car goes on a test drive in California.
(Photo: AP)

California, USA — COMPUTER-DRIVEN cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighbourhoods -- with a human "safety driver" behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. These may be the ca ... Read More

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014    

FEINBERG… GM has not limited the total amount I can pay

DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Kenneth Feinberg said yesterday that he has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from GM. General Motors' estimate of deaths has stood at 13 for months, although the automaker acknowledged the possibility of a higher count. Feinberg received 125 death claims du ... Read More

Poor support for traffic bill committee

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September 12, 2014    

Omar Davies

A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which was appointed to review the draft bill for a new Road Traffic Act, is to seek to increase public involvement in its deliberations, after receiving only four submissions from the public. Chairman of the committee, Dr Omar Davies, expressed his disappointment over the lack of interest shown by the public, resulting in only four submissions being received by the deadline of August 29, following advertisements in the press by the Clerk to Parliame ... Read More



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