JUTC to earn $1.3b per year from new fares

A fleet of JUTC buses

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will make an additional $1.3 billion a year from the fare increase introduced in late August, except for this year when it will only rake in approximately $850 million more since the increases took effect nearly five months into the 2014/15 fiscal year. But ... Read More

Lewis Hamilton Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead
SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. ... Read More

Macka Diamond appears unhurt following a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon Macka Diamond in three-car collision
DANCEHALL entertainer Macka Diamond on Friday escaped serious injury following a three-vehicle crash ... Read More

Go-kart action from a previous meet. Crunch time for karters
THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in ... Read More

Audacious Audi S3

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September 19, 2014    

The S3’s styling is subtle but

THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and rewritten the rules on expectations with the 2015 S3 sedan. For the PlayStation generation, terms like 2-litre, turbocharged, four-wheel-drive instantly drum up some Asian four-door econobox tarted up to play racer on the street. Those from the Atari age would easily remind that generation rallying was a European and gentlemanly pursuit. That much is clear at a simple glance at the Audi S3 with i ... Read More

SSP Calvin Allen, new traffic divison head

Friday, September 19, 2014    

SSP Calvin Allen

THERE was no honeymoon period for Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, newly appointed head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Division. Days into his September 1 appointment, 18 persons were killed on the island's road network. "It was a very challenging first week. I had to hit the ground running," SSP Allen told Auto. "However, I have the full support and co-operation of an experienced team." According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) traffic boss, the deaths during ... Read More

Pushing ahead

Friday, September 19, 2014    

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)

THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) and the Child Development Agency (CDA) have joined forces to ensure that the CDA's Pushcart Derby will be an exciting one for all involved. As part of the CDA's 10th anniversary, the Fit for Children 5K, scheduled for October 19 in New Kingston, starting on Knustford Boulevard, will feature a pushcart derby after the run. "The carts will start at the top of Knustford Boulevard and stop at Grenada Crescent," Michelle McIntosh, director, financial manageme ... 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

JUCDA lawyers up

Friday, September 19, 2014    


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

Thomas Issa tests UK circuit

Friday, September 19, 2014    

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-off race," Christopher Issa, Thomas's father, explained. What was normally a Jamaican advantage, sunshine, became a drawback as the circuit experienced rain. "Europe has a lot of rain, so they're us ... 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    

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.

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



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