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'Total disbelief'

Cedric Blair (right), Managing Director at Red Stripe, presents the grand prize to
Brian Pengelley, Jamaica Country Manager at AMECO Caribbean Inc, at the
Johnnie Walker Charity Golf tournament presentation ceremony at the Tryall Golf
and Beach Club last Saturday.

AN excited Brian Pengelley could not believe his luck when his name was picked as the Johnnie Walker charity golf tourney raffle prize winner to watch the US Formula One (F1) Grand Prix race on October 25. "Total disbelief that I could be so lucky. I actually thought that Cedric (Blair) when he dre ... Read More

The 2016 Noah joins the Toyota
Jamaica line-up offering an
alternative to the typical Sport
Utility Vehicle. (Photos: Rory Daley) Toyota sets sail with Noah
STARTING Sunday, the 2016 Toyota Noah will be available to the public from local dealers of the bran ... Read More

Lynvalle Hamilton No, that's not the way!
THE hierarchy of the used-car dealers group is blasting the Trade Board for allegedly forcing its me ... Read More

Vivacious Vernamfield
Drag racing at Vernamfield in Clarendon doesn't only bring out the racers, but plenty of beauties wh ... Read More

ADA takes stand

Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Kent LaCroix

IN light of the continued unavailability of license plates from the Island's Collectorates, members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Jamaica (ADA) have decided to suspend any further payments of motor vehicle import duties to Jamaica Customs. This was announced by Kent Lacroix, Chairman of the ADA. LaCroix explained that various assurances for delivery dates by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) over the past two weeks had not been met. "We have therefore decided to suspend any further p ... Read More

Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari on emotionally charged day

Monday, July 27, 2015    

Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel (front) celebrates winning the Hungarian Formula One
Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest yesterday. (PHITO: AFP)

Budapest, Hungary (AFP) -- German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi yesterday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic and incident-filled Hungarian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion claimed his second victory of the season and 41st of his career -- drawing him level with the late Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna in equal third on the all-time list -- after leading from the start to dominate a thrilling and unpr ... Read More

Big Sunday for 'Vernam'

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Drag racing returns full force this Sunday at Vernamfield. (Photo: File)

SUNDAY is shaping up to be another full day of quarter-mile action for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) when they host Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #3 at Vernamfield, Clarendon. "Our plans are to continue to present a top-quality race meet for the spectators and racers to enjoy," Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, told Auto. As usual, the NDRC held a Test & Tune session on July 19, as it does every Sunday before the main race day. It's often considered the bellwether of ... Read More

JETCON Racing dusts competition

By Rory Daley | Friday, July 24, 2015    

Jackson drove to the maximum,
while his rivals fell by the
wayside. (Photos: Rory Daley)

IT was a one-two finish for JETCON Racing as both their drivers, Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins, drove away atop the championship points table at Sunday's Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) dexterity, Bog Walk, St Catherine. "It felt good to beat Maurice Whittingham," Jackson told Auto. In what was a closely fought battle in front of one of the largest crowds at a dexterity in recent memory, fate and fortune favoured Jackson in the closing moments of the event, as he not only overcame Whittingha ... Read More

EDJ fired up for Petcom

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July 24, 2015    

A Petcom service station at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

LOCAL consortium group, Existing Dealers of Jamaica (EDJ), said it is extremely positive in its quest to acquire the Petroleum Company of Jamaica's (Petcom) assets which are up for divestment. The deadline for the bid is set for August 18. "We stand as the only Jamaican entity vying for Petcom. Our group has the prerequisite skills and experience, and we know the business. We know the culture of the Petcom brand, and stand head and shoulders above anyone else," Trevor Heaven, director/public r ... Read More

Dover out, JamWest in

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Action from a previous meet at JamWest Speedway in
Westmoreland.

FOR the first time, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club's (JRDC) annual Emancipation Day race meet will not be held at Dover Raceway, St Ann. Instead, the meet will take place at JamWest Speedway, Westmoreland on August 2. The news was broken to the media at a press launch for the upcoming Emancipation of Speed event, at the Phoenix Avenue offices of the Sports Development Foundation, yesterday. "Our move to JamWest for race meet #3 will again feature our western race circuit to both help the club, ... Read More

PHOTO: Welcome to the team

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Samuel McKenzie (left), ATL Automotive's head of business at Honda, welcomes new senior sales consultant to the Honda team, Kevin Jackson. Jackson, a former consultant at Toyota, has years of experience in the automotive industry and is Jamaica's top SUV salesman. Welcomes to the team --> Read More

Oil prices fall further

Friday, July 24, 2015    

OIL prices fell further yesterday a day after US benchmark crude tumbled below US$50 a barrel for the first time since April as bloated US inventories and the prospect of increased Iranian crude shipments fueled concerns about swelling supplies even as demand is waning. "We've had a lot of supply," says Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service. "Now the worry is that demand is going lower." West Texas crude for September delivery fell 67 cents, or 1.4 per ... Read More

Photo Finish - Flash Forward

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Boosting our spirits is
the lovely René Fletcher.

With the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) in preparations for this Sunday's Drag Challenge number 3 at Vernamfield in Clarendon, Auto gives a quick look back in the proverbial rear-view mirror at several beauties that graced the quarter-mile. (Photos: Rory Daley) Read More

Multimillion dollar rehabilitation for Hanover roads

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Residents in attendance at the community meeting.

RIVERSIDE, Hanover APPROXIMATELY $583 million has been earmarked for the much-needed rehabilitation of three critical roadways in Hanover. The projects are being undertaken under the Government of Jamaica's US$82.9 million Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP). The projects will be executed by local contract under sub- contracts with the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), under the supervision of the National Works Agency (NWA). Among the thoroughfares to be reh ... Read More



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