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Election stalls Traffic Bill

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 hav ... Read More

VW Nova Saveiro Brazil’s top pickup comes to Jamrock!
THE 2016 Volkswagen Saveiro caused quite a stir at the ATL Automotive Volkswagen Road Show in Portmo ... Read More

Dr Lucien Jones NRSC disappointed Traffic Act debate on hold
THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is disappointed that the debate of the new Road Traffic Act ... Read More

Total acquires major stakes in Dom Rep retailer
TOTAL SA, the France-based parent company of Total Jamaica, has bolstered its presence in the Caribb ... 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

‘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

‘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

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

Gas prices - February 5

Friday, February 05, 2016    

90 $86.41 (up $0.13 per litre) 87 $84.76 (up $0.13 per litre) Diesel $77.11 (up $0.33 per litre) ULSD $85.20 (up $1.27 per litre) Read More

‘Bad gas’ committee wants more time to complete report

Wednesday, February 03, 2016    

Phillip Paulwell (File photo)

THE committee which the Government set up to probe the source of contaminated fuel in the petroleum trade and make recommendations to fix existing loopholes has asked for more time to complete its work. At the same time, the committee says it will be seeking outside help to continue the investigation. The reform committee was given until January 31 to submit its initial report to energy minister Phillip Paulwell following reported widespread incidence of contaminated gas on the market. The sit ... Read More

Jaguar Land Rover ends production of Defender model

Sunday, January 31, 2016    

SOLIHULL, England — The last-ever Land Rover Defender vehicle to be produced by Jaguar Land Rover, drives off the production line on Friday in Solihull, central England.

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The last-ever Land Rover Defender, a vehicle beloved by Queen Elizabeth II and featured in Hollywood blockbusters, rolled off the production line Friday after 68 years of being made in Britain. Indian-owned carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), had already announced in late 2013 that the group would stop making the legendary Defender at its car plant in Solihull, central England. Production of the final Land Rover Defender was cheered by workers at the JLR fac ... Read More

‘We’re here to serve and protect’

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January 29, 2016    

SSP Calvin Allen

WITH hefty fines accompanying the proposed Road Traffic Act, there are concerns in several quarters it may open the door to corruption on the part of the police. But Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Traffic Division, said the organisation strives to send its “finest” to the front line. “Law enforcement is not a joke. We want the public to trust us to deliver a professional service and we can’t relent on ... Read More

When form meets function

Friday, January 29, 2016    

THERE’S like no question that sport utility vehicles (SUV) are all the rage. But the 2016 Ford Everest is no pretender to the crown and aimed squarely at those who take the ‘utility’ portion of the acronym seriously. While people, in theory, like the concept of SUVs, over the years their negatives have led to a sub-category, the cross-over utility vehicle (CUV). Instead of trying to turn a proper 4x4 into a something drivable, they do the opposite: turning a sedan into a SUV, ... Read More



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