Gov’t urges more responsible road use

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, in a statement on Wednesday, urged Jamaicans to be responsible in using the nation’s roads. In the statement released on video by the Office of the Prime Minister, Holness said he was deeply concerned that over 200 people have died in road crashes since the star ... Read More

The ability to sell Flat Bridge isn’t necessarily something to crow about. Bridging the gap
ST CATHERINE’S centuries-old Flat Bridge is once again featured prominently in the news with l ... Read More

Gas prices - July 22
87 $105.16 per litre (down $0.14 per litre) 90 $106.81 (down $0.14 per litre) Diesel $97.85 ... Read More

Matthew Cripps, ATL Automotive’s group general manager,  and Bernadette Barrow, First Global’s senior vice president, personal & business banking, launch the ATL Automotive/First Global Summer Banking Promotion in the Audi Terminal in Kingston. ATL, First Global Bank join forces
JAMAICA’S leading automotive company, ATL Automotive, in partnership with First Global Bank, i ... Read More

Audi’s peak performance

Friday, July 15, 2016    

Audi RS Q3

AUDI is honing its sporty profile with new RS performance models. The “performance” in the name stands for both a significant power boost and exclusive equipment that clearly elevates the respective model above the rest of the portfolio. This also applies to the new RS Q3 performance, for which the pulse is driven by the legendary Audi five-cylinder engine. Since 2010, an international panel of automotive journalists has named the 2.5 TFSI “International Engine of the Year&rdqu ... Read More

Cops to crack down on illegal illumination

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment | Friday, July 15, 2016    

SSP Calvin Allen

SSP Calvin Allen, Traffic Division head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is planning to pull the plug on motor vehicles displaying lights that are contrary to the road code. “We [the police] will be doing some night operations which will be targeting lighting offences,” the senior superintendent of police told Auto. “There are several persons, who for beautification purposes, have gone to several different entities and have purchased blue flashing lights similar to those of the police ... Read More

Photo Finish — A ‘Wealth’ of a show

Friday, July 15, 2016    

Dr Krystle Bailey and Dr Nicole Campbell came
out to see the various products at the Wealth
Auto Show held in Montego Bay recently.

The curtains have long come down on the third staging of the biennial Wealth Auto Show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. The event, held on the weekend July 2 and 3, is said to have raked in more than $100m for the new-car dealers on show. Today, we give our readers a final peek of what we caught on camera. Read More

Henry reopens rural registration

Friday, July 15, 2016    

HENRY…I am putting this to the court of public opinion and, if necessary, I will find an avenue to take it all the way to FIFA

THE Transport Authority began accepting applications for licences to operate 484 routes rural stage carriages and route taxis on Wednesday. The exercise is part of a programme for a limited reopening of 436 Route Taxi and 48 Rural Stage Carriage Routes islandwide, which was approved by Mike Henry, minister of transport and mining, earlier this year. Henry said the routes are being made available by the Transport Authority, in order to satisfy the increasing demand for public-passenger transpor ... Read More

New stock of MINI arrives

Friday, July 15, 2016    

A suite of MINI offerings.

THE automotive industry is buzzing once again following the news that ATL Autobahn, the exclusive dealers of BMW and MINI for Jamaica and the Caribbean, has received its first-ever shipment of MINI vehicles this week. This inaugural delivery includes a variety of models such as the classic Cooper two-door, newly introduced Cooper five-door, Countryman, Clubman and the hugely anticipated MINI Cabrio. The Cabrio was recently launched to high acclaim in the USA and the ATL Autobahn team expects ... Read More

Tracking it the ‘Diplomatic’ way

Friday, July 15, 2016    

Operations Manager Ottis Williams at work at Diplomat Tracking Solutions.

WITH prices starting as low as $2,500, Diplomat Tracking Solutions Limited offers 24-hour vehicle monitoring. Located on Molynes Road in Kingston, the five-year-old company, owned by Evon Vassell, currently boasts over 6,000 customers and a 100 per cent vehicle recovery rate. “We are a tracking solution company and our primary business is data tracking, vehicle tracking and stolen vehicle recovery,” operations manager Ottis Dillon told Auto. Diplomat uses a state-of-the-art GPS-b ... Read More

Westmoreland teens die in car crash

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Monday, July 11, 2016    

A policeman inspects the crashed Nissan Tiida motor car in which two teens died early yesterday morning.

LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland — The early morning journey home from a party yesterday morning ended tragically for two teens who died from injuries they received in a car crash. The deceased have been identified as 19-year-old Sheldon Campbell and Paul Bowen,16; both from the King’s Valley section of Grange Hill, Westmoreland. Meanwhile, a 15-year-old, who was the third occupant of the vehicle, was reportedly taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, the police say. ... Read More

Fraser wins close contest

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, July 08, 2016    

It was Fraser McConnell who took home maximum championship points at last Sunday’s DRC/Tru-Juice Rallysprint round two, in Bog Walk, St Catherine, when he won a close-fought battle in the event’s championship laps. “The championship run was still quite close with great competition from Timmy (Stewart). However, after crossing that finish line and knowing in myself that I had put down a winning time, I was overcome with emotion and grateful for everything in life,” McCon ... Read More

Auto show gets thumbs up

Friday, July 08, 2016    

ROSE HALL, St James — Last weekend’s Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre is being described as a success by the organisers. According to Garth Walker, chairman of Creative Media and Events, the two-day biennial event (Saturday and Sunday) saw dealers enjoying more than $100million in sales. “The sales are going very good. Yesterday (Saturday), Stewart’s sold six Mercedez-Benz and ATL Automotive sold four Volkswagen. I would say, so far, that about ... Read More

Fatal crashes down 10 per cent

Friday, July 08, 2016    

A Jamaica Observer file photo of vehicles involved in a crash. The Opposition People’s National Party is hoping that enforcement of the new Road Traffic Act will help to reduce the number of accidents on the nation’s roads.

THERE has been a 10 per cent decrease in the number of fatal crashes on the Jamaican roads, in comparison to the corresponding period last year. According to figures released by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, 187 fatal crashes occurred up to the start of July last year in comparison to 168 this year. In the meantime, there has been a three per cent drop in fatalities, with 195 recorded at the start of July his year, compared to 201 for the same period in 2015. ... Read More



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