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Risky roads

Chris Hind in discussion with Dr Melvina Sherard, dental
surgeon from Baltimore, Maryland.

JAMAICANS are far more likely to be killed in a road crash in this country than in any other. "You are nine times more likely to be killed in a road crash in Jamaica than you are in England," said Chris Hind, GM of JN General Insurance Company (JNGI). Hind was addressing delegates to the Jamaica D ... Read More

A frontal view of
the facility. RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop
FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-own ... Read More

Kevin Jeffery’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (Photo: Kaieteur News) Guyana invades Westmoreland
AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape t ... Read More

Cash for motor cars
AUTOMOTIVE giant ATL Automotive Limited is leading the way in car sales and marketing innovation wit ... Read More

New date for MBMC Launch Pad

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Mark March

THE Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) first sprint for the 2015 season, Launch Pad, originally scheduled for Badda Badda Raceway in St Ann last Saturday has been postponed until March 14. "The decision wasn't arrived at easily," said a statement issued by the club. The ambitious night-time sprint was rescheduled because of the inclement weather that the area had been experiencing. Badda Badda Raceway, unlike many of the regular sprint venues, does not have a single surface type and transitio ... Read More

KIA, JCTU signs MoU

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Dwight
Moore

THE Dwight Moore-led KIA Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) at the company's Chelsea Ave headquarters, last Friday. The MoU will see the more than 100,000 members of its union receiving rebates of up to $100,000 on KIA units. KIA, in return, will donate $8,000 to the union when its members acquire a new vehicle. "This grouping reflects a majority of salaried employees in Jamaica. And the unions representing them represent the life ... Read More

Photo Finish - Creating a Splash

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Swimsuits, like cars, complement your attitude and style. And like cars, swimsuits range in styles and never fails to get our attention. Photos: Rory Daley | Swimsuits provided by The Mushroom, 26 Oxford Terrace in St Andrew | Vehicle courtesy of JCCC Read More

School bus programme rolls out in Clarendon

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Schoolchildren boarding a bus in May Pen, Clarendon,
yesterday. The bus was provided for their use through the
Government’s Rural Safe School Bus Programme that was
launched in the parish, yesterday. (PHOTO: JIS)

SCORES of school children in the parish of Clarendon are benefiting from the Government's Rural Safe School Bus Programme, which has been put in place by the Transport Authority (TA). Speaking at the official launch of the programme in May Pen yesterday, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies said the initiative is significant for the safety of children. While lauding the different agencies for their efforts to implement the system, he said the Clarendon Parish Council must be ... Read More

JUTC projected to lose $2.5b

Friday, February 20, 2015    

JUTC projected to lose $2.5b

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is projected to lose close to $2.5 billion next fiscal year, based on information available from the Jamaica Public Bodies (JPB), tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday. This would be a very significant increase over the close to $1.9-billion operating loss the government-owned bus company estimated to lose during the current financial year, 2014/15. However, the government will be pumping a further $2.2 billion into the JUTC through annual gr ... Read More

JamWest eyes big time

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 20, 2015    

Action from a previous meet at
JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland.

IN a bid to be Jamaica's leading motorsport facility, JamWest Speedway in Little London, Westmoreland, will host SpeedWest, a two-day event from February 28 to March 1. The meet will feature drag and circuit racing, as well as an import tuner party. SpeedWest was announced at a press conference held at the offices of the Sports Development Foundation in St Andrew, yesterday . "The venue has been redesigned with a long-term view for motorsport tourism," Dean Corrodus, event organiser, told Aut ... Read More

Gore's Audi totalled  

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 20, 2015    

CIRCUIT racing fans will not be able to see Doug 'Hollywood' Gore in action for the 2015 racing season as his Audi TT-R DTM suffered significant damage while testing for the SpeedWest Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) event at JamWest in Westmoreland, last Sunday. He was not at the wheel. "David Bell, my crew chief, lost control, thought he had regained it, but ended up slamming into the wall front first," Gore told Auto. Bell had been testing the major improvement being made to the c ... Read More

Police ratchets up operations

Friday, February 20, 2015    

WITHOUT HELMETS: A female tourist is being transported
on a motorcycle.

MORE than 53,500 motorists islandwide have been prosecuted since the start of year, according to the police. "This is significantly more than last year. It's an all-round effort as we have been working with the Island Traffic Authority. We're not going to relent," said SSP Calvin Allen, head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Division. The traffic boss said motorcycle riders too were between their cross hair. "Between December and now, we have seized 350 motorcycles... the majority fro ... Read More

It's official for Gregg

Friday, February 20, 2015    

Kyle Gregg displaying his Rally Jamaica 2014 trophy at the
KIG Showroom, Spanish Town Road, recently. (PHOTO:
Donavan W. Montague)

KYLE Gregg was officially recognised as winner of Rally Jamaica 2014 at its awards function held at the KIG Showroom on Spanish Town Road, recently. "It feels great to finally hold and see my name on the trophy," Gregg told Auto. Rally Jamaica, which ran from November 21 to 22 in Bog Walk, had a contentious ending when Gregg after a second day, fought back to the front of the field only to fing his resulting win under protest by the Jetcon Racing Team consisting of Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawk ... Read More

MBMC goes for Saturday night live

Friday, February 20, 2015    

Mark March

THE Montego Bay Motoring Club (MBMC) gets the 2015 Rallysport season off to a start tomorrow at Badda Badda Raceway in Priory, St Ann, with Launch Pad, the first round of its Sprint Championship series. "It's a full-on sprint, on gravel, at night," Mark March, MBMC president told Auto. The action will start at 3:00 pm with a time attack. All drivers will have a shot at being the fastest in their class while getting familiar with the course for the main event. After sunset the track will be lit ... Read More



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