Singer Denyque is new brand ambassador for ATL Auto

The Beauty and the VW’ – ATL Automotive’s newest
Brand Ambassador Denyque stands tall beside her
likeness on her 2015 Wild Cherry Red Volkswagen Tiguan.

SINGER and media personality Denyque has signed on as brand ambassador for ATL Automotive Limited. The premium car dealership -- specialising in Honda, Audi and Volkswagen brands -- has signed the media personality as the new marketing face of its Volkswagen model campaign dubbed 'Endless Summer of ... Read More

Maurice Whittingham was the big winner
at Slippery Wen Wett, last Sunday at Pines
Plaza, Junction, St Elizabeth. (PHOTOS:
DONAVAN MONTAGUE) Maurice Whittingham the 'Boss'
MAURICE Whittingham continued to prove why he's one of the best drivers, and the 'Whurl Boss' of dex ... Read More

Sesame Street character Grover (back row) shares the spotlight with (from left) Latoya Locke, teacher at the Green Island Primary
School; Jonelle Sharpe, Road Safety campaign presenter; Cameal Stewart of the Road Safety Unit; and Laurel Richardson of Beaches
Negril, as well as grades one and two students, following the Road Safety Sensitisation programme at the western Hanover school. Parents urged to protect children on the road
EDUCATION and Information Officer of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Ho ... Read More

MONTPELLIER, France -- A car is being dragged away by waters following heavy rainfalls in Montpellie ... Read More

Ashamed of Silver Star Motors' behaviour

Sunday, August 23, 2015    

Ashamed of Silver
Star Motors’

Dear Editor: I am a university lecturer and I have been shopping around in an effort to acquire a new motor vehicle. Doing my research my eyes popped and my heart fluttered when I saw some members of the Suzuki family that I had seen on our market before. Bursting with enthusiasm I decided, yes, finally I have found something that I considered to fill the dual role of being state-of-the-art while still within my budget. I began making the necessary financial preparations to acquire this partic ... Read More

Mini cars, big fun

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, August 21, 2015    

Accidents were numerous as the racing was fast and furious.

IT could have been best described as NASCAR in scale, as the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) hosted their first ever international race meet at Sovereign Centre of the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, last weekend. The three-day of racing was dubbed the Caribbean Invitational. "The event went way beyond our expectations, and the club is extremely happy and proud of our accomplishment," said Denise Clarke, JRRCCC president. She said outside of a slight delay, the race pro ... Read More

JGRA hosts blood drive today

Friday, August 21, 2015    

THE Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is slated to host a blood drive at the RUBiS Service Station in Port Antonio, Portland, today. The event, which will be done in collaboration with National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), is planned as a fun day and expected to run from 10:00 am to 5:000 pm. Corporate Area donors, who are interested, will be provided with a free bus ride courtesy of The 100 to event. The bus leaves International Assets Services located at 107 Constant Spring R ... Read More

Classic showing at fun day

Friday, August 21, 2015    

With a big showing for Sunday’s St Mary Lay Magistrate Fun Day & Classic Car Show at
Buccaneers Jerk & Juice in St Mary there was plenty for auto enthusiasts to browse.
(Photo: Contributed)

IT was a bumper turnout by members of the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) as they lent their support to the St Mary Lay Magistrate Fun Day & Classic Car Show, at Buccaneers Jerk & Juice in St Mary, last Sunday. "The membership responded in full force to this worthy cause," Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Auto. As one of the main attractions, the JCCC showed up with 27 classics cars from its members across the island at the event which was being put on to help raise funds for the Port ... Read More

PHOTOS: Mandela Highway crash

Friday, August 21, 2015    

The driver of this Coaster bus escaped unhurt yesterday when the vehicle ran off the Mandela Highway and ended up in a ditch, causing a major traffic pile-up.
The driver was said to be the only person in the bus at the time. Here, a policeman points to the spot where the bus ran off the road.

The driver of this Coaster bus escaped unhurt yesterday when the vehicle ran off the Mandela Highway and ended up in a ditch, causing a major traffic pile-up. The driver was said to be the only person in the bus at the time. Here, a policeman points to the spot where the bus ran off the road . (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Mandela Highway crash --> Read More

Action-packed karting meet

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, August 21, 2015    

Jonathan Law leads Collin Daley Jr and
Williams Myers in the Rotax Senior class.

PATRONS got their money's worth at Sunday's karting meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, courtesy the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA). The event was the fifth of the karting calendar. "The new additions enhanced the show," Heather Eaton, JKA president told, Auto. The reintroduction of the older Yamaha 100cc karting class and the Mini SuperMoto motorcycles added to the full Rotax classes provided a variety filled race programme. This meant there was plenty of on track ac ... Read More

90 accidents per month

By KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 17, 2015    

The bus that ran off the road and into a gully in Barbican, St
Andrew, last week.

THE State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is recording an average 80 to 90 accidents per month. The accidents are costing the company millions of dollars to repair buses, repay massive insurance claims and to compensate victims. JUTC Managing Director Colin Campbell says the accidents are one too many. He said though they were of varying levels of seriousness, in some cases they "resulted in loss of life, damage to buses, down time of the units, massive insurance and persona ... Read More

'Ah fish pond in our roads'

BY RENAE DIXON Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 17, 2015    

Above, sections of the Dunn's Ville road. (PHOTOS: RENAE DIXON)

RESIDENTS of Dunn's Ville, located just a few miles outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, have likened the water-filled potholes inundating the roadway to that of fish ponds. The Jamaica Observer North East team had a first hand experience of what the residents experience on a daily basis traversing the deplorable road with its rocky surface filled with potholes and breakaways in some sections. This bumpy and sometimes treacherous journey is what the residents say they have to contend with ... Read More

PHOTO: Crash waiting to happen

Saturday, August 15, 2015    

A plastic bag is placed over protruding metal rails of this broken manhole grill on Old Hope Road in Kingston warning motorists of the danger. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood) Read More

Used-car group makes submissions today

Friday, August 14, 2015    

Lynvalle Hamilton

TODAY, the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA) is expected to submit concerns and recommendations to Anthony Hylton, the Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, on certain aspects of the revised Motor Vehicle Import Policy. The policy came into effect in April 2014. According to JUCDA president Lynvalle Hamilton, the situation was discussed at a meeting with the Minister, the Trade Board and his group last week Wednesday. "The meeting was a very fruitful one," Hamilton t ... Read More



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