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Bad roads affecting motorists, businesses in Job Lane, Angels

MOTORISTS and business owners are getting impatient because of the time it is taking to repair bad roads in Angels and Job Lane, both in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The bad road conditions, they say, is causing them to lose money. Read More

Detour road to be ready next week
Motorists and commuters using the badly eroded Gordon Town Road in east rural St Andrew will be able to use the newly upgraded detour, Savage Pen Road, by this time next week.... Read More

GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western, Morland Wilson, has added his voice to calls for bike taxi operations in the parish to be formalised.... Read More

Oh my gosh!
A motorcyclist tries to get back on his feet after he fell from his bike on Slipe Pen Road in Kingston on Sunday. It was not clear if he suffered any injury.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)... Read More

Penalties not the only solution to road carnage, says Hare

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 9 2021    

SIXTEEN fewer people died in traffic crashes last year, when compared to 2019, but it was not enough to reassure head of the Road Safety Unit in the transport ministry, Kanute Hare, that the carnage on the nation's roads is abating. Read More

Hare assumes ITA helm

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 8 2021    

NEWLY installed director of the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) Kenute Hare said he is urging drivers to ensure that their vehicles do not violate road safety standards and are fit to be on the roads. Read More

2021 Kia Sorento: Korean luxury comes of age

Friday, January, 8 2021    

The Kia Sorento has always been knocking on the door of the upscale, luxury, sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. For 2021, it kicks that door wide open and cements itself as a viable contender above its Asian rivals and German contemporaries. Read More

FULLY CAPABLE - 2021 Jeep Gladiator

Friday, January, 1 2021    

THERE'S no doubt that life is filled with challenges — look at the year 2020, for instance. But for all other obstables, leave it to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. Read More

Britain should be 'proud' of knighted Hamilton, says Mercedes boss

Friday, January, 1 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Britain should feel proud to have an “ambassador of the calibre of Lewis Hamilton” after the Formula One world champion was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. Read More


BY BALFORD HENRY Observer Senior Reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

Traffic deaths for 2020 have passed 411 this year, and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is predicting that it will reach about 430 by next Friday. Read More

Hanover Fire Dept prepares for increase motor vehicle accidents

Thursday, December, 24 2020    

LUCEA, Hanover - The Hanover Fire Department says it is prepared to deal with any increase in road accidents that may occur in the parish during the Yuletide season. Read More

2021 FORD RANGER RAPTOR: Born to dominate

Friday, December, 18 2020    

Applying the Raptor designation to their best-selling international mid-sized pickup wasn't just a marketing exercise. The Ford Ranger Raptor isn't just a bunch of stickers. It gets the full makeover from Ford Performance, the people who did the original Ford F-150... Read More

More cops hit streets

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, December, 18 2020    

AS the number of kidnappings and robberies by men posing as taxi operators continue to rise, head of the Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, says more police officers have already been deployed to ensure safety, especially with the Yuletide... Read More

Verstappen claims first pole of season at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Red Bull's Max Verstappen clinched his maiden pole position of the campaign yesterday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read More

Bottas back on top ahead of Hamilton as Mercedes rule

Saturday, December, 12 2020    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas bounced back to top the times ahead of his returning Mercedes teammate and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton in yesterday's busy second free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read More


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