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Motorists pay more on toll roads

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 2 2020    

MOTORISTS are now paying more to use Jamaica's Highway 2000. The hike — which was delayed in June due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — came into effect Sunday, September 20. Read More

Bottas exploits record-chasing Hamilton's troubles in Russia

Monday, September, 28 2020    

Sochi, Russia (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas took full advantage of a troubled day for his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to claim the ninth win of his career with a measured drive to victory in yesterday's incident-packed Russian Grand Prix. Read More

Motorsport fraternity mourns Norman Chung

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 25 2020    

JAMAICA'S motorsport community is mourning the loss of veteran motorcycle rider Norman Chung, affectionately called Pancho or Chris. Read More

Fuel Matters

Friday, September, 25 2020    

EXECUTIVES from the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) are awaiting a meeting date with new Energy Minister Daryl Vaz to discuss several issues plaguing the sector. Read More

Luxury begins with the BMW X1

Friday, September, 18 2020    

When BMW stepped into the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 1999 with the X5 — labelled a sports activity vehicle (SAV) — one could never have guessed that one model would spawn an entire range that now accounts for over 60 per cent of the brand's global vehicle... Read More

McConnell ends on a high note

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 18 2020    

JAMAICA'S racing calendar has come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. But race car driver Fraser McConnell believes rally could be first off the mark given its 'socially distant' nature. Read More

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt — report

Tuesday, September, 15 2020    

Mugello , Italy (AFP) — Formula One's ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a T-shirt highlighting police brutality at Sunday's Tuscan Grand Prix. Read More

Manchester police ready to use new e-traffic ticket system

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 13 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are now eagerly awaiting the implementation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) new electronic traffic ticketing system, which is to undergo a three-month pilot project to be launched this month. Read More

Toyota C-HR: Best of both worlds

Friday, September, 11 2020    

THE 2020 Toyota C-HR is the brand at its finest — taking complicated high-level technology and bringing it trouble-free to the mass market, in this case, their Toyota Hybrid System (THS) or Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (THSD). Read More

Toyota Ja gets MoBay makeover

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 11 2020    

JAMAICA'S top-selling car dealership, Toyota Jamaica, will be cutting the ribbon to its new state-of-the-art facility in Ironshore, Montego Bay, St James, at the beginning of November.Construction on the more than 20,000 sq ft building began in May 2019. Read More

Hamilton back on top as Mercedes dominate second practice

Saturday, September, 5 2020    

MONZA, Italy (AFP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes continued their emphatic domination during yesterday afternoon's second practice for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Read More

PPV deadline extension

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 4 2020    

THE decision by the Transport Authority (TA) to extend its amnesty for the renewal of road licences for public passenger vehicles (PPV) is aimed at easing the economic plight of owners who have been negatively affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

'Do not allow the euphoria of the political day to get the better of you'

Thursday, September, 3 2020    

HEAD of the National Road Safety Unit (NRSU) Kenute Hare is cautioning road users against recklessness on the island's roads today as Jamaicans go to the polls in the country's 18th general election. Read More

Hamilton salutes Boseman, pleads for end to 'boring' racing

Monday, August, 31 2020    

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton saluted actor Chadwick Boseman on the podium after a majestic 89th career win at the Belgian Grand Prix and then said he would prefer to have to fight harder for victories. Read More

Porsche 718 Cayman S: The everyday sports car

Friday, August, 28 2020    

Balance is a significant element that is difficult to get right. That's what makes the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S so special. It's able to dole out the adrenalin fuelled fun of a sports car and provide the practicality needed for everyday usage. Read More


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