VW Amarok Canyon: Sedan of Pickups

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September, 20 2019    

WHEN the Volkswagen (VW) Amarok came out in 2010, the pickup market was experiencing a paradigm shift. No longer was the pickup a crude tool for commercial operation. The modern pickup had to be just as competent on the job site as it was off it, handling family duties and more personal... Read More

Jeep Jamboree

Friday, September, 20 2019    

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) has a rich heritage in the Jamaica automotive sector. Read More

AC Hotel big on current trends

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Thursday, September, 19 2019    

WHEN AC Hotel by Marriott opened its doors on June 17, it brought with it not only 220 rooms to the Corporate Area, but three charging stations for all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric Vehicles (PHEVs).“The chargers are owned and operated by the hotel and are... Read More

KIG reveals new Jeep Wrangler

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) revealed the long-awaited 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL on August 30 in downtown Kingston. Read More

Motorcycle workshop in Hanover on Sunday

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

WITH the hopes of stemming the tide of fatalities in the island's western end, motorcycle safety team Back to Basics (BTB) will be conducting a free workshop at the Youth Innovation Centre in Lucea, Hanover, on Sunday. Read More

Texaco gets new ceo

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, September, 13 2019    

BELA Szabo was introduced to the public as GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica's new CEO during a farewell cocktail party for his predecessor, Mauricio Pulido, at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Thursday, September 5. Read More

Road deaths head to 400 mark

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter | Friday, September, 13 2019    

IF the current trend continues, Jamaica will see more than 400 traffic fatalities by the end of the year, and the Ministry of Transport has to do more than just damage control over the next three months. Read More

Porsche Taycan: a modern marvel

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Friday, September, 6 2019    

ELEVEN journalists from across 16 Latin America and Caribbean countries had the privilege of getting a sneak peak of Porsche's latest addition, the fully electric Taycan (pronounced tie-kan), ahead of its September 4 global release. Read More

Endless Porsche-abilities

Friday, September, 6 2019    

PORSCHE'S latest innovation, the Taycan, had its global launch two days ago. However, Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine was one of several publications from Latin American and the Caribbean to get access to the vehicle ahead of its big reveal. Read More

Porsche Taycan ushers new age

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Friday, September, 6 2019    

THE future is here! Forty-eight hours ago, German automaker Porsche unveiled its latest innovation: the Taycan (pronounced tie-kan), the world's first fully electric sports car. In addition to Germany, simultaneous reveals were held in China and Canada. The Taycan's... Read More

Jeremy Allen STREAMS to victory

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, August, 30 2019    

Jeremy Allen was the toast of Crews Control 2019 held at at Priory, St Ann, on Saturday, August 17. His 2008 Honda Stream took home the Best of Show award as well as Best Multi-purpose vehicle, Best Honda, Best Modern Vehicle, Best Custom Vehicle, and second in the Best... Read More

School train service derailed

Friday, August, 30 2019    

The implementation of the school train service proposed by Transport Minister Robert Montague in his sectoral presentation on June 4, 2019 has met technical challenges and the commencement has been delayed beyond the start of the September back-to-school... Read More

Back-to-school sprint

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, August, 30 2019    

Troy Bernard, promoter of Off Roading on the Farm, joined forces with the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) to provide some back-to-school support for the community of Brighton River, St Elizabeth last Sunday. Read More


Friday, August, 30 2019    

Recently, the downtown Kingston-based Fidelity Motors, authorised dealer for Nissan, opened its state-of-the art showroom to rave reviews. Read More

'We're ready for the road'

By Balford Henry Observer senior writer | Friday, August, 30 2019    

COME Monday morning, start of the school year, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says commuters should have one less thing to worry about. Read More


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