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Uber investment deepens ties with scooter start-up Lime

Friday, May, 8 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Uber is leading a US$170-million investment in scooter- and bike-sharing start-up Lime, in a move that deepens the ties between the two “sharing economy” platforms, the companies said yesterday. Read More

IndyCar confirms season opener on June 6 at Texas oval

Friday, May, 8 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — IndyCar confirmed yesterday its 2020 season will open June 6 at an empty Texas Motor Speedway, with an oval night race on a condensed schedule under coronavirus pandemic safety measures. Read More

Nissan conquers new Frontier

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 1 2020    

WITH the pickup market now firmly split into commercial and lifestyle buyers, Nissan has thrown its hat into the latter with the 2020 Frontier X-Gear. Read More

JamaicaEye, JGRA partners with surveillance system

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 1 2020    

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of National Security and the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association (JGRA) for a public-private partnership arrangement for the JamacaEye project. Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor— Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 1 2020    

KENUTE Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU), says since the Government's imposition of the islandwide curfews in a bid to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there has been a drastic reduction in the number of people being killed on the road... Read More

Kia Seltos: Inspired by adventure

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 24 2020    

With the much-acclaimed Kia Stinger GT sedan under its belt, the brand has turned that sense of upmarket bravado to the rest of its model range starting with the 2021 Seltos GT Line. Read More

New rules for public transportation

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 24 2020    

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says that all passengers are now required to wear their own protective masks when boarding the buses. Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor-- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 24 2020    

DEPUTY Superintendent of Police (DSP) Winchester Watson --- commanding officer for Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) --- is encouraging taxi drivers and public-passenger bus operators to adhere to the new passenger restrictions recently introduced to curtail the spread... Read More

Audi Q3: The perfect choice

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 17 2020    

Form versus function, looks versus ability. These are all elements that are constantly at odds with one another. However, the 2020 Audi Q3 and its Sportback version are the automotive equivalent of having your cake and eating it too. Read More

Total fuels COVID-19 fight

Friday, April, 17 2020    

JAMAICA's capacity to conduct mobile sample collection for COVID-19 testing got a $1-m boost on Tuesday when petroleum marketing company, Total Jamaica Limited, presented Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton with gas cards to aid the Ministry of Health and Wellness's new initiative to... Read More

Transport Authority extends deadline

Friday, April, 10 2020    

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has directed the Transport Authority to extend the deadline for submission of public-passenger vehicle (PPV) road licences and commercial carrier applications. Read More

Racers react to COVID-19 shutdown

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, April, 10 2020    

THIS year's motorsports season as been suspended until May 31 by local governing body, Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club, due to efforts to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More


By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter, balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 10 2020    

A week ago, falling oil prices seemed to be the main issue for service station owners. However, their focus have been shifted to the devastating effects the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having on the sector. Read More

VW Amarok V6: Unmatched, unrivalled

Friday, April, 3 2020    

WHEN we tested the Volkswagen Amarok last year, we nicknamed it Pickup GTI for the punchy performance from its two-litre twin-turbocharged diesel four-cylinder motor and car-like refinement in a rugged off-road capable package. The recently released Amarok V6 adds a hyper-potent... Read More

JAA focuses on essential services

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) has made a move to retain some of its core services, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) local outbreak. Read More


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