New-car lobby group formed

Friday, December, 28 2018    

In April, several of the top players in the new-car sector broke off from the long-standing Automotive Dealers' Association of Jamaica and formed the New Car Dealers' Association of Jamaica (NCDAJ). Read More

New Road Traffic Act

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Friday, December, 28 2018    

AFTER more than four years of back and forth, the new Road Traffic Act was passed in Parliament on December 7.The new legislation replaces the 80-year-old Road Traffic Act. Read More


Friday, December, 28 2018    

2018 was memorable one for Jamaica's automotive sector. The year saw the 80-year-old Road Traffic Act getting overhauled, the introduction of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, and road fatalities again racing pass the 300 mark. Today we look back. Read More

A flying finish

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, December, 21 2018    

The 2018 Irie Racing Motocross (MX) Summer Series came to an exciting end at the DaCosta Farms in St Catherine last Sunday. Read More

Angus's in FIFTH GEAR

Friday, December, 21 2018    

For a fifth-consecutive year, Shane Angus is retained at the helm the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC). The club held its annual general meeting (AGM) at Curphey Place in St Andrew last Sunday. Read More

Smooth Sailing

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter | Friday, December, 21 2018    

THE opening of the new Chesterfield Drive extension road to reduce congestion in road traffic in the Spanish Town Road-Marcus Garvey Drive has been receiving the “thumbs up” from motorists. Read More

Sweet Sensations

Friday, December, 21 2018    

There was plenty to see at the second staging of Chill Drink Chat Drive held at the Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St Catherine, recently. Read More

Compass points in a new direction

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

Remember the old Jeep Compass? Probably not. Jeep hopes you don't, as it wipes away any memory of the first-generation model with a comprehensive overhaul that is the 2019 Jeep Compass. Read More

Strong finale for the Streetz

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, December, 14 2018    

AFTER six events and a year of Asphalt Assault dexterity series, organisers Team Streetz Jamaica are looking towards an even stronger 2019. Read More

UTVs rule in Bog Walk

Friday, December, 14 2018    

THE second staging of Chill Drink Chat Ride (CDCR) at Tru-Juice River, Bog Walk, St Catherine, last Sunday brought in positive reviews, according to event creator Tavar Mighty. Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Friday, December, 14 2018    

FOR a sixth-consecutive year, the fatalities soar pass the dreaded 300 boundary set by the Ministry of Transport's Road Safety Unit (RSU). As of yesterday, the figure stood at 351. Read More

Traffic changes today along Portmore toll road

Monday, December, 10 2018    

Effective today, changes will be made to the flow of traffic along the Portmore toll road, where it intersects with Marcus Garvey Drive, the National Works Agency (NWA) said yesterday. Read More

Cars move into auction space

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Friday, December, 7 2018    

GOING once, going twice, sold to the highest bidder! The auction concept is relatively novel to automotive sector, but PAJ Imports Limited's principal Michael Powell believes consumers are now being sold on the idea. Read More

Rally Jamaica eyes Carib racers

BY RORY DALEY Observer senior writer | Friday, December, 7 2018    

WITH the 2018 season closing with last weekend's staging of the Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica in Bog Walk, St Catherine, event organiser Lawrence Henriques is drumming up interest for next year's season by encouraging inter-Caribbean competition. Read More

Showdown on Sunday

Friday, December, 7 2018    

The final Asphalt Assault for the year, scheduled for Sunday December 9, at the Advanced Driver Training Centre, Lakes Pen in St Catherine, will be an ultra-competitive one, according to event organiser Christopher James. Read More


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